Log In | Contact Us
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators Record Groups

David Weber Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Novels

Short Stories

Correspondence

Miscellaneous

Electronic Content



Contact us about this collection

David Weber Papers, 1991-2012 | Northern Illinois University

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

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 II: Short Stories
Box 1
Folder 1: The Captain of Kirkbean [printout of typescript] page 1 to page 9, 3/21/1997

Browse by Series:

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


Page Generated in: 0.159 seconds (using 322 queries).
Using 6.89MB of memory. (Peak of 7.17MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21
Copyright ©2011 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign