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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

Box 1

Box 2

Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the A. E. (Alfred Ellis) Van Vogt Collection:

ca. 1949-1956



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Van Vogt, A. E. (Alfred Elton), 1912-2000
Title Inventory of the A. E. (Alfred Ellis) Van Vogt Collection:
Dates ca. 1949-1956
Identification Sci Fi MSS 00220
Extent .42 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

A. E. Van Vogt was born April 26, 1912, in Winnipeg, Canada. Van Vogt published his first short story in 1939, and this first novel in 1946. He is cited by Alexei Panshin as one of the three major writers of the 1940s. He was voted most popular writer by fan polls, and received numerous awards for his science fiction. Van Vogt was best know for his novel, Slan, and for this books in the "Null-A" series, bring the ideas of general semantics into the science fiction realm. Van Vogt died March 26, 2000.

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Scope and Content Note

A small collection of Van Vogt material, including the mss of Empire of the Atom, galleys of that book, and correspondence related to the publication and reviewing of Empire of the Atom.

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Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into one box. Materials are roughly chronological as received from the source.
Box 1

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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
Van Vogt, A. E. (Alfred Elton), 1912-2000
Organizations
Shasta Publishers
Subjects
Science fiction

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Received from n.a. - purchased.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hall in 2005

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Box 1

box-folder
1-10 Specifications leaf for The Atom Gods. Printed, 2 leaves, with handwritten notes. 2 copies.
Lit S 32
Van Vogt, A. E. Original manuscript of Empire of the Atom. Typed, 269 leaves.
Lit S 32
Price sheet for The Atom Gods specifications. Form, 1 leaf, with typed information and handwritten notes.
Lit S 32
Dikty, T. E. to Carl Wilson. July 1, 1955, re: specification leaves for The Atom Gods. TLS, 1 leaf, signed carbon copy.
Lit S 32
Picture for Empire of the Atom. Printed, 1 leaf.
Lit S 32
box-folder
1-20 Van Vogt, A. E. Galley of Empire of the Atom. Typed, with author's handwritten corrections.
Lit S 32
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1-30 Van Vogt, A. E. Galley of Empire of the Atom, reset after author, publisher, and proofreader corrections.
Lit S 32
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1-40 Van Vogt, A. E. Galley of Empire of the Atom, author's corrected galley proofs.
Lit S 32

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Box 2

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2-10 Van Vogt/Shasta Publishers Correspondence
Lit S 33
Contract agreement between A.E. Van Vogt and Shasta Publishers for the untitled Gods series. August 18, 1951.
Lit S 33
Van Vogt, A. E. to Erle Korshak. January 12, 1949, re: publishing contracts. TLS, 1 leaf.
Lit S 33
Korshak, Erle to A. E. Van Vogt. June 16, 1949, re: publishing material, royalties. TLS, 4 leaves, signed carbon copies
Lit S 33
Van Vogt, A. E. to Erle Korshak. July 4, 1949, re: royalty payments. TLS, 1 leaf.
Lit S 33
Van Vogt, A. E. to Melvin Korshak. July 19, 1949, re: declining to use another publisher. TLS, 1 leaf.
Lit S 33
Dikty, T. E. to A. E. Van Vogt. September 26, 1951, re: sending The Best SF Stories: 1951. TLS, 1 leaf, signed carbon copy.
Lit S 33
Dikty, T. E. to A. E. Van Vogt. March 25, 1952, re: receipt of manuscript. TLS, 1 leaf, signed carbon copy.
Lit S 33
Chelin, E. E. to A. E. Van Vogt. April 28, 1952, re: reviews of two recent books. TLS, 1 leaf, signed carbon copy.
Lit S 33
Van Vogt, A. E. to Melvin Korshak. December 11, 1953, re: manuscript. TLS, 1 leaf.
Lit S 33
Van Vogt, A. E. to T. E. Dikty. February 19, 1954, re: picture. ALS, 1 leaf.
Lit S 33
Dikty, Ted to A. E. Van Vogt. July 21, 1955, re: galley proofs on The Atom Gods. TLS, 1 leaf, signed carbon copy.
Lit S 33
Dikty, Ted to A. E. Van Vogt. October 3, 1956, re: list of published books. TLS, 1 leaf, signed carbon copy.
Lit S 33
box-folder
2-20 Photocopies of material in 2-10.
Lit S 33

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