OFF THE RECORD, Number 14, 2007

Articles in the 2007 issue included:

From the President: Rachel Underwood pays tribute to departing Chief Librarian Margaret Calder and welcomes Chris Szekely.

Founder Lecture 2007: In Search of Makereti
Paul Diamond discusses his research into “Guide Maggie” Papakura’s life. The Founder Lecture is on 12 June 2007 at 6 pm.

Farewell to Margaret Calder
An edited version of Philip Rainer’s speech at the formal function at the National Library on 19 March 2007. Margaret Calder left the Library in March after 16 years as Chief Librarian.

From the Chief Librarian
Chris Szekely, incoming Chief Librarian at the Alexander Turnbull Library, explains some of the appeal and challenges of his new position.

Joanne Drayton: National Library Fellow
Research at the Turnbull is contributing to a new biography of Dame Ngaio Marsh.

The theatrical world of the Turnbull Library, 1934-1950
Sarah Gaitanos, biographer of Nola Millar, explores a lively era at the Turnbull with many links to Wellington theatre.

New Zealand and the New Deal land
Robert S McElvaine is the 2007 Fulbright Scholar, researching connections between the policies of F D Roosevelt and M J Savage.

Conservation of oil paintings
A glimpse of some of the Turnbull’s paintings selected for special conservation work. FoTL members are invited to sponsor this work.

Mapping our heritage
Dave Small discusses the work involved in producing the handsome 2006 publication, Map New Zealand.

Aussie: A Lawlor legacy
Pat Lawlor, founding secretary of the Friends of the Turnbull Library, also edited a special edition of the magazine, Aussie.

From the Guardians
Dr Lydia Wevers says that the Guardians/Kaitiaki look forward to working with and supporting the new Chief Librarian, Chris Szekely.

Confessions of a book collector
Donald Kerr spoke to Friends in March 2007 about his research into the lives of two famous book collectors, Dr T M Hocken and Sir George Grey.

Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2006
Awards of the ONZM were made to Jim Traue, a former Chief Librarian of the Turnbull, and Dr Lydia Wevers, who chairs the Guardians/Kaitiaki of the Turnbull Library.