Guide to the Papers of Jeri Kroll


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Manuscript Name Papers of Jeri Kroll
Manuscript Number MSS 059
Last Updated July 2020
Extent 13 boxes + 2 oversize
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Manuscripts, drafts, galleys and reviews for Jeri Kroll's works, together with correspondence and material concerning the SA Friendly Street Poetry Group

Collection Subject Type

Literary

Scope and Content

This collection relates to poet and author Jeri Kroll, and includes material related to her works Death of Mr. Right (1982), Indian Movies (1983),  andThe Electrolux man and other stories (1987), along with correspondence, drafts, galleys, annotated material, and material concerning the SA Friendly Street Poetry Group

Date Range of Content

1977-1993

Biographical Note

Poet and author Jeri Kroll was born in New York City in 1946. After completing her studies at Smith College, Massachusetts, University of Warwick, UK and Columbia University, New York (where she attained her PhD), she moved to Australia in 1978. Her career included positions at several tertiary institutions teaching literature and writing, as well as work as a freelance writer and a community arts worker. She has been a literary producer for radio 5UV, particularly Writers’ Radio and Authors’ Proof, along with conducting interviews with writers.

Initially writing poetry and short stories for adults, Kroll’s published works also include several books for children, school readers, and articles on Samuel Beckett, contemporary poetry and the pedagogy of creative writing.

References:
Austlit : Jeri Kroll https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A10235 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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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 Jeri Kroll, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 059, Box [Number], Folder [Number].

Provenance

Check with Curator

Related Material

A videorecording of Jeri Kroll reading her poetry at the ADFA Library was taken on the 7 March 1991 and is held at PR 9619.3.K96 J46

Separated Material

The following published works have been catalogued and added to the main Academy Library collection:

Laurel Review, vol. 12, no. 1, West Virginia Wesleyan College Buckhannon, W. Va: The College

Grecourt Review, Feb. and Apr. 1966, Northampton, Mass.: Smith College

The Gritloaf Anthology, edited by Pete Bonnette and Isabel Zuber - Winston-Salem, N.C.: Palaemon Press, c. 1978

 

Subject Keywords

 

Subjects

Jeri Kroll, 1946- — Archives

Australian poetry — 20th century

Australian literature — 20th century

Friendly Street Poets — Archives

Personal Names {heading 3}

Jeri Kroll, 1946-

Corporate Names {heading 3}

Friendly Street Poets

Occupations {heading 3}

Poets

Authors

 

Container List

 

Box 1

Folder 1

Indian Movies, by Jeri Kroll: manuscript, final edited (marked-up), typewritten, handwritten pencil and ink annotations

See Folio 1 for galleys (page proofs, draft information paper and stills)

Folder 2

Part 1:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories, by Jeri Kroll: contents list with notes, handwritten ink and pencil list of the stories

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: drafts of selected stories including ‘Conway Castle (Northeastern Wales)’: setting of story in The Electrolux Man and Other Stories of ‘Moving On’ (pencil note: ‘hadn’t found the poem, though, or seen it until going through papers

for library since early 70s?’), photocopy

Folder 3

Part 2:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: retyped drafts of selected stories with pencil annotations, 1984 and June and July 1985

Folder 4

Part 3:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: retyped drafts of selected stories with ink and pencil annotations, 10 March 1977 and April and May 1985

Folder 5

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: old drafts left after editing

Folder 6

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: unrevised 1985 version used for master for 1986 version, typewritten

Folder 7

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: unrevised 1985 version used for master for 1986 version, typewritten

 

Box 2

Folder 8

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: draft (July 1986), typewritten, handwritten ink and pencil annotations (master for final copy)

Contents list: handwritten with annotations

Folder 9

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: galley, 1986?, 1987 for novel grant?, with handwritten page numbers and annotations

Folder 10

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: galley, handwritten annotations, no page numbers

Folder 11

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: final draft, typewritten, ink and pencil annotations, sent to A.S. 19 March 1987, corrected against galleys

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: contents list

Folder 12

Indian Movies: manuscript, typewritten, 1983, must be after October 1983, when Jeri Kroll wrote ‘Translations’

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: draft, typewritten

Folder 13

Indian Movies: final photocopy, November 1983

 

Box 3

Folder 14

Indian Movies: manuscript, typewritten

Folder 15

Death as Mr. Right: manuscript, typewritten, some photocopied (incomplete missing section, iv, v and old G & S), pencil annotations

‘Genus and Species’, a sequence of ten poems and coda in progress: 2 copies, 1 typewritten and 1 photocopy

Folder 16

Death as Mr. Right: manuscript, print ready 1981, typewritten, pencil and ink annotations

Folder 17

Death as Mr. Right: manuscript, photocopy (submitted to Graham Rowlands for Friendly Street series)

‘Genus and Species’, a sequence of ten poems and coda in progress, published in Death as Mr. Right: typewritten photocopy

’Monsoon at Kovalam Beach/South India’: typewritten photocopy

‘Noon at Duladeo Temple’: typewritten photocopy

‘The Night Before the Funeral’: typewritten photocopy

‘The Towers of Silence, Bombay, India’: typewritten photocopy

Folder 18

Death as Mr. Right: preliminary to final draft given to Graham Rowlands, typewritten with pencil annotations

Correspondence to Graham Rowlands: handwritten photocopy

Folder 19

Death as Mr. Right: draft, sections iii, iv, and v, typewritten

Death as Mr. Right: galley proofs, typewritten, pencil and ink annotations

Folder 20

Scripts for Radio 5UV programme launchings of Friendly St. Poetry Reader’s, no’s. 3-7, recorded live at the Federal Box Factory, Adelaide, SA: typewritten and handwritten with pencil and ink annotations

Folder 21

Correspondence relating to Friendly St. Poetry Reader, no. 8.

Friendly St. Poetry Reader, edited by Robert Clark and Jeri Kroll, no. 8: drafts, typewritten and handwritten with pencil and ink annotations

 

Box 4

Folder 22

Correspondence: personal and business from Hyland House Publishing regarding Indian Movies

Indian Movies: publishing information

Hyland House Publishing catalogue 1985

Photographs of Jeri Kroll (black and white)

Folder 23

Indian Movies: photocopies of reviews from magazines and newspapers; book launch information; background information

Correspondence from Hyland House Publishers, Friendly Street Poets, Radio University 5UV

Hyland House Publishing catalogue 1984 x 2 copies

Folder 24

Death as Mr. Right: draft 1977 sent to Blue Ridge Writers’ Project as part of application, typewritten

‘Mailwoman’ published as Death as Mr. Right: old draft, typewritten

‘Mailwoman (or Death as Mr. Right)’: draft, typewritten and handwritten with pencil annotations

Correspondence to Harry T. Antrim, Director AWP Series of Contemporary Poetry, Florida International University, typewritten with pencil annotations

Folder 25

Death as Mr. Right: draft, early 1980, typewritten

Folder 26

Death as Mr. Right: original draft, typewritten

Folder 27

‘Mailwoman’ published as Death as Mr. Right: draft, complete first version 1977, typewritten

Folder 28

‘Genus and Species’, a sequence of ten poems and coda in progress, published in Death as Mr. Right: draft, revised, typewritten with pencil annotations

‘Genus and Species’ , a sequence of ten poems and coda in progress, published in Death as Mr. Right: draft, old, typewritten and photocopies

Correspondence: typewritten and handwritten

Folder 29

‘Genus and Species’, a sequence of ten poems and coda in progress, published in Death as Mr. Right: drafts (April 1980?) and May 1980, typewritten

Correspondence to Lucy Frost: typewritten

 

Box 5

Folder 30

Death as Mr. Right: draft, May 1980, typewritten with pencil annotations

‘Mailwoman’, published as Death as Mr. Right: draft, some photocopies, 28 February 1980, typewritten with pencil and ink annotations

Folder 31

Death as Mr. Right: draft, typewritten and handwritten, some typewritten photocopies, with pencil annotations

Folder 32

‘The Electrolux Man’, from The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: draft for The Age, Tabloid Story, Short Story Awards 1982

‘Miss Mulvey of 4-2B’, from The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: draft for The Canberra Times and the Commonwealth Bank 1982 National Short Story of the Year competition, typewritten x 2 copies

Folder 33

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: drafts retyped with pencil and ink annotations

Folder 34

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: selected stories: drafts, typewritten

‘Basenji’, from The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: published in Ash, Summer 1982, p. 16, photocopy

Brochures for Death as Mr. Right and Indian Movies; No. 8 Friendly Street Poetry Reader; book reviews: drafts, typewritten with ink annotations

Folder 35

Part 1:

Indian Movies: drafts, 1981, 1982, 1983, typewritten and handwritten with pencil and ink annotations

Miscellaneous correspondence relating to Indian Movies

Folder 36

Part 2:

Indian Movies: drafts, 1981, 1982, 1983, typewritten and handwritten, some photocopies, with pencil and ink annotations

 

Box 6

Folder 37

Part 3:

Indian Movies: drafts, 1981, 1982, 1983, typewritten and handwritten, some photocopies, with pencil and ink annotations

Folder 38

Part 4:

Indian Movies: drafts, 1981, 1982, 1983, typewritten and handwritten, some photocopies, with pencil and ink annotations

Folder 39

Indian Movies: master draft October 1983, typewritten with pencil and ink annotations

Correspondence to and from publishers for: The Electrolux Man and Other Stories

Folder 40

Indian Movies: draft, typewritten, some photocopies

‘Trees’, from Indian Movies: photocopy from The Canberra Times, 5 February 1983, p. 13

Folder 41

Part 1:

Poetry copies used for mailing, to be published in books or magazines and old versions, 1981 and 1982:

Sent to General Studies Unit, University. of NSW, 1982, typewritten: ‘Walking Scared’; ‘If All Words Fail’; ‘Ennui’; ‘Albany Train’; ‘Dedications to Couples’; ‘Bad Back Blues’; ‘Moonlight’

Sent to University of Adelaide, 1982, type: ‘Silent Poem, 4 am’; ‘Wet Seasons’; ‘Glenelg’

Sent to The Canberra Times, 8 August 1981, p. 13, typewritten photocopy: ‘On the Landing of Columbia April, 1981’

Selected poetry from Indian Movies and Death as Mr. Right, typewritten

Folder 42

Part 2:

Poetry copies used for mailing, to be published in books or magazines and old versions, 1981

Selected poetry from Indian Movies and Death as Mr. Right, typewritten

Folder 43

Indian Movies: draft typewritten with pencil comments by Melbourne poet Philip Martin, 1982? (part of what Phil read, few missing)

Indian Movies: working copy shortened, as submitted to AGAC, 1982, typewritten (missing ‘Dead Heat’)

Folder 44

Indian Movies: old draft 1982 to early 1983?, copy of previous one, typewritten, (note: no ‘Bushfire Weather’)

 

Box 7

Folder 45

Indian Movies: final draft, March 1983, typewritten with pencil annotations

Folder 46

Indian Movies: manuscript as originally submitted to Hyland House Publishing 1983 (mailed 17 April 1983), typewritten

Folder 47

Indian Movies: drafts, old master 1982 to early 1983? (note: no ‘Bushfire Weather’, written soon after Ash Wednesday), typewritten

Folder 48

Indian Movies: various drafts of contents list, typewritten and handwritten with pencil annotations.

Indian Movies: draft, missing selected poems given to Richard Tipping for erotic poetry anthology, typed

Indian Movies: draft, probably January or February 1983, sent to Peter for comments?, typewritten with handwritten annotations, photocopy

Folder 49

Indian Movies: drafts, typewritten and handwritten, with pencil annotations

Folder 50

Part 1:

Death as Mr. Right: draft, typewritten, some photocopied and handwritten, with pencil annotations

Correspondence to Graham 5 July 1979

Deleted lists

Folder 51

Part 2:

Death as Mr. Right, by Jeri Kroll: draft, typewritten and handwritten, with pencil annotations

Deleted lists

Newsletter, Fellowship of Australian Writers, South Australia, April, August, September 1979

Folder 52

Part 3:

Death as Mr. Right, by Jeri Kroll: draft, typewritten and handwritten, with pencil annotations

Deleted lists

 

Box 8

Folder

Folder 53

‘Mailwoman : from Fall to Spring’, Jeri Kroll: draft, third revision x 2 copies, typewritten, ink and pencil annotations

Folder 54

Miscellaneous poetry drafts, working copies and originals: ‘Walking the Dog’; ‘Dead Heat’; ‘Saying Goodbye to a Dream’; ‘Poem for Judy’; ‘Body’; ‘Australian in New York’; ‘For Laurence and Nancy’; ‘The Son Almost Rises’; ‘Two on Love’; ‘Mailwoman’; ‘Death Sounds’; ‘In the Tropic of Dreams’; ‘Only Female Mosquitoes Pierce the Flesh’; ‘Marriage’; ‘Only When Daughter Grows Old Does Daughter Begin to Listen’; ‘Fall Sun’; ‘Full Moon’; ‘Post-war Baby Boom 1946’

Folder 55

‘Mailwoman’ published as Death as Mr. Right, by Jeri Kroll, Friendly Street Poets (Series), 4: manuscript as submitted to A & R, Poets of the Month Series, 29 March 1979, section III, typewritten

Correspondence to Rodney Hall, Angus & Robertson, 29 March 1979, typewritten

Folder 56

‘Genus and Species’, a sequence of ten poems and coda in progress: 2 drafts and 1979 original drafts, typewritten and handwritten, ink and pencil annotations

Folder 57

‘Genus and Species’, a sequence of ten poems and coda in progress: 2 drafts and 1979 original drafts, typewritten and handwritten, ink and pencil annotations

Folder 58

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: typewritten copies for mailing, 1986

Folder 59

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: new, 1984, originals and copies, typewritten with pencil annotations

Folder 60

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: mailing copies, 1985, typewritten and photocopies

 

Box 9

Folder 61

Part 1:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: contents list with notes, handwritten ink and pencil list of the stories drafts, old copies, typewritten with pencil annotations

Folder 62

Part 2:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: typewritten with pencil annotations

Folder 63

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories:

Draft, p. 1-65, typewritten photocopy with handwritten page numbers, 1984 Grants application version

Part of master draft, unnumbered pages

Draft, typewritten photocopy, unnumbered pages

Folder 64

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories:

Draft, typewritten photocopy, unnumbered pages

‘Just Let Me Tell You...’: typewritten with pencil annotations

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: drafts of selected stories, typewritten, with pencil annotations

Miscellaneous prose: working copies for AGAC, April 1983, typewritten some photocopies with pencil annotations

Folder 65

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: manuscript sent to Andrew Taylor for reference for AGAC Grant, 1983

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: AGAC, copies for Grant application: draft October 1983 revision of ‘Reservations’ and Millipedes’, typewritten

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: old from 1983, what’s left, typewritten with pencil annotations

Folder 66

Part 1:

Correspondence from Jeri Kroll to Workshoppers and Fiction Folk regarding selected stories from The Electrolux Man and Other Stories

Job advertisement used as an idea for ‘The Assistant Counter Disaster Clerk’

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: original drafts of selected stories, typewritten with pencil annotations

Folder 67

Part 2:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: original drafts of selected stories, typewritten with pencil annotations

Folder 68

Part 3:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: original drafts of selected stories, typewritten with pencil annotations

Correspondence from Meanjin

 

Box 10

Folder 69

Part 1:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: original drafts of selected stories 1982, 1983, 1984, typewritten with pencil and ink annotations

‘Maslins Beach January 1981’: original draft 1981, first in Frictions, finally in Indian Movies, typewritten with pencil annotations

Folder 70

Part 2:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: original drafts and photocopies of selected stories 1981-1984, typewritten with pencil and ink annotations

‘An Insubstantial Affair’: old? draft (check with workshop folder) typewritten

Folder 71

Part 3:

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: original drafts of: ‘Playing With Fire’ and ‘Millipedes’, 1982, ‘typewritten with pencil and ink annotations

Folder 72

Copy of Public Poems, no. 6, February 1983, containing ‘Almost Winter’, by Jeri Kroll

‘Quickening’ or Monster Love (published as Monster Love, 1990): various drafts, typewritten and handwritten with pencil and ink annotations

Mailing list of works to be published in journals

Folder 73

‘Playing with Fire’ (later published in Unsettled Areas and The Electrolux Man and Other Stories): old draft, typewritten and photocopies with pencil annotations

Folder 74

Monster Love: draft typewritten photocopy with ink (red, blue and black) annotations

Folder 75

Part 1:

Monster Love: draft, typewritten and handwritten some photocopies with pencil and ink annotations

Monster Love: reviews; Reader’s report to Wakefield Press’s editor

Folder 76

Part 2:

Monster Love: draft, typewritten and handwritten some photocopies with pencil and ink annotations

 

Box 11

Folder 77

Part 3:

Monster Love: draft, typewritten some photocopies with pencil and ink annotations

Folder 78

Photocopied extracts from periodicals containing poetry of Jeri Kroll

Quickening’, published as Monster Love: drafts, typewritten photocopies and handwritten with pencil annotations

Folder 79

’Quickening’, published as Monster Love: draft as submitted to the Literature Board, 15 May 1989 (sent May 12), typewritten some photocopied with pencil annotations

‘Quickening’, published as Monster Love: drafts ‘A Subtler Lesson’; ‘Weather Report, typewritten pencil. Handwritten pencil notes

Readings List May 1989, handwritten pencil

Folder 80

Monster Love: original first version submitted to Wakefield Press, September 1989 (not final copy), typewritten photocopy

Folder 81

Monster Love: drafts of selected poems, 1987-1988, typewritten and handwritten with pencil annotations

Folder 82

Monster Love: drafts of selected poems, 1987-1988, typewritten and handwritten with pencil annotations

Poetry: originals and copies of ABC poems and the Ian Mudie Award, 1987, typewritten photocopies, handwritten list of poems selected:

‘Exit’; ‘Normanville, S.A., Easter, 1986’; ‘After the Nightmares’; ‘On Not Waking up in the Middle of the Night, Mark II’

Folder 83

Poetry: originals and good copies (unpublished), 1984-1987, typewritten with pencil annotations

Poetry: originals WA, 1987, typewritten

Poetry: published or accepted, 1986, typewritten

Poetry: left with Anne Godden, November 1987, on Melbourne trip (promotion of The Electrolux Man and Other Stories) for her opinion regarding a new book

‘Quickening’, published as Monster Love, typewritten photocopy

Folder 84

‘Quickening’, published as Monster Love: manuscript, 1989, typewritten photocopy

Folder 85

’Quickening’, published as Monster Love: manuscript as sent to SA Department for the Arts, April 1989, typewritten photocopy

Correspondence with Anne Godden, Hyland House Publishing regarding ‘Quickening’, published as Monster Love.

Book reviews: photocopies

 

Collection updated in July 2013

 

Box 12

Folder 86

Literary drafts

‘Current 1992 SA Dept Arts Report Dec 1992’: contains draft of ‘House Arrest’,

‘Manuscript to Literature Board May 15 1991 for Category B Fellowship’: contains ‘Poetry Manuscript’;

‘House Arrest: 1992 Wilpena Versions / 2 Versions, March 1992 and Revision after’: contains two versions of ‘House Arrest’;

‘House Arrest 9/3/93’: contains version of work sent to Wakefield Press, including poems both published and unpublished, deleted from the manuscript

Folder 87

Literary drafts

‘House Arrest’, draft version, 73 pages with some annotations

‘House Arrest 1993 Master’: contains master version of manuscript, 59 pages, prefaced by a queries page

‘Extras from Quickening Manuscript’ (that became Monster Love), with some annotations

‘Manuscript that became Monster Love’, 1988-1989

Folder 88

Literary drafts

‘Original House Arrest poem drafts – mostly 1992’: contains typed and handwritten versions of poems with annotations

‘Poems Deleted from Quickening 1989’: contains typed poems with annotations

Folder 89

Literary drafts

‘House Arrest’: contains unmarked copy sent to Wakefield Press in February 1993

Untitled manuscript with poems headed ‘SA Dept for Arts + CH Ms sent to the Committee for Grant, April, 1992’

‘Miss Mulvey of 4-2B’, typed manuscript, 6 pages

‘House Arrest’, version from March 1992 (Wilpena) and revised in April 1992, with some annotations

‘House Arrest’, possibly version changed for Literature Board application

 

Box 13

Folder 90

Literary drafts

‘House Arrest Original Drafts: contains typed and handwritten versions of poems with annotations, late 1980s to early 1990s

Folder 91

Literary drafts

Untitled manuscript with poems, sent to the SA Dept. for Arts Grant report, 27 February 1991, with some annotations

‘House Arrest’, draft version, 73 pages with notes on formatting suggestions and annotations

‘MS as Submitted to Literature Board, March 1981’: contains ‘Death as Mr. Right’ and poems from ‘House Arrest’ with some annotations

 

Folios

Folio 1

The Electrolux Man and Other Stories: galleys 1987

Folio 2

Indian Movies: galleys and draft information paper (including titles)