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Collection Overview

Title: David Weber Papers, 1991-2012

ID: RBSC/SFWA/017

Primary Creator: Weber, David (1952-)

Extent: 6.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of novels, series II consists of short stories, series III is correspondence, series IV is miscellaneous, and series V contains digital content (e-mailed documents).

Date Acquired: 10/08/2008. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Honor Harrington, Science Fiction Writers of America

Forms of Material: fantasy, science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The David Weber papers consist mainly of printed (paper-based) proofs, copy edited proofs, galley proofs, and bound typescripts.  The collection is divided into series based upon format.  Series I consists of novels, series II consists of short stories, series III is correspondence, series IV is miscellaneous, and series V contains digital content (e-mailed documents).  The novels are organized by series order of publication listed on the author's bibliography page.  The novels are in the following order: the Honor Harrington series, Dahak series, War God series, Safehold series, stand alone novels, and then co-authored novels.

Collection Historical Note

David Weber was born on October 29, 1952 and at the age of two his family moved to Greenville, South Carolina.  He attended Hillcrest High school and graduated in 1970.  Weber then went to the Clemson extension program at Greenville Tech and later finished his undergraduate studies at Warren Wilson college.  He sought a Master's degree in History at Appalachian State University in North Carolina, but after some reservations about pursuing this line of work he went back to South Carolina and ran Weber Associates.  He started writing stories and poetry back in elementary school and at sixteen he won 1st place in poetry, short story, and SA at Greenville's Art Festival.  Weber contends that his mother and father gave him the writing skills he needed as well as a joy for reading, especially science fiction.  At Weber Associates he gained a lot of experience in advertising and editing.  He later came to know Steve White through mail and their love for the game StarFire.  Their collaboration led to his first published novel, Insurrection, by Baen Books.  This would later be followed by the book series Honor Harrington,  the Hell's Gate series, and the Safehold series.  All of his novels from the Honor Harrington series (since number eight) have been placed on the New York Times extended list of bestsellers.  Weber has stated that he is very grateful for all the success and emphasizes that his journey as an author led him to work with very professional, enthusiastic, and caring individuals.

Subject/Index Terms

Honor Harrington
Science Fiction Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additions from David Weber: 06/09/2010, 06/25/2012

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: David Weber

Acquisition Method: 06/25/2012: 3 additional boxes arrived in RBSC from David Weber

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


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

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

Series I: Novels
Box 1
Folder 1: On Basilisk Station [Honor Harrington series][typed manuscript] page 1 to page 128, June 1992
Folder 2: On Basilisk Station [Honor Harrington series][typed manuscript] page 129 to page 289, June 1992
Folder 3: On Basilisk Station [Honor Harrington series][typed manuscript] page 290 to page 444, June 1992
Folder 4: The Honor of the Queen [Honor Harrington series][bound manuscript] page 1 to page 160, Sep 1992
Folder 5: Field of Dishonor [Honor Harrington series][bound typescript draft] page 1 to page 131, Jan 1994
Folder 6: Field of Dishonor [Honor Harrington series][bound typescript draft|revision] page 1 to page 132, Jan 1994
Folder 7: Field of Dishonor [Honor Harrington series][letter from Baen Books to Weber and attached copyedited manuscript] page 1 to page 107, 1994
Folder 8: Field of Dishonor [Honor Harrington series][copyedited manuscript] page 108 to page 250, 1994
Box 2
Folder 1: Field of Dishonor [Honor Harrington series][copyedited manuscript] page 251 to page 381, 1994
Folder 2: Flag in Exile [Honor Harrington series][bound photocopied typescript] page 1 to page 157, 10/1994
Folder 3: In Enemy Hands [Honor Harrington series][bound manuscript] page 1 to page 215, Feb 1997
Folder 4: In Enemy Hands [Honor Harrington series][bound manuscript|signed] page 1 to page 215, Feb 1997
Folder 5: Echoes of Honor [Honor Harrington series][1st pass page proofs|Baen Books] page i to page 138, 1998
Folder 6: Echoes of Honor [Honor Harrington series][1st pass page proofs|Baen Books] page 139 to page 291, 1998
Folder 7: Echoes of Honor [Honor Harrington series][1st pass page proofs|Baen Books] page 292 to page 437, 1998
Box 3
Folder 1: Echoes of Honor [Honor Harrington series][1st pass page proofs|Baen Books] page 438 to page 475, 1998
Folder 2: Ashes of Victory [Honor Harrington series][bound typescript draft and hymn note] page 1 to page 125, no date
Folder 3: Mission of Honor [Honor Harrington series][bound submission draft] page 1 to page 226, 2/13/2009
Folder 4: Mission of Honor [Honor Harrington series][bound submission draft] page 1 to page 226, 2/13/2009
Folder 5: Mission of Honor [Honor Harrington series][galley proof|Baen Books] chapter 1 to chapter 14, 2010
Folder 6: Mission of Honor [Honor Harrington series][galley proof|Baen Books] chapter 15 to chapter 28, 2010
Folder 7: Mission of Honor [Honor Harrington series][galley proof|Baen Books] chapter 29 to end, 2010
Box 4
Folder 1: A Rising Thunder [Honor Harrington series][edited manuscript] page 1 to page 147, 11/15/2010
Folder 2: A Rising Thunder [Honor Harrington series][edited manuscript] page 148 to page 319, 11/15/2010
Folder 3: A Rising Thunder [Honor Harrington series][edited manuscript] page 320 to page 485, 11/15/2010
Folder 4: A Rising Thunder [Honor Harrington series][edited manuscript] page 486 to page 646, 11/15/2010
Folder 5: [Honor Harrington series][bound and typed background information and notes] page 1 to page 40, no date
Folder 6: Heirs of Empire [Dahak series][bound manuscript] page 1 to page 194, Dec 1994
Folder 7: Heirs of Empire [Dahak series][uncorrected page proofs|Baen Books] pages not in order, 3/1996
Box 5
Folder 1: Heirs of Empire [Dahak series][uncorrected page proofs|Baen Books] pages not in order, 3/1996
Folder 2: Heirs of Empire [Dahak series][uncorrected page proofs|Baen Books] pages not in order, 3/1996
Folder 3: Heirs of Empire [Dahak series][uncorrected page proofs|Baen Books] pages not in order, 3/1996
Folder 4: Oath of Swords [War God series][bound final typescript] page 1 to page 156, 8/1/1994
Folder 5: Oath of Swords [War God series][author proofs|Baen Books] page i to page 161, Feb 1995
Folder 6: Oath of Swords [War God series][author proofs|Baen Books] page 162 to page 325, Feb 1995
Folder 7: Oath of Swords [War God series][author proofs|Baen Books] page 326 to page 493, Feb 1995
Folder 8: The War God's Own [War God series][handbound draft with color cover page] page 1 to page 169, 11/18/1997
Box 6
Folder 1: War Maid's Choice [War God series][page proof|Baen Books] page i to page 167, July 2012
Folder 2: War Maid's Choice [War God series][page proof|Baen Books] page 168 to page 315, July 2012
Folder 3: War Maid's Choice [War God series][page proof|Baen Books] page 316 to page 473, July 2012
Folder 4: War Maid's Choice [War God series][page proof|Baen Books] page 474 to page 593, July 2012
Folder 5: Gryphon from the Ashes [War God series|title may have changed][synopsis of series|volume 2] page 21 to page 35, no date
Folder 6: The Crown of Ottovar [War God series|title may have changed][synopsis of series|volume 3] page 36 to page 54, no date
Folder 7: Heart of the Gryphon [War God series|title may have changed][synopsis of series|volume 4] page 55 to page 66, no date
Folder 8: Unidentified Manuscript [found with War God materials][printed manuscript|edited] page 1 to page 7, no date
Folder 9: Off Armageddon Reef [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 1 to page 172, 2007
Folder 10: Off Armageddon Reef [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 173 to page 360, 2007
Box 7
Folder 1: Off Armageddon Reef [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 361 to page 553, 2007
Folder 2: Off Armageddon Reef [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 553 to end, 2007
Folder 3: Off Armageddon Reef [Safehold series][style sheet|Tom Doherty Associates], no date
Folder 4: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][edited script|Tom Doherty Associates] title page to page 132, 2008
Folder 5: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][edited script|Tom Doherty Associates] page 133 to page 257, 2008
Folder 6: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][edited script|Tom Doherty Associates] page 258 to page 385, 2008
Folder 7: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][edited script|Tom Doherty Associates] page 386 to page 513, 2008
Folder 8: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][edited script|Tom Doherty Associates] page 514 to page 672, 2008
Folder 9: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][edited script|Tom Doherty Associates] page 673 to page 795, 2008
Box 8
Folder 1: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][edited script|Tom Doherty Associates] page 796 to page 932, 2008
Folder 2: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][page proof|TOR] page i to page 193, 2008
Folder 3: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][page proof|TOR] page 194 to page 455, 2008
Folder 4: By Schism Rent Assunder [Safehold series][page proof|TOR] page 456 to page 723, 2008
Folder 5: By Heresies Distressed [Safehold series][page proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page i to page 335, 2009
Folder 6: By Heresies Distressed [Safehold series][page proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 336 to end, 2009
Folder 7: By Heresies Distressed [Safehold series][copyedited page proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 1 to page 174, 2009
Box 9
Folder 1: By Heresies Distressed [Safehold series][copyedited page proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 175 to page 358, 2009
Folder 2: By Heresies Distressed [Safehold series][copyedited page proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 359 to page 530, 2009
Folder 3: By Heresies Distressed [Safehold series][copyedited page proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 531 to page 712, 2009
Folder 4: By Heresies Distressed [Safehold series][copyedited page proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 713 to end, 2009
Folder 5: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 1 to page 160, 2009
Folder 6: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 161 to page 355, 2009
Box 10
Folder 1: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 356 to page 571, 2009
Folder 2: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 572 to page 752, 2009
Folder 3: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 753 to page 906, 2009
Folder 4: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][copyedited proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 907 to page 1008, 2009
Folder 5: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][galley proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 1 to page 213, 2010
Folder 6: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][galley proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 214 to page 464, 2010
Folder 7: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][galley proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 465 to page 525, 2010
Box 11
Folder 1: A Mighty Fortress [Safehold series][galley proof|Tom Doherty Associates] page 526 to page 642, 2010
Folder 2: Path of the Fury [copyedited manuscript] page 1 to page 133, 12/1991-3/3/1992
Folder 3: Path of the Fury [copyedited manuscript] page 134 to page 273, 12/1991-3/3/1992
Folder 4: Path of the Fury [copyedited manuscript] page 274 to page 428, 12/1991-3/3/1992
Folder 5: Bolos III: The Triumphant [letter from Baen Books and attached original manuscript] page 1 to page 107, Sep 1995
Folder 6: Bolos III: The Triumphant [original manuscript|Baen Books] page 108 to page 235, Sep 1995
Folder 7: Bolos III: The Triumphant [original manuscript|Baen Books] page 235 to page 353, Sep 1995
Folder 8: Bolos IV: Last Stand [Letter from Eleanor Cox|Baen Books|to Weber re: corrections for page proofs|attached corrections to proofs] page 1 to page 393, 11/20/1996
Box 12
Folder 1: Miles to Go [Bolo series][bound typescript|second draft and notes] page 1 to page 53|notes page 1 to page 17, Feb 1995
Folder 2: Miles to Go [Bolos III: The Triumphant][copyedited manuscript] pages not in order, no date
Folder 3: Out of the Dark [copyedited manuscript|TOR] page 1 to page 130, Oct 2010
Folder 4: Out of the Dark [copyedited manuscript|TOR] page 131 to page 280, Oct 2010
Folder 5: Out of the Dark [copyedited manuscript|TOR] page 281 to page 421, Oct 2010
Folder 6: Out of the Dark [copyedited manuscript|TOR] page 422 to page 531, Oct 2010
Folder 7: Insurrection [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][typed manuscript] page 1 to page 142, no date
Folder 8: Insurrection [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][typed manuscript] page 143 to page 270, no date
Box 13
Folder 1: Insurrection [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][typed manuscript] page 271 to page 419, no date
Folder 2: Insurrection [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][typed manuscript] page 420 to page 585, no date
Folder 3: Crusade [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][original typescript revision] page 1 to page 135, Sep 1991
Folder 4: Crusade [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][original typescript revision] page 136 to page 282, Sep 1991
Folder 5: Crusade [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][original typescript revision] page 283 to page 439, Sep 1991
Folder 6: The Shiva Option [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][galley proof] title page to page 255, no date
Folder 7: The Shiva Option [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][galley proof] page 256 to page 515, no date
Box 14
Folder 1: The Shiva Option [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][galley proof] page 516 to page 735, no date
Folder 2: Starfire series [co-authored with Steve White][scenario notes] page 405 to page 468, 1991
Folder 3: Starfire series [co-authored with Steve White][scenario notes] page 1 to page 103, 1991
Folder 4: The Stars At War [Starfire series|co-authored with Steve White][scenario notes] page 1 to page 121, Apr 1993
Folder 5: March to the Stars [Empire of Man series|co-authored with John Ringo][bound typescript] page 1 to page 218, no date
Folder 6: We Few [Empire of Man series|co-authored with John Ringo][galley proofs|Baen Books] title page to page 123, Apr 2005
Folder 7: We Few [Empire of Man series|co-authored with John Ringo][galley proofs|Baen Books] page 124 to page 260, Apr 2005
Folder 8: We Few [Empire of Man series|co-authored with John Ringo][galley proofs|Baen Books] page 261 to page 391, Apr 2005
Folder 9: Debt of the Ages [Insurrection series|written by Steve White|possibly edited by Weber][bound manuscript] page 1 to page 184, no date
Folder 10: Changer: A Novel of Athanor [written by Jane Lindskold|possibly edited by Weber|related to the Honor Harrington series] page 1 to page 199, no date

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