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Jack McDevitt Papers

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Novels

Short Stories

Correspondence

Miscellaneous

Series V



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Collection Overview

Title: Jack McDevitt Papers, 1967- 2010

ID: RBSC/SFWA/011

Primary Creator: McDevitt, Jack

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of Novels, Series II consists of Short Stories, and Series III consists of correspondence, Series IV are miscellaneous materials, and Series V is Digital Content (files stored on NIU server or CD-ROM).  All materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication or donation.

Date Acquired: 12/13/2003. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Academy Series, Alex Benedict Series, McDevitt, Jack, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Forms of Material: science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Jack McDevitt Papers consists of printed (paper-based) for short stories, and novels by Jack McDevitt, along with a small amount of correspondence related to those materials. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of Novels, Series II consists of Short Stories, and Series III consists of correspondence, Series IV are miscellaneous materials, and Series V consists of Digital Content.  All materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication.

Collection Historical Note

Jack McDevitt, a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America, and a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award nominee, has been publishing science fiction short stories and novels since 1980. His novels often deal with attempts to make contact with alien life forms, and archaeology. McDevitt has served in the Navy, in addition to working as a cab driver, an English teacher, and a customs inspector.

Biographical Note

b. 1935

Subject/Index Terms

Academy Series
Alex Benedict Series
McDevitt, Jack
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additions by Jack McDevitt: 8/19/2008, 6/17/2009, 1/8/2010, 2/12/2010, Jan 2011, 11/28/2011,12/7/2012, 012/10/2012, 2/13/2014, 07/27/2015, 8/07/2015, 02/03/2017

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: Jack McDevitt

Acquisition Method:

07/27/2015- Sent via e-email from donor

08/07/2015- Sent via e-mail to curator from donor

02/03/2017- Sent via e-mail attachment from donor

Related Materials: For more information please see http://jackmcdevitt.com/default.aspx.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

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

Series III: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 1: [Fax to new director WMOG from McDevitt re: newspaper article], 1/22/1996
Folder 2: [Fax to Ginger Buchanan from McDevitt re: newspaper clipping and McDevitt's comment], 1/22/1996
Folder 3: [Fax to Caitlyn from McDevitt re: plot summary], 4/11/1996
Folder 4: [Fax to Caitlyn Blasdell from McDevitt re: book page], 5/24/1996
Folder 5: [Fax to Tobias D. Wabbel from McDevitt re: helping on project], 5/29/1996
Folder 6: [Fax to Tobias D. Wabbel from McDevitt re: reviewing|critiquing books], 5/30/1996
Folder 7: [Fax to Ralph from McDevitt re: additions to manuscripts], 6/27/1996
Folder 8: [Letter to Ralph from McDevitt re: antarctic disaster idea], 7/1/1996
Folder 9: [Fax to Becky Plyer from McDevitt re: law enforcement management program], 8/9/1996
Folder 10: Moonfall [Letter from McDevitt to Ralph Vicinanza re: title considerations], 10/15/1996
Folder 11: [Letter from McDevitt to Ralph Vicinanza re: seminars and pay], 11/7/1996
Folder 12: [Letter from McDevitt to Ralph Vicinanza re: contract offer], 11/20/1996
Folder 13: [E-mail to wcuirle@dynanet.com from McDevitt re: fuel consumption II & III], 4/3/1997
Folder 14: Lighthouse [E-mails between Michael Shara and McDevitt re: manuscript], 12/2004-1/2005
Folder 15: [Letter to Timothy Lane|FOSFAX|from McDevitt re: liberals and the religious war], 5/1/2006
Folder 16: Time Travelers Never Die [Letter from Cam Dufry to McDevitt re: page proofs], 7/21/2009
Folder 17: Paradise Regained [E-mail from McDevitt to Les Johnson re: intro], 8/4/2009
Folder 18: Black Ajax [Letter to Ann Hyman from McDevitt re: review of Black Ajax] 3 pages, no date
Folder 19: Epoch [Letter to Chris Schelling from McDevitt re: proposal of Epoch], no date
Folder 20: The Orion Incident [Infinity Beach] [2 letters to Caitlyn Blesdell re: proposal of manuscript], no date
Folder 21: [Note to Lynn from McDevitt re: Cryptic and The Cassandra Project], no date
Folder 22: Cauldron [Letter to Cameron Dufty to McDevitt re: returned manuscript] 1 page, no date
Folder 23: Moonfall [Fax from McDevitt to Vicinanza re: title], no date
Folder 24: Moonfall [Fax to Caitlyn Blasdell from McDevitt re: review], no date

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


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