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Laura Powell Collection of Theodore Sturgeon Postcards and Letters

 Collection
Call Number: MS 320

Overview

Collection of 34 postcards and 2 letters from science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) to Laura Powell, circa August 1976 - April 1979, and undated.

Dates

  • 1976 August 11 to 1979 April 11, and undated

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Extent

.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

Scope and Contents

In the late 1970s, Laura Powell, a student at Los Angeles City College, invited American Science Fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon (1918-1985) to speak at her philosophy class. According to Powell, the course was taught by the department head, and the success of the visit led the philosophy faculty member to arrange other speaking engagements for Sturgeon at other institutions. By way of thanks, Sturgeon sent Powell post cards and notes for several years from various locations that he visited with his partner, Jayne Tannehill Englehart. This correspondence dates from approximately August 1976 to April 1979.

Arrangement

The postcards and letters are arranged in chronological order. Undated postcards are located in the last folder.

Physical Location

MS 320

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Laura Powell, 2014

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to the Laura Powell Collection of Theodore Sturgeon Postcards and Letters
Subtitle
Laura Powell Collection of Theodore Sturgeon Postcards and Letters
Author
Finding aid prepared by eeh and mab. Finding aid encoded by mab and eeh.
Date
2015-05-14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/2730375454
Preferred citation
Laura Powell Collection of Theodore Sturgeon Postcards and Letters, MS 320, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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