Guide to the Papers of Kevin Hart

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MS 8016

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Collection Summary

Creator
Kevin Hart
Title
Papers of Kevin Hart
Date Range
1968-2006
Collection Number
MS 8016
Extent
4.35 metres (19 boxes + 2 cartons + 1 A3 carton + 1 small carton)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1564067) for the access conditions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Kevin Hart, National Library of Australia, [class number, box number and series and/or file number]'.

Finding Aid Source(s)

Please note: This finding aid may comprise or contain descriptive information provided by donors, researchers and/or volunteers.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 8016. Original consignment

Series 1. Notebooks

Notebook containing poems, written at school in late 1960s, mostly fair copies (File 1) - Box 1
Notebook containing poems and drafts of letters, written at school, c. 1971 (File 2) - Box 1
Notebook containing university lecture notes and poems, 1973 (File 3) - Box 1
Notebook containing university lecture notes and poems, some used in later books, 1973-1974 (File 4) - Box 1
Notes for the God Poems, 1976, partly incorporated into Lines of the hand (File 5) - Box 1
Notebook containing poems, 1977 (File 6) - Box 1
Notebook containing poems and philosophical/theological meditations, 1977 (File 7) - Box 1
Notebook containing poems, mostly unpublished, 1977 (File 8) - Box 1
Notebook containing drafts of letters and poems, some used in Lines of the hand, 1978 (File 9) - Box 1
Notebook containing essays on religion and poetry and poems, some used in The Departure (File 10) - Box 1

Series 2. Manuscripts

Folder of juvenilia, written at school and university, including typescript of 'Winter portraits' an early version of Departures (File 1) - Box 2
Bundle of typescript drafts of the God Poems, 1976-1977, abandoned, some used later in Lines of the hand (File 2) - Box 2
Bundle of manuscript and typescript drafts of poems for The Departure and Nebuchadnezzar (1977), or rejected from these books (File 3) - Box 3
Box of manuscript and typescript short stories and poems, written in United States in 1977-1978, some used in Lines of the hand (File 4) - Box 4
Drafts of a play, 1979-1980 (File 5) - Box 5
Drafts, marked up drafts, and final typescripts of The Departure, Lines of the hand, Your shadow and Nebuchadnezzar, including poems omitted from the final publications (File 6) - Box 5
Manuscript and typescript drafts of 'The buried harbour', translation of G. Ungaretti, to be published in 1990 (File 7) - Box 5
Drafts of translations of Spanish, German, French and Greek poems (File 8) - Box 5

Series 3. Diaries

Detailed diary, March-August 1977, kept while travelling in Europe with Alan Gould and in Scotland with Les Murray (File 1) - Box 5
Diary kept in Greece in November 1979, including drafts of poems which will appear in next book and doctorate research notes (File 2) - Box 5

Series 4. Miscellaneous papers

Folder of cuttings of poems and letters to editor, written while at school and university (File 1) - Box 5
Scripts of A.B.C. broadcasts (File 2) - Box 5
Lecture notes on philosophy, 18th century literature, modern poetry (File 3) - Box 5
Photographs of Hart and poetry readings, including A.D. Hope, Gwen Harwood (File 4) - Box 5

Series 5. Additional material

Drafts of Peniel (to be published in September 1990), including rejected and unpublished poems. (File 1) - Box 6
Teaching notes, The Geelong College, 1979-1983 (File 2) - Box 6
Xerox copy of The Harrowing of Balmain, a poem jointly written by Kevin Hart and Alan Gould, later serialised in Nation Review (see viii); a group of unpublished poems jointly written by Robert Gray, Philip Mead, Alan Gould and Kevin Hart; a series of unpublished joke poems jointly written by Kevin Hart and Alan Gould; an unpublished parody of John Tranter by Kevin Hart. (File 3) - Box 6
School notebook with later notes. (File 4) - Box 6
Notebook with drafts of Peniel. (File 5) - Box 6
Journal of American tour, contains drafts of Peniel. (File 6) - Box 6
Folder of unpublished juvenilia (File 7) - Box 6
Collection of papers, journals, with poems by KH or articles on KH. (File 8) - Box 7
Draft of interview with R. F. Brissenden, later published in Makar. (File 9) - Box 7
Collection of broadsheets published by Open Door Press late seventies. Contains signed poems by David Campbell, Jamie Grant, Gwen Harwood, Mark O'Connor. Richard Tipping, Thomas Shapcott, Judith Wright, Les Murray. Andrew Taylor, Kevin Hart, Peter Skrzynecki, Geoff Page, Rosemary Dobson, David Brooks, Philip Mead, R. F. Brissenden, Bruce Beaver, Craig Powell. A. D. Hope, Alan Gould. (File 10) - Box 7

Series 6. Addition material received 24 August 1998

Letters of A. D. Hope, 1970-1991 (File 1) - Box 8

(17 letters)

Letters of Gwen Harwood, 1984-1995 (File 2) - Box 8

(40 letters)

Miscellaneous letters, 1974-1995 (File 3) - Box 8

Including letters from Judith Wright (2 letters), Manning Clark (3 letters), Barbara Giles, Ian Hamilton, R. F. Brissenden, Ted Hughes, Pierre Chappuis, David Campbell, Paul Kavanagh, Stephan Greenblatt and Alvin Feinman.

Letters from the Australian Broadcasting Commission, the Council of Adult Education and the Sydney Morning Herald, 1981-1986 (File 4) - Box 8
Drafts of poems for Your shadow: poems 1980-83 (1984) and Peniel (1991), and translations of poems (File 5-6) - Box 9
Drafts of New and selected poems, 1995 (File 7-8) - Box 9

Class Acc02.199. 2002 consignment (1) - Box [2 cartons]

Class Acc02.215. 2002 consignment (2) - Box [A3 carton + small carton]

Class MS Acc07.064. 2007 consignment

Letters to Kevin Hart, 31 May 2002 - 20 Feb 2006 (File) - Box 1A

Loose sheets of poetry in folder (File) - Box 1A

Loose manuscript bundle in folder marked 'Counter Experiences', 09-08-2006 (File) - Box 1A

Loose manuscript bundle with various titled sections. (File) - Box 1A

Loose manuscript bundle with various titled sections. (File) - Box 1A

Large Loose manuscript bundle with various titled sections., 09-07-2006 (File) - Box 1A

Loose manuscript bundle entitled 'Wicked Heat' (File) - Box 1B

Loose manuscript bundle entitled 'Post-modernism: A Beginner's Guide' (File) - Box 1B

Document Wallet containing correspondence, 28 Nov 2001 - 10 July 2002 (File) - Box 1B

Loose manuscript bundle entitled: 'The Dark Gaze' (File) - Box 2A

Loose manuscript bundle with letter at the front., 01-06-2004 (File) - Box 2A

Loose manuscript bundle entitled: 'An event without Witness' (File) - Box 2A

Loose manuscript bundle entitled: 'The Dark Gaze' (File) - Box 2B

Loose manuscript bundle of 'The Dark Gaze' sections (File) - Box 2B

Loose manuscript bundle entitled: 'The Dark Gaze Indexing Copy', 28-05-2004 (File) - Box 2B

Loose manuscript bundle entitled 'Post-modernism: A Beginner's Guide', 23-10-2003 (File) - Box 2C

Large loose manuscript bundle entitled: 'Introduction' (File) - Box 2C

Loose Manuscript bundle entitled: 'Kevin Hart' (File) - Box 2D

Loose Manuscript bundle entitled: 'The Power of Contestation' (File) - Box 2D

Loose Manuscript bundle of poetry (File) - Box 3A

Loose Manuscript bundle entitled: 'Introduction: Dispossession and Obligation' (File) - Box 3A

Manuscript in orange envelope entitled: 'Nowhere Without No' (File) - Box 3A

Manuscript in orange envelope entitled: 'Wicked Heat' (File) - Box 3A

Book entitled: 'Summa Theologica' (File) - Box 3B

Second copy of book entitled: 'Summa Theologica' (File) - Box 3B

Diary 1988, 1988 (File) - Box 3B

Notebook containing bibliographic notes (File) - Box 3B

Third copy of book entitled: 'Summa Theologica' (File) - Box 3B

Fourth copy of book entitled: 'Summa Theologica' (File) - Box 3B

Fifth book entitled: 'Summa Theologica' (File) - Box 3B

University of Melbourne Diary 1987, 1987 (File) - Box 3B

Diary, 1989 (File) - Box 3C

Diary, 1990 (File) - Box 3C

Financial year Diary, 1990-1991 (File) - Box 3C

Financial year Diary, 1991-1992 (File) - Box 3C

Financial year Diary, 1992-1993 (File) - Box 3C

Financial year Diary, 1993-1994 (File) - Box 3C

Loose Manuscript bundle entitled: 'Introduction' (File) - Box 3D

Loose Manuscript bundle entitled: 'Midrash and the Magic Language' (File) - Box 3D

Loose Manuscript bundle entitled: 'Derrida and Religion' (File) - Box 3D

Loose Manuscript bundle entitled: 'Fordham University Press' (File) - Box 3D


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