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Papers of Theodore Sturgeon,

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: MS 254

Content Description

American science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) was considered an innovator of the genre and one of the first real stylists. This collection reflects his career as a writer and contains manuscripts of both short stories and novels. It also includes correspondence between Sturgeon and other authors. The Theodore Sturgeon papers date from 1930 to 1987 and consist largely of manuscripts, both written by Sturgeon and sent to Sturgeon by other writers. Some manuscripts were written by students in a class that Sturgeon taught, while others were written by well-known science fiction authors. A large portion of the collection consists of uncorrected proofs sent to Sturgeon for early review, and magazines with Sturgeon's published reviews. The collection also includes Sturgeon's correspondence with science fiction writers, friends, and publishers.

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Use Restrictions

These materials are stored in the KU Annex off-site storage area. All researchers interested in reviewing this material must consult Spencer Research Library Public Services staff (785-864-4334 or, 9-5 M-F CST) no less than three days in advance of a planned visit. Be advised that drop-in requests for this material cannot be accommodated. Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.


  • Creation: 1930 - 1987



31 Linear Feet (31 (Linear Feet (52 boxes + 3 oversize boxes)))