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A. E. van Vogt Collection

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Contact Information:

Special Collections
Michigan State University Libraries
100 Main Library
East Lansing, MI 48824
517.884.6471
E-mail:spc@mail.lib.msu.edu
URL: http://specialcollections.lib.msu.edu

Date Received:

January 2005

Date Processed:

June-July 2009

Acquisitions Information:

Donated by Harold Drake

Preferred citation:

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:
Identification of item: MSS 339, Box number, A. E. van Vogt Collection, MSS 339, Special Collections Division - Michigan State University Libraries.

Copyright Notice:

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this archive, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Usage Restrictions:

The A. E. van Vogt Collection will be open and available for use within the Special Collections reading room.

Photoduplication Restrictions:

Copying (machine or camera) is permitted when the condition of the material and copyright restrictions permit.

Collection Summary:

The collection contains manuscripts and typescripts of Harold Drake's research on A. E. van Vogt, copies of articles and books pertaining to A. E. van Vogt, photographs, correspondence, and cassette tapes of recorded interviews.

Biographical Background:

Alfred Elton van Vogt (April 26, 1912-January 26, 2000) was a Canadian-born science fiction writer.

Processing Note:

The A. E. van Vogt Collection was processed by Kassy Fineout, June-July of 2009.

Arrangement:


Box Folder Description
1 1 Abstracts (Miscellaneous)
  2 Biographies - Alfred Korzybski: His Life and Theories
  3 Biographies - Edna Mayne van Vogt
  4 Correspondence - Ackerman, Forrest
  5 Correspondence - AC Projects, Inc.
  6 Correspondence - Albert, Neil L. (Zimmerman, Pfannebecker & Nufort)
  7 Correspondence - Aldiss, Brian W.
  8 Correspondence - Anderson, Carol (Blue Heron Press)
  9 Correspondence - Andrews, Graham
  10 Correspondence - Barron, Neil
  11 Correspondence - Beam, Ray E.
  12 Correspondence - Benner, Deborah J. (Conservatory of American Letters)
  13 Correspondence - Berg, Peter (MSU - Special Collections)
  14 Correspondence - Biggle, Lloyd, Jr.
  15 Correspondence - Bleiler, Everett F.
  16 Correspondence - The Book Guild Limited
  17 Correspondence - The Borgo Press
  18 Correspondence - Bova, Benjamin and Barbara
  19 Correspondence - Brown, Steve (SF Eye)
  20 Correspondence - Browne, Perry J.
  21 Correspondence - Brunner, John (Brunner Fact & Fiction Limited)
  22 Correspondence - Budrys, Algis
  23 Correspondence - Burack, A. S. (The Writer)
  24 Correspondence - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
  25 Correspondence - Casedessus, Camille II
  26 Correspondence - Cecil, Ann (ConFluence)
  27 Correspondence - Centaur Free Ltd.
  28 Correspondence - The Contemporary Literary Scene
  29 Correspondence - Cook, Fred
  30 Correspondence - Copyright Office
  31 Correspondence - Cox, Greg
  32 Correspondence - Crane, Maurice A. (MSU - Voice Library)
  33 Correspondence - DeVore, Howard
  34 Correspondence - Drake, Laura E.
  35 Correspondence - Drumm, Chris
  36 Correspondence - Dukakis, Alexander, Dr. (Achilles Fox)
  37 Correspondence - Educational Research Information Center (ERIC)
  38 Correspondence - Edwards, Richard Leon
  39 Correspondence - Ellis Scott
  40 Correspondence - Ellison, Harlan
  41 Correspondence - Engholm, Ahrvid
  42 Correspondence - Fisher, Brad
  43 Correspondence - Ganser Library
  44 Correspondence - Gocek, Matilda A. (Library Research Associates Inc.)
  45 Correspondence - Gonzales, Samantha (Publishers Associates)
  46 Correspondence - Grundman, Clare & Tom Pulliam (Warner Books, Inc.)
  47 Correspondence - Gunn, James
  48 Correspondence - Heinlein, Robert A.
  49 Correspondence - Hollinger, Veronica
  50 Correspondence - Horsefall, Barbara
  51 Correspondence - Institute of General Semantics
  52 Correspondence - International Society for General Semantics
  53 Correspondence - Jägerbäck, Christina
  54 Correspondence - Judy, Stephen N. (English Journal)
  55 Correspondence - Kent State University
  56 Correspondence - Klein, Gérard
  57 Correspondence - Knight, Damon
  58 Correspondence - Kottage, Debra (Dorrance Publishing Co.)
  59 Correspondence - Kulin, Joseph (Parabola)
  60 Correspondence - Laskowski, George "Lan"
  61 Correspondence - Lean, G. D. and Michael H.
  62 Correspondence - Lee, Maurice A.
  63 Correspondence - Luserke, Uwe
  64 Correspondence - Lynch, Dick
  65 Correspondence - Madle, Robert A.
  66 Correspondence - Malgrem, Carl D. (Indiana University Press)
  67 Correspondence - Mayper, Stuart A.
  68 Correspondence - Millersville University (Travel Request)
  69 Correspondence - Morrison, Raven-Hill Publishers
  70 Correspondence - Moscowitz, Sam
  71 Correspondence - Myles, Colette (The Artman's Press)
  72 Correspondence - Naruke, Nobuo
  73 Correspondence - National Archives-Pacific Southwest Region
  74 Correspondence - Ordover, John J. (Pocket Books)
  75 Correspondence - Owen, Peter, Ltd.
  76 Correspondence - Palmer, Pauline
  77 Correspondence - Pelaquin, A. (William Rainey Harper College)
  78 Correspondence - Pohl, Fred
  79 Correspondence - Porter, Andrew I. (Science Fiction Chronicle)
  80 Correspondence - Read, Charlotte
  81 Correspondence - Reeves, Greg (Between Dimensions)
  82 Correspondence - Roberts, Churchill L. (University of West Florida)
  83 Correspondence - Rudolf, Anthony
  84 Correspondence - Sadoul, Jacques (Editions J'ai Lu)
  85 Correspondence - Science Press
  86 Correspondence - Sheldon, George G.
  87 Correspondence - Sheppard, Roger (Trigon Press)
  88 Correspondence - Sims, E. Norman (University of Kentucky)
  89 Correspondence - Smith, Frank (Science Fiction Colloquy)
  90 Correspondence - Stubbs, Harry C. (Hal Clement)
  91 Correspondence - Swisher, Robert
  92 Correspondence - Taylor, Lynn (Denver Public Library)
  93 Correspondence - Tucker, Larry (ConFusion)
  94 Correspondence - van Vogt, A. E.
  95 Correspondence - van Vogt, Lydia
  96 Correspondence - Warner, Harry, Jr.
  97 Correspondence - Welch, Simone (Bridge Publication Inc.)
  98 Correspondence - Westfahl, Gary
  99 Correspondence - Wilhite, Virgil
  100 Correspondence - Williamson, Jack
  101 Correspondence - Wizard
  102 Correspondence - Wollheim, Donald A. (DAW Books, Inc.)
  103 Correspondence - Zelazny, Roger (Avon Books/The Amber Corporation)
Box Folder Description
2 1 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt and General Semantics
  2 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt Chronology
  3 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt: Fandom's Icon - Outline
  4 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt: General Semantics Conversations
  5 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt: His Null-A World - Part 1 (title page-pg. 115)
  6 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt: His Null-A World - Part 2 (pg. 116-pg. 244)
  7 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt: In Search of Meaning
  8 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt: In Search of Meaning - Outline - Borgo Press Version
  9 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt: Science Fantasy's Icon
  10 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt: Science Fantasy's Icon (includes Copyright document)
  11 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt's Dream Therapy
  12 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt's Fantasy Fiction: Critical Thinking Criteria for a Low-Fantasy/High-Fantasy Semantic Continuum
  13 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt's General-Semantics Worlds
  14 Drafts - A. E. van Vogt's "Unreality" and Formula Writing
  15 Drafts - Beagle-3 from Kaypro (Summary)
  16 Drafts - Black Destroyer (Summary)
  17 Drafts - Conclusion
  18 Drafts - The Enchanted Village (Summary)
  19 Drafts - First Draft
  20 Drafts - Footnotes
  21 Drafts - Forrest J. Ackerman Interview (Transcripts of audio.)
  22 Drafts - Fred Pohl Interview 7/17/94
  23 Drafts - From Whence A. E. van Vogt's "Nexialism"?
  24 Drafts - General Faculty Vita
  25 Drafts - General Semantics and Science Fiction in the Speech-Communication Classroom
  26 Drafts - The General Semantics and Science Fiction of Robert Heinlein and A. E. van Vogt
  27 Drafts - General Semantics Conversations with A. E. van Vogt: 1985
  28 Drafts - The General Semantics World of A. E. van Vogt
  29 Drafts - In Search of Meaning - 1974 Interview (Edited)
  30 Drafts - In Search of Meaning - Borgo Press Version - Part 1 (title page-pg. 81)
  31 Drafts - In Search of Meaning - Borgo Press Version - Part 2 (pg. 82-pg. 175)
  32 Drafts - In Search of Meaning - Borgo Press Version - Part 3 (pg. 176-pg. 247
  33 Drafts - In Search of Meaning - Borgo Press Version - Part 4 (pg. 248-pg. 326)
  34 Drafts - In Search of Meaning: Interviews with A. E. van Vogt
  35 Drafts - In Search of Meaning: Interviews with A. E. van Vogt - Outline
  36 Drafts - An Interview with Hal Clement
Box Folder Description
3 1 Drafts- Introduction
  2 Drafts - Jack Williamson: An Interview with Notes
  3 Drafts - James Gunn in the Eagle's Nest
  4 Drafts - Keith Laumer: An Interview with Old Blood-and-Thunder Himself
  5 Drafts - The Null-A Trilogy (Summary)
  6 Drafts - The Null-A World of A. E. van Vogt - Outline (several copies)
  7 Drafts - The Null-A Worlds of A. E. van Vogt
  8 Drafts - On the 'Sevagram' Trail
  9 Drafts - Philosophical Allusions in A. E. van Vogt's Short Stories Novel The Voyage of the Space Beagle
  10 Drafts - Possible Chapter Twelve (John Brunner Interview)
  11 Drafts - Ride In, Killer! (Summary)
  12 Drafts - Science Fiction and General Semantics
  13 Drafts - Science Fiction and General Semantics as Interdisciplinary/Cross-Cultural Teaching Aids: Parts Two, Revised and Enlarged
  14 Drafts - Science Fiction and 'Real' Technological Possibilities in Twenty-First Century Academic Values
  15 Drafts - Science Fiction/Science Fantasy and General Semantics as Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Teaching Aids
  16 Drafts - "Science is enthymematic. Fiction is enthymematic"
  17 Drafts - Transcripts. James Gunn.
  18 Drafts - Transcripts of an Audio Recorded Interview with SF Author A. E. van Vogt
  19 Drafts - Traveling in Inner Space: Mental Abilities in Science Fiction and Fantasy or, Frankenstein's Idea, Re-Envisioned
  20 Drafts - van Vogt World - Chapter One General Semantics
  21 Drafts - The Voyage of the Space Beagle (Summary)
  22 Drafts - Where Dr. Frankenstein and Brian Aldiss Went Wrong
  23 Drafts - XI. Conclusion
  24 Flyers - A. E. van Vogt: Science Fantasy's Icon, a study by H. L. Drake
  25 Flyers - In Search of Meaning: General Semantics and the Null-A Worlds of A. E. van Vogt
  26 Newsletters - Advent: Publishers, Inc
  27 Newsletters - Center for the Study of Science Fiction - The University of Kansas. March 12, 1992.
  28 Newsletters - Millennicon Minus 3
  29 Newsletters - The Science Fiction Oral History Association Newsletter
  30 Newsletters - Science Fiction Research Association
  31 Newsletters - Scott Meredith Literary Agency Inc.
  32 Newsletters - Semi-Prose (Summer 1986)
  33 Notes and Research (Miscellaneous) - 1
  34 Notes and Research (Miscellaneous) - 2
  35 Notes and Research - Quotations
  36 Photographs - 4 x 6 - A. E. van Vogt and Lydia, 1985. Photos taken by H. Drake in their home. Includes negatives.
  37 Photographs - 4 x 6 - A. E. van Vogt, Lydia van Vogt, H. Drake, and negatives. No date.
  38 Photographs - 4 x 6 - Drake, van Vogt, Lydia, Ackerman, and negatives. No date.
  39 Photographs - 4 x 6 - van Vogt 1/3/94 and Ackerman 1/4/94
  40 Photographs - 4 x 6 - van Vogt book and negatives
  41 Photographs - 5 x 7 - van Vogt book and negatives
  42 Photographs - 8 x 10 and negatives
  43 Publications - "Abbreviations" pg. xv-xvi, 313-314
  44 Publications - "Advanced Problems of the Fiction Writer" by John Gallishaw, pg. 66-77
  45 Publications - "Against the Night, the Stars: the Science Fiction of Arthur C. Clarke" by John Hollow, pg. 1-19, 66-87, 192-197
  46 Publications - "A General Semantics Glossary (Part V)" by Robert P. Pula. Lexicon, pg. 192-195
  47 Publications - "A. E. van Vogt, 1912-" by E. F. Bleiler, pg. 209-217, 600
  48 Publications - Algol-The Magazine About Science Fiction. Spring 1977. Copy pg. 17-19.
  49 Publications - "The Analytical Mind" by L. Ron Hubbard, pg. 139-162
  50 Publications - "And the Little Magazines" by Ernest Hemingway, pg. 170-177
  51 Publications - "Aristotelian Thinking." Astounding Science Fiction, pg. 6-9
  52 Publications - Astounding Science Fiction. January, 1945. Vol. XXXIV, No. 5, pg. 4-7
  53 Publications - Astounding Science Fiction. January, 1952. Vol. XLVIII, No. 5, pg. 4-9
  54 Publications - The Best of A. E. van Vogt: Semantics of Twenty-first Century Science, pg. 99-119
  55 Publications - The Best of A. E. van Vogt, Vol. 2, pg. 7-11, 20-47, 231-235
  56 Publications - Between Dimensions Vol. 1, No. 3. May/June 1994
  57 Publications - "Bibliography" pg. 182-183
  58 Publications - "Billion Year Spree: The True History of Science Fiction" by Brian W. Aldiss, pg. 36-37, 204-205, 222-223, 226-229, 232-237, 242-243, 254-255, 264-265, 286-287, 304-305, 312-313
  59 Publications - "Black Destroyer" by A. E. van Vogt, pg. 9-31. 2 copies.
  60 Publications - "Blish, van Vogt, and the uses of Spengler" by Richard D. Mullen.
  61 Publications - "Bravo, it's Prof. Stover, the SF fan." Chicago Daily News. March 31-April 1, 1973
  62 Publications - "Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy" by David Ketterer
  63 Publications - "Chapter Eleven-The Future as History: Science Fiction" by Russel Nye, pg. 270-279, 429 (includes notes)
  64 Publications - "The Chicago & Vicinity Show." Chicago Daily News. March 24-25, 1973.
  65 Publications - Chronology of Science Fiction
  66 Publications - "compulsive balderdash." Book review, pg. 100-101
  67 Publications - "Coordinates: Placing Science Fiction and Fantasy" by George E. Slusser, Eric S. Rabkin, and Robert Scholes, pg. vi-xi, 1-13, 108-109, 186-187
  68 Publications - "The Cure of Imperfect Sight by Treatment Without Glasses" by W. H. Bates, M.D.
  69 Publications - "The development of a science fiction writer: III" by A. E. van Vogt
  70 Publications - "Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science" by L. Ron Hubbard
  71 Publications - "Dianometry" by L. Ron Hubbard, pg. 76-100
  72 Publications - "Discord in Scarlet" by A. E. van Vogt, pg. 8-34
  73 Publications - Draft of Slan II by A. E. van Vogt
  74 Publications - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, pg. 1268-1270, 1078, 2 copies
  75 Publications - The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol. 2, pg. 430-433
Box Folder Description
4 1 Publications - Et Cetera: A Review of General Semantics. Summer 1986. Vol. 43, No. 2, pg. 128-133, 182-191, 200-207
  2 Publications - Extrapolation. Summer 1994, Vol. 35, No. 2, pg. 145-152
  3 Publications - F & SF Book Co., List #105. Spring 1973.
  4 Publications - "The Fallacy of Null-A." Astounding Science Fiction, pg. 6, 170
  5 Publications - "Famous Westerns: Ten Complete Stories" Vol. 12, No. 1. February 1951, pg. 38-52 ("Ride In, Killer!" by A. E. van Vogt). 3 copies.
  6 Publications - "Fantastic Lives" by Martin H. Greenberg, pg. x-xi, 174-215
  7 Publications - "Galaxy's 5 Star Shelf" pg. 96-99
  8 Publications - The General Semantics and Science Fiction of Robert Heinlein and A. E. van Vogt
  9 Publications - General Semantics Bulletin #38-39-40
  10 Publications - General Semantics Bulletin #41-42-43, copy 1
  11 Publications - General Semantics Bulletin #41-42-43, copy 2
  12 Publications - General Semantics Bulletin #44-45
  13 Publications - General Semantics Bulletin #50
  14 Publications - General Semantics Bulletin #54
  15 Publications - General Semantics Bulletin #59
  16 Publications - General Semantics Bulletin #64
  17 Publications - "The Gnostic Gospels" by Elaine Pagels, pg. ix-xxxvi
  18 Publications - "The Green Forest" pg. 20-47
  19 Publications - "Heinlein in Dimension: a critical analysis" by Alexei Panshin, pg. 36-37, 52-53, 92-93, 102-103, 178-187
  20 Publications - "How to Improve Your Eyes" by Margaret Darst Corbett
  21 Publications - "Introduction" by E. F. Bleiler, pg. xi-xv, 209-216
  22 Publications - "The Invalid's Wife" by A. E. van Vogt
  23 Publications - "The Issue at Hand" by James Blish, pg. 39, 64-67, 84-87
  24 Publications - Lan's Lantern 37-An A. E. van Vogt Special
  25 Publications - "Looking Ahead: The Vision of Science Fiction" by Dick and Lori Allen
  26 Publications - "Looking Toward the Year 2035" by Donald E. Fink. Aviation Week & Space Technology. March 24, 1986, pg. 13, 18-21
  27 Publications - "M 33 In Andromeda" by A. E. van Vogt, pg. 129-142
  28 Publications - "Man as Monster Versus Alien as God" by Pamela J. Inglesby
  29 Publications - "Mensa-Some on welfare, others millionaires yet all in same club." The Sunday News. September 15, 1985.
  30 Publications - "Mira Edgerly Korzybska: A Biographical Sketch by Charlotte Schuchardt Read. General Semantics Bulletin, pg. 53-56
  31 Publications - "More Issues at Hand" by James Blish, pg. 116-147, 1-9, 22-25, 36-37, 114-115
  32 Publications - "Moving Toward the Clonal Man: Is This What We Want?" by James D. Watson, pg. 50-53
  33 Publications - "My First Sale." Writer's Digest. December 1981, pg. 20-29
  34 Publications - The National Union Catalog
  35 Publications - The New York Times. Obituaries. May 10, 1988
  36 Publications - "Notes on the Writings of A. E. van Vogt" and "A. E. van Vogt: ONE AGAINST ETERNITY" from www.oivas.com
  37 Publications - "The Only Two Ways to Write a Story" by John Gallishaw, pg. iii-v, 3-44, 271-290
  38 Publications - "On the 'Sevagram' Trail" by H. L. Drake. ERB-dom/The Fantastic Collector. Includes copy.
  39 Publications - Partners in Wonder by Harlan Ellison, pg. 299-205
  40 Publications - "Preface." Mirrorshades.
  41 Publications - "A Psychological Approach to Fiction: Studies in Thackeray, Stendhal, George Eliot, Dostoevsky, and Conrad" by Bernard J. Paris, pg. 28-79, 292-295
  42 Publications - The Reference Library/Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, pg. 182-183
  43 Publications - "Reflections-SF in Astounding" pg. 125-136
  44 Publications - SF fandom, pg. 52
  45 Publications - "Science Fiction in a computers & society course" by Patricia S. Warrick, pg. 121-136
  46 Publications - "SF in the Classroom: Developing a High School Reading List" by Charles W. Aukerman, pg. 154-161
  47 Publications - "Science fiction: it's nature, faults, and virtues" by Robert A Heinlein, pg. 14-48. Includes notes.
  48 Publications - SFRA Review (Issue #210. March/April 1994)
  49 Publications - "Science Fiction Writers" (1986), pg. 746-748
  50 Publications - "The Science of Writing Science Fiction" by Stanley Schmidt. Writer's Digest, pg. 28-31, 50
  51 Publications - Skeptical Inquirer. Vol. 18 (Fall 1993), pg. 102-107
  52 Publications - "Something about the Author" pg. 220-221
  53 Publications - Speech Communications Associations-Abstracts (59th Annual Meeting)
  54 Publications - "The Sunset, 2217 A.D." by Ryu Mitsuse, pg. 42-65
  55 Publications - Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction by Brian W. Aldiss with David Wingrove, pg. 15, 196, 216-223, 226, 244, 250, 260, 327, 370, 372, 383, 394-395, 402, 447, 463, 471
  56 Publications - "Twentieth Century American Science-Fiction Writers-Part 2: M-Z" pg. 178-183
  57 Publications - "Twenty Problems of the Fiction Writer" by John Gallishaw, pg. 70-87
  58 Publications - Vertex-The Magazine of Science Fiction. Vol. 1, No. 1. 2 copies.
  59 Publications - Vertex-The Magazine of Science Fiction. Vol. 1, No. 2
  60 Publications - Visions of the Future
  61 Publications - Who Is an SF Writer, pg. 50-53
  62 Publications - "Who was Who" pg. 181-182
  63 Publications - "The Witch" by A. E. van Vogt (2 copies)
  64 Publications - "The World Beyond the Hill" by Alexei Cory Panshin
  65 Publications - "World of A: a nearly familiar world." Screenplay by Olivier Chatelin
  66 Receipts (Miscellaneous)
Box Item/Description
5 Cassette - Ackerman 1/4/94 His Home. 3 tapes.
  Cassette - Alvin Toffler 10/15/74
  Cassette - Brunner 8/1/87 Copy
  Cassette - Buckminster Fuller, interview 6/24/72. 2 tapes.
  Cassette - Burgess
  Cassette - Confusoin-20 Presentation 1
  Cassette - Confusion Presentation 2
  Cassette - Dr. Velikovsky 3/28/75, 4/28/75
  Cassette - Fred Pohl 7/17/94
  Cassette - Gunn 7/12/94. 2 tapes.
  Cassette - Hal Clement 3/21/98. 2 tapes.
  Cassette - Hal Clement (Harry Stubbs). Microcassette.
  Cassette - Interview of A. E. van Vogt by Eric Rabkin Conclave IV 11/3/79
  Cassette - Jack Williamson Interview by H. Drake 6/24/97. 2 tapes.
  Cassette - James Gunn Interview, recorded 5/15/74. Magnetic tape.
  Cassette - Panel at Conclave IV - Van Vogt, Abbey, Coulton. How to Build an Alien 11/3/79.
  Cassette - Pres. Ford Announces + Vice Pres. 8/20/74 (Side 1); History of Science Fiction (Damon Knight) (Side 2)
  Cassette - vV 6/23/95
  Cassette - van Vogt 8/26/82-8/27/82 Master. 6 tapes.
  Cassette - van Vogt 7/9/85-7/11/85. 5 tapes.
  Cassette - van Vogt Interview 1974? 3 tapes.
  Cassette - 20HC-12 Side A (Biggle/Ackerman Interview from Maurica Crane)
  Slides - U. Kansas July '94 Gunn Writers Workshops
  Slides - van Vogt book - July 86

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