80 years of Meanjin

80 Years of Meanjin is a collaboration between Archives and Special Collections and Meanjin, using our collection of Meanjin material to celebrate the literary magazine's 80th year. The online exhibition can be found here

Our program of events will contain four panel discussions or online events throughout the year covering Great cover art, Letters to the editor, Australian cultural identity as pursued through the pages of Menajin and Poetry.

Archives and Special Collections hold an array of material relating to Meanjin. The original archive from the editorship of Clem Christesen is held along with archival material from many of the subsequent editors. Runs of the magazine along with other books and magazines held in the Meanjin office are also available. We hold the original printing blocks for the illustrations and many of Louis Kahan’s original sketches used in the magazine.