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Rebecca Ore Papers


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Collection Overview

Title: Rebecca Ore Papers, 1973-2009


Primary Creator: Ore, Rebecca

Extent: 5.2 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 07/19/2010

Subjects: Becoming Alien, Ore, Rebecca, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Rebecca Ore 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 consists of short stories; Series III contains plays; Series IV is made up of correspondence materials, Series V included personal notes and Series VI contains miscellaneous documents. The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication and the dates on the various works. Dates of publication and reprinting are taken from the author’s webpage,


Collection Historical Note

Rebecca Ore, whose real name is Rebecca Brown, was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1948.  She was raised in South Carolina and eventually she moved to New York City in 1968, attending Columbia University while she was there.  While studying at Columbia she did a great deal of work with the St. Mark Poetry Project.  In 1975 she lived in San Francisco for a year, then moved to Virginia, then several other locations, gaining her Masters in English, before finally settling back down in Virginia, writing for ten years.  Eventually she moved to Philadelphia, writing, gardening, editing and even serving as a reporter and photographer for a local newspaper.  She has currently moved back to Virginia.  She owns a Border Terrier named Kit.

Biographical Note

Pseudonym for Rebecca Brown.

Subject/Index Terms

Becoming Alien
Ore, Rebecca
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: Rebecca Ore

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.rebeccaore.com/.

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Plays],
[Series IV: Correspondence],
[Series V: Personal Notes],
[Series VI: Misc],

Series II: Short Stories
Box 1
Folder 1: Projectile Weapons and Wild Alien Water [Edited Manuscript], Circa 1986
Folder 2: Ice-Gouged Lakes, Glacier-Bound Times [Edited Manuscript], Circa 1988
Folder 3: Farming In Virginia [Edited Manuscripts], Circa 1993
Folder 4: Hypocaust and Bathysphere [Edited Draft] page 87, Circa 1995
Folder 5: Collected Ogoense [Draft] page 1, Circa 1997
Folder 6: Collected Ogoense [Draft] page 1-2, Circa 1997
Folder 7: Game Played With Green Stones [Unpublished Manuscript], NO DATE
Folder 8: Unexpected Post-Nuke Options [Unpublished Manuscript], NO DATE
Folder 9: Electric Purdah [Unpublished Manuscript], NO DATE
Folder 10: Prodding the Galaxy [Unpublished Manuscript], NO DATE
Folder 11: Einstein's Rules [Unpublished Manuscript], NO DATE
Folder 12: Einstein's Rules [Unpublished Manuscript], NO DATE

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Plays],
[Series IV: Correspondence],
[Series V: Personal Notes],
[Series VI: Misc],

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