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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

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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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


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.
Wollheim, Donald A.


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

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.
Press releases.



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

Trial notes (M17-148)
Box 1 Coplon, Judith 1949-1950
Box 1 Gillars, Mildred ("Axis Sally") 1949
Box 1 Klock, Bernard 1951-1952 (2 folders)
Box 1 Unidentified

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