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St. Clair (Margaret) papers
MS 207  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Margaret St. Clair papers.
    Date (inclusive): 1903-1994, undated
    Date (bulk): 1960-1990
    Collection Number: MS 207
    Creator: St. Clair, Margaret
    Extent: 2.3 linear feet (6 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the personal and professional life of Margaret St. Clair, an American science fiction writer. Includes a number of published and unpublished manuscripts in the science fiction genre as well as professional correspondence between St. Clair and publishers. Photographs, certificates, and other material pertaining to St. Clair’s personal and family life are also included.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Margaret St. Clair papers (MS 207). Special Collections & University Archives, UCR Library, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Information unavailable.

    Processing History

    Processed by Reajinae Jenkins and Alysia Thind, 2015.
    Processing of the Margaret St. Clair Papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, and Eric Milenkiewicz, Manuscripts Curator.

    Biography

    Margaret St. Clair was born on February 17, 1911 in Kansas. Her fascination with science fiction writings began at a young age and in 1928 her family relocated to California, where she attended UC Berkeley to study classical writing. Shortly after her graduation in 1932 she married fellow writer Eric (Raymond) St. Clair. In 1945, St. Clair finished her first short story “Rocket to Limbo” which was later published in 1946. Over the course of her career St. Clair wrote and published over 100 short stories, some under the name Wilton Hazzard or Idris Seabright, and also published several novels. St. Clair passed away in 1995 in Santa Rosa, California.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other material pertaining to the personal and professional life of Margaret St. Clair. Includes a number of published and unpublished manuscripts in the science fiction genre as well as professional correspondence between St. Clair and publishers. Photographs, certificates, and other material pertaining to St. Clair’s personal and family life are also included.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series. The series arrangement of this collection is as follows:
    • Series 1. Manuscripts, 1947-1964.
    • Series 2. Correspondence, 1914-1992.
    • Series 3. Personal papers, 1903-1994.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Science fiction.
    Science-fiction writers.
    St. Clair, Margaret

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Correspondence.
    Manuscripts.
    Publications.
    Photographs.