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Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Organization of the Papers

Restrictions

Online Catalog Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Series 1. William (Bill) Schelly, 2003 and undated.

Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the William (Bill) Schelly Papers:

2003 and undated



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Schelly, William (Bill)
Title Inventory of the William (Bill) Schelly Papers:
Dates 2003 and undated.
Abstract This collection contains notes, checklists, copies of Otto Binder letters, and edited drafts of Bill Schelly's Words of Wonder:
Identification SCIF MSS 00153
Extent .5 linear ft (1 box).
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

William (Bill) Schelly has been chronicling the pop culture fringes since the mid-1960s. Born in Washington State in 1951, he began his career as a writer and artist in the pages of his fanzine Sense of Wonder (1967 - 1972). His first book was Harry Langdon (1982), a biography of the brilliant comedian of Silent Films. Schelly is perhaps best-known for his book The Golden Age of Comic Fandom (1995), the only extensive history of comic book fandom, which was published in a revised and extended version in 1998. Some of Bill Schelly's subsequent books are Alter Ego: The Best of the Legendary Comics Fanzine (1998) with Roy Thomas, and Sense of Wonder: A Life in Comic Fandom (2001). He currently serves as Associate Editor of the magazine of comic art Alter Ego (TwoMorrows Publishing) and makes his books available through his web site.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains notes, checklists, copies of Otto Binder letters, and edited drafts of Bill Schelly's Words of Wonder: The Life and Times of Otto Binder (2003).

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 1 series:
Series 1. William (Bill) Schelly, 2003 and undated.

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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.

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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
Schelly, William, 1951-
Binder, Otto O. (Otto Oscar), 1911-1975.
Titles
Words of wonder.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Received from William Schelly, December 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hall in December 2003.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1. William (Bill) Schelly, 2003 and undated.

box-folder
1/10 Correspondence.
box-folder
1/20 Words of Wonder: The Life and Times of Otto Binder, 2003.
box-folder
1/30 Checklists: Stories by Otto Binder.
box-folder
1/40 Otto Binder Letters - copies.
box-folder
1/50 Draft manuscript, edited by Bob Madle.
box-folder
1/60 Words of Wonder draft, edited by Barbara Barker.
box-folder
1/70 Words of Wonder draft. Edited draft in author's binder.
box-folder
1/80 Words of Wonder. 2-24-03 draft.
box-folder
1/90 Words of Wonder manuscript. "First Draft."

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