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Carol Emshwiller Papers

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Novels

Short Stories

Correspondence

Miscellaneous

Digital Content

Addendum 1



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Collection Overview

Title: Carol Emshwiller Papers, 1974-2010

ID: RBSC/SFWA/043

Primary Creator: Emshwiller, Carol

Extent: 7.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of novels; Series II includes short stories; Series III correspondence; Series IV consists of miscellaneous; and Series V contains digital content in the form of a (USB) thumb drive.

Date Acquired: 11/10/2009

Subjects: Emshwiller, Carol, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Forms of Material: science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Carol Emshwiller Papers consists of printed (paper-based) and handwritten manuscripts, along with a small amount of correspondence associated to those materials. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels; Series II includes short stories; Series III correspondence; Series IV consists of miscellaneous; and Series V contains digital content in the form of a (USB) thumb drive. The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication.

Collection Historical Note

Carol Emshwiller was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1921. She spent most of her childhood in Ann Arbor and a couple of years in France. Her father was a professor in the linguistic department and her mother was a housewife. She has three brothers whom she adores. She attended the University of Michigan where she studied music and eventually art. She met her husband, Ed Emshwiller, when she was an art student. They lived in France for a year after they got married and attended the Beaux Arts school. Carol did not begin writing until after she was thirty and had her first child. She would go on to have another two children. Carol met science fiction writers through her husband Ed, who started his career as a science fiction illustrator. She began writing and selling science fiction stories as well as taking classing and attending workshop on science fiction writing. She taught at New York University in Adult Education and retired in 2003. In the winters she lives in New York City and in the summers she lives in the Sierras in California. Carol Emshwiller in known for her feminist writing in science fiction and has published numerous short stories and novels. She has won honors such as the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. In 2005 she won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. Carol passed away on February 2, 2019.

Subject/Index Terms

Emshwiller, Carol
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

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: Carol Emshwiller

Acquisition Method: Eve Emschwiller, daughter of Carol, mailed 2019 donation to RBSC.

Appraisal Information:

Additions from Carol Emschwiller: 03/30/2010, 09/11/2010, April 2011,

Addition from Eve Emshwiller (daughter): 05/30/2019

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.sfwa.org/members/emshwiller/.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Miscellaneous],
[Series V: Digital Content],
[Series VI: Addendum 1],
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Series I: Novels
Box 1
Folder 1: The Mount [Proofs] page 1 to page 242, April 5, 2002
Folder 2: The Mount [Proofs] page 1 to page 48, no date
Folder 3: The Mount [Proofs] page 1 to page 48, no date
Folder 4: (Secret City) [First Draft] page 1 to page 24, September 4, 2004
Folder 5: Secret Town|Lorpas of the Other World [Edited Version] page 1 to page 12, September 4, 2004
Folder 6: Lorpas of the Other World [Edited Version] page 1 to page 8, December 13, 2004
Folder 7: Point of No Return [Edited Version] page 1 to page 25, February 3, 2005
Folder 8: Point of No Return [Draft] page 1 to page 9, February 4, 2005
Folder 9: Allush [Edited Version] page 64 to page 71, October 15, 2005
Folder 10: Allush [Edited Version] page 64 to page 71, November 2, 2005
Folder 11: Secret City [Edited Version] page 91 to page 98, November 9, 2005
Folder 12: Allush [Edited Version] page 116 to page 122, November 12, 2005
Folder 13: Lorpas [Draft] page 149 to page 151, November 19, 2005
Folder 14: Lorpas [Draft] page 156 to page 161, November 21, 2005
Folder 15: Allush|Secret City [Draft] page 1 to page 2, November 24, 2005
Folder 16: Lorpas [Draft] page 156 to page 164, November 26, 2005
Folder 17: Allush [Draft] page 163 to page 164, November 30, 2005
Folder 18: Lorpas [Edited Version] page 170 to page 177, December 14, 2005
Folder 19: Secret City [Edited Version] page 26 to page 65, January 8, 2006
Folder 20: Allush [Edited Version] page 120 to page 185, January 15, 2006
Folder 21: World of No Return [Edited Version] page 1 to page 119, January 29, 2006
Folder 22: World of No Return [Draft] page 1 to page 182, no date
Folder 23: Secret City [Draft] page 26 to page 40, no date
Folder 24: Secret City [Draft] page 26 to page 32, no date
Folder 25: Allush [Draft] page 66 to page 73, no date
Folder 26: Chalk [Edited Version] page 1 to page 98, no date
Folder 27: Untitled [Edited Version] page 69 to page 75, no date
Folder 28: Untitled [Edited Version] page 21 to page 38, no date
Folder 29: [notes for a novel] page 1 to page 8, no date

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[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Miscellaneous],
[Series V: Digital Content],
[Series VI: Addendum 1],
[All]


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