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Guide to the Jerry Kilbride Papers
100-120 HAIKU MS  
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Correspondence, scrapbooks and memorabilia arranged in two series: Haiku Related Materials and Personal Papers.
Born February 25, 1930 in Denver, Colorado. Attended grammar and high schools affiliated with St. Mel Roman Catholic Parish in Chicago's west side, 1936-1948. United States Army, 1951-1953. Studied at the Kansas City Art Institute, Mexico City College, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Member of the Small Press Traffic Writers' Workshop, San Francisco, 1979-1986. Vice-President of the Haiku Society of America, 1989. A co-founder of the Haiku Poets of Northern California and the American Haiku Archives. Museum of Haiku Literature Award, 1987. Japan Air Lines Haiku Conference Awards, First Prize, 1987. Henderson Awards, First Prize, 1987. Henderson Awards, Third Prize, 1988. Mainichi Daily News Awards, First Prize, 1989. HPNC President's Gavel Award, 1991. Retired as senior bartender of the Olympic Club, San Francisco, March 1995. Participant in the 16th Annual Summer Writers' Workshop, Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin, Ireland, August 1995. Member of the Irish Literary and Historical Society, San Francisco. Widely traveled.
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