Kōrero: Arts and the nation

The state literary fund

In 1946 the government agreed to the establishment of a literary fund to support writing and publishing in New Zealand. J. C. Beaglehole, who at the time was chief historian in the Historical Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs, responded enthusiastically to the announcement of the fund. In this memorandum he outlined some of the forms of support he would like to see. It gives a good sense of the hopes of a significant public intellectual during these years. The fund was formally established in 1947.

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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: ACGO 8381 IA57/1/1

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Arts and the nation - The nation accepts the arts, 1940 onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/45020/the-state-literary-fund (accessed 7 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014