Guide to the Analog Science Fiction & Fact Editorial Records, 1940-2000

(bulk 1958-2000)


John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Published in 2014

Collection Overview

Title: Analog Science Fiction & Fact editorial records
Date range: 1940-2000, (bulk 1958-2000)
Creator: Davis Publications.
Extent: 45.0 Linear feet
Abstract: Analog science fiction and fact is a science fiction magazine that has included work by Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Paul Anderson, Spider Robinson, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Michael F. Flynn, among others. This collection is made up primarily of editorial correspondence, but also includes original manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and miscellaneous records relating to the publication of the magazine.
Language of materials: English
Repository: John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Collection number: Ms.90.22

Scope & content

Analog science fiction and fact is a science fiction magazine that has included work by Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, Paul Anderson, Spider Robinson, Lois McMaster Bujold, and Michael F. Flynn, among others. This collection is made up primarily of editorial correspondence, but also includes original manuscripts, proofs, reviews, and miscellaneous records relating to the publication of the magazine.

Arrangement

The records are organized in eight series according to when they arrived at Brown University: Series 1. June 1990 accession
  • Subseries 1. Correspondence
  • Subseries 2. Manuscripts
  • Subseries 3. Proofs
  • Subseries 4. Business records
  • Subseries 5. Miscellaneous
Series 2. June 1994 accession
  • Subseries 1. Correspondence
  • Subseries 2. Manuscripts
Series 3. September 1995 accession
  • Subseries 1. Correspondence
  • Subseries 2. Manuscripts
  • Subseries 3. Business records
  • Subseries 4. Miscellaneous
Series 4. October 1996 accession
  • Subseries 1. Correspondence
Series 5. January 1999 accession
  • Subseries 1. Correspondence
Series 6. November 2001 accession
  • Subseries 1. Correspondence of Stanley Schmidt, editor
Series 7. July 2002 accession
  • Subseries 1. Correspondence of Stanley Schmidt, editor
Series 8. November 2003 accession
  • Subseries 1. Correspondence of Stanley Schmidt, editor

Historical note

Analog Science Fiction and Fact is an American science fiction magazine. As of 2013, it is the longest running continuously published magazine of that genre. Initially published in 1930 in the United States as Astounding Stories as a pulp magazine, it has undergone several name changes, primarily to Astounding Science-Fiction in 1938, and Analog Science Fact & Fiction in 1960. In November 1992, its logo changed to use the term "Fiction and Fact" rather than "Fact & Fiction". It is in the library of the International Space Station. Spanning three incarnations since 1930, this is perhaps the most influential magazine in the history of the genre. It remains a fixture of the genre today.

As Astounding Science-Fiction, a new direction for both the magazine and the genre under editor John W. Campbell was established. His editorship influenced the careers of Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, and also introduced the Dianetics theories of L. Ron Hubbard in May 1950.[1]

Analog frequently publishes new authors, including then-newcomers such as Orson Scott Card and Joe Haldeman in the 1970s, Barry B. Longyear, Harry Turtledove, Timothy Zahn, Greg Bear, and Joseph H. Delaney in the 1980s, and Paul Levinson, Michael A. Burstein, and Rajnar Vajra in the 1990s.

One of the major publications of what fans and historians call the Golden Age of Science Fiction and afterward, it has published much-reprinted work by such major SF authors as E.E. Smith, Theodore Sturgeon, Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, A. E. van Vogt, Lester del Rey, HP Lovecraft and many others.

Citation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analog_Science_Fiction_and_Fact

Access & Use

Access to the collection: There are no restrictions on access, except that the collection can only be seen by prior appointment. Some materials may be stored off-site and cannot be produced on the same day on which they are requested.
Use of the materials: Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. Researchers should note that compliance with copyright law is their responsibility. Researchers must determine the owners of the literary rights and obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation: Analog Science Fiction & Fact records, Ms.90.22, Brown University Library.
Contact information: John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu

Administrative Information

ABOUT THE COLLECTION  
Acquisition: Analog Science Fiction & Fact Editorial Records received as a gift between 1990 and 2003 from Joel Davis, Brown Class of 1956 (initial donor, as president of Davis Publications, Inc.), and Davis Publications, Inc.
ABOUT THE FINDING AID  
Author: Finding aid prepared by Brown University Library staff.
Encoding: This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-11-12
Descriptive rules: Finding aid based on Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS)
Sponsor: Processing funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Additional Information

Inventory


Series 1. June 1990 accession, 1940-1990 (Bulk, 1958-1990)

Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1966-1990

Container Description Date
Box 1 A - Ju
1973
Box 2 Ka - Sp
1973
Box 3 St - Y
1973
Box 3 General inter-office correspondence
Contents Note: Unsorted correspondence (12 folders).

1966-1973
Box 3 Ab - Bl
1979
Box 4 Bo - Hi
1979
Box 5 Ho - Ru
1979
Box 6 Ry - Z
1979
Box 6 Analab, write-in votes
1979 January - 1980 February
Box 7 B - U
1984
Box 8 V - Z
1984
Box 8 A - M
1985
Box 9 N - Z
1985
Box 9 A - E
1986
Box 10 F - Z
1986
Box 10 A - B
1987
Box 11 C - N
1987
Box 12 O - Z
1987
Box 12 Spoof Issue Correspondence
1984
Box 16 A - B
1987
Box 16 C - D - (L)
1987
Box 16 Index
1989
Box 16 September correspondence / index
1989
Box 16 October correspondence / index
1989
Box 16 November correspondence / index
1989
Box 16 December correspondence / index
1989
Box 16 Mid-December
1989
Box 16 Miscellaneous correspondence / index
1990
Box 16 January correspondence / index
1990
Box 16 February correspondence / index
1990
Box 16 March correspondence / index
1990
Box 16 April correspondence / index
1990
Box 16 June correspondence / index
1990
Box 16 July correspondence / index
1990
Box 16 August correspondence / index
1990
Box 17 October correspondence / index
1990
Box 17 November correspondence / index
1990
Box 17 December correspondence / index
1990
Box 17 Mid-December correspondence / index
1990
Box 17 January correspondence / index
1991
Box 17 February correspondence / index
1991
Box 18 March. correspondence / index
1991
Box 19 R
1986
Box 19 B - S
1987
Box 19 B - S
1988
Box 19 B - R
1989
Box 20 S - Y
1989
Box 20 S
1990

Subseries 2. Manuscripts, 1974-1990

Container Description Date
Box 12 November manuscripts
1974
Box 12 November manuscripts
1974
Box 12 February manuscripts
1974
Box 12 February manuscripts
1974
Box 12 May manuscripts
1977
Box 12 May manuscripts
1977
Box 12 May manuscripts
1977
Box 12 June manuscripts
1977
Box 12 June manuscripts
1977
Box 13 June manuscripts
1977
Box 13 July manuscripts
1977
Box 13 August manuscripts
1977
Box 13 September manuscripts
1977
Box 13 September manuscripts
1977
Box 13 October manuscripts
1977
Box 13 November manuscripts
1977
Box 14 December manuscripts
1977
Box 15 Manuscripts (unknown)
1987
Box 20 March manuscripts
1990
Box 20 April manuscripts
1990
Box 20 May manuscripts
1990
Box 20 July manuscripts
1990
Box 20 August manuscripts
1990
Box 20 August manuscripts
1990
Box 20 September manuscripts
1990
Box 20 September manuscripts
1990
Box 20 October manuscripts
1990
Box 20 Mid-December manuscripts
1990
Box 20 January manuscripts
1991
Box 21 January manuscripts
1991
Box 21 February manuscripts
1991
Box 21 March manuscripts
1991
Box 21 April manuscripts
1991
Box 21 May manuscripts
1991
Box 21 July manuscripts
1991
Box 22 August manuscripts
1991
Box 22 Story for review
1991
Box 22 Manuscript?
Box 30 (oversize) Color art work: camera copy

Subseries 3. Proofs, 1985-1989

Container Description Date
Box 14 December proofs
1985
Box 14 January proofs
1986
Box 14 February proofs
1986
Box 14 March proofs
1986
Box 14 July proofs
1986
Box 14 September proofs
1986
Box 14 November proofs
1986
Box 14 December proofs
1986
Box 14 Mid-December proofs
1986
Box 14 January proofs
1987
Box 14 March proofs
1987
Box 14 April proofs
1987
Box 14 May proofs
1987
Box 14 June proofs
1987
Box 14 July proofs
1987
Box 14 August proofs
1987
Box 14 September proofs
1987
Box 14 October proofs
1987
Box 14 November proofs
1987
Box 14 December proofs
1987
Box 14 Mid-December proofs
1987
Box 14 January proofs
1988
Box 14 February proofs
1988
Box 14 March proofs
1988
Box 14 April proofs
1988
Box 14 May proofs
1988
Box 14 June proofs
1988
Box 14 July proofs
1988
Box 14 October proofs
1988
Box 14 November proofs
1988
Box 14 Mid-December proofs
1988
Box 14 Anthology proofs
1986
Box 14 Anthology proofs
1986
Box 15 January proofs
1989
Box 15 February proofs
1989
Box 15 March proofs
1989
Box 15 April proofs
1989
Box 15 May proofs
1989
Box 15 July proofs
1989
Box 15 June proofs
1989
Box 15 August proofs
1989
Box 15 December proofs
1989
Box 15 February proofs (complete set)
1987
Box 15 February proofs (complete set)
1987

Subseries 4. Business records, 1940-1988

Container Description Date
Box 14 Vouchers, misc.
1977
Box 14 Miscellaneous
1977
Box 14 Miscellaneous records
1977
Box 14 Miscellaneous records & letter
1977
Box 14 Mss to be called for (bound)
1977
Box 14 Reviews of Analog
1977
Box 14 Nebula award
1977
Box 14 World fantasy award
1977
Box 15 Confidential figures
1987
Box 15 Confidential figures
1987
Box 15 B. Bova's travel expenses
1987
Box 15 Travel expense forms
1987
Box 15 Cover reproductions
1987
Box 15 Analog 9
1987
Box 15 "Aspen IV Seminar"
1987
Box 15 Analog: Science Fact
1987
Box 15 "Analog TV"
1987
Box 15 School SF subscriptions
1987
Box 15 B. Bova's travel expenses
1987
Box 15 B. Bova's travel expenses
1987
Box 15 "Paradox"
1987
Box 16 Astounding Fiction copyright
1940-1959
Box 16 Blank forms (nd)
circa 1950
Box 16 Affidavits of authorship
1963-1972
Box 16 Book line
1973
Box 16 Memos
1973
Box 16 Travel requests
1973
Box 16 Subscriptions
1973
Box 16 Science Fiction Film Convention
1975
Box 16 Form letter
1979
Box 16 Manuscript tracer
Box 16 Travel requests
Box 16 Issue costs
1981-1983
Box 16 Royalty payments
1984
Box 16 Royalty payments
1985
Box 16 Royalty payments
1986
Box 16 Royalty payments
1986?
Box 16 April royalty payments
1986
Box 16 August royalty payments
1986
Box 16 September royalty payments
1988
Box 18 Tracers--acceptance/rejection slips, S-Y (1958-1966)
1958-1966

Subseries 5. Miscellaneous, 1977-1987

Container Description Date
Box 6 empty
1980
Box 6 Brass Tacks (unsorted)
1980
Box 12 empty
Box 15 General miscellaneous
1987
Box 16 Ben Bova miscaneous
circa 1972-1977

Series 2. June 1994 accession, 1988-1992

Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1988-1990

Container Description Date
Box 28 A-E
1988-1989
Box 29 A-R
1990
Box 28 S-Z
1990

Subseries 2. Manuscripts, 1991-1992

Container Description Date
Box 23 Issue Material
1991 July, December
Box 24 Issue Material
1991 September-November, 1992 January
Box 25 Issue Material
1991 November-1992 February
Box 26 Issue Material
1992 March-May
Box 27 Issue Material
1992 May, August-September

Series 3. September 1995 accession, 1966-1995

Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1988-1991

Container Description Date
Box 31 A - P
Box 32 R - Z
Box 34 A - T
1991
Box 35 U - Z
1991
Box 35 D - T
1988-1989

Subseries 2. Manuscripts, 1994-1995

Container Description Date
Box 33 Asimov -1994 issues
1994
Box 33 Asimov
1995 January
Box 33 Analog - miscellaneous illustrations

Subseries 3. Business records, 1966-1992

Container Description Date
Box 33 Analog
Box 33 Analog - Nebula Award 1966, 1968, 1971
1966, 1968, 1971
Box 35 Check orders
1992

Subseries 4. Miscellaneous, 1982-1987

Container Description Date
Box 31 Miscellaneous
Box 33 Asimov
1982-1987

Series 4. October 1996 accession

Subseries 1. Correspondence

Container Description Date
Box 36 A - L
circa 1993
Box 37 M - Z
circa 1993

Series 5. January 1999 accession, 1993-1996

Subseries 1. Correspondence, 1993-1996

Container Description Date
Box 38 A - H
1993-1996
Box 39 J - Q
1993-1996
Box 40 R - Z
1993-1996

Series 6. November 2001 accession, 1996-1997

Subseries 1. Correspondence of Stanley Schmidt, editor, 1996-1997

Container Description Date
Box 41 A - L
1996-1997
Box 42 M - Z
1996-1997

Series 7. July 2002 accession

Subseries 1. Correspondence of Stanley Schmidt, editor

Container Description Date
Box 43 A - Z
1998

Series 8. November 2003 accession, 1999-2000

Subseries 1. Correspondence of Stanley Schmidt, editor, 1999-2000

Container Description Date
Box 44 B - S
1999
Box 45 B - Y
2000