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Carol Emshwiller Papers

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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],
[All]

Series III: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 1: [Letter from Carol Emswiller to Kirkus Review re: Joy In Our Cause], March 23, 1974
Folder 2: [Letter from Richard Dillard to Kitty Benedict re: Joy In Our Cause], December 4, 1974
Folder 3: [Letter from James Tiptree Jr. to Carol Emswiller re: Joy In Our Cause], May 24, 1975
Folder 4: [Letter from Artists' Fellowship Program to Carol Emshwiller], March 31, 1988
Folder 5: [Letter from Damon Knight to Carol Emshwiller re: Carmen Dog], May 8, 1990
Folder 6: [Letter from William Kittredge to Dave Peatter re: Ledoyt], August 30, 1995
Folder 7: [Letter from Meg Hamel to Carol Emshwiller re: After Shock], October 12, 1995
Folder 8: [Letter from James Tiptree Jr. Memorial Award to Carol Emshwiller re: Carmen Dog], November 3, 1996
Folder 9: [Letter from Gollancz to Carol Emshwiller re: Sex and/or Mr. Morrison], December 4, 1997
Folder 10: [Letter from Steve Pasechnick to Carol Emshwiller], December 10, 1997
Folder 11: [Letter from Broken Mirrors Press to Carol Emshwiller re: A is for Abel], February 23, 1998
Folder 12: [Letter from Fantasy and Science Fiction to Carol Emshwiller], March 16, 1998
Folder 13: [Letter from Tekno Books to Carol Emshwiller re: Pelt], March 30, 1998
Folder 14: [Letter from Tekno Books to Carol Emshwiller re: Pelt], March 30, 1998
Folder 15: [Letter from Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine to Carol Emshwiller re: Acceptance Speech], July 16, 1998
Folder 16: [Letter from Steven Pasechnick to Carol Emshwiller], November 4, 1998
Folder 17: [Letter from Fantasy and Science Fiction to Carol Emshwiller], 1998
Folder 18: [Letter from Eric Solstein to Carol Emshwiller], March 1, 1999
Folder 19: [Letter from Kristina Santos to Carol Emshwiller re: Ledoyt], February 4, 2000
Folder 20: [Letter from Kristina Santos to Carol Emshwiller re: Leaping Man Hill], February 15, 2000
Folder 21: [Letter from Karen Fowler to Carol Emshwiller], August 2, 2000
Folder 22: [Letter from Fantasy and Science Fiction to Carol Emshwiller re: The Project], September 17, 2001
Folder 23: [Letter from Steven Pasechnick to Carol Emshwiller re: Venus Rising], May 3, 2002
Folder 24: [Email from Kelly Link to Carol Emshwiller re: The Mount], December 10, 2002
Folder 25: [Email from Gavin Grant to Carol Emshwiller re: The Mount], December 10, 2002
Folder 26: [Email from Christopher Maier to Carol Emshwiller], June 11, 2004
Folder 27: [Email from Ellen Datlow to Carol Emshwiller re: Gliders], June 29, 2004
Folder 28: [Letter to Carol Emshwiller re: Firebirds Rising], July 3, 2004
Folder 29: [Letter from Fantasy and Science Fiction to Carol Emshwiller re: I Live with You], October 3, 2004
Folder 30: [Letter to Carol Emshwiller re: The Coyote Road: Trickster Tales], 2005
Folder 31: [Email from David to Carol Emshwiller re: Quill], January 7, 2007
Folder 32: [Letter from Sharyn November to Carol Emshwiller re: The Coyote Road], January 31, 2007
Folder 33: [Letter from Gordon Van Gelder to Carol Emshwiller re: The New and Perfect Man], June 7, 2008
Folder 34: [Letter from Sheila Williams to Carol Emshwiller re: The New and Perfect Man], July 31, 2008
Folder 35: [Letter from Asimov's Science Fiction to Carol Emshwiller], March 16, 2009
Folder 36: [Letter from Asimov's Science Fiction to Carol Emshwiller re: Chasing Songs], November 4, 2009
Folder 37: [Letter from Carol Emshwiller to A J], September 19
Folder 38: [Letter from Jodee Rubins to Carol Emshwiller], no date
Folder 39: [Note from Molly Glass to Carol Emshwiller re: Coo People], no date
Folder 40: [Letter from Richard Kostelanetz to Carol Emshwiller], no date
Folder 41: [Letter from Virgina Kidd to Carol Emshwiller], no date
Folder 42: [Letter from Judy to Carol Emshwiller], no date
Folder 43: [Note from A J Budrys to Carol Emshwiller], 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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