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War Poetry

Identifier: clels4

Summary of contents

A vast collection of printed and typed poetry, along with correspondence, newspaper clippings, handwritten notes, a poetry reading programme, printed articles and photocopied songbook covers. The prominent theme of the collection is war poetry and soldiers’ expression of their experience. Also included is information on the various presentations of LC’s work on the topic, such as guest lecturing in the Victoria University English Department, a radio production and a poetry reading titled ‘Voices From the Trenches’. The date range is c. 1914-2003 (including the original dates of the photocopied songbook covers).


  • Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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