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Richard Wilson Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Wilson, Richard, 1920-1987
Title: Richard Wilson Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1940-1987
Quantity: 20.0 linear ft.
Abstract: Correspondence, press releases and documents (1940-1945); typescript draft and manuscript short stories, plays, and novels; photographs; and published material.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

American author, science fiction short story writer, novelist, and playwright.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Correspondence (1940-1969); Army Air Force press releases and documents (1940-1945); typescript draft and manuscript short stories, plays, and novels; photographs; and published material, including a large collection of science fiction books and periodicals.

Correspondents include Poul Anderson, Virginia Kidd, Damon Knight, Judith Merril, Sam Moskowitz, Frederik Pohl, Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Williamson, and Donald A. Wollheim.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Our holdings include papers from a number of well-known science fiction authors. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for more information.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Anderson, Poul, 1926-
Kidd, Virginia
Knight, Damon Francis, 1922-
Merril, Judith, 1923-
Moskowitz, Sam
Pohl, Frederik
Vonnegut, Kurt
Williamson, Jack, 1924-
Wilson, Richard, 1920-1987, Archives
Wollheim, Donald A.

Subjects

American literature, 20th century
Authors, American
Dramatists, American
Novelists, American
Science fiction, American
Science fiction, Periodicals

Genres and Forms

Books.
Correspondence.
Manuscripts for publication
Periodicals.
Photographs.
Press releases.

Occupations

Authors.
Novelists.
Playwrights.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Richard Wilson Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard Wilson.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: 1968; additions 1969, 1970
Revision history: 31 Aug 2005 - EAD file created (MRR)

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Inventory

The inventory has not yet been converted to electronic format. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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