Germaine Greer Archive to open in March

After 16 months of intensive cataloguing and processing, the Germaine Greer Archive at the University of Melbourne Archives will be open to researchers from 27 March 2017. Professor Germaine Greer will be at the University of Melbourne to help celebrate the opening of the archive at a special event to be held on International Women’s Day (8 March).

Titled Germaine Greer meets the archivists, this event will provide a lively discussion between archivists and the creator of an archive. Although this event is now booked out it will be filmed and made available online via the University of Melbourne Archives’ website.

The Greer Archive will be a restricted access collection. Interested researchers will need to make an appointment to discuss their potential use of the collection. Some key records have been digitised and are available online. These include early draft material for The Female Eunuch; The Female Eunuch index cards; Germaine Greer’s early writing on Shakespeare; and the Milk – Nice Time: Outtakes film, consisting of 421 seconds of silent footage shot in February 1969 for a Granada TV variety show called Nice Time.

For more information visit the Germaine Greer Archive website.

Still from Milk – Nice Time: Outtakes, featuring Germaine Greer and Kenny Everett, 29 February 1969, Germaine Greer Archive, University of Melbourne Archives, ITN Source, used under licence

Image: Still from Milk – Nice Time: Outtakes, featuring Germaine Greer and Kenny Everett, 29 February 1969, Germaine Greer Archive, University of Melbourne Archives, ITN Source, used under licence