MS Acc10.053 comprises papers that document Kerry White's career as a bibliographer, writer, judge of the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Children's Book of the Year Awards and member of the board of the Poetry Australia Foundation. They include correspondence; notes, working papers, drafts, manuscripts and proofs of the second and third volumes of Australian children's books: a bibliography, Australian children's fiction: the subject guide (1993) and Brilliant books list (The reading bug); "Bookphile" newsletters; Honours and Ph.D. theses; and CBCA judging papers. Authors represented in the correspondence include Marcie Muir, Ivan Southall, Colin Thiele, Christobel Mattingley and Bob Graham (16 boxes, 2 fol. boxes).
The Acc10.130 instalment includes papers, largely correspondence, documenting White's career as a bibliographer and writer, specialising in Australian children's literature. The correspondence relates to White's study, the Bibliography of Australian Literature Project (BALP), "Bookphile" newsletter, School magazine and the third edition of Australian children's books: a bibliography. Correspondents include Marcie Muir, publishers and authors (1 packet).
The Acc10.176 instalment comprises a Christmas card from Penguin Books addressed to Kerry White (1 packet).
The Acc13.038 instalment comprises two sketches by children's illustrator and photographer, Mark David. Sketches originally formed part of a collection of additional personal papers donated by Dr Kerry White (2 fol. boxes).
Bibliographer, writer and reviewer. Kerry White was born in Wollongong, New South Wales in 1958. She graduated from the University of Wollongong, where she also tutored and lectured in Australian literature and children's books, until leaving teaching in 1989 to concentrate on bibliography and writing. White has written numerous articles, reviews, bibliographies and biographical pieces on Australian writing and authors for Australian and overseas reference works, monographs and journals. She has written major bibliographical works on Australian children's literature and co-created "The Source", a subscription-based website guide to children's literature from Australia and around the world. White has served on the board of the Poetry Australia Foundation and has been a judge for a number of literary awards, including the Children's Book Council of Australia Children's Book of the Year Awards, the 2001 New South Wales Premier's Literary awards and the Taronga Poetry prize.