Kate Wilhelm papers, 1980-1999  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Wilhelm, Kate
Title
Kate Wilhelm papers
Dates
1980-1999 (inclusive)
Quantity
15.0 linear feet, (29 containers)
Collection Number
Coll 464
Summary
Collection is comprised of the papers of science fiction and mystery novelist Kate Wilhelm, and includes literary manuscripts, correspondence, and personal papers such as financial documents, contracts, and book reviews.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Kate Wilhelm, née Meredith, was born June 8, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio. After graduating from high school, Wilhelm worked several jobs such as telephone operator, sales clerk, and model. In 1947, she married Joseph Wilhelm; in her first short story, The Pint-Size Genie, was published in the October 1956 issue of Fantastic, a fantasy and science fiction magazine.

In 1962, Wilhelm divorced her husband; she married science fiction author and editor Damon Knight in 1963. She published her first novel, More Bitter than Death, in that same year. Throughout her writing career, Wilhelm has written numerous short stories that have been published in magazines such as Orbit, Cosmopolitan, and Locus, as well as published more than 50 novels. Many of her published novels include the Barbara Holloway and Charlie and Constance mysteries, the former of which follows the cases of a fictional attorney based in Eugene, Oregon, where she and Damon now reside. In addition to her short stories and novels, Wilhelm has also written a screenplay and had her work adapted for television, theater, and film.

Wilhelm and her husband, Damon Knight, helped to establish two prominent science fiction writer’s workshops: The Clarion Writer’s Workshop, and the Milford Writer’s Workshop. Wilhelm continues to host monthly writing workshops. She has also lectured at many universities and events around the globe and has won several awards for her work, including three Nebula Awards, two Hugo Awards, and two Locus Awards. She was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame in 2003.

Some of Wilhelm’s most recent work includes By Stone, By Blade, By Fire; Whisper Her Name; and Death of an Artist. Her work can be found online at InfinityBox Press, a digital publishing platform for all of Wilhelm’s new and existing work.

[Sources: http://www.infinityboxpress.com/about.php; http://katewilhelm.com/sample-page/]

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection is comprised of the literary manuscripts of science fiction and mystery novelist Kate Wilhelm; correspondence from publishers and Wilhelm’s literary agent, George Schlessiger; and personal items such as financial documents, contracts, and book reviews. Literary manuscripts include early and final drafts of short stories and novels, some of which have editing marks. Much of the correspondence is between George Schlessiger and editors, often with editing notes attached.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival material may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Kate Wilhelm papers, Coll 464, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Literary ManuscriptsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
1 1
A Brother to Dragons, a Companion of Owls (3 Copies)
1 2
All For One
1 3
All For One
1 4
All For One
1 5
All For One (Miscellaneous Pages)
1 6
And the Angels Sing (2 Copies)
1 7
Axolotl
1 7
The Best Defense (1 of 4)
1 8
The Best Defense (2 of 4)
2 1
The Best Defense (3 of 4)
2 2
The Best Defense (4 of 4)
2 3
The Best Defense (1 of 4)
2 4
The Best Defense (2 of 4)
2 5
The Best Defense (3 of 4)
2 6
The Best Defense (4 of 4)
2 7
The Best Defense (Miscellaneous Pages)
2 8
The Best Defense (Miscellaneous Pages)
3 1
The Casebook of Constance and Charlie, Volume 2, The Dark Door (1 of 3)
3 2
The Casebook of Constance and Charlie, Volume 2, Sweet Sweet Poison (2 of 3)
3 3
The Casebook of Constance and Charlie, Volume 2, Christ's Tears and An Imperfect Gift (3 of 3)
3 4
Clear and Convincing Proof (1 of 3)
3 5
Clear and Convincing Proof (2 of 3)
3 6
Clear and Convincing Proof (3 of 3)
3 7
Clear and Convincing Proof (1 of 3)
3 8
Clear and Convincing Proof (2 of 3)
4 1
Clear and Convincing Proof (3 of 3)
4 2
Death Qualified (1 of 4)
4 3
Death Qualified (2 of 4)
4 4
Death Qualified (3 of 4)
4 5
Death Qualified (4 of 4)
4 6
Death Qualified (1 of 4)
4 7
Death Qualified (2 of 4)
5 1
Death Qualified (3 of 4)
5 2
Death Qualified (4 of 4)
5 3
Death Qualified (1 of 4)
5 4
Death Qualified (2 of 4)
5 5
Death Qualified (3 of 4)
5 6
Death Qualified (4 of 4)
6 1
Death Qualified (Miscellaneous Pages)
6 2
The Deepest Water (1 of 2)
6 3
The Deepest Water (2 of 2)
6 4
The Deepest Water (1 of 3)
6 5
The Depest Water (2 of 3)
6 6
The Deepest Water (3 of 3)
6 7
The Deepest Water (1 of 3)
6 8
The Deepest Water (2 of 3)
7 1
The Deepest Water (3 of 3)
7 2
The Deepest Water (1 of 3)
7 3
The Deepest Water (2 of 3)
7 4
The Deepest Water (3 of 3)
7 5
The Deepest Water (1 of 2)
7 6
The Deepest Water (2 of 2)
7 7
The Deepest Water (1 of 3)
7 8
The Deepest Water (2 of 3)
8 1
The Deepest Water (3 of 3)
8 2
The Deepest Water (Miscellaneous Pages, 1 of 2)
8 3
The Deepest Water (Miscellaneous Pages, 2 of 2)
8 4
Defense For The Devil (1 of 2)
8 5
Defense For The Devil (2 of 2)
8 6
Defense For The Devil (1 of 2)
8 7
Defense For The Devil (2 of 2)
8 8
Defense For The Devil (1 of 4)
9 1
Defense For The Devil (2 of 4)
9 2
Defense For The Devil (3 of 4)
9 3
Defense For The Devil (4 of 4)
9 4
Defense For The Devil (1 of 4)
9 5
Defense For The Devil (2 of 4)
9 6
Defense For The Devil (3 of 4)
9 7
Defense For The Devil (4 of 4)
10 1
Defense For The Devil (1 of 4)
10 2
Defense For The Devil (2 of 4)
10 3
Defense For The Devil (3 of 4)
10 4
Defense For The Devil (4 of 4)
10 5
Defense For The Devil (1 of 4)
10 6
Defense For The Devil (2 of 4)
10 7
Defense For The Devil (3 of 4)
10 8
Defense For The Devil (4 of 4)
11 1
Defense For The Devil (Miscellaneous Pages With Notes)
11 2
Desperate Measures (1 of 4)
11 3
Desperate Measures (2 of 4)
11 4
Desperate Measures (3 of 4)
11 5
Desperate Measures (4 of 4)
11 6
Desperate Measures (1 of 4)
11 7
Desperate Measures (2 of 4)
12 1
Desperate Measures (3 of 4)
12 2
Desperate Measures (4 of 4)
12 3
Desperate Measures (1 of 4)
12 4
Desperate Measures (2 of 4)
12 5
Desperate Measures (3 of 4)
12 6
Desperate Measures (4 of 4)
12 7
Desperate Measures (1 of 6)
13 1
Desperate Measures (2 of 6)
13 2
Desperate Measures (3 of 6)
13 3
Desperate Measures (4 of 6)
13 4
Desperate Measures (5 of 6)
13 5
Desperate Measures (6 of 6)
13 6
The Downstairs Room (Introduction)
13 7
Dragon Seed
13 8
Dragon Seed
13 9
Dragon Seed
13 10
Earth's Blood
13 11
The Good Children (1 of 2)
14 1
The Good Children (2 of 2)
14 2
The Good Children (1 of 2)
14 3
The Good Children (2 of 2)
14 4
The Good Children (1 of 2)
14 5
The Good Children (2 of 2)
14 6
The Good Children (1 of 2)
14 7
The Good Children (2 of 2)
14 8
The Gorgon Field
15 1
The Gorgon Field
15 2
The Gorgon Field
15 3
The Gorgon Field
15 4
Great Doors of Silence
15 5
The Look Alike (Outline)
15 6
The Look Alike
15 7
The Look Alike
15 8
The Look Alike
15 9
No Defense (1 of 3)
15 10
No Defense (2 of 3)
16 1
No Defense (3 of 3)
16 2
No Defense (1 of 3)
16 3
No Defense (2 of 3)
16 4
No Defense (3 of 3)
16 5
No Defense (1 of 3)
16 6
No Defense (2 of 3)
16 7
No Defense (3 of 3)
17 1
No Defense (Miscellaneous Pages)
17 2
No Defense (Miscellaneous Pages With Editorial)
17 3
The Scream
17 4
Seven Kinds of Death (1 of 3)
17 5
Seven Kinds of Death (2 of 3)
17 6
Seven Kinds of Death (3 of 3)
17 7
Seven Kinds of Death (1 of 3)
17 8
Seven Kinds of Death (2 of 3)
17 9
Seven Kinds of Death (3 of 3)
18 1
Seven Kinds of Death (1 of 4)
18 2
Seven Kinds of Death (2 of 4)
18 3
Seven Kinds of Death (3 of 4)
18 4
Seven Kinds of Death (4 of 4)
18 5
Seven Kinds of Death (Miscellaneous Pages)
18 6
Skeletons (1 of 3)
18 7
Skeletons (2 of 3)
18 8
Skeletons (3 of 3)
19 1
Skeletons (1 of 3)
19 2
Skeletons (2 of 3)
19 3
Skeletons (3 of 3)
19 4
Skeletons (1 of 3)
19 5
Skeletons (2 of 3)
19 6
Skeletons (3 of 3)
19 7
Skeletons (Miscellaneous Pages)
19 8
Somerset
19 9
State of Grace (4 Copies)
20 1
Strangeness, Charm and Spin (2 Copies)
20 2
Sweet, Sweet Poison (1 of 2)
20 3
Sweet, Sweet Poison (2 of 2)
20 4
Sweet, Sweet Poison (1 of 2)
20 5
Sweet, Sweet Poison (2 of 2)
20 6
Sweet, Sweet Poison (1 of 2)
20 7
Sweet, Sweet Poison (2 of 2)
21 1
Sweet, Sweet Poison (1 of 2)
21 2
Sweet, Sweet Poison (2 of 2)
21 3
Sweet, Sweet Poison (Miscellaneous Pages and Notes)
21 4
Symbiosis
21 5
Time Is But A Confusion Of The Mind
21 6
The Time Piece (3 Copies)
21 7
Torch Song
21 8
Torch Song
22 1
Torch Song (Miscellaneous Pages)
22 2
With Malice Prepense (1 of 6)
22 3
With Malice Prepense (2 of 6)
22 4
With Malice Prepense (3 of 6)
22 5
With Malice Prepense (4 of 6)
22 6
With Malice Prepense (5 of 6)
22 7
With Malice Prepense (6 of 6)
23 1
With Malice Prepense (1 of 6)
23 2
With Malice Prepense (2 of 6)
23 3
With Malice Prepense (3 of 6)
23 4
With Malice Prepense (4 of 6)
23 5
With Malice Prepense (5 of 6)
23 6
With Malice Prepense (6 of 6)
23 7
With Malice Prepense (1 of 6)
24 1
With Malice Prepense (2 of 6)
24 2
With Malice Prepense (3 of 6)
24 3
With Malice Prepense (4 of 6)
24 4
With Malice Prepense (5 of 6)
24 5
With Malice Prepense (6 of 6)
24 6
With Malice Prepense (1 of 6)
24 7
With Malice Prepense (2 of 6)
24 8
With Malice Prepense (3 of 6)
25 1
With Malice Prepense (4 of 6)
25 2
With Malice Prepense (5 of 6)
25 3
With Malice Prepense (6 of 6)

Series II:  CorrespondenceReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
25 4
Incoming and Outgoing
1980-1983
25 5
Incoming and Outgoing
1984
25 6
Incoming and Outgoing
1985
25 7
Incoming and Outgoing
1986
26 1
Incoming and Outgoing
1987
26 2
Incoming and Outgoing
1988
26 3
Incoming and Outgoing
1988
26 4
Incoming and Outgoing
1989
26 5
Incoming and Outgoing
1990
27 1
Incoming and Outgoing
1991
27 2
Incoming and Outgoing
1992
27 3
Incoming and Outgoing
1993
27 4
Incoming and Outgoing
1994
27 5
Incoming and Outgoing
1995
27 6
Incoming and Outgoing
1996
28 1
Incoming and Outgoing
1997
28 2
Incoming and Outgoing
1998
28 3
Incoming and Outgoing
1999
28 4
Abyss
28 5
All For One
28 6
And the Angels Sing
28 7
City of Cain
28 8
Delap, Richard
28 9
The Downstairs Room
28 10
Dragon Seed
28 11
The Gorgon Field
28 12
The Look Alike
28 13
The Scream
29 1
Sense of Shadow
29 2
Somerset Dreams
29 3
State of Grace
29 4
Strangeness, Charm and Spin
29 5
The Time Piece

Series III:  Personal FilesReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
29 6
Contract: A Brother to Dragons, a Companion of Owls
29 7
Contract: And The Angels Sing
29 8
Contract: April Fools' Day Forever
29 9
Contract: The Gorgon Field
29 10
Contract: More Bitter Than Death
29 11
Contract: Sense of Shadow
29 12
Contract: Somerset Dreams
29 13
Contract: State of Grace
29 14
Contract: Stranger in the House
29 15
Research and Notes: General
29 16
Research and Notes: Seven Kinds of Death
29 17
Reviews: Somerset Dreams
29 18
Fanancial Documents
29 19
Publication: Khatru

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • American fiction--Women authors
  • Authors, American--Oregon--Eugene
  • Science fiction, American--Authorship
  • Science fiction--Women authors
  • Women
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Science fiction