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Elise Matthesen Papers

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Novels

Short Stories

Correspondence

Screenplays, Poems, Essays, and Outlines

Miscellaneous

Gaming Related Materials



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Collection Overview

Title: Elise Matthesen Papers, 1986-2011

ID: RBSC/SFWA/048

Primary Creator: Matthessen, Elise

Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of Novels, Series II includes short stories, Series III contains Correspondence, Series IV is Screenplays, Poems, Essays and Outlines, Series V is Miscellaneous, and Series VI is Gaming Related Materials. Each Series is broken down into book series by date of publication.

Date Acquired: 08/24/2009. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Matthesen, Elise, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Forms of Material: fantasy, science fiction

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Elise Matthesen Papers consists of printed (paper-based) materials. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of Novels, Series II includes short stories, Series III contains Correspondence, Series IV is Screenplays, Poems, Essays and Outlines, Series V is Miscellaneous, and Series VI is Gaming Related Materials. Each Series is broken down into book series by date of publication.

Collection Historical Note

Elise Matthesen was born in Wisconsin in 1960. Matthesen is an essayist, journalist, poet, and fiction writer. She is a speaker and activitist about issue of body acceptance, bisexuality, polymory, and issues of self-esteem. Matthesen was a orginial contributor to the bisexual anthology, Bi Any Other Name. iN 1993, Matthesen's story The Stone Girl was published in the science fiction anthology Xanadu. In 2008, Matthesen's short story Focus of Desire was published in the anthology Lesbian Ghost Stories. is the editor of the science fiction magazine Electric Velocipede. In 2009, Matthesen was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for the Special Award- non professional category.

Elise is a central figure in the SF/F scene in Minneapolis/St. Paul. She is primarily a jewelry-maker and poet. She was one of John M (Mike) Ford's partners, and some of the materials in this collection belonged to Mike. She often creates jewelry that inspires the writing of particular short stories, or vice-versa.

Subject/Index Terms

Matthesen, Elise
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Additions donated by Elise Matthesen on 05/31/2010, 07/23/2011, 02/14/2012, 07/04/2012

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 creators.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Acquisition Source: Elise Matthesen

Other Note: Email: lionesselise@gmail.com


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Screenplays, Poems, Essays, and Outlines],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],
[Series VI: Gaming Related Materials],
[All]

Series I: Novels
Box 1
Folder 1: Anansi Boys, 12/31/04
Folder 2: Growing Up Weightless, ND
Folder 3: Matter and Memory, ND
Folder 4: Richard Grant's "How to Write Good", ND
Series II: Short Stories
Box 1
Folder 5: Batman [Edited], 2/20/1992
Folder 6: Driving North [Edited w/ Artwork], ND
Folder 7: The Illusionist, ND
Folder 8: Label of Not Cutting It, ND
Folder 9: Sandman, ND
Series III: Correspondence
Box 1
Folder 10: "Multiple Corresponders", 1986-1989
Folder 11: "Multiple Corresponders", 1990-1998
Folder 12: "Multiple Corresponders", 2001-2006
Folder 13: "Multiple Corresponders", ND
Series IV: Screenplays, Poems, Essays, and Outlines
Box 1
Folder 14: The Outer Limits, 1963
Folder 15: Dark Sea, 2001-2002
Folder 16: Another Part of the Trilogy, ND
Folder 17: Guys and Bombs, ND
Folder 18: Multiple "Misc Pieces", ND
Folder 19: Swamp Thing, ND
Folder 20: Harry of Five Points, ND
Folder 21: Troy: The Movie, ND
Folder 22: Sestina: Midnight Stations, 1985-1986
Folder 23: Femme Thang & What's Different, What's Not Different, 1993 & 1994
Folder 24: The Lost Dialogue, 1994-1995
Folder 25: A Fertile Sea, ND
Folder 26: Lapines: A New Race for Hampire, ND
Folder 27: Multiple Exerpts, ND
Folder 28: A Short History of Motion Pictures from 1600, ND
Folder 38: Making Tea for the Moon & Words of Warning, 5/31/2010
Folder 29: Darkwing Duck, 3/1/1991
Folder 30: Batman, 11/10/1991
Folder 31: The Book of Mystic Wisdom, ND
Folder 32: The Magic Returns, ND
Folder 33: The Magic Returns, ND
Series V: Miscellaneous
Box 1
Folder 34: Batman, 10/7/1991
Folder 35: John M. Ford, 11/15/1999
Folder 36: Writer's Guide "Batman", 4/11/1991
Folder 37: Rave Review, Nov-89
Folder 39: Antietam Project: Civil War, ND
Folder 40: Letters, Guides, Bills, etc, ND
Folder 41: Multiple Items, ND
Folder 42: Misc [Steve Jackson], ND
Folder 43: Gaming Art [Eric Goldberg], ND
Folder 44: Misc [John M. Ford], ND
Folder 45: LTS Maps, ND
Folder 46: Business Cards [John M. Ford], ND
Folder 47: Graphics, ND
Folder 48: Misc [John M. Ford], ND
Folder 49: Various Items [John M. Ford], ND
Series VI: Gaming Related Materials
Box 1
Folder 50: Gaming Miscellaneous, ND
Folder 51: "The Atlantis Project", ND
Folder 52: "Gurps: Traveler", ND
Folder 53: "Munchkin: The Adventure", ND
Folder 54: "Gurps: Diskworld", ND
Folder 55: "Gurps: Diskworld", 10/21/1991
Folder 56: "Illuminopoly", ND
Folder 57: "Hacker", ND
Folder 58: "Steve Jackson Games", 8/15/1988
Folder 59: "Gurps: Guidelines", 8/1/1987
Folder 60: "Knights and Knaves", 11/14/1990
Folder 61: "Deepwater", ND
Folder 62: "Paranoia Orcbusters", ND
Folder 63: "Fantasy War", 7/17/1997
Folder 64: "The Cat Street Crier Vol 2 No. 1", 10/23/1984
Folder 65: "Batman: Main Models", 10/21/1991
Folder 66: Gurps: Gaming Instructions [Part 1], ND
Folder 67: Gurps: Gaming Instructions [Part 2], ND
Folder 68: Gurps: Gaming Instructions [Part 3], ND
Box 2
Folder 1: Gurps: Gaming Instructions [Pgs 103-218], ND
Folder 2: "Castle Falkenstein" [Part 1], ND
Folder 3: "Castle Falkenstein" [Part 2], ND
Folder 4: "Wild Cards", ND
Folder 5: "Gurps: Space Author Survey", ND
Folder 6: "Ogre Miniatures", 7/24/1994
Folder 7: "Wheel of Time", Jul-97
Folder 8: "Wheel of Time" [Part 1], ND
Folder 9: "Wheel of Time" [Part 2], ND
Folder 10: "The Xarm (Marx?) Bros.", ND
Folder 11: "Glass Bead Games", 7/19/2011

Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Correspondence],
[Series IV: Screenplays, Poems, Essays, and Outlines],
[Series V: Miscellaneous],
[Series VI: Gaming Related Materials],
[All]


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