Books2,162 books cataloged
About meCurator/archivist. I currently work at the National Archives of Australia, having previous worked at the Performing Arts Collection (the Arts Centre, Melbourne), National Library of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, and various central government agencies doing oddly divergent policy/programs/events (telecommunications, community development, art festivals, protocol/publications).
I am also on the board of the (amazing) Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (www.alga.org.au - if you have any older or obscure GLBTIQ books, particularly Australian titles, please consider donating them to ALGA) and Sticky Institute Inc. (www.stickyinstitute.com) - an artists' run initiative/arts organisation that sells zines and promotes Australian zine culture.
Since I first set up my LibraryThing account I've given much of my Australian zines, including those listed here and another ~500, which I was too slack to catalogue here, to the National Libary of Australia - who have been doing a wonderful job of creating full MARC catalogue records for them (see: http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn4893024; and for general information http://blogs.nla.gov.au/the-eloquent-page/2011/06/27/henderson-collection-draft/).
I've also given a few other collections to the State Library of Victoria (19th century American childrens chapbooks and tracts), Monash University Library (19th-early 20th century popular sheet music), the ACT Heritage Library (music posters), Performing Arts Collection, the Arts Centre (photographs, posters, ephemera) and the Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives (papers, ephemera, books etc.).
About my libraryAustralian Gay and lesbian history. Australian zines. Australian art. Dance history.
Favorite librariesNational Gallery of Australia Research Library, National Library of Australia, State Library of Victoria
Real nameNick Henderson
LocationPrahran, Vic., Australia
Favorite authorsNot set
Account typeprivate, lifetime
Member sinceJun 4, 2008