Dallas, Ruth, 1919-2008

Mumford, Ruth, 1919-2008

A writer of Dunedin. First work published in New Zealand Railways magazine at the age of 16 years, and her first book of poetry was published by Caxton Press in 1953. Her name was Ruth Mumford but she chose Ruth Dallas as a pen-name in 1946, as has been best known under that name ever since. Although best known as a poet she was also a well regarded children's author, writing `The Children in the bush' in 1969. Spent some years in the Army. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Otago in 1978, and a CBE in 1989. (See Dominion Post Obituaries, Thursday, April 10, 2008, B7).

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Date: 1998-2000 From: King, Michael (Dr), 1945-2004 : Papers By: Television New Zealand Ref: MSDL-0755 Description: Quantity: 152 Electronic document(s). Processing information: These files were donated to the library with special characters within its filename. On recomm...
Date: 1948-1975 From: Paul, Janet Elaine (Dame), 1919-2004 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-5640-039 Description: Letters mainly from Charles Brasch, some to Blackwood Paul. Also includes letters from Ruth Dallas and Ruth Ross, and a transcript of a radio review of O E ...
Date: 1975-1981 From: Shaw, Helen Lilian, 1913-1984 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-7642-151 Description: Includes correspondence with publishers and poets and copies of poems by correspondents Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physical Description: Mss and typescripts
Date: 1934-1967 From: Holcroft, Montague Harry, 1902-1993 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-1186-15 Description: Names of all correspondents entered in Name field Quantity: 1 folder(s).
Date: 1969 By: Dallas, Ruth, 1919-2008 Ref: PAColl-1104 Description: newspaper clipping with the photograph also enclosed Quantity: 1 b&w original photographic print(s) in plastic bag.
Date: 1979 By: Paul, Joanna Margaret, 1945-2003 Ref: B-104-005 Description: Frontal half-length portrait of New Zealand author, Ruth Dallas, seated in an armchair, hand-sewing Quantity: 1 drawing(s). Physical Description: Pencil on...
Date: 10 Jul 1992 From: New Zealand Public Radio : Concert FM New Zealand Composer Sound Archive By: McKinnon, Dugal, 1972-; Patterson, Ivan, 1968-; Dallas, Ruth, 1919-2008; Wiremu, Robert, active 1992-2006; Park, Rachel, active 1992-1995; Wright, Paul, active 1992; Croft, John, 1971-; Chang, Karen, active 1989; Zagni, Ivan, 1942-; Body, John Stanley, 1944-2015; Farquhar, David Andross, 1928-2007 Ref: MSDT-0295-2 Description: This survey is presented by John Young. Includes musical excerpts and some interviews with NZ composers Performer: Wiremu, Robert (ten) Performer: Park, Ra...
Date: ca 1990-2000 From: Dellow, Ronald Graeme, 1924-2004 : Papers By: Medlyn, Helen, 1958-; New Zealand String Quartet (1987- ); Lilburn, Douglas Gordon, 1915-2001; Wilson, Roger Douglas, 1946-; Dennis, Terence, active 1984-1996; Fairburn, Arthur Rex Dugard, 1904-1957; Glover, Denis James Matthews, 1912-1980; Dallas, Ruth, 1919-2008 Ref: MSC-016191 Description: Side one consists music by New Zealand composers and side two various international works Other Titles - [Love songs] Five love songs / music by David Griff...
Date: 1977 From: Radio New Zealand Music Library: Music scores and parts of New Zealand composers and arrangers By: Freed, Dorothy Whitson, 1919-2000; Dallas, Ruth, 1919-2008 Ref: fMS-Papers-4150-064 Description: Variations in title - This work is an orchestral arrangement of 'Deserted beach' for soprano and string orchestra, 1976. Words were by Ruth Dallas. Quantit...
Date: [ca 1950-1985] From: White, Dorothy Mary Neal, 1915-1995 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-7995-180 Description: Drafts and partial drafts of articles and reviews on children's literature and in particular on Margaret Mahy, Joy Cowley, Ruth Dallas, Janet Frame (`The Lag...
Date: 1972-1975 From: Paul, Janet Elaine (Dame), 1919-2004 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-5640-036 Description: Includes correspondence from Charles Brasch; mss of unsigned poems; and letter from Janet Paul to Ruth Dallas regarding publication of a collection of Dallas...
Date: 6, 23 Apr 1954 From: Lilburn, Douglas Gordon, 1915-2001 : Papers By: Lilburn, Douglas Gordon, 1915-2001; Dallas, Ruth, 1919-2008 Ref: fMS-Papers-2483-116 Description: Publication - Waiteata Press Enclosures - Note by Douglas Lilburn Contents: Clear sky -- The Picnic Quantity: 1 folder(s) [1] 3 pages, [1] 2 pages + sketch...
Date: 1979 By: Paul, Joanna Margaret, 1945-2003 Ref: B-104-004 Description: Head and shoulders view of New Zealand author, Ruth Dallas, seated in an armchair, reading a book Quantity: 1 watercolour(s). Physical Description: Gouache...
Date: 1919 - 2008 From: Brown, Gwyneth Lee, 1925-2015 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-11984-05 Description: Collection of letters and papers relating to Ruth Dallas [Ruth Minnie Mumford], including letters and postcards to Brown and annoted newspaper clippings - mo...
Date: 1944, [ca.1947-1949, 1950s], 1965, 1990 From: Catley, Christine McKelvie Cole (Dame), 1922-2011 : Photographs By: Dallas, Ruth, 1919-2008 Ref: PAColl-10290-1 Description: Photographs relating to various New Zealand writers known to Christine Cole Catley and her first husband John Reece Cole. Aside from one photograph by Ruth D...
Date: 1935 - 1957 From: Bensemann, Leo Vernon, 1912-1986 :[Twelve boxes of wood blocks and prints. 1930-1950s] Ref: Curios-035-001 Description: Printing blocks include: 1. Bookplate for Lawrence Baigent 2. Bookplate for Denis Glover 3. Head of boy 4. Hand with dagger 5. Bookplate for D.J. Wilson 6. ...
Date: 1974-1975 From: Paul, Janet Elaine (Dame), 1919-2004 : Papers Ref: MS-Papers-5640-038 Description: Correspondence with Ruth Dallas and others relating to a selection of her poems chosen by Charles Brasch for publication by Square and Circle. This may hav...
Date: Mar 1992 From: Bats Theatre (Wellington): Records Ref: fMS-Papers-8941-015 Description: Posters, pamphlets and reviews of The Big picture (film); Freeing the natural voice; Songs of Ruth Dallas; Bus stop blues; Aarrgh!; Tierkreis; Backstage with...
Date: 20 Sep 1986 From: Stout Research Centre Oral Literary Archive Ref: OHInt-0013-086 Description: Ruth Dallas reads her poems from 'Country road and other poems', Caxton Press, 1953:- 'Milking before dawn', 'Farmyard'. From 'The Turning wheel', Caxton Pr...
Date: 19 Sep 1986 From: Stout Research Centre Oral Literary Archive Ref: OHInt-0013-230 Description: Kendrick Smithyman and Ruth Dallas reading at a Stout Centre Literary Archive recording. They read from, 'Inheritance', Pauls Book Arcade, 1962:- 'Parable of...