Guide to the Papers of Kerry Scuffins [MSS 256]

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Manuscript Name Papers of Kerry Scuffins
Manuscript Number MSS 256
Last Updated June 2021
Extent 2 boxes + 1 oversize
Location Special Collections, UNSW Canberra
Abstract Poetry drafts, notebooks, video tapes, and newspaper clippings relating to Kerry Scuffins

Collection Subject Type


Scope and Content

This collection relates to Kerry Scuffins and contains manuscript drafts, notebooks, video tapes, and newspaper clippings for her works of poetry. Some poetry drafts are for works included in Live Sentences (1991)

Date Range of Content


Biographical Note

Kerry Scuffins was born in Canberra in 1958 and grew up in Ballarat, Victoria. As well as working as a creative writing teacher, she has read, performed, and published her poetry throughout Australia

Austlit : Kerry Scuffins retrieved 28 August 2020


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 If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items.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collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright.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

Preferred Citation

Papers of Kerry Scuffins, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 256, Box [Number], Folder [Number].


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Subject Keywords



Kerry Scuffins, 1958- — Archives

Australian poetry — 20th century

Personal Names

Kerry Scuffins, 1958-




Container List


Box 1

Folder 1

‘The Collingwood Song’, ‘Melanie’s Corner’

Folder 2

‘Live Sentences’, ‘Users’ Pay’, ‘Melanie’s Corner’

Folder 3

‘Live Sentences’, Users’ Pay’ - unpublished poems

Folder 4

‘Kiss and Tell’

Folder 5

‘Live Sentences’, Users’ Pay’

Folder 6

‘Methusaleh’s Daughter’ - after-thoughts, possibilities, instrusions

Folder 7

Typing II, originals, ‘Users’ Pay’, ‘Melanie’s Corner’

Folder 8

Press clippings and artwork related to ‘Kiss and Tell’, ‘Melanie’s Corner’


Box 2

Folder 9

Exercise book - 1 newspaper clipping, ‘The Examiner’

Folder 10

Exercise books (3) - handwritten poetry

Folder 11

Video tape - ‘Users’ Pay’

Folder 12

Video tape - ‘The Users’ Guide’

Folder 13

Video tape -‘The Users’ Guide’


Oversize material

Folio 1

Galley proofs – ‘Vol. 06’ (Poets)