Guide to the Papers of Nigel Krauth


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Manuscript Name Papers of Nigel Krauth
Manuscript Number MSS 204
Last Updated June 2020
Extent 10 boxes
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract This collection contains manuscripts, research material and correspondence written or collected by Nigel Krauth


Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

The papers of author and playwright Nigel Krauth consist of correspondence, news clippings, photographs, reviews, manuscripts, and research material for novels and plays. The bulk of the collection comprises drafts of Krauth’s novels, including Matilda, My Darling (1983) and The Bathing Machine Called the Twentieth Century (1988)

Date Range of Content

1980-1990

Biographical Note

Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Krauth

Author and playwright Nigel Krauth, born in Sydney in 1949, was educated at the University of Newcastle, University of Queensland and the Australian National University. He went on to teach English, creative writing and Australia literature at several universities including the University of Papua New Guinea and Griffith University. In 1982 Krauth was the co-winner of the Vogel Literary Award for his novel ‘The Jolly Swagman Affair’(published in 1983 as best-seller Matilda, My Darling)and later won the Christina Stead prize for fiction in 1991. Besides novels, Krauth has published and edited many short stories and articles, plays, reviews and essays, and together with Caron Krauth written several books for young readers

References:
AustLit : Nigel Krauth https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A22090  retrieved 25 May 2020

The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature : Nigel Krauth https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195533811.001.0001/acref-9780195533811-e-1834?rskey=IfvvSQ&result=1 retrieved 15 June 2020

 

Administrative Information

 

Access and Copying Conditions

Access: Check with Curator

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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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. 

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Preferred Citation

Papers of Nigel Krauth, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 204, Box [Number], Folder [Number]

Provenance

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Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Nigel Krauth, 1949- — Archives

Authors, Australian — 20th century — Archives

Australia — In literature

Personal Names

Nigel Krauth, 1949-

Krauth, Caron

Occupations

Authors

Dramatists

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Matilda, My Darling - research material, photographs, original plot, original index to manuscript

Folder 2

Matilda, My Darling - original manuscript

Folder 3

Matilda, My Darling - original manuscript

 

Box 2

Folder 4

Matilda, My Darling - corrected typewritten manuscript

Folder 5

Matilda, My Darling - edited manuscript

Folder 6

Matilda, My Darling - edited manuscript

Folder 7

Matilda, My Darling - screenplay

Folder 8

Matilda, My Darling - screenplay, second draft

 

Box 3

Folder 9

Matilda, My Darling - theatre adaptation

Folder 10

Muse of Fire - research notes and origins

Folder 11

Muse of Fire - intermediate version, typewritten

Folder 12

Muse of Fire - published version, final manuscript

Folder 13

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - first version, Part I

 

Box 4

Folder 14

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - first and second drafts

Folder 15

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - first version, Part II

Folder 16

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - first version, original, typewritten

 

Box 5

Folder 17

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - first version, typewritten

Folder 18

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - second version, original manuscript

Folder 19

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - unfinished intermediate version (between first and second)

 

Box 6

Folder 20

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - second version

Folder 21

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - third version

Folder 22

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - final version

Folder 23

The Bathing-Machine Called the Twentieth Century - edited by Philip Tanguay

Folder 24

Sin Can Can - correspondence, publicity notes, art

 

Box 7

Folder 25

Sin Can Can - original manuscript, includes plotting

Folder 26

Sin Can Can - typed manuscript sent to publisher

Folder 27

Sin Can Can - reworked final manuscript, photocopy

Folder 28

Sin Can Can - original typewritten manuscript (edited)

 

Box 8

Folder 29

Sin Can Can - page proofs

Folder 30

Rack Off, Rachmaninoff - first and second drafts

Folder 31

Rack Off, Rachmaninoff - third draft

Folder 32

Rack Off, Rachmaninoff - edited and unedited manuscripts

Folder 33

Rack Off, Rachmaninoff - final typewritten and illustration version

Folder 34

I Thought You Kissed With Your Lips- diaries and final version - (Surfers Equals Sex ???)

Folder 35

I Thought You Kissed With Your Lips- second version, original manuscript

 

Box 9

Folder 36

I Thought You Kissed With Your Lips- typewritten manuscript first sent to publisher

Folder 37

I Thought You Kissed With Your Lips- rewrite of edited manuscript

Folder 38

I Thought You Kissed With Your Lips- final typewritten manuscript

Folder 39

Imprint Illustrations

 

Box 10

Folder 40

Five wooden printers’ blocks - Imprint Illustrations

Folder 41

Manuscript of Australian Voices article ‘Happy Families’

Rack Off, Rachmaninoff - original art

Folder 42

Copies of reviews

Correspondence

Index to Krauth Collection (G204)

Folder 43

Matilda, My Darling - original correspondence

Folder 44

Clippings