Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Science Fiction Archive of Otto Binder:

1927-1971.



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Binder, Otto
Title Inventory of the Science Fiction Archive of Otto Binder:
Dates 1927-1971.
Abstract The archive consists of typescripts of 8 novels and 18 short stories. Most are corrected, with carbons and, in some cases, tearsheets from the magazines in which the stories initially appeared, corrected and with continuation sheets for expansion into full-length books. In addition, there are close to 300 business and personal letters, photographs and postcards, and other files including broadcasting projects, non-fiction articles, letters and critiques from literary agents and publishers.
Identification SCI FI MSS 00147
Extent 5 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

Otto Oscar Binder (1911-1974) began writing science fiction with his brother Earl under the pen name Eando Binder and was first published in 1932 He kept the name Eando after Earl retired from writing in 1936. By 1935 they had produced 450,000 words, and by 1938, according to S-F authority Sam Moskowitz,"Eando Binder had become one of the three most popular writers in the field." His popularity reached its height with his introduction of Adam Link, a very different robot conceptualization. Binder had a talent for plotting, and was credited with being one of the more imaginative writers of the period. He largely left the S-F field in the 1940s to write continuities for the Captain Marvel comic book series, which he did for 17 years. He made a brief and largely unsuccessful attempt to return to science fiction writing in the early 1950s. His last science fiction appearance was Mankind: Child of the Stars, with Max Hugh Flindt. Binder also wrote more than 300 nonfiction articles, and wrote extensively on unidentified flying objects.

Otto Binder also wrote under the names John Coleridge, Dean D. O’Brien, Gordon A. Giles, Ione (or Ian) Frances Turek, and may have written under the house name Will Garth. He was editor of two space magazines, Space World, and Jets and Rockets.

There are several sources available about Otto Binder, including:

  • Clute, John. The Science Fiction Encyclopedia (St. Martin’s, 1993), p. 121-122.
  • Reginald, R. Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist 1700-1974, with Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, 1979. Volume 2, p. 817-818.
  • Ash, Brian. The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: Harmony, 1977, pp. 133.
  • Obituary, New York Times, October 19, 1974., p. 34

Scope and Content Note

The archive consists of typescripts of 8 novels and 18 short stories, including: Memoirs of a Nobody, Get Off My World, Secret of the Saucers, The Mind from Outer Space, Adam Link-Robot, The Secret of the Red Spot , The Mighty Ones, and The Double Man---most of these with author's corrections and accompanying carbons. Among short story typescripts are "No More BEMs [Bug-Eyed Monsters]", "Prison Moon", "Forfeit", "The Perfect Escape", "Giants of Anarchy", The Chained Galaxy, "Minus Man", The Timeless Trap, "The Second Life", "When Superminds Clash", Where Eternity Ends, "Jovian Journey" and "The Immortal Twelve." Most are corrected, with carbons and, in some cases, tearsheets from the magazines in which the stories initially appeared, corrected and with continuation sheets for expansion into full-length books. In addition, there are close to 300 business and personal letters, photographs and postcards, and other files including broadcasting projects, non-fiction articles, letters and critiques from literary agents and publishers, material on Space World, and several folders of unfinished manuscripts. Unusual "picture cards" featuring text and photographs on postcards are included.

Excluding duplicate carbons, letters, etc., there are ca. 2,300 pp of typescript, ca. 575,000 words. Mostly 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Many of Binder’s letters are on letters received or on the backs of manuscript or script fragments.

Binder bequeathed this material to Sam Moskowitz, from whose estate it was obtained.

SUMMARY: (Excluding duplicate carbons, correspondence, etc.) 8 Novels, 18 Short stories, Ca. 2,300 pages of typescript, Ca. 575,000 words.


 

Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 3 series:
Series 1.Manuscripts and related material, Apr.1936-Mar.1971.
Series 2. General and family correspondence, 1929-Nov.1952.
Series 3. Professional correspondence, Jan.1927-1970.

Restrictions

Access

No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


Online Catalog Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Binder, Otto O. (Otto Oscar), 1911-1975
Mines, Samuel
Moskowitz, Sam
Frank, Richard
Binder, Earl Andrew, 1904-
Dellenback,William "Bill"
Chandler, Julia
Friend, Oscar J. (Oscar Jerome), 1897-1963
Theakson, Greg
Bruesch, William (Bill)

Administrative Information

Provenance

Received from Sam Moskowitz.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hall in December 2002.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1. Manuscripts and related material, Apr.1936-Mar.1971.

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1/10 Draft, Original typescript and carbon, MEMOIRS OF A NOBODY. Unpublished novel; 149 pp., undated.
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1/20 Draft, Corrected typescript, "They Have No Flying Machines." Short story; 24 pp., undated.
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1/30 Draft, corrected typescript, "A Giant There Was." Short story; 20 pp., undated.
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1/40 Tearsheets, "Jon Jarl Adventures." Two story treatments for this series; tearsheets of published stories, in Captain Marvel Adventures comic book; typed listing of Binder's 86 contributions, 1946-53.
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1/50 Draft, "The Peaceful Space War." Short story; 2pp., undated.
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1/60 Fanzine correspondence and miscellany, 3 December 1969 – 15 March 1971 and undated., 3 December 1969 – 15 March 1971 and undated.Letter, Greg Theakson to Paperback Library, requesting information on Adam Link material, 3 December 1969.Letter, Otto Binder to Greg Theakson, replying to the Paperback Library letter of 12-3-1969, asking for clarification of Theakson’s needs for the article, 11 February 1970.Letter, Greg Theakson to Otto Binder, requesting information on Adam Link stories and requesting a mail interview, 29 February 1970.Letter, Greg Theakson to Otto Binder, regarding publishing an Adam Link story, and article on Adam Link, and an interview with Binder in Nova (No. 6), with Theakson’s copyright release form stapled on, 4 March 1970.Letter, William (Bill) Bruesch to Otto Binder, requesting a submission to the fanzine Nova, issue number six, and noting that Nova No. 2 had carried a Binder item, 9 July 1970.Letter, Bill Bruesch to Otto Binder, sending a copy of Nova No. 6, with apologies for the delay in delivery, 15 March 1971.Draft Manuscript, "Identified Flying Objects" (3 leaves), as by Gordon A. Giles (Pen Name), with Otto O. Binder’s name and address stamped on the mss. Attached card notes "Unsold – for a fan mag." undated.Letter, Greg Theakson to Otto Binder, on receiving material from Binder, requesting a synopsis of two Adam Link stories, comments on options for handling an unfinished Adam Link story, and a question about artist Jack Kirby. Attached is a typed "Interview" for Binder to respond to, and a flyer on Kirby’s art, undated.Photocopy of the cover of the Mystery Writers of America 1970 Edgar Allan Poe Awards Dinner program, with the contents page and an article by Chris Steinbrunner, "Watch Out, Oscar – Here Comes Edgar," 1970.
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1/70 Draft, GET OFF MY WORLD. Novel; 171 pp. notes and two carbons. Originally appeared in Planet Stories, Winter, 1940; together with 1968 copyright renewal application.
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1/80 Draft, corrected typescript and two carbons, "No More BEM" [Bug-Eyed Monsters]. Short story; 49 pp. With a 1958 rejection letter.
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1/90 Draft, typescript, "Prison Moon." Short story; 40 pp., undated.
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1/100 Draft, typescript, "The Perfect Escape." Short story; 15 pp., undated.
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1/110 Draft, carbon, "Forfeit." Short story; 13 pp., undated.
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1/120 Draft, typescript, "Space Travel Impossible." Short story; 11 pp., undated.
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1/130 Draft, typescript, "Twice Told Tale" Short story; 2 pp., undated.
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1/140 Draft, typescript, "Man Licks Giant-Alien." 3 pp., undated.
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1/150 Draft, typescript, "About Face!" 11 pp., undated.
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1/160 Draft, SECRET OF THE SAUCERS. Novel; 180 pp.; corrected typescript and notes, carbon, with a few corrections, undated.
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1/170 Draft, SECRET OF THE SAUCERS. Novel; 180 pp.; corrected typescript and notes, carbon, undated.
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1/180 Draft, THE MIND FROM OUTER SPACE. Novel; 179 pp.; first and second carbon; with three rejection letters, undated.
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1/190 Draft, Outlines and treatments for "Space Encyclopedia," undated.
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1/200 Outlines and treatments for "Juvenile Science Books," undated.
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1/210 Outlines and treatments for "Deep Sea Wonders, " undated.
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1/220 Outlines and treatments for "New Science Discoveries, " undated.
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1/230 TESTING FOR EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION WITH A MACHINE. Research Report, Data Sciences Laboratory, Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories; 1963.
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1/240 Draft, "Out of This—or Any—World." Article on Science Fiction. Typescript, undated.
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1/250 Tearsheets of Binder articles in general-interest magazines, undated.
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1/260 Editorial correspondence, undated.Letter, Walt Disney’s Man in Space: Satellites. Sticker identifies this as "Walt Disney Space Documentary. Adaptation of movie version into comics format by Otto O. Binder." Letter, Samuel Mines to Otto Binder, on meeting Binder, rejection note for "Old Stars Never Die" and a suggestion for placement, Letter, Otto Binder to Sam (Moskowitz), submitting "Prison Moon," noting his comics career with Standard, that has "always kept me in bread-and-butter." Cites "Weird Fantasy" and "Weird Science" comics as examples of how he has continued "thinking of scif plots." Letter, Otto Binder to Sam (Moskowitz), suggesting Moskowitz consider a new magazine aimed at the juvenile (9-14) market, and detailing his reasons for thinking this is a good idea. He cites total national comics sales of "60 million a month," and notes that "kids are a terrific and never-ending market for the things they like." 2 leaves, Letter, Sam Moskowitz to Otto Binder, rejecting "Prison Moon" with detailed reasons. Moskowitz details the kind of stories he wants for the magazine. Recommends Charles Darwin’s (grandson of Charles Darwin) "After a Million Years" as "full of plot ideas," Letter, Sam Moskowitz to Otto Binder, conditionally accepting "The Time Capsule" for publication, with an attached office memo dated 10-24-1952 detailing five rewrite requirements, Letter, Sam Moskowitz to Otto Binder, on "The Time Capsule" rewrite, accepting the story. Notes some legalities, defines the sale as "magazine rights only." Comments on and rejects "Space is so Empty." Comments on The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, notes the kind of stories his new magazine seeks. 2 leaves, Letter, Otto Binder to Anthony Boucher, requesting a copy of the French edition of "A Warning to the Furious." Letter, J.Francis McComas to Otto Binder, rejecting "Man in the Moons," and "Where is Thy Sting?" Binder’s note in pencil "New ending?" and "Type up"'Star Search.' An attached reply, dated August 11, 1953, from Binder to McComas suggests two different endings for "Man in the Moons."30 July 1953. Letter, J. Francis McComas to Otto Binder, preferring the second suggested ending for "Man in the Moons," asking for a rewrite with some additional changes, with a reply from Binder dated August 24, 1953, on "Man in the Moons" and commenting on "Captain Marvel."17 August 1953. Letter, Sam Moskowitz to Otto Binder, requesting a photograph, and rejecting a Binder submission (unidentified) ,with a PPS noting a Paul Cooper illustration for a Binder story scheduled for publication. 2 leaves, 17 November 1952. Letter, Sam Moskowitz to Otto Binder, rejecting "Old Stars Never Die," on the basis of questionable science. Notes strengths of the story, and that a "complete and drastic rewrite" might save it, but does not request a rewrite. 2 leaves, 28 November 1952. Letter, Sam Moskowitz to Otto Binder, accepting "Calling All Galaxies" with needed changes marked on the manuscript. Suggests some writing tips, and notes pay schedule for the story, 21 January 1953. Letter, Sam Moskowitz to Otto Binder, with notes about "Science Fiction, Jan. 1933" and "Science Fiction, Vol. 1, No. 5" containing a biographical sketch of Jerome Seigel, Undated. Note, re Siegel-"SCHunter?" with "Forest" Ackerman’s address, undated. Letter, George Provol to Otto Binder, requesting titles and publishing sources of any teenage comics prior to 1940, and requesting samples of Binder’ previously published material, with Binder’s reply of March 21, 1953, referring them to Mr. Lloyd Jacquet of New York, "said to have a complete or almost complete collection of comics from early days on,"March 12,1953. Letter, Otto Binder to Lester del Rey, cover letter for the submission of "High Stakes" and noting his return to science fiction writing after a ten-year absence, 3 February 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to Howard Browne, cover letter for the submission of "Fair Today in Space," and noting his story in Gernsback’s "Science Fiction Plus."7 February 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to William Hamling, cover letter for the submission of "On Mars We Trod," noting his plans to concentrate on short fiction, 7 February 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to Howard Browne, cover letter for the submission of "Moonlight and Lilies," with alternate title suggestions, 12 February 1953. Letter, Bill Hamling to Otto Binder, rejecting "On Mars We Trod," noting the problem with it, and encouraging Binder to keep submitting, 10 February 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to Bea Mahaffey,cover letter submitting "On Mars We Trod."15 February 1953. Letter, Bea Mahaffey to Otto Binder, rejecting Binder’s story submission ( "Fair Today in Space?"), and commenting on submissions to "Imagination."5 February 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to "The Editors, Colliers," cover letter submitting "Treasure Hunger."16 February 1953. Letter, Horace L. Gold to Otto Binder, rejecting a Binder story, with criticism of the writing style, blaming it on Binder’s comics work, 17 February 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to William Hamling, cover letter submitting two manuscripts, "Prison Moon" and "The Unwanted."21 February 1953. Letter, George Provol to Otto Binder, requesting titles and publishing sources of any teenage comics published in the ‘30’s, asking for recommendations of artists, and inquiring if Binder had written for any comics similar to those of Magazine Publishers, Inc. Binder’s reply of March 8, 1953 is attached, 3 March 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to James L. Quinn, cover letter submitting "No Moon Tonight," and noting his return to science fiction writing after ten years, 12 March 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to Sol Cohne, cover letter submitting "World’s End," and noting his return to the SF field, 12 March 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to William Hamling, expanded copy of the February 21, 1953 submission letter, 12 March 1953. Letter, Robert P. Mills to Otto Binder, acceptance letter for "An Atomic Sin" for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, with an attached contract copy, 18 March 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to J. Francis McComas, cover letter submitting "Treasure Hunger," and thanks for purchasing "An Atomic Sin."30 March 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to Ray Palmer, noting payment for "On Mars We Trod," a sale to "Fantasy and Science Fiction," submitting "World’s End," and commenting on the Adam Link and "Little People" stories, 30 March 1953. Letter, George Provol to Otto Binder, inviting Binder to "whip-up a few teenage synopses and a complete script of four or five pages" for consideration, 24 March 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to Horace Gold,"Ouch!" noting Gold’s criticism of his writing style, and submitting "Moonlight and Lilies" with three alternative titles, 21 February 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to Anthony Boucher, cover letter submitting "The Unwanted," with Boucher’s April 24, 1953 letter rejecting "Treasure Hunger" and noting a title change: "An Atomic Sin" was published as "A Warning to the Furious" attached, 4 May 1953. Letter, Robert P. Mills to Otto Binder, taking the option to foreign rights for "A Warning to the Furious" (originally An Atomic Sin) with payment for $35.00, 29 May 1953. Letter, J. Francis McComas to Otto Binder, rejecting "The Unwanted," with criticism of the odd spelling of names and the trick ending, 20 May 1953. Letter, Samuel Mines to Otto Binder, rejecting "Don’t Count Your Planets."7 May 1953. Letter, Otto Binder to George Bell, inquiring about a forthcoming story, "On Mars We Trod," originally submitted to "Other Worlds," and noting that he was using the byline "Eano," not "Otto,"1 August 1953. Letter, Larry T. Shaw to Otto Binder, rejection letter for "No Moon Tonight."26 March 1953. Letter, Larry T. Shaw to Otto Binder, rejection letter for "The Payoff," and "Shipwreck in the Sky."16 June 1953. Letter, Sam Moskowitz to Otto Binder, rejecting "Iron Man" and "Galactic Gamble,"8 October 1953. Letter, Robert P. Mills to [ Otto Binder], form letter noting a change of submission addresss, 7 March 1958. Letter, Bea Mahaffey to Otto Binder, offering to purchase "Testing, Testing, "but at a reduced payment rate of 1¢ per word, 12 January 1953. Prospectus for "Galactic Gamble,"22 August 1953. Undated.7 May 1953.2 leaves, 4 October 1952.15 October 1952.14 October 1952. 25 October 1952.7 November 1952.29 August 1953.
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1/270 Resumes of SF Stories, undated.
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1/280 "Tomorrow the Moon" and "Boo!" articles. Typescripts, undated.
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2/10 Tearsheets of the Adam Link stories as they originally appeared in Astounding., undated.
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2/20 Draft, "Adam Link Builds a Utopia." Short story; 58 pp.; corrected typescript. Deleted from the book as being inappropriate in the context of the novel (see below), undated.
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2/30 Correspondence and memos from publisher regarding the book "Adam Link Builds a Utopia;" 4-color trade poster and other PR material and correspondence, 1965.
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2/40 Draft, ADAM LINK--ROBOT (also called I ROBOT). Novel, assembled from six individual stories; 345 pp.; lightly corrected carbon and 27 corrected pages of revisions, undated.
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2/50 Letters, Adam Link readers’ letters from Amazing Stories, undated.
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2/60 Draft, carbon, The second carbon of the ADAM LINK--ROBOT typescript, undated.
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2/70 Draft, carbon, The third carbon of the ADAM LINK--ROBOT typescript, undated.
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2/80 Letters: Correspondence, publicity material, and miscellaneous material regarding a 1965 TV adaptation "I, Robot," in the "Outer Limits" series, undated.
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2/90 Draft, "The Galactic Blinker." Short story; 20 pp.; corrected carbon, and heavily corrected magazine tearsheets (1953), undated.
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2/100 Draft, "The Chained Galaxy." (Originally published as "Vassals of the Master World" in Planet Stories). Short story; 48 pp.; first and second carbons, with tearsheets and continuation notes, undated.
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2/110 Draft, "Giants of Anarchy." Short story; two versions: older, 29 pp.; carbon and notes; newer, 37 pp.; first and second carbons. With tearsheets (Weird Tales, June-July 1939). , undated.
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2/120 Draft, "The Timeless Trap." (Originally published as "Prison of Time" in Dynamic Science Stories). Short story; 54 pp.; first and second carbons, with corrected tear-sheets and continuation notes, undated.
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2/130 Draft, "Minus Man." Short Story; 42 pp.; corrected typescript and two carbons; continuation notes, undated.
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2/140 Draft, "The Second Life." (Originally published as "The Life Beyond" in Science Fiction, March 1941, as by John Coleridge). Short story; 35 pp.; first and second carbons; tearsheets; with a significant 3-page letter from literary agent Scott Meredith, 1969.
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2/150 Draft, THE SECRET OF THE RED SPOT. (Originally published as THE DESTROYERS FROM MARS in Action Stories, June 1940). Novel; 189 pp.; first carbon; corrected tearsheets and continuation notes; with 1967 copyright renewal application., undated.
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2/160 Draft, carbon, THE SECRET OF THE RED SPOT. Second carbon, undated.
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2/170 Draft, "When Superminds Clash." (Originally published as "Spawn of Eternal Thought" in Astounding, April, May 1936). Short story; ca. 40 pp.; first and second carbons; corrected tearsheets and continuation notes, undated.
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2/180 Draft, "Where Eternity Ends." Short story; 35 pp.; corrected typescript, carbon; tearsheets and continuation notes; Scott Meredith letter, Dec. 11, n.y.
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3/10 Draft, THE DOUBLE MAN. Novel; ca. 190 pp.; carbon, undated.
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3/20 Draft, THE MIGHTY ONES. Novel, 133 pp.; corrected carbon, notes, undated.
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3/30 Draft, "Jovian Journey." Short story. Two versions: shorter, 23 pp., corrected and uncorrected typescripts; longer, 65 pp., corrected typescript, undated.
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3/40 Draft, "The Immortal Twelve." Short story; 32 pp.; corrected typescript, and otherwise uncorrected typescript on which the dates in the story are moved forward, with a brief note to Sam Moskowitz asking him to see to this, undated.
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3/50 Drafts, "OUR SPACE AGE." A series of short media releases on scientific topics, 1968-69, by Binder, undated.
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3/60 Draft, "OUR SPACE AGE." Carbon, undated.
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3/70 Letters, Radio and TV Correspondence, undated.
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3/80 Photographs, Broadcasting Photographs, undated.
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3/90 Draft, SPACE LOG. Scripts for radio program. Typescript, undated.
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3/100 Drafts, 1960s Broadcasting: Correspondence, scripts, and other material relating to Binder's work for and appearances on radio and television, 1960s; with material by or about, Arlene Francis,Betty Furness,Dave Garroway, and David Brinkley; with an original drawing of Binder by some program staffer, undated.
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3/110 Draft, Unpublished Manuscript- "Ex-detective," undated.
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3/120 Draft, Unpublished Manuscript- "Mark Dixon" undated.
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3/130 Draft, Unpublished Manuscript- "Was no one else on earth alive…," undated.
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3/140 Draft, Unpublished Manuscript- "Talking Brain," undated.
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3/150 Miscellaneous, undated.
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3/160 Letters Miscellaneous Correspondence, undated.
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3/170 Draft, Unpublished Manuscript- "Little People," undated.
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3/180 Draft, Manuscript- "Via," undated.
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3/190 Draft, Manuscript- "Cars…of Other Worlds," undated.
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3/200 Draft, Manuscript- "Marvel," undated.
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3/210 Draft, Manuscript- "Man in Space," undated.
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3/220 Draft, Manuscript- "Book Review," undated.
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3/230 Draft, Manuscript- "What They Don’t Tell You About X-Rays," undated.
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3/240 Draft, Manuscript- "Season’s Greetings #3, " undated.
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3/250 Draft, Manuscript- "Golgotha, " undated.
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3/260 Draft, Manuscript- "Split Ego," undated.
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3/270 Draft, Manuscript- "Telepathy, " undated.
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3/280 Draft, Manuscript- "Earth’s Core, " undated.
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3/290 Draft, Manuscript- "Gilmer Brown Allison, " undated.
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3/300 Draft, Manuscript- "Mechanical Fountain of Youth, " undated.
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3/310 Draft, Manuscript- "Oliphant, " undated.
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3/320 Draft, Manuscript- "Perpetual Motion, " undated.
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3/330 Draft, Manuscript- "Jason’s Teeth," undated.
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3/340 Draft, Manuscript- "Weird / Jay Holden, " undated.
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3/350 Draft, Manuscript- "Jonathan Leed," undated.
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3/360 Draft, Manuscript- "Professor Jerome Everett, " undated.
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3/370 Draft, Manuscript- "I have destroyed the Earth!," undated.
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3/380 Draft, Manuscript- "Secret of the Great Stone Face, " undated.
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3/390 Draft, Manuscript- "Goatee and Crazy-Laugh, " undated.
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3/400 Draft, Manuscript- "Power Boys," undated.
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3/410 Binder, Otto O. Manuscript of Mighty Samson-Seeds of Disaster. Typed, 24 leaves, carbon copies.
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3/420 Binder, Otto O. Manuscript of Supergirl. Typed, 16 leaves, carbon copies.



 

Series 2. General and family correspondence, 1929-Nov.1952.

Approximately 300 items, ca. 1932-53, a few later. Personal correspondence (including copies of very interesting letters from Otto's brother, Earl), family communications, a series of ca. 60 post cards, of more than normal interest, dating from the 1930s, and other memorabilia, including some tiny photographs pasted on cards and letters.Professional correspondence, evidently selected by Binder for preservation as being of particular significance: letters from editors, fellow writers, fans, and others.
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4/410 Pictures and postcards, 1934-1935.3 Photographs, unidentified, undated. VFW Drawing Voucher Card, Dues Reminder, American Fiction Guild, 26 September 1934 Postcard, American Fiction Guild, 5 October 1934 Postcard, American Fiction Guild to Otto Binder, 18 October 1934 Postcard, Earl Perry to E and O Binder, 9 November 1934 Postcard, "Jackhale," signed "Clif."26 August 1935 Postcard, Clift to Otto Binder, 24 December 1935
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4/411 Postcards, 1936.Postcard, "Fooey Ong Clump" to Otto Binder, 9 November 1936 Postcard, "Fooey Ong the Great" to Otto Binder, 23 November 1936 Postcard, Jacquesx Darreauxx to Otto Binder, 21 January 1936 Postcard, Willis Conover to Otto Binder, 24 December 1936 Letter, Katherine Konderson to Otto Binder, 4 leaves in one,.27 December 1936 Postcard, "Fooey Ong" to Otto Binder, 7 December 1936 Postcard, F. O. D. (Device, centipede) to Otto Binder, 15 March 1936 Postcard, "Cliftwerspil" to Otto Binder, 4 March 1936 Postcard, Clif to Otto Binder, 13 March 1936 Postcard, Clift to Otto Binder, 20 April 1936 Postcard, "Cliftwitil" to Otto Binder, 29, April 1936 Postcard, Kliph to Otto Binder, 25 May 1936 Postcard, Len West to Otto Binder 24 June 1936 Postcard, Julie (Fantasy Magazine) to Otto Binder, 25 June 1936 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder10 July 1936 Postcard, Clif (K-L-I-P-H) to Otto Binder, 2 July 1936 Postcard, Kliph to Otto Binder, 6 July 1936 Postcard, X. Blank (Device, centipede) to Otto Bider, 21 August 1936 Postcard, Kliph to Otto Binder, 25 August 1936 Postcard, X. Blank (Device, centipede) to Otto Binder, 25 August 1936 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder Postcard, Klif to Otto Binder Postcard, X. Blank (Device, centipede) to Otto Binder
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4/412 Postcards, 1937.Letter, Katherine to Otto Binder, with Minneapolis clipping laid in. 4 leaves in one, 5 January 1937 Postcard, Willis Conover to Otto Binder, noting Binder’s latest in WT (quite good), 1 February 1937 Letter, Katherine Konderson to Otto Binder, 8 leaves, with laid-in receipt, 6 February 1937 Postcard, Klif to Otto Binder, 3 March 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 5 April 1937 Picture card, KCK, 10 April 1937 Picture Card, KCK, unidentified, 19 April 1937 Picture Card, KCK, unidentified, 24 April 1937 Postcard, "Bill" to Otto Binder, 25 April 1937 Picture Card, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 28 April 1937, No. 1 Picture Card, unidentified, , KCK to Otto Binder, 29 April 1937 Picture Card, unidentified, , KCK to Otto Binder, 1 May 1937 Picture Card, KCK to Otto Binder, 3 May 1937 Picture Card, unidentified, , KCK to Otto Binder, 4 May 1937 Picture Card, KCK to Otto Binder, 6 May 1937 Picture Card, KCK to Otto Binder, unidentified, 7 May 1937 Picture Card, unidentified, KCK to Otto Binder, 10 May 1937 Picture Card, unidentified, , KCK to Otto Binder, 12 May 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder16 May 1937 Postcard, Rich Framk to Otto Binder, 19 May 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 31 May 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 7 June 1937 Letter, Katherine to Otto Binder, 5 leaves., 11 June 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 6 June 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder13 June 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 13 June 1937 Postcard, Tress to Otto Binder, 2 August 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 16 August 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 20 August 1937 Postcard, John D.Clark to Otto Binder, 22 August 1937 Postcard, KCK Klifford Charles Kornoeljl to Otto Binder, 31 August 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 7 September 1937, No. 1 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 7 September 1937, No. 2 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 7 September 1937, No. 3 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 7 September 1937, No. 4 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 19 October 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 22 November 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 25 October 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 3 November 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 8 November 1937 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 9 December 1937 Postcard, KCK to Otto Binder, 14 December 1937 Postcard, KCK to Otto Binder, 20 December 1937
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4/413 Postcards, 1938, 1951.Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 18 January 1938. Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 25 January 1938 Postcard, Mark Runsberg to Otto Binder, 21 February 1938 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 14 April 1938 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 21 April 1938 Postcard, KCK (Kliph) to Otto Binder, 11 May 1938
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4/414 Correspondence Oct.1936-Mar. 11, 1937,undated.Letter, The Queen to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, Undated. Letter, The Queen to Otto Binder, 3 leaves, Undated. Letter, Eleanor to Otto Binder, 1 leaf, Undated Postcard, Queen E. Stierheur to Otto Binder, 10 December 1936 Postcard, Madame XYX to Otto Binder, Part 1, 29 November 1936 Postcard, Eleanor to Otto Binder, 2, October 1936 Postcard, Eleanor to Otto Binder, October 1936 Postcard, Eleanor Stierheur to Otto Binder, 7 December 1936 Postcard, Eleanor Stierheur to Otto Binder, 4 December 1936 Postcard, Eleanor Stierheur, to Otto Binder, December 1936 Postcard, Eleanor Stierheur, to Otto Binder, 8 December 1936 Letter, Eleanor Stierheur, to Otto Binder, 4 leaves, 30 October 1936 Postcard, Eleanor Stierheur, to Otto Binder, 3 December 1936 Postcard, Eleanor Stierheur, to Otto Binder, 11 December 1936 Postcard, Eleanor Stierheur, to Otto Binder, Chapter One, 11 March 1937 Postcard, Eleanor Stierheur, to Otto Binder, Chapter Two ,11 March 1937 Letter, Eleanor Stierheur, to Otto Binder, 9 leaves, 25 December Letter, Eleanor Stierheur, to Otto Binder, 1 leaf, 25 December Letter, Ruth to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, Undated Letter, Tessie to Otto Binder, 4 leaves, 18 October 1937
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4/415 Miscellaneous undated.A list of the Hundred Best Books for a Liberal Education, Undated Significant Books and Authors to Read, Undated Constitutional Ballot, 1929, unidentified group, Undated.
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4/416 Correspondence, Katherine Konderson, undated.Letter, Katherine Konderson, to Otto Binder, 30 March 1937 Letter, Katherine Konderson, to Otto Binder, 28 April 1937 Letter, Katherine Konderson, to Otto Binder, 2 August 1937 Letter, Katherine Konderson, to Otto Binder, notes the popularity of his story, "Conquest of Life," in Thrilling Wonder Stories, and his pen name, "Giles," 29 October 1937 Letter, Katherine Konderson, to Otto Binder, 12 December 1937 Letter, Katherine Konderson, to Otto Binder, 27 February 1938 Letter, Otto Binder to Katherine Konderson, February 1938
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4/417 Correspondence and Miscellaneous, June 1936-Nov. 1952, undated.Book Publishers (List, with addresses), Undated Binder Application letter, editorial position, Undated Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, with hand lists of stories on verso, labeled "Colab,""E," and "O.", 23 June 1936 Len (West) to Otto Binder, 3 leaves, 7 October 1939 Eleanor to Otto Binder, Undated "Square Yourself Club" to Otto Binder, Undated "Eando" to Sam (Moskowitz), recommending he consider Jack Binder as an artist for his new magazine, 9 October 1952 Address list, Magazines, Undated Sam Moskowitz to Otto Binder, with reply typed on original, noting payment of $101.25 for the story "The Time Capsule." Otto notes it is the first sale since 1942, with one exception, 12 November 1952 "Eando" to Sam Moskowitz, thanking him for his critique of a submission, and submitting another story, 18 October 1952 Earl to Otto Binder, on "Ripley! The Jovian Journey," a submission to Palmer, and inquiring about "The Valley of Ancients," a submission to Argosy.12 May 1938 Earl to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, notes on the magazine publishing situation, especially at "Z. D." with Palmer, 20 August 1938 Earl to Otto Binder, with suggestions on future submissions to Palmer.20 October 1938 Earl to Otto Binder, suggesting more stories, including a longer submission.2 November 1938 Earl to Otto Binder, noting Otto is a favorite at "Z. D.," requesting a story for "Fantastic," and noting the popularity of the "Adam Link" stories, May 1939 Earl to Otto Binder, 2 June 1939 Earl to Otto Binder, brief comments on submissions and "Marvel" magazine, 17 June 1938 Earl to Otto Binder, noting "an amazing shortage of material," and an admonition to "send him all you can," 1 July 1939 Earl to Otto Binder,"It is obvious that as second World War is coming," with comments on the state of the country, 2 October 1939 Earl to Otto Binder, 20 October 1939 Earl to Otto Binder, on the coming war, canceling an agent agreement between them, 6 November 1939 Earl to Otto Binder, noting his enjoyment of "The Little People," 4 January 1940 Earl to Otto Binder, 8 February 1940 Earl to Otto Binder, 5 March 1940 Resume card, Otto Binder, Undated Otto Binder ( "Eando") to Sam (Moskowitz), submitting "Prison Moon," noting his writing plans, and describing "writing science-fiction for the comics," 4 October 1952



 

Series 3. Professional correspondence, Jan.1927-1970.

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4/418 Correspondence and Miscellaneous: Miriam Bourne, Teck Publications to Eando Binder, noting 80,000 words as the longest novel they could use, at a payment rate of 1/2¢ per word, 17 March 1932. Miriam Bourne, Teck Publications to Eando Binder, rejection letter for "Zakk the Mongrel,""The Decoy," and "The Moon Race Classic," noting they require "more real science," 13 August 1932 . Florence C. Bothner, Teck Publications to Eando Binder, rejection letter for "Asteroid of Doom," and "The Condememed (sic) Legion," 12 March 1934 Florence C. Bothner, Teck Publications to Solar Sales Services, acceptance letter for "The Chemical Murder,""Devolution," and "The White City," with payment rates noted, 9 November 1934. Florence C. Bothner, Teck Publications to Solar Sales Service, acceptance letter for "The Blue Beam of Pestilence," with price and terms noted, October 10, 1934. Florence C. Bothner, Teck Publications to Solar Sales Service, acceptance letter for "The Chessboard of Mars," noting payment and terms, 27 August 1934. American Fiction Guild Bulletin,#17 , 5 leaves, 4 September 1934. Otto Binder to "Mr. Davis." Amazing Stories, submitting "The Radium Master" and "Absolute Zero," Undated. Frank A. Munsey Company, Standard rejection slips (3), Undated. C. Whipple, Frank A. Munsey Company to Otto Binder, rejection letter for "The Radium Master," 2 December 1937. C. Whipple, Argosy Magazine to Otto Binder, rejection letter for "The Flight of the Shell Star," 18 March 1938. JB, Argosy Magazine to Otto Binder, rejection letter for "The Lair of the Moon," 13 January 1937. Form rejection letters, Street and Smith (6), Undated. Form rejection letters, Astounding Stories (4), Undated. Form rejection letters, Astounding Stories, with note "A.S. has been discontinued," Undated. Form rejection slips, Amazing Stories, some with brief notes (12), Undate. Otto to Earl Binder, sheet 2 of 2 only, Undated Letter, Street and Smith, returning postage, 2 October 1933. Otto Binder to "Mother and Dad", 2 leaves, 5 January 1936. Otto to Earl and Ruth, copy, 29 March 1936. Otto Binder to "Len, George, Carl, Chuck and Phil," 5 January 1936.
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4/419 Correspondence and Miscellaneous:Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), noting a payment from Gernsback, 26 December 1935. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), 2 leaves, reporting the sale of "The Spawn of Eternal Thought" for $350.00, 16 January 1936. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), bottom missing, on business issues and Otto’s writing ability, 6 April 1936. Otto to Earl Binder (photocopy), 2 leaves, on submissions, writing topics, and a note on Robert E. Howard, 7 June 1936. Otto to Earl Binder (photocopy), on disposition of payments, and on Earl’s decision to no longer participate in the "Eando" pseudonym, 20 January 1936. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), 2 leaves, notes the weather, and comments on Gernsback’s loss of control of a magazine, 25 February 1936. To Otto Binder (photocopy), family news and notification Earl is not keeping "the scrap book" up, 26 April 1936. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), family news about a move, etc., 29 May 1936. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), commenting on the "neutronium story," favorably comparing "Thrilling Wonder" to "Astounding," and family news, 12 June 1936. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), family news, and a comment about "Spawn of Eternal Thought," 9 July 1936. Otto to Earl Binder (photocopy), family news, details of his financial situation, and a note on resubmitting "Giants of Anarchy" to Tremaine, 13 July 1936. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), general family correspondence, 26 August 1936. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), news of farewell parties for Jack and other news, and a comment on "Farley," 15 September 1936. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), general family letter, 6 October 1936. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy) (2 copies), on family illness, and his interactions with "Dennis," December 1936. Otto to Earl Binder (photocopy), noting a partial payment for "Crystal Curse" from Weird Tales, 4 January 1936. Otto to Earl Binder (photocopy), on rewriting "our old stuff," and the problem of rewriting, with a sales split proposal of 75% to Otto and 25% to Earl, 6 January 1937. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), sending a western manuscript for sale, noting Otto’s success in the magazines, and speaking of his job with Crane Co. and family matters, 23 February 1937. Otto to Earl Binder (photocopy), 2 leaves, enclosing a check for the rewritten "Strange Visions," at a rate of 1 1/4¢ per word, and noting possible sales of "A Comet Passes,""The Chemical Murder," and "Cosmowheel." Speaks of the closing of their collaboration, critiquing Earl’s second western manuscript, and noting Jack’s art business. Includes a hand-written note from Jack Binder on sheet two, 27 February 1937. Otto to Earl Binder (photocopy), noting final payments for "The Crystal Curse," and "The Chemical Murder," and noting moving to a new office, 13 March 1937. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), family news, and a question about Earl’s westerns, 15 March 1937. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), 2 leaves, family notes, and a plot idea for Otto’s consideration, 12 August 1937. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), 2 leaves, noting the difficulties of moving the agency to New York, and Jack’s difficulties in getting established. Comments on breaking off from "Otis." Closes with family news, 1 June 1937. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), on the use of the joint pseudonym and a question about Earl’s manuscript sent for comment, 28 February 1937. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), family news, 21 March 1937. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), comments on the death of their father, and other family matters, 22 October 1937. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), family news, 17 December 1937. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), on family illnesses and Jack’s artistic career, 20 January 1938. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), on a sales opportunity for some of the "old stuff," 28 January 1938. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), 2 leaves, details a show by "Myrus, the mental telepathy phenom." Critiques the new issue of Amazing, and relates an incident in Wisconsin in which an inventor managed to stop all engines within eight miles, 16 February 1938. Earl to Otto Binder (photocopy), 2 leaves, detailing a visit with Ray Palmer at A. S. ( Amazing Stories), describing Davis, and what he wants to publish., and noting the influence "Farley" wields, 20 February 1938.
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4/420 Correspondence and Miscellaneous: Form letter to contributors requesting submissions for South Sea Stories and Air Adventures, from Raymond Palmer of Ziff-Davis, Undated. Earl to Otto Binder, family news, noting pleasure that Jack is doing well, 9 April 1941. Earl to Otto Binder, family news, mention of the "draft board" and a question about payment for "World of Illusion," 13 June 1941. Jane to Otto, general topics, 9 July 1940. Postcard, Harry X Boosel to Otto Binder, 28 July 1937. Harry X. Boosel to Otto Binder, noting a Binder story, and commenting on a story by Donald Wandrei in Esquire, 23 April 1937. Harry X. Boosel to Otto Binder, general correspondence, with a question about Burroughs: "Whoever is doing his work, lately he has improved…Why doesn't someone get definite information and expose it if it’s a fraud?" 15 June 1936. Harry X. Boosel to Otto Binder, a note on Burrough’s writing, and general topics, 20 May 1936. Harry X. Boosel to Otto Binder, general topics, 6 May 1936. Harry X. Boosel to Otto Binder, general topics, 9 April 1936. Western Union Telegram, Jack to Otto Binder, advising him to "stay with Klein," 7 March 1936. Earl to Otto Binder, a change in the way they handle payments and general topics, 19 March 1936. Harry X. Boosel to Otto Binder, general topics, and a note about "The Purple Cloud," 17 March 1936. Harry X. Boosel to Otto Binder, general topics, 24 February 1936. Postcard, Harry X. Boosel to Otto Binder, general topics and selling his collection, including "Scoops," 17 September 1936. X. Boosel to Otto Binder, general topics, 17 December 1936. Harry X. Boosel to Otto Binder, comments on the movie "The Devil Doll," on a "Hasse" story, and on a Zagat piece, 17 July 1936. John W. Campbell, Jr. to Otto Binder (Photocopy, with November 4th letter), rejection letter for "Life Battery," 15 October 1937. John W. Campbell, Jr. to Otto Binder (Photocopy, with October 15th letter), offering a story idea to Binder, 4 November 1937. John W. Campbell, Jr. to Otto Binder (Photocopy, with another letter of the same date), permission to republish a story in England, 15 December 1937. John W. Campbell, Jr. to Otto Binder (Photocopy, with another letter of the same date), additional comments on publication in England, permission to offer "Moon of Intoxication" to "Wonder," and restriction of use of a "delayed vision idea" to Astounding, 10 December 1937. John W. Campbell, Jr. to Otto Binder (Photocopy), rejecting a story with pictures, and offering a story idea for Binder to consider, 10 December 1937. John W. Campbell, Jr. to Otto Binder (Photocopy), critique of "Wayward World" characterization, and "Binder type" characterization in general, and asking him to pick up "They Live Again," 15 February 1938. John D. Clark to Otto Binder, general topics, with a comment on "Isolinguals" by "Sprague" and on Binder’s "When the Sun Went Out," 29 August. Amanda Carnes to Otto Binder, general topics, 21 May 1936. To Lois Dwight Cole (On Otis Adelbert Kline letterhead), on submission topics, a submission off "Woman Courageous," by Dr. Gertrude Slaughter, and commenting on Cole’s having written for Weird Tales in the past, 13 January 1936. "The Editors, Collier’s" to Otto Binder. Form rejection letter, Undated. Willis Conover to Otto Binder, commenting favorably on Binder’s "The Time Contractor," and on other recent stories, 13 January 1938. Willis Conover to Otto Binder, noting receipt of manuscripts, including "The Mysterious Stranger,""The Time Entity," and "Spawn of Eternal Thought," and other genre topics, 1 November 1936. Willis Conover to Otto Binder, on "The Time Entity," publishing plans, etc., 2 October 1936. Commencement Program, Carl Schurz Evening Program, 1937. To Otto Binder (1 leaf, with photograph affixed), on "The Chessboard of Mars," and comments on Ross Rocklyne, 6 April 1937.
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4/421 Correspondence and Miscellaneous: Klif to Otto Binder, 3 leaves, general topics, 9 August 1937. Klif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, general topics, with a comment about Williamson’s "Cometeers," 18 July 1936. Kliph to Otto Binder, 4 leaves, general topics, 15 June 1936. Klif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, general topics, and on a Binder story appearing under a house name, 27 November 1937. Klif to Otto Binder, general topics, 31 October 1937. Klif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, comments on current magazine issues, general subjects, and motion pictures seen, including "Things to Come,""THE science fiction picture," 29 May 1936. Clift to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, with photograph, general topics, movies, and comments on current magazine contents, including "Lovecraft’s Astounding serial," 27 April 1936. Klif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, general topics, movies, and comments about magazine editing, 5 March 1938. Klif to Otto Binder, general topics, 29 March 1936. Klif to Otto Binder, general topics and motion pictures, 8 March 1936. Clift to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, commenting on Gernsback being out of the field, and on magazine publishing. Concludes with general topics, 23 February 1936. Clif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, on the SF magazine scene, general topics, and movies, 26 January 1936. Clif ( Jack Darrow) to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, general topics, 20 December 1935.
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4/422 Correspondence and Miscellaneous:Klif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, discussing Binder manuscripts he has read, including "The Chemical Murder,""The Judgement Sun," and Life Disinherited. Concludes with general topics, 9 March 1937. Klif to Otto Binder, general topics, 30 January 1937. Klif to Otto Binder (typed backwards, or depyt sdrawkcab), 4 October 1936. Klif to Otto Binder, with photo, general topics, politics, and magazine publishing, 15 November 1936. Klif, picture collage, titled summer PIKCHOORS vacation, lacking one picture, Undated. Klif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, on Ray Palmer as editor, editing magazines, problems with telecasts, the title change of "Astounding," , motion pictures, and general topics, 19 February 1938. Klif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, comments on "Amazing Stores" and editing, and on general topics, 8 February 1938. Klif to Otto Binder, on a long-distance telepathy experiment, 4 February 1938. Klif to Otto Binder, general topics, 27 January 1938. Klif to Otto Binder, 3 leaves, general topics, with thoughts on the recession and the possibilities of war with Japan, 26 December 1937. Klif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, with six pictures pasted at the head, general topics, with comments about "Wonder," 16 June 1937. Klif to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, with picture, general topics, 25 July 1937. Bill Dellenback to Otto Binder, 4 leaves, general topics, 9 December 1936. (X. Blank) (device, centipede) to Otto Binder, 4 leaves, poems, 7 April 1937. Telegram, Walt to Otto Binder, 17 June 1936. Telegram, Dellenback to Otto Binder, 13 April. William (Bill) Dellenback to Otto Binder, with June 10, 1935 letter attached and list of clothing attached, general topics, and comments on Kline, 27 August 1935. Postcard, Walt (Dennis) to Otto Binder, general, and noting that Walt Dennis has two tales in the July "Crime Detective," 13 June 1939. Walt (Dennis) to Otto Binder, general topics, 5 November 1939.Walt (Dennis) to Otto Binder, on sending "Tucker’s manuscript," 4 June 1936. Walt (Dennis) to Otto Binder, general topics, 2 January 1936. Walt (Dennis) to Otto Binder, general topics, 6 March 1936. Otto Binder to Walt (Dennis), general topics, Undated. Otto Binder to Walt (Dennis), general topics, 18 May 1936. Walt (Dennis) to Otto Binder, general topics, 14 February 1937. P. W. Copeland to Walter L. Dennis, Rejection letter with mss of "Organize Your Material," on writing fiction, 5 leaves, and second copy of mss, 21 June 1936. Klif to Otto Binder, Second sheet of letter, general topics, Undated.
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4/423 Correspondence and Miscellaneous: Julia Chandler to Otto Binder, with script of "The Microphone in the Sky" broadcast of October 19, 1939, 3 leaves, responding to a request for information, 13 November 1939. Robert O. Erisman to Otto Binder, requesting a submission, and citing "Burks’ 'Survival'" as the example to follow for quantity of science and action. ( Arthur J. Burks, writing as David Haslup, in "Marvel Science Stories" 1(1), August 1938.) 18 November 1938. Otto Binder to ?, 5 leaves, on life, Christ, Christianity, etc.. 6 May 1935. Albert Fedor to Otto Binder, 7 leaves, on philosophy, with Binder’s annotations at the side, 24 March 1935. Albert Fedor to Otto Binder, 21 leaves, on philosophy, etc., 18 April 1935. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, general topics, 29 May 1937. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, notifying Binder of a new series of booklets, "The Bizarre Series," and asking for a submission, 20 August 1937. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, general topics, and noting Robert E. Howard’s death, 9 July 1936. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, general topics, 28 June 1936. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, notes the death of Binder’s father, receipt (and rejection of) "Utopia 2200 AD," and notes on the first offering of "The Bizarre Series," 16 October 1937. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, general topics, 19 March 1937. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, notes on the length of stories for "The Bizarre Series," 26 August 1937. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, suggesting a science fiction convention focusing on Pennsylvania writers, 22 April 1937. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, 2 leaves, on general topics, and on stories for Binder to read and comment on, 24 February 1937. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, with October 17, 1937 letter stapled on, general topics, 16 January 1937. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder. Stapled behind January 16, 1937 Frank letter, comments on "The Time Entity," and general matters, 17 October 1936. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, general topics, 10 December 1936.
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4/424 Correspondence and Miscellaneous: Change of Address post card, Ottis Kline to Otto Binder, 18 March 1958. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, request to reprint "The Teacher From Mars" in a Prentice-Hall anthology for $25.00, 12 June 1956. Rich ( Richard Frank) to Otto Binder, with Otto Binder reply stapled on. Discusses possible sale of "Enslaved Brains" and Adam Link character. Binder’s reply of November 14 expresses concern about the "amateurish" nature of this early effort, but likes the idea of the "Adam Link" back in print, 13 November 1959. Leo Deuel to Otto Binder, with reply stapled on, requesting the right to reprint "Teacher from Mars" in an anthology. Binder’s positive reply notes this is the sixth reprint of that item, 31 January 1956. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, release form for foreign translation rights of "My Best SF Story," 18 August 1954. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, noting payment for "The Payoff," 12 January 1954. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, submission letter for Star Search, "The Ultra Brain," and "Iron Man," 12 December 1953. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, critiques of "Star Search,""The Ultra Brain," and "Iron Man," with suggestions on changes in writing style, 17 December 1953. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, note on the Prime Press bankruptcy and how to proceed, 5 December 1953. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, submission letter for "Galactic Gamble, 2800," with notes about "Teacher From Mars" and "Adam Link" material in comics, 16 November 1953. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, reporting sale of "Star Search," notes on "Weird Tales" reprint policies, and on a rejection of "Iron Man," 18 February 1954. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, noting the publication of "The Teacher From Mars" in a Pocket Book edition of "My Best SF Story," and noting payment details, 8 October 1953. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, commenting on his factual errors in a story, and steps to avoid such errors in the future, and on the continuing necessity to re-write material, 26 August 1953. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, on submitting "Adam Link" to Joseph Glass, 14 February 1951. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, query about the "Adam Link" submission, and noting the reprint of "Chessboard of Mars" in "Wonder Stories Annual,"with a request to collect for the reprint, 18 March 1951. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, reporting collection for the reprint of "Chessboard of Mars" and other matters, 24 March 1951. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, with letter to Charles Strong stapled on, asking OB to notify Charles Strong that Kline is his agent, with Binder’s letter to Strong stapled on, 15 August 1951. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, on payment rates from Standard Magazines, on the submission of "Memoirs of Adam Link" to Merlin Press, and subsequent problems with the Merlin Press editor. Binder’s reply stapled on, 10 August 1951. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, on the unreported reprinting of stories overseas, with a list of examples, and on reprinting and reprint rights, 17 September 1951. Oscar J. Friend to Oscar Frank. (postcard), responding to reprint notes, and on submitting "Adam Link" to Gnome Press, 24 September 1951. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, proposing a book based on 12 short stories form 1937 to 1942, under the pseudonym Gordon A. Giles, and other notes, 7 November 1951. Samuel Mines to Otto Binder, with note from Oscar J. Friend typed on bottom, noting payment for reprinting "Via Death," and Friend’s comments, 2 November 1951. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, on submitting "I, Robot" to Gnome Press, 1 May 1952. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, 2 leaves, noting a new magazine edited by Sam Moskowitz, and suggesting a submission strategy, 26 September 1952. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, with Friend letter of September 29, 1952 attached, on the return of manuscripts, and asking the status of one other manuscript, 3 October 1952. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, query about submissions to "Fantastic Science Fiction" edited by Walter Gibson, 13 October 1952. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, noting a sale to Sam Moskowitz, and requesting a submission history on four manuscripts, 14 November 1952. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, noting Walter Gibson’s editorial or sales activities, 17 October 1952. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, Noting payment from Moskowitz, and providing a rejection history of four stories: "Prison Moon,""Immortal Twelve,""Jovian Journey," and "The Mighty Ones," 17 November 1952. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, on sales to F&SF and Other Worlds. Has Oscar J. Friend’s February 7, 1953 letter stapled on, noting a payment from Moskowitz, 30 March 1953. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, on direct submissions rather than through the agency, 31 March 1953. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, noting Leo Marguilies and his magazines, and sending the manuscript for "Punishment," 20 April 1953. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, on business matters, and rejection of "Punishment" by Margulies, 4 June 1953. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, with Oscar J. Friend form letter of June 5, 1953 letter stapled on, 6 June 1953. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, on the Australian reprints without payment, 24 August 1953. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, on his writing and the impact of his comics work on his adult SF writing, and critiques of "Monster,"Don’t Count Your Planets, and "The Payoff," 16 July 1953. ? to Otto Binder, general topics, 16 July 1953. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, noting submission of "Where Is Thy Sting?" and "Memory World," with criticism of Binder writing: "They still reflect comic mag. Crudities of presentation. . . " and a critique of "Memory World," 8 August 1953. Oscar J. Friend to Joe Glass, submission of "I, Robot," 17 January 1950. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, with a note from Oscar J. Friend (February 7, 1951) typed on a letter from David X. Manners (February 2, 1951) stapled on, noting completion of "Adam Link" at some 80,000 words. The attached letter from Friend details courtesy payments for reprints of “ "The Robot Aliens,""The Spore Doom," and "Enslaved Brains," 10 February 1951. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, stapled to another letter, Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, dated March 3, 1949, on a reprint of "Conquest of Life," and choice of "The Teacher From Mars," for the "My Best" anthology. Asks for details of an agency agreement, 3 March 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, noting "The Teacher From Mars" for the "My Best Science Story" anthology, and commenting on offering a books of short stories to publishers and other business details, 19 April 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, details on the "Hall of Fame" anthology and accepting "The Teacher From Mars" for the author’s choice anthology. Comments on the low pay rates, 26 March 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, query on "The Mighty Ones," and some publishing notes, 14 June 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, noting submission of four "novelettes." Suggests merging stories into novels (Adam Link, The Three Eternals, and Anton York), 27 May 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, advising Binder to not deal with "small S-F publisher" and to not be held to "verbal agreements." Notes some small press problems. Sam Merwin, Jr. to Otto Binder, reports a courtesy payment for a reprint of "Conquest of Life," 25 February 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, soliciting Binder’s business for Otis Kline Associates, noting the hot SF market, 28 February 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, requesting use of "Conquest of Life" for "a Hall of Fame anthology," 1 March 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, with Binder’s reply to Friend (October 9, 1949) stapled on, requesting material for a new s-f market. Binder’s letter refers to expanding material for a "big publisher" with the blessings of Prime Press. 4 October 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, receipt note for "Lords of Creation," and questions about submissions and rights to the story. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, payment for "Conquest of Life" in the Hall of Fame anthology, 8 October 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, critique on the Adam Link stories, writing suggestions, and a request for a rewrite, 6 January 1950. Otto Binder to Merlin Press, order for two anthologies, 17 December 1950. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, noting possible placement of "I, Robot" with Merlin Press, and indicating intention to use a Binder story in a new anthology of "novelettes." Mentions "The Three Eternal,""The Secret of Anton York," and "Via Jupiter." Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, suggesting "The Little People" for the "novelette" anthology, with second choice "either of the two Anton York stories." Gives "Destroyers from Mars" as a third choice. Notes that "The Little People""Like "Teacher from Mars," that’s one of my pets," 22 April 1950. Leo Margulies to Otto Binder, accepting "The Ring Bonanza," commenting on it, and noting payment. Notes needs for short stories for "Startling Stories," 21 February 1947. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, on reprints and soliciting payments, and on the magazine publishing business. Notes payment rates from publishers for 2nd serial rights, 28 December 1950. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, with Binder’s letter to Harold Browne, requesting subsidiary rights stapled on. Asks Binder to write for a release of "The Little People" for reprinting, with Binder’s release request to Ziff Davis stapled on, 29 April 1950. Joseph G. Glass, Merlin Press, to Otto Binder, with Binder’s reply of November 5, 1949, including biographical material, attached. Request for biographical material for publicity use. Binder’s two page biographical note is attached, 1 November 1949. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, accounting for "My Best Science Fiction Story" anthology and Binder’s purchase of copies. Comments on Adam Link stories, and a note on submitting "The Mighty Ones," 5 December 1949. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, noting an unknown reprint of "Enslaved Brains" in "Fantastic Stories Quarterly," and inquiring about reprinting in general and other unreported reprints, 17 December 1950. Otto Binder to "Editor, Fantastic Stories," requesting copies of the magazine issues that reprinted Binder stories. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, 2 leaves, listing items with "book possibilities:""The Impossible World,""Prison of Time,""Five Steps to Tomorrow,""Vassals of the Master World,""The Via Series,""Anton York Series,""Short Stories." Brief comments on each possibility, 11 November 1950. Otto Binder to Oscar J. Friend, submitting tear-sheets for another possible book: "Five Steps to Tomorrow" and "Vassals of the Master World," 20 January 1951. Oscar J. Friend to Otto Binder, notification of an authors choice anthology, requesting a submission "from the twenty best living writers in this field." Notes other marketing possibilities, including Australia, 24 February 1949 "The Teacher from Mars," by Eando Binder. Two page note on why Binder considers this story his best. Prepared for use in an anthology, Undated.
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4/425 Correspondence and Miscellaneous: Claire R. Griffin to Eando Binder, on adapting "Life Disinherited" to a radio drama, 27 April 1937.Claire R. Griffin to Eando Binder, on adapting "Life Disinherited" to a radio drama, 6 May 1937.Charles D. Hornig to Binder, sheet 2 of a letter, on the novel "Enslaved Brains" and a submission to the Fred A Stokes Publishing House in New York, with a comment on realism in Binder stories, Undated. Typed excerpts from letters to Hornig and Mort, on dealing with Wonder Stories and Gernsback, the Chicago "S. F. G." (Science Fiction Guild); to Mort, comments on "G" (Gernsback), payments, agents, contracts with Amazing, etc., Undated. Hans Jessen to Otto Binder, on religion, movie censorship, Binder’s "Spawn of Eternal Thought," and HJ’s writing efforts, 26 July 1936. Hans Jessen to Otto Eando Binder, on illness, working at the Crerar Library, etc., 11 January 1937. Hans Jessen to Otto Binder, on reading the book "Trial and Error,""Thrilling Mystery" magazine, and a year-late payment from Weird Tales for Jessen’s first story, 23 September 1936. Jonny Johnson to Otto Binder, on a visit to Lubec, Maine, Undated. Jonny Johnson to Otto Binder, on a Binder serial in Argosy. (Lords of Creation, beginning September 23, 1939, six part serial), 9 October 1930. Harriet Binder to Otto Binder, 3 segments on one sheet, on Binder helping his family financially and other ways, Undated.
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4/426 Correspondence and Miscellaneous:Christmas card from Elinor to Jane and Otto Binder, after 1970, Undated. Otto Binder to Therese, on pen-names and "reports;" notes Frank B. Long’s pen name of R. E. Hastings, Kaplan’s pen name of Barel, on the rejection of "Dance Puppets Dance," by LaSpina in 1935, and other notes, 3 January 1936. Otis A. Kline Letter, sheets 3 and 4 of 4 (incomplete), on writing and publishing business issues, 17 January 1936. Otto Binder to Allen S. Kline, on insurance, with a handwritten reply to Binder on the bottom of the typed letter, 16 November 1937. Otis Adelbert Kline to Jack Binder. (photocopy), 15 October 1934. Otis Adelbert Kline to "Eano" Binder, on "Shadows of Blood," suggested changes, and Weird Tales as a likely place to submit, with comments about the art submitted by Jack Binder. (photocopy), 13 November 1934. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on the revised "Shadows of Blood," and a drawing by Jack Binder. Includes writing suggestions. (photocopy), 20 November 1934. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on a payment schedule from Continental Publications to Eando Binder for publications. (photocopy), 3 December 1934. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on "The Crystal Curse" and "The Cancer Machine," noting problems with the stories and suggestions for improvement, and on getting payment from Gernsback. 2 sheets. (photocopy),1 18 December 1934. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on a rush request for stories for the "Dr. Death Book." (photocopy), 21 December 1934. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on "The Sign of the Cross" and "Set Your Course by the Stars." (photocopy), 4 January 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on a payment from Gernsback (photocopy), 18 February 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on a payment from Gernsback (photocopy), 4 March 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on a payment from Gernsback, a charge for "reading fees," and Binder’s revision of "Spawn of Eternal Thought." (photocopy), 11 May 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on a payment from Gernsback. (photocopy), 6 July 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on a payment for "Ships That Come Back" (Astounding), $96.00 and "Gernsback Account," $76.00. (photocopy), 31 August 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on a payment from Gernsback. (photocopy), 19 September 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Earl Binder, on a payment of serial rights for "Spawn of Eternal Thought" to Astounding. (photocopy), 16 January 1936. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on the Kline agency, business matters, and self-representation. 2 sheets. (photocopy), 17 June 1936. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on the story "The Elixer of Life," a letter from Carson Mowre, etc. (photocopy), 14 January 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on "The Dew Pond," and "Boot Tracks," with writing suggestions on both, and on Carson Mowre’s likes and dislikes as an editor. (photocopy), 29 January 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on Farnsworth Wright’s rejection of and comments on "The Dew Pond." (photocopy), 1 February 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on submitting "Boot Tracks" to Weird Tales, on "Black Bamboo", including weaknesses, and on "Paradox" and a writing suggestion. (photocopy), 22 February 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on sending "The Cancer Machine" and "The Killings at the Boat Landing" to New York, with revision suggestions, and comments on gangsters versus criminals as characters, and the effect on potential sales. (photocopy), 8 March 1935. Otis Adelbert Kline to Eando Binder, on "The Spawn of Eternal Thought," and revision suggestions, and on "The Hormone Menace," being submitted but expecting revision requests, and on “\ "The Bloody K," (photocopy), 5 May 1935. Henry Kuttner to Otto Binder, on a trip across country, with comments about Van Lorne in Astounding, and on "Devil Path" revisions, 23 July 1938. "The Woman Who Clocked Einstein" story segment, 2 sheets, hand-labeled "Kuttner," Undated. Frederick Clayton to Otto O. Binder, on Binder’s work change, 14 May 1937. Battell Loomis (C. B. L.) to E & O Binder, on "Conquest of Life" and biological comments, 27 July 1937.
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4/427 Correspondence and Miscellaneous: Leo Margulies to Julius Schwartz, on possible revisions to "Double or Nothing" for "Thrilling Wonder Stories," 28 March 1941. Leo Margulies to Otto O. Binder, on a rejection of "The Floral Hybrid," 15 November 1938. Leo Margulies to Otto Binder, on rejection of "The Magic Whistle," 22 August 1938. Leo Margulies to Otto Binder, on a companion magazine to "Thrilling Wonder Stories," and a request for a biographical profile of Stanley G. Weinbaum of 500 words, 16 August 1938. Binder to Leo Margulies, cover letter for a revision of "The Three Eternals," with notes on revised parts, 2 June 1939. Leo Margulies to Otto O. Binder, on acceptance of "The Three Eternals," with requested changes to be made, 12 May 1939. Leo Margulies to Otto Binder, on payment for "The Impossible World,""a darn good yarn," 28 October 1938. Marie Mohder to Otto Binder, on "Via Etherline" as by "Gordan A Giles" and on "A Comet Passes" by Eando Binder, with a comment about reader response to "Vision of the Hydra, as by Gordan A. Giles." Characterizes "the Judgement Sun" as "the best story you ever wrote," 16 October 1937. Submission record sheet for "Poor Child of Doubt" and "A Police Reporter’s Bible," Undated. Russell Miller to Binder, on "Set Your Course by the Stars," 22 June 1935. Russell Miller to Binder, on the Rosicrucians, 3 July 1936. Paul to Otto Binder, on living in Oklahoma and writing for "Official Detective Stories," 18 November 1937. Paul to Otto Binder, on writing a novel and writing for the "detective story field," 22 March 1938. Paul to Otto Binder, on his novel, Oklahoma, writing for the detective pulps, and comments on Walt Dennis, 20 January 1938. Paul to Otto Binder, on the death of Binder’s father, writing, Walt Dennis and Harriet Piper, 14 October 1937. Paul to Otto Binder, on writing, submissions and his novel. Otis Adelbert Kline to Otto Binder, 7 January 1956. Otto Binder to Paul, carbon, sheet one of 2, on "Paul’s" family, etc., 22 October 1935. Paul to Otto Binder, on publishing, Walt Dennis, and job hunting, 30 August 1937. Paul to Otto Binder, on publishing, with a note about Pete Miller, 19 June 1937. Paul to Otto Binder, on Binder’s criticism of his novel, writing, sex in literature, and recent court battles over "The Well of Lonliness,""Ulysses," and "A World I Never Made," 28 May 1937. Paul to Otto Binder, on a novel rejection by Simon and Schuster, on Viking Press, and working, 9 July 1937. Paul to Otto Binder, on writing and news of Walt Dennis, 29 July 1937. Paul to Otto Binder, on Pegasus Press, writing and submissions, and the work situation. 2 leaves, 5 August 1937. Unmailed post card to K. Russell Miller, on the Rosicrucians, Undated. George Post, Argosy Magazine, to Otto Binder, on flaws in "Lords of Dominion," 19 April 1940. Otto Binder to George, on his rejection letter, Undated. Otto Binder to "Post," on the purchase of "After an Age," with notes on writing the story, 25 June 1939. George Post to Otto Binder, on reasons for rejecting "Memos on Mercury," 21 December 1939. G. Worthington Post to "Mr. Binder," on "Ice, F. O. B. Mars," and the somewhat different needs of Argosy, 21 July 1939. Dave Vern to Otto Binder, on "Adam Link in Business," Vern’s revision of the ending, and two story ideas for followup stories, 27 October 1939. "Rap" to E. and O. Binder, on Stanley Weinbaum, 17 January 1936. Mark Reinsberg to Otto Binder, on Jack Darrow ( Clifford Kornoelje), 25 November 1937. Steve Reckert ( Frederick Stephen) to Otto Binder, 21 June.
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4/428 Correspondence and Miscellaneous: Ross Rocklynne to Otto Binder, on writing and a thank-you for talking about the writing business, 19 July 1939. Julie Schwartz to Otto Binder, on story submissions. Hand notes indicate "Handled only Binder’s rejects" and "Met Millard at Standard the other day." Hand notes may be by Sam Moskowitz, 17 October 1940. Otto Binder to Julie, on a sale, with added hand notes, Undated. Julius Schwartz to Otto Binder, on publishing his unsold stories, "Of course, we don’t pay for the stories…," 19 March 1934. Julius Schwartz to Otto Binder, thanking him for five stories, and commenting on "Hellhounds of the Cosmos" by Clifford Simak and "A Race Thru Time" by Donald Wandrei, 2 April 1934. Julius Schwartz to Otto Binder, surveying the science fiction publishing field, and a solicitation be sign on to their new agency, Solar Sales Service, 25 May 1934. Julie Schwartz to Otto Binder, on a "backwards story" written by Williamson, Binder, and Gallun, and commenting on the death of George Allan England and Robert E. Howard, 28 June 1936. Julie Schwartz to Otto Binder, on writing for Amazing and bridge, 14 February 1938. Renewal notice for Scientific American, 1 June 1934. Nina Bourne, Simon and Schuster, requesting submissions, with copy of the August 1, 1940 request letter and Binder’s October 18, 1940 reply attached, 15 October 1940. Milton (Milt) Spahn to Otto Binder, postcard about a ESFA meeting, with Spahn’s January 29, 1963 invitation letter and a broadside advertisement for the meeting attached, 10 February 1963. Leo Margulies to Otto O. Binder, accepting a revision of "Moon of Intoxication" and noting payment of $50.00, 21 January 1938. Leo Margulies to Otto Binder, accepting "Immortals of Space," and noting payment of $100.00, 13 August 1937. Leo Margulies to Otto O. Binder, accepting "Moon of Intoxication," if revised to the suggestions made, 12 January 1938. Leo Margulies to Otto Binder, on "A Comet Passes," suggesting revision and shortening the story, to make it acceptable for Thrilling Wonder, 9 April 1937. ? to Eando Binder, on writing, big names, and using pseudonyms, 4 March 1934. Mable Fackler to Jack Binder, on monies owed to her, with hand notes about payments below the letter, 10 July 1937. Mable Fackler to Otto Binder, dunning Binder for a debt of $17.00, 17 January 1938. Otto O. Binder to Roger Terrill, application letter noting literary experience, 15 April 1937. Binder to "Time," on the value of pseudo-science stories, responding to an article, "Amazing! Astounding!," (Time Magazine, 34(2): 32. July 10, 1939). Binder’s letter was not published, but letters from Charles D. Hornig and August Derleth appeared (Time Magazine, 34(5): 2. July 31, 1939), 11 July 1939. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, on personal matters and discussion of a book contract. 3 leaves, Undated. 1940, 6-12 Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, noting that "Lords of Creation" is at the printer, and other sales issues, 12 June 1940. 1949, 2-6 Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, business notes, a list of books being sent, and book comments, 6 February 1949. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, on writing, agent issues, etc. 2 leaves, 3 March 1949. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, description of the new "Prime Press," and offer for "Lords of Creation," 3 leaves, 15 December 1947. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, on business matters, congratulation on the birth of a son, and other notes. 3 leaves, Undated. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, On publishing "Lords of Creation" and "The Impossible World," notes on publishing schedules, etc. 4 leaves, 28 December 1947. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, on business matters, rights, and Binder’s comics career. 3 leaves, 17 January 1948. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, on "Lords of Creation," etc., 22 January 1948. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, on "Lords of Creation" publishing issues, including a blurb request. A carbon of a blurb is attached to the letter, 23 January 1949. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, note on the upcoming publication of "Lords of Creation," and a request to come and sign copies, Undated. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, with comments on Prime Press, and publishing, on the New York Public Library order for seventy copies of "Lords of Creation," etc., with Binder’s December 2, 1950 reply, lamenting lack of royalty payments and reporting on other sales, 19 November 1950. Otto Binder to Oswald Train (Ossie), on the failure of Prime Press, a request for return of rights, on his comics career, and the state of SF publishing, 7 November 1953. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, on general topics, Train’s novel, and his fanzine, 2 sheets, 1 December 1937. Oswald Train (Ossie) to Otto Binder, on his writing career, a request for a short story for a magazine, the employment situation, and general topics, 24 March 1938. Tress to Otto Binder, on Binder’s career and general topics, 21 November 1937. Irwin (Tucker), Chicago Herald Examiner, to Otto Binder, on a manuscript not accepted for publication, 17 January 1939. Irwin (Tucker), Chicago Herald Examiner, to Otto Binder, on his book "A Police Reporter Discovers the Bible" submitted to Binder as agent, 4 June 1937. Irwin (Tucker), Chicago Herald Examiner, to Otto Binder, on a trip to New York, 21 July 1937.
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4/429 Correspondence and Miscellaneous: Helen Clark, Warner Brothers to James Williams, Prime Press, "We are interested in reading for possible motion picture interest the book, LORDS OF CREATION, by Eando Binder…," 6 February 1950. Helen Clark, Warner Brothers to James Williams, Prime Press, "We are returning with thanks the copy of LORDS OF CREATION…Sorry to report…," with attached letter from Oswald Train, March 23, 1950, on Prime Press, the Warner Brothers letters, and other publishing matters. Notes the death of Edgar Rice Burroughs, 9 March 1950. Binder to Helen Clark, on two items of possible interest to Warner Brothers: Five Steps to Tomorrow, and the Adam Link series. 1 sheet of 2, 31 March 1950. Binder to Weinbaum, on sending a copy of the story "Irrelevant" to Weinbaum, for its relativity content, with additional comments on relativity and atomic power, July 1935. Binder to Weinbaum, on the story "Irrelevant," by Carl Van Campen, identified as a pen name for John W. Campbell, Jr., along with the pen name Don A. Stuart. Notes that "Ima Kemist is Edward Elmer "Skylark""Smith. Binder notes his use of "science" in his stories, and notes he thinks "science fiction" is "merely a specialized form of fantasy-fiction." 2 sheets, 1 August 1935. "Jeep" (Edward Wesinger) to Otto Binder, Undated. "Jeep" (Edward Wesinger) to Otto Binder, Undated. Edward Wesinger (Jeep) to "Oscar," Undated. O.O.B to Mort, on dealing with his agent, selling to Tremaine, and dropping scif for detective and other writing, 24 August 1936. Mort to Earl, on Earl’s "Mad Moor" stories, with suggestions for improvement, 4 November 1936. Earl to Otto Binder, on general topics and the "Mad Moor" stories, 6 November 1936. A. L. Williamson to O. Binder, 3 January 1941. Geo (George) Zeller to Otto Binder, 30 April 1937. Mortimer Weisinger to Otto and Earl Binder, on the operation of the "Solar Sales Service" agency, 24 June 1934. Mort Weisinger to E and O Binder, setting a meeting date and time. (Stapled with other Wesinger letters, through the 1-27-1927 letter below), 14 August 1934. Mort Weisinger to Earl and Otto Binder, on sale of "The Chessboard of Mars" and reporting on other submissions. (Stapled behind Weisinger’s August 14, 1934 letter), 30 August 1934. Mort Weisinger to Earl and Otto Binder, on sales, submissions and payment collection difficulties, 19 September 1934. Mort Weisinger to Earl and Otto Binder, on submissions, sales and collections, 1 October 1934 Mort Weisinger to Earl and Otto Binder, on acceptances and rejections, 15 October 1934. Mort Weisinger to Earl and Otto Binder, on acceptances and submissions, with notes about Weisinger’s writing career, and on the fan magazine "The Fantasy Fan." 2 leaves, 19 November 1934. Mort Weisinger to Earl and Otto Binder, on business matters, collecting monies owed by Gernsback,, and other publishing news, 3 March 1935. Mort Weisinger to Earl, Otto and Jack Binder, 1935. Mort Weisinger to Earl Binder, 4 September 1936. Mort Weisinger to Earl Binder, on Earl’s western submission, and a tip on writing the western figure, 28 January 1927. ? to Otto Binder, 18 December 1936. Manly Wade Wellman to Otto and Julie, on writing, sales, payments, etc., Undated. Manly Wade Wellman to "Binders Both," notes the art of Jack Binder, and comments about Virgil Findlay. Identifies "Frances Garfield" as a pseudonym of Frances Wellman, "in the current WT," Undated