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Material Information

Title:
Harry Harrison Collection
Physical Description:
5.63 : (15 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Harrison, Harry, 1925-

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Fantasy fiction -- American   ( lcsh )
Science fiction -- American   ( lcsh )
Speculative fiction   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
This collection primarily consists of typescripts, setting copies, and copyedited proofs of many of Harrison’s published and unpublished works as well as a small amount of correspondence.  Coverage of short stories dates from 1964-1987; coverage of novels dates from 1996-2002; correspondence dates from 1972-2004.  Editorial notation is prevalent throughout the collection.
Preferred Citation:
Harry Harrison Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Harry Harrison and David Merkler
Biographical:
Harry Harrison (1925 - ) was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey to Henry Leo and Ria (Kirjassoff) Harrison. During the Depression, the elder Harrison worked intermittently as a newspaper compositor and proof-reader. He first introduced Harry to science fiction as a seven-year-old, giving him a copy of the large-format pulp magazine Amazing Stories. At the age of thirteen, Harry became a founding member of the Queens Chapter of the Science Fiction League; at the age of fifteen, he wrote his first fan letter, published in the Fall 1940 issue of Captain Future.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office’s website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - H20
usfldc handle - u29.20-h20-ead
System ID:
SFS0031839:00001


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This collection primarily consists of typescripts, setting copies, and copyedited proofs of many of Harrisons published and unpublished works as well as a small amount of correspondence.  Coverage of short stories dates from 1964-1987; coverage of novels dates from 1996-2002; correspondence dates from 1972-2004.  Editorial notation is prevalent throughout the collection.
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Harry Harrison (1925 ) was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey to Henry Leo and Ria (Kirjassoff) Harrison. During the Depression, the elder Harrison worked intermittently as a newspaper compositor and proof-reader. He first introduced Harry to science fiction as a seven-year-old, giving him a copy of the large-format pulp magazine Amazing Stories. At the age of thirteen, Harry became a founding member of the Queens Chapter of the Science Fiction League; at the age of fifteen, he wrote his first fan letter, published in the Fall 1940 issue of Captain Future.
Upon graduating from Forest Hills High School (NY), Harrison was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1944, while stationed in Laredo, Texas, he began studying the international language Esperanto, a lifelong pursuit and an influence on his later writings. Discharged in 1946, Harrison eventually began studying art, attending the Manhattan Cartoonists and Illustrators School. The young illustrator teamed up with Wally Wood, and the two garnered the attention of Bill Gaines at E.C. Comics. Wood and Harrison persuaded Gaines to create a science fiction comic, and the editor responded with Weird Science.
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Harry Harrison (1925 ) was born Henry Maxwell Dempsey to Henry Leo and Ria (Kirjassoff) Harrison. During the Depression, the elder Harrison worked intermittently as a newspaper compositor and proof-reader. He first introduced Harry to science fiction as a seven-year-old, giving him a copy of the large-format pulp magazine Amazing Stories. At the age of thirteen, Harry became a founding member of the Queens Chapter of the Science Fiction League; at the age of fifteen, he wrote his first fan letter, published in the Fall 1940 issue of Captain Future.
Upon graduating from Forest Hills High School (NY), Harrison was drafted into the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1944, while stationed in Laredo, Texas, he began studying the international language Esperanto, a lifelong pursuit and an influence on his later writings. Discharged in 1946, Harrison eventually began studying art, attending the Manhattan Cartoonists and Illustrators School. The young illustrator teamed up with Wally Wood, and the two garnered the attention of Bill Gaines at E.C. Comics. Wood and Harrison persuaded Gaines to create a science fiction comic, and the editor responded with Weird Science.
Harrisons gradual move from illustration to writing began in the early 1950s when he was a member of the legendary New York Hydra Club (1946-1957/58), founded in Frederick Pohls Greenwich Village apartment. During this period, Harrison developed an illness that limited his drawing abilities. Using a typewriter, he wrote a short story called I Walk through the Rocks, which he sold to fellow Hydra member Damon Knight for $100. Worlds Beyond published the story under the title Rock Diver in February 1951. Harrisons second science fiction story, published under the pseudonym Felix Boyd, appeared in the September 1953 issue of Rocket Stories.
In June 1954, Harrison married Joan Merkler, a dress designer and ballet dancer. Harrison worked as an art director, a freelance comics script-writer and editor until the mid-1950s, when the scandal of Congressional hearings focused on Bill Gaines resulted in backlash, censoring, and the demise of E.C. Comics. Harrison moved his family to Cuautla (Morelos) Mexico in 1956, so that he could work on Deathworld, his first full-length science fiction novel. In August of the following year, Harrison published the short story, The Stainless Steel Rat, in John W. Campbells Astounding Science Fiction. This work introduced Harrisons most famous character, James Boliver, alias Slippery Jim DiGriz. Campbells positive reception buoyed Harrison into writing more science fiction stories. He rapidly became one of Campbells writers, a group writers now equated with the Golden Age of American science fiction.
During the early 1960s, Deathworld, Planet of the Damned and Vendetta for the Saint appeared in serialized form. A novel he provisionally entitled If You Can Read This, Youre Too Damn Close appeared in Frederick Pohls Galaxy as Starsloggers and in Michael Moorcocks New Worlds under the title Bill, the Galactic Hero. In 1965, he published his first short story collection, Two Tales and Eight Tomorrows, with an introduction by Brian Aldiss. The two writers became lifelong friends and collaborators on over 20 science fiction anthologies. Their most famous collaboration, the Best SF Series, was published consistently from 1967-1976.
During the late 1960s, the Harrisons returned to the United States, residing in San Diego, California. Harrisons novels Plague from Space, The Technicolor Time Machine, Captive Universe, Spaceship Medic and Make Room! Make Room! appeared in print. The latter formed the basis of the 1973 film, Soylent Green, for which Harrison received a Best Dramatic Presentation Nebula Award (1973).
In the 19270, Harrison taught science fiction at San Diego State College and contributed to two college texts: A Science Fiction Reader (1973) and Science Fiction Novellas (1975). During the decade, he edited 25 science fiction anthologies, including one in honor of his mentor-patron, John W. Campbell, who died in 1971. Two years later, he and Brian Aldiss honored Campbell by establishing the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, an annual international juried award for the best science fiction novel.
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Harrison published his West of Eden trilogy, the first part of his Stars and Stripes Forever trilogy, five Bill, the Galactic Hero novels, and a number of short stories. During this period, he formed collaborations with Tom Shippey, Jack Cohen, Robert E. Myers, and Marvin Minsky. The first full-length study of Harrisons work, Harry Harrison by Leon Stover, appeared in 1990.
A prolific author, editor, fan, critic and historian of science fiction, Harrisons professional career spans more than five decades. He was the first president of the World SF (1978-80) and has been nominated for three Nebula Awards and two Hugo Awards. In 2001, Harrison celebrated his 50th anniversary as a science fiction writer by publishing 50 in 50, an anthology of his finest short stories. He was inducted into the SF Hall of Fame in 2003. Today he resides in the United Kingdom and makes frequent appearances at international science fiction conferences.
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
Donation.
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Processing Information:
Complete
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Conditions Governing Access:
None. The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Offices website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.
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Preferred Citation:
Harry Harrison Collection, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Arrangement of Materials:
The collection is organized into eleven, alphabetically arranged series: Anthologies, Books, Comics, Correspondence, Courses, Essays, Lectures, Novelettes, Posters, Unpublished Manuscripts, and Videos.
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Scope and Contents
This collection primarily consists of typescripts, setting copies, and copyedited proofs of many of Harrisons published and unpublished works as well as a small amount of correspondence.  Coverage of short stories dates from 1964-1987; coverage of novels dates from 1996-2002; correspondence dates from 1972-2004.  Editorial notation is prevalent throughout the collection.
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LABEL 1 Anthologies
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Folder 1
Biographical Information
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Best SF: 1967 copyedited typescript/ setting copy (2 parts)
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1
3
Best SF: 1969 copy corrections (2 parts)
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1
4
The Light Fantastic (1971) correspondence
id13031
1
5
The Light Fantastic (1971) outlines and source materials
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1
6
SF Authors Choice (1968) copyedited typescripts / setting copy (2 parts)
id3681
2
id13033
2
2 Anthologies
id13034
2
1
World of Wonder (1969) typescript and source materials (2 parts)
id13035
2
2
World of Wonder (1969) setting copy (3 parts)
id13036
2
3
World of Wonder (1969) readers (final) galley
id13037
2
4
World of Wonder (1969) confirmation (foundry) proofs (2 parts)
id3682
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id13038
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3 Books
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3
1
Deathworld synopsis
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3
2
Deathworld typescript
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3
3
Deathworld (1960) copyedited typescript
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4
The Lifeboat outline and notes
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5
The Lifeboat typescript copy (2 parts)
id13044
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6
The Lifeboat copyedited typescript
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7
Make Room! Make Room! (1966) readers (final) galley
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8
Make Room! Make Room! (1966) setting copy (4 parts)
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3
9
Make Room! Make Room! (1966) readers pages (2 parts)
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4
id13048
4
4 Books
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1
A Sense of Obligation (1962) synopsis and preliminary notes
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4
2
A Sense of Obligation (1962) typescript (2 parts)
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4
3
A Sense of Obligation (1962) copyedited typescript (2 parts)
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5
5 Books
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Skyfall (1976) correspondence
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Skyfall (1976) research (2 parts)
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5
3
Skyfall (1976) research- project Daedalus report
id13056
5
4
Skyfall (1976) notes and diagrams
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5
Skyfall (1976) outline
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6
Skyfall (1976) typescript
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7
Skyfall (1976) copyedited typescript (2 parts)
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id13060
6
6 Books
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6
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The Stainless Steel Rat Trio (2002) advance uncorrected proof
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The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell typescript (4 parts)
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3
The Stainless Steel Rat Goes to Hell typescript setting copy (5 parts)
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7 Books
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7
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The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus (1999) typescript (4 parts)
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7
2
The Stainless Steel Rat Joins the Circus typescript second draft July 12, 1995 (3 parts)
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3
Stars and Stripes Trilogy (1998 2002) draft pages
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4
Stars and Stripes Trilogy outlines
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Stars and Stripes Trilogy correspondence (2 parts)
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6
Stars and Stripes Trilogy publishing agreements
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8 Books
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Stars and Stripes Trilogy research and notes
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2
Stars and Stripes Trilogy miscellaneous materials (2 parts)
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Stars and Stripes Forever (1998) dust jacket cover designs
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Stars and Stripes Forever typescript setting copy copy 1 (5 parts)
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9 Books
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Stars and Stripes Forever typescriptsetting copy copy 2 (6 parts)
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Stars and Stripes Forever typescriptsetting copy copy 3 (5 parts)
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10 Books
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Stars and Stripes in Peril (2000) typescript (4 parts)
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Stars and Stripes in Peril typescript copyedited typescript (6 parts)
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Stars and Stripes in Peril typescript dropped pages
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Stars and Stripes in Peril typescript replaced pages
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Stars and Stripes in Peril typescript proof corrections
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11 Books
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Stars and Stripes in Peril setting copy (5 parts)
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Stars and Stripes Triumphant (2001) copy of draft script (4 parts)
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Stars and Stripes Triumphant draft scripts and dropped pages
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12 Books
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1
Stars and Stripes Triumphant copyedited typescript (3 parts)
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2
Stars and Stripes Triumphant setting copy (4 parts)
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13 Books
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1
The Lifeboat (aka The Lifeship, with Gordon Dickson, 1976) outline and notes
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2
The Lifeboat typescript copy 1
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The Lifeboat typescript copy 2
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The Lifeboat typescript copyedited typescript
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14 Various Writings
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Comics Deathworld
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2
Correspondence
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Courses Techniques of Science Fiction (1972) (3 parts)
id13101
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4
Essays The Alternating Currents of History
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5
Essays A Cannibalized Novel Becomes Soylent Green
id13103
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6
Essays Copyediting and Me
id13104
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7
Essays Kingsley Amis: A Science Fiction Appreciation
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8
Lectures European Income Taxes Stranger than Fiction (1968) Correspondence, Newsletter, Outline, Typescript
id13106
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9
Novelettes Brave Newer World typescript
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10
Novelettes Space Rats of the C.C.C. typescript
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11
Posters [see oversized folder below]
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15 Short Stories
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1
After the Storm (1985)
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13
2
By the Falls (1970)
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id13154
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16 Short Stories
id13155
14
1
Incident in the IND (1964)
id13156
14
2
The Mothballed Spaceship (1973) typescript
id13157
14
3
Ni Venos, Doktoro Zamenhof, Ni Venos! (1987)
id13158
14
4
Ni Venos, Doktoro Zamenhof, Ni Venos! typescript
id13159
14
5
Ni Venos, Doktoro Zamenhof, Ni Venos! typescript proof corrections
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14
6
Ni Venos, Doktoro Zamenhof, Ni Venos! typescript English proof corrections
id13161
14
7
The Powers of Observation (1968) typescript
id13162
14
8
Speed of the Cheetah, Roar of the Lion (1975)
id13163
14
9
The View from the Top of the Tower (1986)
id13164
14
10
The View from the Top of the Tower typescript
id13165
14
11
The Voice of the CWACC (writing as Hank Dempsey, 1966) typescript
id13166
14
12
We Ate the Whole Thing (1973) typescript
id13167
14
13
Short Story Collections 50 in 50 (2001) typescript copyedited typescript (5 parts)
id3694
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id13168
15
17 Short Stories
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15
1
Short Story Collections 50 in 50 (2001) typescript copyedited typescript (parts 6, 7, 8)
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15
2
Short Story Collections War with the Robots (1962) typescript (2 parts)
id13171
15
3
Short Story Collections War with the Robots (1962) typescript copyedited typescript
id13172
15
4
Short Story Collections War with the Robots (1962) copyedited typescript and pulp magazine sources
id13173
15
5
Short Story Collections War with the Robots (1962) typescript (2 parts)
id13174
15
18 Unpublished Manuscripts
id13175
15
1
Cogwheel Computers: The Story of Mechanical Analog Computers typescript
id13176
15
2
The Lid of Hell typescript
id13177
15
3
Nickel Cadmium: The Battery Thats not in Your Car (1955) typescript
id13178
15
4
Pigs Make the Best Cheesecake outline
id13179
15
5
The Saga of Iron Mike outline
id13180
15
6
Snow White, Blood Red
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15
7
Snow White, Blood Red first outline
id13182
15
8
Snow White, Blood Red outline
id13183
15
9
Snow White, Blood Red typescript
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10
Videos Lunch with John Campbelltranscript
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19 Unpublished Manuscripts
id13186
16
1
Short Story Collections War with the Robots (1962) printers galley
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17
item
id13187
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Posters An Afternoon with Harry Harrison USF Library, February 2004