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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.


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Series IV: Miscellaneous
Box 1
Folder 1: Achilles [typescript of a play] page 1 to page 40, 1967
Folder 2: Odysseus [typescript of a play] page 1 to page 31, 1968
Folder 3: Department of the Treasury U.S. Customs Service magazine [vol 22 no 1], Winter 1987
Folder 4: Moonfall and Moonwar [newspaper clippings of reviews|Florida Times Union], Mar 22-23, 1998
Folder 5: Bulletin of the SFWA [listing McDevitt's novel as a finalist for the 1997 Nebula awards], Summer 1998
Folder 6: [Yesterday's Tomorrows] Printout of Exhibition [McDevitt as possible guest speaker], Nov 8 & Dec 8, 2001
Folder 7: Science Fiction Bookclub magazine [McDevitt's books on pages 2-3], 11/2003
Folder 8: Flyer about film 'Timequest' [McDevitt as commentary], 1/13/2004
Folder 9: Letters to the Editor [newspaper clipping by McDevitt|Brunswick News] page 6A, 8/2/2006
Folder 10: [Newspaper clipping by McDevitt|Brunswick News] page 6A, 9/29/2006
Folder 11: McDevitt's Journal Entries [online] entry number 1 to number 30, Aug 29, 2007-Dec 1, 2008
Folder 12: Letter in magazine by McDevitt [FosFax no 214] page 53, 11/2007
Folder 13: McDevitt's Journal Entries [online] entry number 31 to number 56, Jan 1, 2009-Dec 31, 2009
Folder 14: Time Travelers Never Die [outline], no date
Folder 15: Time Travelers Never Die [plan], no date
Folder 16: Time Travelers Never Die [author queries], no date
Folder 17: The Devil's Eye [intro for Science Fiction book club], no date
Folder 18: List of enclosed materials, no date
Folder 19: Intro to Mike Resnich's 'Blasphemy', no date
Folder 20: Typed Bio of McDevitt, no date

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