Guide to the Papers of Kevin Pearson


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Manuscript Name Papers of Kevin Pearson
Manuscript Number MSS 33
Last Updated January 2019
Extent 6 boxes + 1 AV
Location Academy Library, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Literary papers, including drafts of poems, working notes, notebooks. Also includes correspondence, photographs, news clippings

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

A collection of literary papers of Kevin (KF) Pearson, mostly from the 1980s with the earliest material dated 1976. The collection mostly consists of working material including drafts of poetry, notebooks, working notes, readers’ reports. There is also literary correspondence, news clippings and articles, as well as photographs.

Date Range of Content

1976-1993

Biographical Note

Kevin Pearson is an Australian poet and publisher, who writes as KF Person. He has been active in the Australian poetry scenes in Victoria and South Australia since the 1970s. He served as Secretary of the South Australian Poets Union and has been active with the Adelaide-based Friendly Street Poets. In late 1994, he founded Black Pepper Publishing with Gail Hannah.

His books include Messages of Things (1984), A History of Colour (1992), Melbourne Elegies (1999). Together with Christine Churches, he edited The Orange Tree: South Australian Poetry to the Present Day (1986).

 

References:
Author record, K.F. Pearson, AustLit (www.austlit.edu.au), St Lucia: The University of Queensland, 2002-. [Retrieved from https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A26174, 31/01/2019].

Black Pepper Publishing. (c.2018). K.F. Pearson. Retrieved from: http://blackpepperpublishing.com/pearson.html, 31/01/2019.

 

Administrative Information

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Open Access

 

This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy. 

Copying: Copying of material authored by Kevin Pearson for private study and research is approved.

 

Preferred Citation

Papers of Kevin Pearson, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 33, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

 

Provenance

The collection was acquired from Kevin Pearson in seven consignments, 1987-1993.

 

Additional Information

Related Material

The Academy Library holds the material of the Friendly Street Poets at MSS 61 and Tess Brady at MSS 320.


Subject Keywords

Subjects

Australian poets, Australian publishers, Australian poetry, 20th century poetry

Personal Names

K.F. Pearson 1946-

Kevin Pearson

Kevin F Pearson

Kevin Francis Pearson

Corporate Names

Black Pepper Publishing

Occupations

Poet, publisher

 

Container List

Box 1

Folder 1 
Message of Things.
Correspondence.

Folder 2 
Message of Things - two copies.

Folder 3 
‘Popeye’ - poetry readings.
Includes photograph and negative.

Folder 4 
Correspondence.

Folder 5 
The Orange Three - correspondence and working notes.

Folder 6 
Correspondence.

 

Box 2

Folder 7 
‘Pacific’ Diary.

Folder 8
‘Pacific’ correspondence.

Folder 9
Reports.
‘Makus Choice’.
Text of ‘Kids’ Poems’.
Draft of ABC Radio programme.

Folder 10 
‘The Double World’ - drafts and correspondence.

Folder 11 
Arts Council Report / Monuments booklet.

Folder 12 
Message of Things - drafts of poetry and sequences.

Folder 13
Readers’ reports and literary correspondence

 

Box 3

Folder 14
Literary correspondence.

Folder 15
The History of Colour - final draft.

Folder 16
The History of Colour - working drafts.

Folder 17
Articles, speeches.

Folder 18
Early ‘Apprentice’ work.

Folder 19
Correspondence to and from John Batrouney.

Folder 20
Poetry - John Batrouney.

Folder 21
Correspondence, poetry.
Dvino Elegies.

Folder 22
Notebooks.

 

Box 4

Folder 23
Articles, reviews and literary correspondence.

Folder 24
The History of Colour - drafts of poetry.
Literary diary / notebook - November, 1988 - December, 1989.

 

Box 5

Folder 25
‘Mentions in Despatches’ - clippings, correspondence.

Folder 26
‘Mentions in Despatches’ -correspondence.

Folder 27
History of Colour - ABC Radio Poetry by K.F. Pearson - scripts, draft.

Clipping - Arthur Boyd’s sculpture at Carrick Hill, South Australia.

‘Local Writers Arrive in Force’ - article for The Advertiser.

Kurt van Trojan : profile, clippings, handwritten notes.

Questionnaires for authors:
Jan Jarrold Owen ‘The Inner Courtyard’ - introduction (photocopy); ‘The Progress of Moonlight’ - author biography; ‘Rites of Arrival’ - forward (Peter Cahalan); handwritten notes.

Folder 28
‘Arrival in a Prospect of Flamingoes’ - poetry drafts, notes.

Folder 29
‘Animal Dreaming’ poetry, miscellanea.

Folder 30
A History of Colour - drafts - final manuscript.

Folder 31
‘Love Poems’ - drafts.

Folder 32
‘Love Poems’ - drafts, notebook, diary.

 

Box 6

Folder 33
Correspondence - 1992-1993.

Folder 34
Correspondence, poetry - 1992-1993.

Folder 35
Correspondence, poetry, ‘News from the Mountain’ (accompanying text to Andrew Steel’s ‘Opus Alchemicum’), notes - 1992-1993.

Folder 36
‘Animal Dreaming’, edited by K.F. Pearson with monoprints by Peter McLachlan.

Folder 37
Poetry, notes.
‘Melbourne Elegies’ - an adaption of Goethe’s Romische Elegien.

Folder 38 - 40
Poetry, notes.

 

AV 1

AV 1.1
Photo album.
Photographs taken at the Friendly Street Poetry readings by Penny Ramsay, 1976:

Kirpal Singh; Gail Mahan; Steve Evans; Anna Gibbs; Robert Duncan; Andrew Taylor; Beate Josephi; Heather Cam; Photo used on cover of first Reader; Bill Beard; Grishka van Ree; John Bray; Richard Tipping; Ian Reid; Stephen Measday; Deborah Thomas; Barry Westburg; Robert Clark; Peter Goldsworthy; Ian Reid; Chris Barnett; Adrian Smith.