OFF THE RECORD, Number 15, March 2008

Articles in the March 2008 issue included:

Celebrating John Milton (1608-1674): A review of some of the earlier Library exhibitions and articles about the Milton collection.

Milton Quatercentennial 1608-2008, Provenance and Fine Print: Ruth Lightbourne reveals some of the special treasures in the Library’s printed Milton collection.

Researching in the Milton Collection, 1978-2008: Dr John Hale recalls a “Eureka” moment at the Turnbull Library in 1978 which gave a particular focus to his subsequent scholarship.

From the Chief Librarian: Chris Szekely asks Peter Ireland to reflect on 20 years of Gallery exhibitions at the Library.

Whites Aviation photographic library Leo White’s photographs are a huge recent acquisition for the Photographic Archive.

Lilburn’s legacy grows: New Zealand composer Lyell Cresswell is donating his musical manuscripts to the Music Archive.

Jennifer Shennan, FoTL Research Grant 2008: The 2008 grant is awarded for research towards a biography of Poul Gnatt, founder of the Royal New Zealand Ballet.

A capital suburb: Pipitea Thorndon: A preview of the exhibition of historic photographs of Wellington’s Pipitea Thorndon, which opened on 5 April.

Relocation of Turnbull’s headstone: The memorial stone from the Turnbull family grave in the Bolton Street Memorial Park has a new site close to Alexander Turnbull’s Bowen Street home.