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Carol Emshwiller Papers

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Novels

Short Stories

Correspondence

Miscellaneous

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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],
[All]

Series IV: Miscellaneous
Box 1
Folder 1: [Harper and Row advertisment|Joy In Our Cause], June 23 1974
Folder 2: [The New Republic|Joy In Our Cause], July 20, 1974
Folder 3: [Ms. Magazine|Joy In Our Cause], July 1974
Folder 4: [The New Republic|Joy In Our Cause], December 21, 1974
Folder 5: [Library Journal|Verging on the Pertinent], December, 1989
Folder 6: [The Women's Press|Carmen Dog], January 1991
Folder 7: [Review by Jennifer Forsythe|Carmen Dog], no date
Folder 8: [The Retrospective James Tiptree Jr. Memorial award list|Carmen Dog], no date
Folder 9: [Postcard for Carman Dog], no date
Folder 10: [Kirkus Review|The Start to the End of It All], April 15, 1991
Folder 11: [Publishers Weekly Review|The Start of the End of It All], April 26,1991
Folder 12: [Small Press Review|The Start of the End of It All], Fall 1991
Folder 13: [Book of Choice in Library Journal|The Start of the End of It All], November 15, 1991
Folder 14: [The New York Review of Science Fiction|The Start of the End of It All], November 1991
Folder 15: [Feminist Book Review|The Start of the End of It All], February 1992
Folder 16: [The Small Press Literary Review|The Start of the End of It All], Spring 1995
Folder 17: [Mercury Messenger, The Start of the End of It All], no date
Folder 18: [Mercury House, The Start of the End of It All], no date
Folder 19: [Science Fiction Chronicle|Venus Rising], June 1992
Folder 20: [Publishers Weekly|Ledoyt], August 28, 1995
Folder 21: [Feminist Bookstore News|Ledoyt], September-October, 1995
Folder 22: [Walter Satterthwait's review|Ledoyt], October 29, 1995
Folder 23: [San Francisco Chronicle|Ledoyt], December 24-30, 1995
Folder 24: [San Francisco Chronicle|Ledoyt], December 31, 1995
Folder 25: [Select Fiction's reading list|Ledoyt], 1996
Folder 26: [Women's Review of Books|Ledoyt], 1997
Folder 27: [The Women's Review|Ledoyt], 1997
Folder 28: [Feminist Bookstore News|Leaping Man Hill], April-June 2000
Folder 29: [SF Gate|Leaping Man Hill], October 8, 2000
Folder 30: [Jake Lake and Rich Horton Review|Creature], September 26, 2001
Folder 31: [Biography|How My Husband's Death Changed My Writing], February 2, 2004
Folder 32: [Newsletter of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award|The Mount], 2004
Folder 33: [Time Out Chicago|I Live with You], December 2005
Folder 34: [Wastelands Anthology contract|Killers], February 8, 2007
Folder 35: [Dell Magazines contract|At Sixes and Sevens], March 28, 2007
Folder 36: [Thematic Readings Flyier|The Ugly Lovely], April 22
Folder 37: [Ed Gorman's Gormania, A Day At the Beach], no date
Folder 38: [Fan Mail and Class Letters], 1981-1989
Folder 39: [Feminist Bookstore Review|Susanna Stugis on Science Fiction], 1991
Folder 40: [Matrix News], January 1992
Folder 41: [Digital Media Zone contract], March 1, 1999
Folder 42: [I-CON XVIII program|1999 Gallun Award Receipent], April 10, 1999
Folder 43: [I-CON 18 program, 1999 Gallum Award Biography], 1999
Folder 44: [American Women Writers|Questionaire], 1999
Folder 45: [Fantasy and Science Fiction|payment], May 3, 2000
Folder 46: [Other Voices program|Futuristic Voices], October 12, 2001
Folder 47: [Conference Speech], May 17, 2003
Folder 48: [WisCon 27|program], May 23-26, 2003
Folder 49: [Postcard from Ursula Le Guin], June 1, 2004
Folder 50: [Check for Book Mr. Boots], June 1, 2004
Folder 51: [The Inyo Register|The World According to Carol Emshwiller], September 23, 2004
Folder 52: [An Evening with Carol Emshwiller Flyer], September 24, 2004
Folder 53: [Speech], December 2, 2004
Folder 54: [Newspaper Article|She Spins Super-Fine Sci-Fi], August 25, 2005
Folder 55: [The Inyo Register|Emshwiller: The Writer In Love], August 17, 2006
Folder 56: [An Evening with Carol Emshwiller Flyer], August 19, 2006
Folder 57: [List of Published Stories], November 2009
Folder 58: [Photograph], no date
Folder 59: [Biography], no date
Folder 60: [Biography in Enchantment], no date
Folder 61: [Radio Program Notes], no date

Browse by Series:

[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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