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Collection Overview

Title: Alex Bledsoe Papers, 1980- 2009


Primary Creator: Bledsoe, Alex

Extent: 3.1 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of novels; series II consists of correspondence; series III consists of short stories; and series IV consist of  miscellaneous articles.

Date Acquired: 04/27/2009. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Bledsoe, Alex, Blood Groove, Eddie LaCrosse, Rudolf Zginski, Science Fiction Writers of America

Forms of Material: science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Alex Bledsoe papers consists of printed (paper-based) drafts, manuscripts, galley proofs, correspondences, notes, page proofs, a writing contest entry, award certificates, newspapers and publications with Mr. Bledsoe’s work.  The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels, series II consists of correspondence, series III consists of Short stories, and series IV consist of  miscellaneous articles. Series I is organized alphabetically by title.  In series II, III, and IV organization is based on original date of work.

Collection Historical Note

Alex Bledsoe is a science fiction and fantasy writer best known for his novels that touch upon the genres of sword and scorcery and urban fantasy.  He grew up in west Tennessee and now lives with his wife and two sons in Wisconsin.  His noted series are the "Eddie LaCrosse" novels, the "Rudolf Zginski" novels, and his newest, the "Tufa" novels (published in 2011).  On top of his novels, Alex Bledsoe has also written over fifty short stories.  Some of the odd jobs he's held throughout his life include: a reporter, an editor, a photographer, and a door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesman.  For more information on Alex Bledsoe and his works, please visit his website at: http://alexbledsoe.com/

Subject/Index Terms

Bledsoe, Alex
Blood Groove
Eddie LaCrosse
Rudolf Zginski
Science Fiction Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Addiitons by Alex Bledsoe on 06/25/2009, 04/19/2010, 05/31/2010, 03/02/2011, 02/12/2012, 02/13/2013, 03/02/2011

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: Alex Bledsoe

Related Materials: For more information please see http://alexbledsoe.com/; https://twitter.com/AlexBledsoe.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Correspondence],
[Series III: Short Stories],
[Series IV: Miscellaneous],

Series IV: Miscellaneous
Box 1
Folder 1: To The Batpole! [Manuscript with edits] Three parodies, no date
Folder 2: Night Tider [Bantam Dell in-house transmittal form], no date
Folder 3: Newspaper advertisements, no date
Folder 4: Pioneer Press [School Newsletter], 1980
Folder 5: Pioneer Press" [School Newsletter], 1980
Folder 6: UTM News [Honors day recipients], 1982
Folder 7: Weakley County Press [Newspaper], 1983
Folder 8: Honors Day Program, 1984
Folder 9: Bean Switch [Publication], 1984
Folder 10: The Pacer [Newspaper], 4/4/1985
Folder 11: Dresden Enterprise [Sports News], 1985
Folder 12: Advertisement for Physicians Mutual insurance, 1985
Folder 13: Copies of various newspaper articles stapled by author, 1982
Folder 14: Various newspaper clippings sorted by date, no date - 1985
Folder 15: Bean Switch [Publication], 1985
Folder 16: Honors day program, 1985
Folder 17: Northwest Tennessee Trek [Magazine], 1985
Folder 18: The Pacer [Newspaper], 1986
Folder 19: The Jackson Sun Newspaper [University of Tennessee honors], 1986
Folder 20: Valley News [Newspaper], 9/8/88
Folder 21: Various certificates sorted by date, 1982-1988
Folder 22: The Jackson Sun [Newspaper] "B" section, 1988
Folder 23: Athens - Limestone free press [Newspaper], 1989
Folder 24: Public auction program from Swann Galleries for 'Contemporary Prints from the June Wayne Collection', 11/21/2002
Folder 25: Character mining workshop paperwork & notes for unknown story, n.d.
Box 2
Folder 1: newspaper clippings organized alphabetically, n.d.-1990
Folder 2: The Harbinger newspaper, 11/10/1992-1/25/1993
Folder 3: The Harbinger newspaper, 1/26-5/10/1993
Folder 4: The Harbinger newspaper, 5/11-5/30/1993
Folder 5: The Harbinger newspaper, 7/13-8/24/1993
Folder 6: Copies of newspaper articles, n.d.-1993
Folder 7: The Gulf Coast Christian newspaper, 1993
Folder 8: Heads or Tails writing contest entry, 8/13/1995
Folder 9: Publication: 'The Widow of the Orchid', with Bledsoe's "On the Count of Z", 1997
Folder 10: Oregon Observer newspaper, 10/18/2007
Folder 11: Isthmus newspaper, 10/24/2008
Folder 12: Bantam Dell composition order for 'Night Tides', 1/27/2009
Folder 13: 'The New Shetlander' magazine containing Bledsoe's article "Vernacular Abandon: Writing the Way we Speak", Spring 2009

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Correspondence],
[Series III: Short Stories],
[Series IV: Miscellaneous],

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