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Harvey Jacobs Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: PRB
Date: Oct 1994

Biographical History

Harvey Jacobs was an American science fiction/fantasy author.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Spanning 1952 to 1994, the Harvey Jacobs Papers comprises manuscripts for published and unpublished short stories, screenplays and commercials, three novels and one short story collection. In addition, there is a small amount of correspondence, memorabilia, and a brief description of the publishing history of his work, by Mr. Jacobs.

Arranged alphabetically by format, Writings (Boxes 1-3) includes manuscript and screenplay versions of Beautiful Soup (1993), and manuscripts and galley copies of The Egg of the Glak and Other Stories (1969), manuscripts of The Juror (1980) and Summer on a Mountain of Spices (1975) as well as manuscripts of a number of short stories. Several include revisions.


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.

Related Material

The books that originally came with Mr. Jacobs papers have been separately cataloged and integrated with the library's rare book collections. Please search the Classic Catalog for these items.

Subject Headings


Jacobs, Harvey.

Associated Titles

Beautiful soup.
Egg of the glak and other stories.
Summer on a mountain of spices.


American literature -- 20th century.
Authors, American.
Fantasy fiction, American.
Novelists, American.
Science fiction, American.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.
Scripts (documents)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Harvey Jacobs Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Harvey Jacobs, 1980, 1994

Table of Contents

Biographical Material