Finding Aid of the Ray Bradbury papers
Table of Contents
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.
- USC Libraries Special Collections
- Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
- Ray Bradbury papers
- Collection no.
- Date [inclusive]
- 0.3 Linear feet, 1 box
- Textual materials [Box]
- 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.
[Box/folder# or item name], Ray Bradbury papers, Collection no. 0160, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.
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.
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.
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
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 The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers.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.
The Ray Bradbury papers was donated by Dorothy Faulkner and Bruce Pelz.
Related Archival Materials
Ray Bradbury Papers, UCLA Special Collections, Collection #471.
Controlled Access Headings
- Science fiction
- Short stories
- Bradbury, Ray, 1920- -- Archives
- Faulkner, Dorothy, 1939- -- Archives
- Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
- Authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
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
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.