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Collection Overview

Title: Robert Lynn Asprin Papers, 2002- 2008

ID: RBSC/SFWA/009

Creator: Asprin, Robert

Extent: 2.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The Novels and Short Stories sections are organized by publication date and original date of work. Series I includes novels and series novels, along with publisher letters regarding manuscripts thereof. Series II contains short stories and short story anthologies co/edited by Asprin, along with publisher letters regarding manuscripts thereof.

Date Acquired: 09/23/2008. More info below under Accruals.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Robert Asprin Papers consist of printed (paper-based) manuscripts of novels, series novels, short stories, short story anthologies (edited or coedited by Asprin), and publisher letters regarding aforementioned manuscripts.

Administrative Information

Accruals: An addition to the collection was made in 2010 via purchase from a dealer.

Access Restrictions: Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Use Restrictions: Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Acquisition Source: Asprin, Robert Lynn

Acquisition Method: The initial acquistion was made after his death in fall 2008 via donation from his heirs. (Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett are the literary executors and facilitated the donation by Darlene Bolesny).

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.mythadventures.net/.

Other URL: http://www.ulib.niu.edu/rarebooks/index.cfm


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
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Series I: Novels
Box 1
Folder 1: For King and Country [galley proofs, Baen Books] title page - chapter 10, 2002
Folder 2: For King and Country [galley proofs, Baen Books] chapters 11 - 21, 2002
Folder 3: E. Godz [proofs, Baen Books], 2005
Box 2
Folder 1: Myth Series: Myth-ion Improbable [page proofs, Ace Books] title page - end, 2002
Folder 2: Myth Series: Myth-ion Improbable [galley proofs, Ace Books] title page - end, 2002
Folder 3: Myth Series: Something M.Y.T.H., Inc. [manuscript] pages 13 - 35, No Date
Folder 4: Myth Series: Something M.Y.T.H., Inc. [page proofs, Ace Books], 2002
Box 3
Folder 1: Phule's Company Series: Phule Me Twice [edited manuscript] chapters 1 - 9, No Date
Folder 2: Phule's Company Series: Phule Me Twice [edited manuscript] chapters 10 - end, No Date
Folder 3: Phule's Company Series: No Phule Like an Old Phule [final draft] chapters 1 - 6, 2002
Folder 4: Phule's Company Series: No Phule Like an Old Phule [final draft] chapters 7 - 12, 2002
Folder 5: Phule's Company Series: No Phule Like an Old Phule [final draft] chapters 13 - end, 2002
Box 4
Folder 1: Phule's Company Series: No Phule Like an Old Phule [copy edited manuscript] title page - chapter 6, 2003
Folder 2: Phule's Company Series: No Phule Like an Old Phule [copy edited manuscript] chapters 7 - 12, 2003
Folder 3: Phule's Company Series: No Phule Like an Old Phule [copy edited manuscript] chapters 13 - end, 2003
Folder 4: Phule's Company Series: No Phule Like an Old Phule [final copy edit, Ace Books] title page - chapter 5, 2004
Folder 5: Phule's Company Series: No Phule Like an Old Phule [final copy edit, Ace Books] chapters 6 - 11, 2004
Folder 6: Phule's Company Series: No Phule Like an Old Phule [final copy edit, Ace Books] chapters 12 - 18, 2004
Box 5
Folder 1: Phule's Company Series: Phule's Errand [copy edited manuscript, Ace Books] title page - chapter 7, 2006
Folder 2: Phule's Company Series: Phule's Errand [copy edited manuscript, Ace Books] chapter 8 - 12, 2006
Folder 3: Phule's Company Series: Phule's Errand [copy edited manuscript, Ace Books] chapters 13 - 18, 2006
Folder 4: Myth Adventure Series: Under a Full Myth [galley proofs], No Date
Folder 5: Myth Adventure Series: Myth Alliances [galley proofs, Ace Books], 2003
Folder 6: Wartorn Series: Resurrection [page proofs, Ace Books], 2005
Box 6
Folder 1: Letter to Asprin from agent Bev Hainer of Donning Company Publishers re: "Myth-nomers and Im-pervections", 6/30/1987
Folder 2: Letter to Asprin from agent Bev Hainer of Donning Company Publishers re: "Myth-nomers and Im-pervections", 8/21/1987
Folder 3: Typewritten manuscript of "Myth-nomers and im-pervections"; dot matrix printout w/hand edits; pgs. 1-70 (chs. 1-7), 1987
Folder 4: Typewritten manuscript of "Myth-nomers and im-pervections"; dot matrix printout w/hand edits; pgs. 71-109 (chs. 8-11), 1987
Folder 5: Typewritten manuscript of "Myth-nomers and im-pervections"; dot matrix printout w/hand edits; pgs. 111-130 (chs. 12&13), 1987
Folder 6: Typewritten manuscript of "Myth-nomers and im-pervections"; dot matrix printout w/hand edits; pgs. 1-50 (chs. 1-5), 1987
Folder 7: Typewritten manuscript of "Myth-nomers and im-pervections"; dot matrix printout w/hand edits; pgs. 51-90 (chs. 6-9), 1987
Folder 8: Typewritten manuscript of "Myth-nomers and im-pervections"; dot matrix printout w/hand edits; pgs. 92-120 (chs. 10-12), 1987
Folder 9: Various pages from "Myth-nomers and Im-pervections", dot matrix printout, 5pgs total, 1987
Folder 10: Typewritten manuscript of "M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action", dot matrix printout w/hand edits; Asprin's autograph on 1st page of Author's note; pgs. i-51 (chs. 1-4), 1990
Folder 11: Typewritten manuscript of "M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action", dot matrix printout w/hand edits; pgs. 52-103 (chs. 5-9), 1990
Folder 12: Typewritten manuscript of "M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action", dot matrix printout w/hand edits; pgs.104-156 (chs. 10-14), 1990
Folder 13: Typewritten manuscript of "M.Y.T.H. Inc. in Action", dot matrix printout w/hand edits; pgs.157-216 (chs. 15-20), 1990
Folder 14: Asprin's notes for editing "Myth-nomers and Im-pervections"; 3pgs total, n.d.
Box 7
Folder 1: Two typescripts of 'The Cold Cash War', ch. 1; 10pgs, n.d.
Folder 2: Typescript of 'The Cold Cash War', ch. 2, pgs 7-13, n.d.
Folder 3: Typescript of 'The Cold Cash War'; chs. 1-6, pgs 1-50, n.d.
Folder 4: Typescript of 'The Cold Cash War'; chs. 7-11, pgs. 51-87, n.d.
Folder 5: Typescript of 'The Cold Cash War'; chs. 12-17, pgs. 88-129, n.d.
Folder 6: Copy of typescript draft - 'The Cold Cash War', pgs. 133-154, n.d.
Folder 7: Copy of typescript draft - 'The Cold Cash War'; chs. 21-23, pgs. 155-176, n.d.
Folder 8: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; intro & ch. 1, 15pgs, n.d.
Folder 9: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; intro & ch. 1, 7 pgs, n.d.
Folder 10: Two Handwritten drafts of 'The Cold Cash War', ch. 1; 29pgs, n.d.
Folder 11: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 4, pgs 1-11, n.d.
Folder 12: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 5, pgs 1-8, n.d.
Folder 13: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 5, pgs 1-10, n.d.
Folder 14: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 6, 6pgs, n.d.
Folder 15: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 6, 9pgs, n.d.
Folder 16: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 6, pgs. 1-11, n.d.
Folder 17: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 7, 16pgs, n.d.
Folder 18: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 7, 9pgs, n.d.
Folder 19: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 8, 24pgs, n.d.
Folder 20: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 9, 8pgs, n.d.
Folder 21: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 10, 8pgs, n.d.
Folder 22: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 11, 6pgs, n.d.
Folder 23: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 11, 9pgs, n.d.
Folder 24: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 12, 6pgs, n.d.
Folder 25: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 12, 9pgs, n.d.
Folder 26: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 13, 7pgs, n.d.
Folder 27: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 14, 7pgs, n.d.
Folder 28: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 15, 7pgs, n.d.
Folder 29: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 16, 9pgs, n.d.
Folder 30: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 17, 10pgs, n.d.
Folder 31: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 17, 18pgs, n.d.
Folder 32: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; chs. 20A-20H, 34pgs, n.d.
Folder 33: Typescript draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 22, 13pgs, n.d.
Folder 34: Handwritten draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; ch. 23, 9pgs, n.d.
Folder 35: Typescript draft of 'The Cold Cash War'; rewrites to page 48, 8pgs, n.d.
Folder 36: Typescript draft, unpaginated section of 'The Cold Cash War'; 5pgs, n.d.
Folder 37: Handwritten draft, unpaginated section of 'The Cold Cash War'; 6pgs, n.d.

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