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Octavia E. Butler Correspondence and Photographs
mssHM 80612-80709, FAC 2071  
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Description
This is a collection of materials compiled by Professor Frances Deutsch Louis, primarily letters from American science fiction writer Octavia. E. Butler (1947-2006) to Louis, and related photographs.
Background
Octavia Estelle Butler (1947-2006) was an American science fiction writer, and the first black woman in her field. Frances Deutsch Louis (1937-) was a professor of English at York College, City University of New York (CUNY). The two met in a professional setting and found each other to be kindred spirits. They maintained a close friendship and correspondence thereafter, until Butler's passing in 2006.
Extent
98 items in 2 boxes
Restrictions
The literary copyright of materials by Octavia E. Butler is held by the Estate of Octavia E. Butler. Anyone wishing to quote from or publish any manuscript material by Octavia E. Butler must contact the agent listed below. Questions should also be directed to the agent below.
Availability
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