- [ca 1910-1989]
- Luxford, Nola, 1895-1994
The papers relate to Luxford's career as an actress, 1920s-1930s, and later as a print and radio journalist, 1930s-1950s, as well as material on the ANZAC Club, the ANZAC Memorial Garden in New York, ANZAC Hour broadcasts, ANZAC Day commemorations and the British American Ambulance Corps, all of which she was involved with during WWII. Further material relates to Luxford's work with the fashion shows at Hotel Pierre, New York in the 1950s. There are also papers on her work with volunteer and charitable organisations from the 1940s, including certificates awarded to her.
In 1996 Luxford's diaries and note books, and a collection of letters from the author Zane Grey, were added to the collection.
In 1998, further diaries, newspaper cuttings and correspondence relating mainly to Nola's private and domestic life were donated by Ms Carole van Grondelle, who was using them as source material for her biography.
Source of title - Supplied title
Quantity: 83 volume(s). 52 folder(s). 57 box(es). 16 Linear Metres.
Physical Description: Mss, typescript, printed matter and photographs
Provenance: Donor/Lender/Vendor - Donated by Nola Luxford Dolberg, 1991 (A91-297, A91-346), 1992 (A92-250), 1993 (A93-275) and estate of Nola Luxford Dolberg 1995 (A95-052), 1996 (A96-272), and 1998 (A98-343).
Transfers: To Photographic Archive - 8 boxes of albums and loose photographs - To Oral History Collection - Disc and tape recordings of broadcasts; videotape of 1989 investiture - To New Zealand Film Archive - 6 reels of film - To New Zealand Film Archive - 2 film reels 16mm: `Maori Village - NZ Legation Washington', and `City of health - NZ legation Washington'. Also assorted sections of 16mm film reels in a film casing entitled `Native earth 77C'..
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- 83 volume(s), 52 folder(s), 57 box(es), 16 Linear Metres, Scrapbooks, Personal correspondence, Speeches, Clippings, Pamphlets, Press releases, Diaries, Manuscripts, Mss, typescript, printed matter and photographs
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