Lloyd Biggle papers
A collection of science-fiction writer Lloyd Biggle's archives: notes, drafts, corrected proofs, correspondence with his publisher, and materials related to the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) and Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA).
- Creation: 1949 - 1979
- Biggle, Lloyd, Jr., 1923-2002 (Person)
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Biography of Lloyd Biggle Jr.
Lloyd Biggle Jr., born in 1923 in Waterloo, Iowa, earned a doctorate in musicology from the University of Michigan, with a focus on medieval Flemish composer Antoine Brumel.
Biggle's writing career in science fiction focused on space operas and included such works as The Angry Espers, All the Colors of Darkness, Watchers of the Dark, This Darkening Universe, Silence is Deadly, The Whirligig of Time, The Still, Small Voice of Trumpets, The World Menders, and Monument, as well as collections of stories in The Rule of the Door and Other Fanciful Regulations, The Metallic Muse, and A Galaxy of Strangers. He edited Nebula Award Stories Seven.
Biggle was active in the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA), serving as its first Secretary-Treasurer in 1965-1967 and as chairman of the board of trustees in 1978-1981. He also founded the Science Fiction Oral History Association.
Lloyd Biggle died in 2002.
16 Linear Feet ([at least 34 document cases] + 1 oversize folder, 10 audio-visual items)
Language of Materials
MS 79 - MS 80
MS 157 - MS 161
MS 166 - MS 176
MS 179 - MS 180
SC AV 12
A/V items at Annex (Contact Spencer Library Public Services)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit, Lloyd Biggle, Jr. Gift, Eastern Michigan University, 2015.
- Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (Organization)
- Brumel, Antoine, approximately 1460-approximately 1515 (Person)
- Guide to the American Science Fiction Collection
- Lloyd Biggle papers
- Finding aid prepared by alh, July 31, 1979; revised by cl, 2010; mwh, 2018.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Finding aid written in<language encodinganalog="language">English.</language>
- Finding aid permalink
- Preferred citation
Lloyd Biggle papers, MS 79, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.