OFF THE RECORD, Number 20, 2012

Articles in the 2012 issue included:

From the President
Rachel Underwood reviews some of the wide range of topics (all relating to the Turnbull’s collections) which have been part of the Friends’ public programme over the past year.

FoTL Research Grant 2012: Charlotte Williams explains her research project
The relationship between Maori and the New Zealand National Party has never been explored but this year’s FoTL Research Grant recipient finds a wealth of material available in the Turnbull.

East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Ruth Lightbourne goes travelling in the Rare Book collection
Some remarkable stories and images emerge from the shelves of the Rare Book Room as its curator draws attention to some Turnbull treasures.

From the Chief Librarian: A welcome return
Chris Szekeley explains what visitors to the Turnbull can expect, following the return of the Library to the National Library Building in Molesworth Street.

New acquisition sheds light on Mansfield’s life
Fiona Oliver reveals some of the items included in six boxes of recently acquired papers and possessions relating to Katherine Mansfield, soon to be available to researchers.

The Turnbull Gallery – telling new stories, reaching new audiences
Tracy Puklowski outlines the full programme of exhibitions to be on show in the new Turnbull Gallery for the coming year.