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Guide to the Jerry Kilbride Papers
100-120 HAIKU MS  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Jerry Kilbride Papers
    Box Number: 100-120 HAIKU MS
    Creator: Kilbride, Jerry
    Repository: California State Library
    Sacramento, California
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information



    Conditions of Use

    Please credit California State Library.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to California State Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing. Permission for publication is given on behalf of California State Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Jerry Kilbride Papers, California State Library.

    Access Points

    Kilbride, Jerry, 1930-
    Poets, American--20th century--Correspondence.
    Haiku, American--History and criticism--Sources.
    Photographs, Original.


    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.


    Major Correspondents

    • Currier, Joyce.
    • Eulberg, Mary Thomas.
    • Gurga, Lee.
    • Heitmeier, Doris.
    • Lamb, Elizabeth Searle.
    • Roth, Hal.
    • Spiess, Robert.
    • Yarrow, Ruth.

    Other Correspondents

    • Anderson, Kay.
    • Aoyagi, Fay.
    • Davidson, L. A.
    • Gay, Garry.
    • Hadman, Ty.
    • Huang, Zhong-Ru.
    • Kenny, Adele, 1948-
    • McKay, Anne, 1932-
    • Ruxton, David.
    • Story, Ebba.
    • Tripi, Vincent.
    • Welch, Michael Dylan, 1962-
    • Reichhold, Jane.
    • Reichhold, Werner.

    Related Collections

    • American Haiku Archives