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Collection Overview

Title: Rebecca Ore Papers, 1973-2009


Extent: 5.2 Linear Feet

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.

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: Ore, Rebecca

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

Other URL: https://library.niu.edu/ulib/content/collections/rbsc/index.shtml

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 IV: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 1: From Amy Thomson to Brown, 14-Jul-89
Folder 2: From Robert Silverberg to Brown, 8-Aug-94
Folder 3: From Jill Grinberg to Brown w/attached review, 9-Jun-95
Folder 4: Credit Card Letter w/notes on it, 13-Jul-95
Folder 5: E-mail exchange between Mark Audas, Sean and Brian Reynolds, July 21-22, 1999
Folder 6: Galley Letter to Brown, 7-Nov-06
Folder 7: From Emily Krump to Brown, 31-Jul-07
Folder 8: From Jenna Felice to Brown, NO DATE
Folder 9: Sealed Letter from FOSFAX to Brown, NO DATE
Folder 10: Letter from Tor re copy-edited 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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