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Gordon Collection, L. of Congress

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

Contains the ‘Inferno’ manuscript collection of Robert Winslow Gordon, a series of songs from the early half of the 20th century, along with his correspondence with the donors. The songs often speak about WWI experiences, as well as various tales of the U.S. lifestyle. Also included is a small photographic print of an unknown soldier. The collection date range (by Gordon) is c. 1923-1927. The subject matter date range is unclear. However there is mention of some songs being “hundreds of years old”.


  • 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.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

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

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