OFF THE RECORD, Number 16, August 2008

Articles in the August 2008 issue include:

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

New look, new generation building: A look at just what is planned for the redevelopment of the National Library building.

From the Chief Librarian: Chris Szekely discusses the building redevelopment plans and reveals why he is pleased about what is in store for the Turnbull.

From the Guardians: Professor Lydia Wevers reports on the Guardians’ latest activities and their important role in the redevelopment project.

Come on Jack! Jack Lovelock’s sporting journals: David Colquhoun, Curator of Manuscripts, has just published the journals of Jack Lovelock. He describes the Jack Lovelock papers and why he felt impelled to edit them for publication.

Kelburn & the Kelly Gang: Wellington historian and archivist Kevin Bourke talks about the political intrigues he discovered behind the construction of the cable car and the development of the suburb of Kelburn.

Grey River Argus: Clark Stiles, Curator of Printed Publications, explains the importance of the Library’s recent acquisition of a West Coast newspaper.

Redmer Yska: Searching for the whole Truth: The 2008 National Library Fellow is documenting the role of the ‘infamous’ newspaper, NZ Truth.

Cautionary Tales: the satirical engravings of William Hogarth: Aaron Lister previews the latest National Library Gallery exhibition.

News from the Oral History Centre: Linda Evans reports on some recent developments in oral history.