Margaret St. Clair papers

Processed by Reajinae Jenkins and Alysia Thind.
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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 Includes a number of published and unpublished manuscripts in the science fiction genre as well as professional correspondence between St. Clair and publishers.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

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Preferred Citation

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

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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.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Manuscripts. 1947-1964, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains published and unpublished manuscripts of Margaret St. Clair's literary works.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

"The Arctic Flower". undated.

Box 1, Folder 2

"The Autumn After Next". 1960.

Box 1, Folder 3

"Bingo!". undated.

Box 1, Folder 4

"The Bird". 1947.

Box 1, Folder 5

"Brenda". undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

"Brightness Falls From the Air". undated.

Box 1, Folder 7

"Canto V". undated.

Box 1, Folders 8-9

"The Courier". undated.

Box 1, Folder 10

"The Dancers". undated.

Box 1, Folder 11

"The Dancers of Noyo". undated.

Box 1, Folder 12

"A Dash of Bitters". 1953.

Box 1, Folder 13

"Discipline". 1957.

Box 1, Folder 14

"Dr. Acton". undated.

Box 1, Folder 15

"Duel". 1958.

Box 1, Folder 16

"Eithine". 1957.

Box 1, Folders 17-18

"The Enthusiasts". undated.

Box 2, Folder 1

"Farquarson's Enchiridion". undated.

Box 2, Folder 2

"The Flower Lover". 1964.

Box 2, Folder 3

"The Fungus in the Shower". 1960.

Box 2, Folder 4

"Goetterdaemmerung". 1956.

Box 2, Folder 5

"Happy Ship". undated.

Box 2, Folder 6

"The Himalaychalet". 1949.

Box 2, Folder 7

"The Hole in the Moon". 1950.

Box 2, Folder 8

"Horror Howce". undated.

Box 2, Folders 9-11

"The House of the Moebius Snake". undated.

Box 2, Folder 12

"Idle Tears". 1958.

Box 2, Folder 13

"In Memoriam, Robert Graves". undated.

Box 2, Folder 14

"Intramural Dialog". undated.

Box 2, Folder 15

"Lazarus". 1954.

Box 2, Folder 16

"The Listening Child". 1950.

Box 2, Folder 17

"Little Magazine". 1954.

Box 2, Folder 18

"Lochinvar". 1960.

Box 2, Folder 19

"The Lost One". 1958.

Box 2, Folder 20

"Man Who Sold Rope to the Gnoles". 1956.

Box 2, Folder 21

"The Marriage Manual". 1954.

Box 2, Folder 22

"Mischa Inc". undated.

Box 2, Folder 23

"The Monitor". 1953.

Box 2, Folder 24

"The Muralist". 1952.

Box 3, Folder 1

"The Nembutal Tree". 1958.

Box 3, Folder 2

"The Nous Man". undated.

Box 3, Folder 3

"Nous Star". undated.

Box 3, Folder 4

"Parallel Beans". 1955.

Box 3, Folder 5

"The Perfectionist". undated.

Box 3, Folder 6

"Personal Monster". 1954.

Box 3, Folder 7

"Pidgintoe Island". undated.

Box 3, Folder 8

"Places to Crawl Through". undated.

Box 3, Folder 9

"The Plano-Convex Bricks". 1950.

Box 3, Folder 10

"The Replaced". undated.

Box 3, Folder 11

"Saturn Afflicted". 1957.

Box 3, Folder 12

"Senior Days and Senior Nights". undated.

Box 3, Folder 13

"Squee". 1955.

Box 3, Folder 14

"The Studio". undated.

Box 3, Folder 15

"The Tale of Genji". 1960.

Box 3, Folder 16

"The Thirsty God". undated.

Box 3, Folder 17

"Thirty Years". undated.

Box 3, Folder 18

"Treasure Chest". 1960.

Box 3, Folder 19

"Two Orphic Poems". undated.

Box 3, Folder 20

"The Ultimate Accessory". 1957.

Box 3, Folder 21

"Vector". 1958.

Box 3, Folder 22

"White Goddess". undated.

Box 3, Folder 23

"Winter Drought". 1957.

Box 3, Folder 24

"Wryneck, Draw Me Hither". undated.

Box 3, Folder 25

"Mss". undated.

 

Series 2. Correspondence. 1914-1992.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series primarily consists of personal and professional correspondence between Margaret St. Clair and her associates. Topics covered include publishing deals, royalties, literary work, family relations, finances, and events.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 4, Folders 1-3

Correspondence from publishers. 1959-1992.

Box 4, Folder 4

Correspondence to publishers. 1962-1989

Box 4, Folder 5

Correspondence from The White House to the Neeleys. 1914.

Box 4, Folder 6

Correspondence from family and friends. 1963-1987.

Box 4, Folder 7

Correspondence regarding finances. 1970-1992

 

Series 3. Personal papers. 1903-1994, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains writings, photographs, certificates, and other material pertaining to the life and works of Margaret St. Clair.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 5, Folder 1

Script of "The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes", adopted from a story written by Margaret St. Clair. undated.

Box 5, Folder 2

Personal Diary and writings of Margaret St. Clair. 1987-1988.

Box 5, Folder 3

Certificates pertaining to the St. Clair family. 1903.

Box 5, Folder 4

Photographs of nature and landscape. 1962-1984, undated.

Box 5, Folder 5

Photographs of Margaret and Eric St. Clair 1943-1994.

Box 5, Folder 6

Photographs of family and friends. 1962-1994.

Box 5 , Folder 7

Hand-drawn Illustrations of people and plants. undated.

Box 6

Science fiction books written by Margaret St. Clair and other authors. 1963-1992.

Box 6

Fanzines containing stories written by Margaret St. Clair. undated.

Box 6

Volumes of the Atlanta Review of Race and Culture with short stories written by Margaret St.Clair. 1947.

Box 6

Yearbooks in relation to Margaret and Eric St. Clair's education. 1923-1932.

Box 6

Scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and programs. undated.

Box 6

Programs for "A Dash of Bitters". 1954.

Box 6

Boxes of index cards with hand written annotations. undated.

Box 6

Pastel Illustrations of Margaret and Eric (Raymond) St. Clair. 1977.

Box 6

Certificates pertaining to the lives of Margaret and Eric St. Clair 1927.

Box 6

College diplomas. 1927-1932.