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Finding Aid for the Marion Zimmer Bradley papers, 1959-1999
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Marion Zimmer Bradley was born June 3, 1930 in Albany New York during the Great Depression. She was interested in science fiction and fantasy as a teenager, participating in amateur fiction contests as an adjunct and as a contestant, most notably for Fantastic Amazing Stories in 1949. Always promoting and supporting the work of other writers, Bradley not only encouraged and participated in the world of fan fiction, but she also became the editor of anthologies and periodicals supporting up and coming authors. She became active in the gay and lesbian community not just through her writings and bibliographic work, but also with counseling services. After becoming ordained in the Eastern Orthodox priesthood she volunteered her time at the Gay Pacific Center offering pastoral counseling services. She died on September 25, 1999 after a struggle with heart disease. A year after her death she was awarded with Lifetime Achievement through the World Fantasy Awards, an international award begun in 1975 recognizing outstanding achievement in the category of Fantasy. This collection houses two copies of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Gay and Lesbian bibliography with notations as well as an unpublished manuscript, unedited version of published materials, brochures from fan gatherings and some of her husband's work.
Background
Marion Zimmer Bradley was born June 3, 1930 in Albany New York during the Great Depression. She was interested in science fiction and fantasy as a teenager, participating in amateur fiction contests as an adjunct and as a contestant, most notably for Fantastic Amazing Stories in 1949. Her first published story, entitled "Women Only" was showcased in Vortex Science Fiction in 1953.
Extent
3 document boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
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