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Formal title:
Russell H. Greenan papers
Extent:
3 linear feet
Date range:
1925-2006
Abstract:
The papers of Russell H. Greenan include correspondence, literary manuscripts, reviews and publicity, personal materials, photographs, financial records, and legal records. The majority of the collection documents Greenan's career as an author.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms. 2007.001
Formal title:
Howard P. Lovecraft collection
Extent:
10 linear feet
Date range:
1880-1984
Abstract:
Personal and literary correspondence both by and to Lovecraft; manuscript and typescript drafts of fiction, non-fiction, poems, plays and drawings by Lovecraft. Correspondence between friends, family, and associates of Lovecraft. Subjects include horror fiction, New England antiquities, and the amateur press. Significant correspondents include Robert H. Barlow, Robert Bloch, W. Paul Cook, August Derleth, Ernest A. Edkins, Sonia H. Greene Davis (Lovecraft's wife), Frank Belknap Long, Jr., E. Hoffman Price, Clark Ashton Smith, and Donald Wandrei among many others. The collection also includes a small selection of photographs of Lovecraft, friends and associates and objects owned by Lovecraft.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.Lovecraft
Formal title:
John J. Weir papers
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Date range:
1934-2001 (bulk 1934-1940)
Abstract:
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.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2015.023
Formal title:
Manly Wade Wellman papers
Extent:
11.0 Linear feet
Date range:
1908-1997 (bulk 1935-1986)
Abstract:
The Manly Wade Wellman papers consist primarily of his fiction and nonfiction manuscripts (originals, carbon copies, and page proofs), personal and professional correspondence, and financial records. Also included are a small collection of manuscripts and correspondence belonging to his wife Frances Wellman.
Repository:
John Hay Library
Collection call no:
Ms.2007.029

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