The Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Collection is a major collection of books by and about Australian women. It includes rare nineteenth-century material, as well as scarce twentieth-century political ephemera.
The daughter of publisher DW Thorpe, Joyce Thorpe Nicholson (1 June 1919 – 30 January 2011) was born in Melbourne and educated at Methodist Ladies College and the University of Melbourne. She was active in the women's movement and the Australian publishing industry for many years, and authored of over 25 books, many of them dealing with women's issues.
Access and Availability
The Joyce Thorpe Nicholson Collection is fully catalogued online. Material may be accessed through the Cultural Collections Reading Room in the Baillieu Library. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the reading room. To request material, please register and order here.