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Collection Overview

Title: Carol Emshwiller Papers, 1974-2010


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

Browse by Series:

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

Series V: Digital Content
Flash Memory Device 1
Item 1: [Trashes], 1/24/2004
Item 2: [I Live With You And], 9/26/2004
Item 3: [After Ed died], 12/3/2009
Item 4: [All Of Us Can Almost], 9/26/2004
Item 5: [Assassin], 1/24/2004
Item 6: [Big Bio], 1/12/2005
Item 7: [Bountiful City], 9/26/2004
Item 8: [breaking rules], 2/2/2004
Item 9: [For Broad Universe], 3/15/2005
Item 10: [For Doctor Story], 11/17/2004
Item 11: [Gliders], 1/24/2004
Item 12: [Grandma], 12/13/2008
Item 13: [I Live With You], 1/6/2005
Item 14: [Killers], 1/24/2004
Item 15: [Lost], 11/10/2004
Item 16: [My General], 1/24/2004
Item 17: [On Display Among the Lesser], 1/24/2004
Item 18: [Point of No Return], 6/08/2005
Item 19: [Quill], 9/1/2005
Item 20: [Resonance], 2/2/2004
Item 21: [See No Evil Feel No], 6/18/2009
Item 22: [The Being Of It All], 8/13/2005
Item 23: [The Doctor New], 11/17/2004
Item 24: [The General], 1/6/2005
Item 25: [The Horse Who], 4/5/2004
Item 26: [The Seducer], 3/10/2004
Item 27: [WisCon], 1/26/2004
Item 28: [DS_Store], 1/1/1980
Item 29: [A Safe Place To Be], 3/30/2007
Item 30: [Abdominable Child], 1/19/2009
Item 31: [Above It All], 11/13/2009
Item 32: [After Ed died], 2/2/2004
Item 33: [All Of Us Can Almost], 9/26/2004
Item 34: [All the News That's Fit], 11/11/2009
Item 35: [Article about Luis and bio of me and Ed], 9/4/2006
Item 36: [Assassin], 1/12/2004
Item 37: [Big Bio], 1/12/2005
Item 38: [Bio for Nebula], 4/4/2006
Item 39: [Bird Painter 2], 2/22/2007
Item 40: [Bountiful City], 9/26/2004
Item 41: [breaking rules], 11/22/2002
Item 42: [CarolEmshwiller4-crop], 6/13/2004
Item 43: [Click Here], 11/24/2003
Item 44: [Click Here], 11/24/2003
Item 45: [family emails], 12/6/2005
Item 46: [Farm], 8/22/2006
Item 47: [Fiction is Artful], 1/27/2009
Item 48: [Finishing the Wall], 2/15/2009
Item 49: [Following Songs], 6/19/2009
Item 50: [For Broad Universe], 3/15/2005
Item 51: [For Doctor Story], 11/17/2004
Item 52: [For Luis], 9/26/2006
Item 53: [Fortifications], 4/25/2008
Item 54: [Gliders], 1/12/2004
Item 55: [God Clown], 3/8/2007
Item 56: [Going Extinct], 2/4/2009
Item 57: [Grandma], 1/6/2002
Item 58: [Hello To Arms], 12/2/2009
Item 59: [I Live With You], 7/29/2004
Item 60: [I Live With You And], 10/14/2006
Item 61: [I should have known escape was hopeless], 10/14/2006
Item 62: [Infestationdoc], 3/7/2008
Item 63: [Killers], 1/12/2004
Item 64: [List of Published Stories], 1/29/2010
Item 65: [List of Published Books], 2/5/2010
Item 66: [Lost], 11/10/2004
Item 67: [Lovely Ugly], 4/30/2009
Item 68: [Making Do With Less], 4/7/2009
Item 69: [Making Do With Less], 5/9/2008
Item 70: [Master of the Road to Nowhere], 7/31/2007
Item 71: [Meaning], 12/3/2007
Item 72: [Messing], 9/22/2005
Item 73: [My General], 1/12/2004
Item 74: [New Book of Short Stories], 3/6/2009
Item 75: [New Book of Short Stories], 1/30/2010
Item 76: [No Time Like The Present], 2/10/2010
Item 77: [Nowhere], 6/11/2006
Item 78: [On Display Among the Lesser], 1/12/2004
Item 79: [Point of No Return], 6/8/2005
Item 80: [Quill], 7/12/2004
Item 81: [Resonance], 2/2/2004
Item 82: [Resume], 2/2/2004
Item 83: [Sanctuary], 1/5/2007
Item 84: [See No Evil Feel No], 11/24/2004
Item 85: [Self Story], 4/12/2006
Item 86: [Sixes and Sevens], 12/15/2006
Item 87: [Such A Woman], 5/1/2006
Item 88: [The Being Of It All], 4/14/2005
Item 89: [The Dignity], 6/15/2006
Item 90: [The Doctor New], 11/17/2004
Item 91: [The General], 9/26/2002
Item 92: [The Horse Who], 4/5/2004
Item 93: [The New Man], 4/25/2008
Item 94: [The Seducer], 3/4/2004
Item 95: [The Wall], 2/16/2009
Item 96: [Uncle E], 11/25/2009
Item 97: [Up], 4/1/2009
Item 98: [Washed Up], 5/15/2008
Item 99: [We Took the Children], 12/12/2008
Item 100: [We took the children out to see the battle], 1/24/2008
Item 101: [Wes], 11/3/2006
Item 102: [Whover], 2/18/2008
Item 103: [Who], 1/31/2008
Item 104: [Wildlife], 5/15/2008
Item 105: [WisCon], 2/2/2004

Browse by Series:

[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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