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Robert A. and Virginia G. Heinlein Papers
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box 309-310

[Round the World] 1953-1954

box 309

#1 1953-1954

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: South America, ephemera, menus, photographs, postcards, cruise schedules & events
box 309

#2 1953-1954

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Africa, Mauritius, Singapore, South Africa; Folies-Bergere programs, Australian Science Fiction Society ephemera, brochures, maps, postcards, menus
box 310

#3 1954

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii, San Francisco; brochures, letters, tickets, photographs
box 311-312

[Europe] 1955

box 311

#1 1955

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Azores, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Russia, Switzerland; postcards, brochures, letters, photographs
box 311

#2 1955

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, brochures, postcards
box 312

#3 1955

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Sweden, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Austria
box 312

#4 1955

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Austria, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, New York, Germany, The Netherlands
box 313

[Chicago & Arizona] 1957

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Trip ephemera from lecture at University of Chicago's Science Fiction Club; Trip to Arizona; artwork, brochures, clippings, postcards
box 314

[Second "Round the World" #1, #2] 1957-1958

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: President Cruise Lines; trip ephemera including: menus, postcards, travel documents; Hawaii, Japan, China, Thailand, India, Ceylon, Malaysia, Italy, New York
box 315

[U.S. Naval Academy Reception] ca. 1970-1988

Scope and Content Note

Photographs: Naval officers, Heinlein Crater, James Cunningham, Yoji Kondo, Amy Baxter, Eleanor Wood et al.
box-folder 316-329

Subseries 8  Photographs ca. 1906-1989

Physical Description: 13 boxes

Scope and Content Summary

This subseries includes color and black and white photographs, color transparencies, stereo slides and negatives.
Subjects include: the Heinlein and Gerstenfeld families, Heinlein's Navy years, science fiction conventions and blood drives, artwork, friends and fans, publicity photos, homes, property and the Heinleins' travel adventures.
For a complete subject listing of the photographs, negatives and slides [pdf] go to " Additional collection guides" and click on the link.

Arrangement

Photographs are arranged first by size and then chronologically. Slides and negatives are arranged separately by format.
box 316-319

Up to 4x5 1906-1989

box 320-322

Up to 8x10 1910-1989

box 323-328

Slides 1910-1989

box 323-325

35mm color slides - World trips, Europe, Italy, Grand Canyon, Family, Bonny Doon, Artwork, Blood Drive, MidAmericon, Nudes, Virginia skating, Robert, cats undated ca. 1950-1976

box-folder 326

Stereo color slides - Europe - #1-389, mixed numbers; 3D Pan-O-Scope stereo viewer ca. 1950-1976

box-folder 327

Stereo color slides - Europe; Virginia, Colorado Springs; Virginia, Bonny Doon; Robert & Virginia; 3D Pan-O-Scope stereo viewer 1958-1976

box-folder 328

Micro Tele-Vue Slide Viewer; Argus Pre-Viewer II slide viewer; Stereo-tach 35mm Transparency Viewer; Zadiix 35mm Slide Strip Viewer; Minox miniature film canisters; 4mm; color; Camera & accessory manuals w/Heinlein's notes ca. 1950-1960

box 329

Negatives 1910-1989

box 330-331

Subseries 9  Media ca. 1917-2003

Physical Description: 2 boxes

Scope and Content Summary

Media includes 78 rpm records and cassette tapes. The tapes contain the interview with Robert by Neil Schulman.

Arrangement

Media is arranged by format.
box-folder 330:1

"Begin the Beguine"/"September Song" - 78rpm record ca. 1917-2003

box-folder 330:2

"Black Lace"/"The Cry of the Wild Goose" - 78rpm record ca. 1917-2003

box-folder 330:3

"The Cool Green Hills of Earth"/"Ready to Ride" - 45rpm, 2 records ca. 1917-2003

box-folder 330:4

"Cool Water"/"Pennsylvania Pal" - 78rpm ca. 1917-2003

box-folder 330:5

"Rodger Young"/"The Army Air Corps" - 78 rpm record ca. 1917-2003

box-folder 330:6

"September Song"/"Lost in the Stars" - 78 rpm record ca. 1917-2003

box-folder 330:7

"Song of India"/"Coq D'Or" - 78 rpm record ca. 1917-2003

box-folder 331

Neil Schulman interview with RAH - 4 cassette tapes July 2, 1973

box 332-346, 365

Subseries 10  Realia ca. 1917-1989

Physical Description: 16 boxes

Scope and Content Summary

This subseries includes 3D objects such as awards (Hugo, Grand Master Nebula), globes, personal items, plaques, pins, typewriter, furniture, framed pieces.

Arrangement

Realia is arranged and boxed by format and size.
box 332

Small items ca. 1917-1989

box 333

Leadership Club plaque ca. 1917-1989

box 334

Stereo Realist Viewer in wood case; teak carved letter opener; ivory carved letter opener; blade letter opener in wood scabbard ca. 1950-1989

box 335

Epaulets & tri-corner hat in custom metal box; drafting box with tools; spyglass ca. 1917-1989

box 336-340

Hugo Awards

box 336

Destination Moon 1951

box 337

Farmer in the Sky 1951

box 338

The Man Who Sold the Moon 1951

box 339

Starship Trooper 1960

box 340

Stranger in a Strange Land 1961

box 341

Grand Master Nebula Award for Lifetime Achievement ca. 1950-1989

box 342

World Globe w/base ca. 1950-1989

box 343

Lunar Globe w/base ca. 1950-1989

box 344

World Globe, 25", w/base ca. 1950-1989

box 345

Mars Globe w/base ca. 1950-1989

box 346

Celestial Globe w/base ca. 1950-1989

 

Typewriter ca. 1950-1989

 

Chair ca. 1950-1989

 

Table ca. 1950-1989

 

Series II  Virginia G. Heinlein ca. 1916-2003

Physical Description: 26 boxes

Scope and Content Summary

This series documents the life and work of Virginia G. Heinlein, wife & muse of science fiction writer, Robert A. Heinlein. Materials in the collection include naval records, personal documents, love letters, diaries, journals, correspondence, art work, photographs, and realia.
box-folder 16:5; 347:1-8; 348

Subseries 1  Biographical 1916-2002

Physical Description: 1 folder, 2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries will includes Virginia Heinlein's correspondence, fragments from her personal journal, awards, certificates, medical and naval records, and writings.
box-folder 16:5

Awards, certificates & memberships 1937-1984

box-folder 347:1

Certificates & personal documents 1916-2003

box-folder 347:2-3

Ephemera ca. 1940-2002

box-folder 347:4-5

Naval certificate & documents April 6, 1946 1943-1955

box-folder 347:6

Florida property documents 1990-1991

box-folder 347:7-8

Travel documents 1953-1994

box-folder 348

Personal notes - house & garden, reminders, friend's birthdays ca. 1940-2002

box-folder 348-363

Subseries 2  Correspondence 1930-2003

Physical Description: 16 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes love notes and letters between Robert and Virginia, and correspondence between Virginia and others.
box-folder 348

Love notes and "Ticky & Wuzzums" drawings ca. 1945-1989

box-folder 349:1-11

Love letters from Robert 1945-1988 undated

box-folder 350:1-4

Biggle, Lloyd & Hegwig 1976-2001

box-folder 350:5-6; 351:1

Botsford, Ward 1976-1990

box-folder 351:2

Cunningham, James 1988-1991

box-folder 351:3

Dula, Art 1988-1990

box-folder 351:4

Forsberg, Bob 1986-1990

box-folder 351:5

Gallun, Ray 1988-1990

box-folder 351:6

Hall, Cary 1982-1993

box-folder 351:7

Hall, Robert 1981-2002

box-folder 351:8

Hoequist, Charles 1982-1990

box-folder 351:9

Laning, Cal 1988-1991

box-folder 351:10-11

Mazza, Joan 1987-1991

box-folder 352:1

Needham, Arthur 1989-1990

box-folder 352:2-5

Paradis, Denis 1977-2001

box-folder 353:1-5

Patterson, Bill 1974-2000

box-folder 353:6-8; 354:1-2

Stover, Leon 1986-1990

box-folder 354:3

Tanner, H. P. 1982-2001

box-folder 354:4-8

Vincinanzo, Ralph 1981-2001

box-folder 354:9-11; 355:1-4

Warren, George 1979-1989

box-folder 355:5-10; 356:1-7

Wood, Eleanor 1988-2001

box-folder 357:1-363:6

General correspondence

box-folder 357:1

1949-1958

box-folder 357:2

1961-1969

box-folder 357:3

1970-1973

box-folder 357:4

1974-1979

box-folder 357:5

1980-1983

box-folder 357:6

1984

box-folder 357:7

1985

box-folder 357:8

1986

box-folder 357:9

1987

box-folder 358:1-9; 359:1-9; 360:1-3

1988

box-folder 360:4

Correspondence re: Listserve May 8-19, 1988

box-folder 360:5-13; 361:1-9

1989

box-folder 362:10-16; 363:1-9

1990

box-folder 362:10-13

1991

box-folder 363:1

1992-1999

box-folder 363:2-3

2000

box-folder 363:4-5

2001

box-folder 363:6

2002-2003

box-folder 364:1-4

Subseries 3  Manuscripts 1943-1993

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes notes and drafts for a biography on Robert Heinlein as well as introductions to stories, and other writings by Virginia Heinlein.
box-folder 364:1

Background materials 1953-1990

box-folder 364:2

Notes ca. 1943-1993

box-folder 364:3

"Ginny's Gems" - diary entries 1977-1993

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Antarctica, building the Bonny Doon house, cats, nutrition, Robert's health, Oct. 1977; Virginia's move from Bonny Doon to Carmel, Aug 1987; Heinlein Retrospective trip report, 1988; Loma Prieta Earthquake, 1989; Baltic trip, 1993
box-folder 364:4

Notes, ideas, musings - probably written for Virginia's biography of Robert's life ca. 1943-1993

Scope and Content Note

Subjects: Background; Notes; Life in Kansas City; The Years at the Naval Academy; Naval Officier, Chapter II; Civilian Life; Science Fiction and John W. Campbell Jr.; The Years in Colorado; Making Destination Moon; Tramp Royale Preface; Relationships, The Bonny Doon Years; Record Keeping; [untitled - re: world cruise, cats, classical music]; Last Chapter; Preface to Stranger in a Strange Land; The Northwest Passage to the Orient; Entotic; >Entotic Addendum ; 1 Ice; The Ship; Genesis; Six unsent postcards from Heidelberg, Germany
box-folder 364:5-8

Subseries 4  Business 1989-1999

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes business papers relating to the creation of the Heinlein Trust, Library Foundation and Chair in Aerospace Engineering.
box-folder 364:5

Robert Anson Heinlein Chair in Aerospace Engineering 1990

box-folder 364:6

Robert A. Heinlein Prize Trust 1990-1993

box-folder 364:7

The Robert A. & Virginia Heinlein Library Foundation 1993-1999

box-folder 364:8

Taxes and Appraisals 1989

box-folder 16:6

Subseries 5  Artwork 1930-2003

Physical Description: 1 folder

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes artwork by Virginia.
box-folder 16:6

Ink & brush paintings ca. 1960-1002

box-folder 318, 319, 321:1-4, 322:7-8; 329:17-19

Subseries 6  Photographs 1916-2003

Physical Description: 5 boxes

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes album images, loose photographs and negatives.
For a complete subject listing of the photographs, negatives and slides [pdf] go to "Additional collection guides" and click on the link.
box-folder 318-319, 321:1-4, 322:7-8

Up to 4x5 1916-2003

box-folder 329:17-19

Negatives 1940-1945

box 331

Subseries 7  Media 1996-2002

Physical Description: 45 discs - 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes floppy discs produced by Virginia.
box 331

Correspondence & writings - 45 3" floppy discs 1996-2002

Box 332

Subseries 8  Realia 1916-2003

Physical Description: 1 box

Scope and Content Note

This subseries includes items from Virginia's childhood, a "Ticky" doll made by Robert and an honorary life member name tag from the USS Lexington.
box-folder 332

Virginia's baby bonnet & gloves ca. 1916-1925

box-folder 332

Virginia Heinlein honorary life member USS Lexington name tag ca. 1945-2003

box-folder 332

"Ticky" cardboard doll ca. 1945-1988

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