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Finding Aid of the Ray Bradbury papers

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Creator
Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
Title
Ray Bradbury papers
Collection no.
0160
Date [inclusive]
1952-1960
Extent
0.3 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Textual materials [Box]
1
Abstract
Collection contains signed typescripts of Ray Bradbury's short stories "The Everlasting Clock," "The Man Upstairs," "Powerhouse," and "Skeleton." Also included in the collection are his introduction to Jules Verne's Mysterious Island and six letters from Bradbury to Dorothy Faulkner, dated 1950-1962.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Ray Bradbury papers, Collection no. 0160, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical Note

Ray Bradbury (b. 1920), a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy, moved to Los Angeles as a child and has lived there ever since. He is best known for his books The Martian Chronicles and Farenheit 451, but he has also adapted his stories for television and film and has written about 600 short stories.

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Scope and Content

Collection contains signed typescripts of Ray Bradbury's short stories "The Everlasting Clock," "The Man Upstairs," "Powerhouse," and "Skeleton." Also included in the collection are his introduction to Jules Verne's Mysterious Island and six letters from Bradbury to Dorothy Faulkner, dated 1950-1962.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2010
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Acquisition

The Ray Bradbury papers was donated by Dorothy Faulkner and Bruce Pelz.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Ray Bradbury Papers, UCLA Special Collections, Collection #471.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Letters
  • Science fiction
  • Short stories
  • Typescripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Bradbury, Ray, 1920- -- Archives
  • Faulkner, Dorothy, 1939- -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
  • Authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

Series 1:  Manuscripts 

 "The Man Upstairs" 20l TS with autograph inscription, signed, dated Sept 1, 1949 

 "Skeleton" 25l carbon copy. With autograph inscription, dates Sept 1, 1949 

 "The Everlasting Clock" 2 drafts 11l TS, signed with autograph corrctions. + 12l TS signed, with autograph corrections. 

 "Powerhouse" 12l TS carbon copy, signed with autograph note 

 "Introduction" to Verne's Mysterious Island. 11l TS with autograph corrections, signed 

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Series 2:  Correspondence 

 Faulkner, Mrs. Dorothy to Llyod Arvidson, 2 ALS + replies. Letters of transmission "Bradbury Collection" 

 Bradbury, Ray to Mrs Dorothy Faulkner - "Dotty" 4 TLs S 4l (undated + 7/19/56; 8/15/56; 9/15/56 + 2 TCSS 3/24/50 + 2/10/62) 

 Bradbury, Ray To Forrie n.p. Dec 22, 1961 TLS 22x28 cm. With envelope. 

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