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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. Correspondence, April 3, 1951-October 7, 1955.

Series 2. Manuscripts, undated.

Series 3. Galley, undated.

Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Poul Anderson Collection:

ca.1951-1954, 1980-1983.



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Anderson, Poul
Title Inventory of the Poul Anderson Collection:
Dates ca. 1951-1954, 1980-1983.
Abstract Correspondence regarding Anderson’s writing and travel plans, 1951 – 1954, and manuscripts and galley proofs of Ivory, Apes and Peacocks, The Devil’s Game, and Orion Shall Rise (1980-1983).
Identification SCI-FI MSS 00174
Extent 1 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

Poul Anderson was born November 25th, 1926, in Bristol, PA. He lived in Port Arthur, Texas for a decade, then in Denmark, Maryland, and finally Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota, earning a bachelors degree in Physics, and selling his first science fiction story in 1947 while still an undergraduate. By 1948, he was a full-time freelance writer, his profession for the rest of his life. Anderson was highly regarded in science fiction and fantasy. He was honored with seven Hugo Awards, three Nebula Awards, a variety of other awards, and was named "Grand Master" of the Science Fiction Writers of America in 1997/1998. A 1981 entry in the Dictionary of Literary Biography called him "one of the five or six most important writers to appear during the science-fiction publishing boom of the decade following the end of World War II." Anderson used his scientific training to write technically accurate science fiction, to project plausible future technologies, and to be regarded as an outstanding "hard science fiction" writer. He also wrote highly regarded fantasies, and viewed much of his own work more in the realm of magical realism than anything else. Anderson died in 2001 at age 74.

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Scope and Content Note

Correspondence regarding Anderson’s writing and travel plans, 1951 – 1954, and manuscripts and galley proofs of Ivory, Apes and Peacocks, The Devil’s Game, and Orion Shall Rise (1980-1983).

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 3 series: Correspondence by date, followed by manuscripts and galleys.
Series 1. Correspondence, April 3, 1951-October 7,1955.
Series 2. Manuscripts, undated.
Series 3. Galley, 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
Anderson, Poul
Subjects
Ivory, Apes and Peacocks
Orion Shall Rise
The Devil's Game

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

Processed by Unknown and Hal W. Hall in February 2005.

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Detailed Description of the Collection:

 

Series 1. Correspondence, April 3, 1951-October 7, 1955.

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1/10 Anderson, Poul to Ted Dikty. October 23, 1952, re: visit. TLS, 1 postcard. Anderson, Poul to Ted Dikty. May 26, 1951, re: going to be out of town, publishing book. ALS, 1 postcard.
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1/20 Anderson, Poul to Ted Dikty. April 3, 1951, re: discussing a new book for Shasta, tentatively The Long Way Home, and giving a rough outline of plot and ideas. TLS, 3 leaves. Anderson, Poul to Ted Dikty. February 5, 1953, re: informing Shasta of his scheduled trip to Europe in April and making possible arrangements to proof and autograph sheets for The Star Ways. TLS, 1 leaf. Anderson, Poul to Ted Dikty. February 16, 1953, re: extending the Shasta deadline for publication of The Star Ways to September 22, 1954 and other business comments. TLS, 1 leaf.
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1/30 Anderson, Poul to Mel and Ted. March 2, 1953, re: giving same information as February 5, 1953 letter and requesting acknowledgment and arrangements be made soon. TLS, 1 leaf. Dikty, Ted to Poul Anderson. March 31, 1953, re: delay for Starways. TLS, 1 leaf, carbon copy. Anderson, Poul to Shasta. March 27, 1953, re: thanking them for the copy of The Demolished Man and again repeating the previous information about going to Europe. TLS, 1 leaf.
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1/40 Anderson, Poul to Ted Dikty. April 3, 1953, re: giving more information on travel plans and suggestions for autograph sheets. TLS, 1 leaf. Anderson, Poul to Mel and Ted. April 20, 1953, re: may not be in Europe as long as first thought and will be in contact around October. TLS, 1 leaf. Dikty, Ted to Poul Anderson. May 20, 1953, re: wanting to know when Anderson will be back and that Starways would get into production one he does. TLS, 1 leaf.
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1/50 Anderson, Poul to Shasta. February 13, 1954, re: when he expects to return. ALS, 1 leaf. Anderson, Poul to Mel and Ted. October 23, 1953, re: sending new address in California, asking for a week to proof Starways galleys. TLS, 1 leaf. Anderson, Poul to Shasta. October 31, 1953, re: Space Platform, new address. TLS, 1 postcard.
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1/60 Dikty, Ted to Poul Anderson. December 11, 1953, re: expanding Sam Hill. Western Union Telegram, 1 leaf. Anderson, Poul to Ted Dikty. December 13, 1953, re: getting married, story already taken. Western Union Telegram, 1 leaf. Anderson, Poul to Mel and Ted. January 6, 1954, re: thank you for fruitcake, explaining why he couldn't give Sam Hill to Ted. TLS, 1 leaf.
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1/70 Dikty, Ted to Poul Anderson. February 13, 1954, re: congratulations on marriage, cover of Starways being done by Hubert Rogers as favor to Mel, need to extend publication date to September 22, 1954. TLS, 2 leaves, carbon copies. Anderson, Poul to Shasta. February 20, 1954, re: new address. TLS, 1 leaf. Anderson, Poul to Melvin Korshak. April 20, 1954, re: accepting proposal for publication date on The Starways. TLS, 1 leaf.
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1/80 Anderson, Poul to Shasta. May 18, 1954, re: new address. TLS, 1 leaf. Anderson, Poul to Ted Dikty. August 10, 1954, re: not agreeing to extension for publication date for Starways. TLS, 1 leaf. Anderson, Poul to Mel and Ted. January 9, 1954, re: informing them that his agent, Scott Meredith, has tried to contact Shasta to renegotiate the Starways contract with no response, Anderson considering taking the book elsewhere. TLS, 1 leaf.
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1/90 Anderson, Poul to Melvin Korshak. September 15, 1955, re: declaring their contract is terminated, would still reconsider if they contact him. TLS, 1 leaf. Dikty, Ted to Poul Anderson. October 7, 1955, re: contracts, trying to publish bigger book, wanting to publish Starways. TLS, 1 leaf, carbon copy.

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Series 2. Manuscripts, undated.

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1/100 Anderson, Poul. Notes on list of names to use in a novel. Handwritten, 1 leaf, undated.
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1/110 Anderson, Poul. Manuscript excerpt from Ivory, and Apes and Peacocks. Typed, 1 leaf, with handwritten corrections, undated.
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1/120 Anderson, Poul. Manuscript of Ivory, and Apes, and Peacocks. Typed, 101 leaves, with handwritten corrections, undated.
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1/130 Anderson, Poul. Manuscript of The Devil's Game. Typed, 340 leaves, with handwritten corrections. Some leaves are carbon copies and photocopies, undated.
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1/140 Anderson, Poul. Manuscript of Orion Shall Rise. Pages 1-404, typed with handwritten corrections. undated.
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2/10 Anderson, Poul. Manuscript of Orion Shall Rise. Pages 405-658, typed with handwritten corrections. undated.

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Series 3. Galley, undated.

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2/20 Anderson, Poul. Galley proof of Orion Shall Rise. Typed, 676 leaves, photocopies, undated.

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