The J. Carter Brown papers primarily contain correspondence, administrative materials, lecture notes, photographs, and other materials spanning his life. The bulk of the material is related to Brown's consulting business and his involvement as a board member with many organizations, dating between 1990 and 2002.
Todd S. J. Lawson was an accomplished mid-to-late twentieth century gay writer of both prose and poetry, a small press publisher and editor, and a journalist. This collection consists of a variety of materials, the bulk of which dates from the early 1970s to the mid-1980s, and includes manuscripts, correspondence, print materials, business records, and a small collection of photographs and ephemeral materials. In addition to a substantial collection of manuscripts mainly from Lawson's own writings, it includes a significant number of printing proofs, and an interesting collection of scattered issues, including a few historic titles, from a variety of small press periodicals.
John J. Weir (1922-1977) grew up in the small seaside town of South Amboy, New Jersey. He became an avid reader of science fiction and horror in 1934 to escape the suffocating boredom of small town life. The John Weir papers contain autograph and typed correspondence to and from science fiction fans who were subscribers of or contributors to Weir’s fan magazine Fantasmagoria. Weir also received mail from many famous writers of the day, including H. P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, William Lumley, Robert Bloch, Henry Kuttner, Sam Moskowitz, Emil Petaja, John Baltadonis, and Duane Rimel. The collection also includes a photograph, postcards, an issue of the fan magazine Sweetness and Light, and John Weir’s Scripto pencil.