Richard D. Erlich Collection of Papers about Science Fiction and Satire 1974-1988

Creator
Erlich, Richard D.
Size
3.25 linear feet (7 archival boxes)
Location

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Call number
MC 00379

Papers by many different authors, most of whom were faculty at colleges and universities, about various authors and themes in science fiction. Most are unpublished papers prepared in the late 1970s and early 1980s for presentation at meetings of the Popular Culture Association, Science Fiction Research Association, Society for Utopian Studies, and other organizations. A few reprints of published articles are included. Among the papers are several about Robert Silverberg, Kurt Vonnegut, the city in science fiction, and utopias and dystopias in science fiction.

Richard D. Erlich served as a Professor in English at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, from 1971 to 2006.

Biographical/historical note

Richard D. Erlich served as a Professor in English at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, from 1971 to 2006. In collaboration with Thomas P. Dunn, he has edited The Mechanical God: Machines in Science Fiction and Clockwork Worlds: Mechanized Environments in SF, and compiled Clockworks: A Multimedia Bibliography of Works Useful for the Study of the Human/Machine Interface in SF. Alone and in various collaborations he has published essays on the Buck Rogers opus, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Shakespeare pedagogy, Alexander Pope, D. H. Lawrence, and science fiction works by Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. LeGuin, Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth, Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, Robert Silverberg, and D. F. Jones.

Scope/content

Papers by many different authors, most of whom were faculty at colleges and universities, about various authors and themes in science fiction. Most are unpublished papers prepared in the late 1970s and early 1980s for presentation at meetings of the Popular Culture Association, Science Fiction Research Association, Society for Utopian Studies, and other organizations. A few reprints of published articles are included. Among the papers are several about Robert Silverberg, Kurt Vonnegut, Ursula K. Le Guin, the city in science fiction, and utopias and dystopias in science fiction. The collection also includes copies of much of Erlich's critical work, opinion pieces and letters to the editor, and pieces related to his work on satire and traditional literature. A few files contain materials related to Erlich's teaching career.

Physical description

6 archival boxes

Arrangement

The papers are arranged alphabetically by subject, follwed by an addition in the original order.

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard D. Erlich Collection of Papers about Science Fiction and Satire, MC 00379, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Gift of Richard D. Erlich in March 2007 (Accn. no. 2007-0049)

Processing information

Processed by Linda Sellars, 2007 April

Encoded by Linda Sellars, 2007 April

Akira undated
Box 1, Folder 1
Butler, Octavia 1988
Box 1, Folder 2
City in Science Fiction (city) Garden/ (See also Dystopias) 1979
Box 1, Folder 3
Delany 1979-1983
Box 1, Folder 4
Dick, P.K. (see also: Alt. History) 1981-1985
Box 1, Folder 5
Misc. Science Fiction Papers (1 of 2) 1979-1982 and undated
Box 1, Folder 6
Misc Science Fiction Papers (2 of 2) 1977-1980 and undated
Box 1, Folder 7
Philosophy, theology, history (1of 2) 1978-1981
Box 1, Folder 8
Philosophy, theology, history (2 of 2) 1978-1980 and undated
Box 1, Folder 9
Scientist/Faust Legend in SF-Image of Scientist in SF 1979 and undated
Box 1, Folder 10
Silverberg, Robert (1 of 2) 1978-1982 and undated
Box 1, Folder 11
Silverberg, Robert (2 of 2) 1978-1979
Box 1, Folder 12
Utopia Compensatory and other (1 of 2) 1978-1988
Box 1, Folder 13
Utopia Compensatory and other (2 of 2) 1986-1988
Box 1, Folder 14
Vonnegut, Kurt (see also: Dystopias/Utopias) (1 of 3) 1974-1984 and undated
Box 2, Folder 1
Vonnegut, Kurt (see also:Dystopias/Utopias) (2 of 3) undated
Box 2, Folder 2
Vonnegut, Kurt (see also: Dystopias/Utopias) (3 of 3) 1980 and undated
Box 2, Folder 3
Wells, H. G. 1983
Box 2, Folder 4
Winter's Tale 1983
Box 2, Folder 5
Pohl, Frederick and C.M. Kornbluth 1978-2004
Box 3, Folder 1
Misc. Science Fiction Papers, Publications, and Conference Materials 1977-2004
Box 3, Folder 2
Misc. Science Fiction Papers 1967-1999
Box 3, Folder 3
Gibson, William and SFRA 2002 materials
Box 3, Folder 4
Misc. Science Fiction and Satire Papers 1978-1984
Box 3, Folder 15
Clorckworks2 Materials 2006-2007
Box 4, Folder 1
Misc. Science Fiction Papers 1967-1994
Box 4, Folder 2
Erlich's Opinion Pieces and Letters to the Editor
Box 4, Folder 3
Erlich's Opinion Pieces and Letters to the Editor
Box 4, Folder 4
Erlich's Opinion Pieces and Letters to the Editor
Box 4, Folder 5
Erlich's Opinon Pieces and Letters to the Editor
Box 4, Folder 6
Coyoye's Song: The Teaching Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (1 of 5) 1997
Box 5, Folder 1
Coyoye's Song: The Teaching Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (2 of 5) 1997
Box 5, Folder 2
Coyoye's Song: The Teaching Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (3 of 5) 1997
Box 5, Folder 3
Coyoye's Song: The Teaching Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (4 of 5) 1997
Box 5, Folder 4
Coyoye's Song: The Teaching Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (5 of 5) 1997
Box 5, Folder 5
Erlich's Promotion and Tenure Artilces and Essays
Box 6, Folder 1
The Predatory Transition from Ape to Man by Raymond Dart
Box 6, Folder 2
Misc. Science Fiction Papers
Box 6, Folder 3
Materials for Frederick Pohl's Website and Misc. Science Fiction Papers
Box 6, Folder 4
Hirsch - Behavior Genetics Analysis and other materials. Includes an unrelated postcard from Le Guin.
Box 6, Folder 5
Pohl and LeGuin
Half box 7, Folder 1
Par Report, vol. 1, no. 2 (Pohl and Kornbluth)
Half box 7, Folder 2

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Richard D. Erlich Collection of Papers about Science Fiction and Satire, MC 00379, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.