David C. Kopaska-Merkel collection on Dreams and Nightmares

Finding aid prepared by Carlota Ramirez, 2017.
Special Collections & University Archives
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University of California
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Descriptive Summary

Title: David C. Kopaska-Merkel collection on Dreams and Nightmares
Date (inclusive): 1990-2005
Collection Number: MS 184
Creator: Kopaska-Merkel, David C.
Extent: 0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains materials related to the publication and distribution of Dreams and Nightmares, a fantasy and science fiction poetry magazine edited by David C. Kopaska-Merkel. Items in the collection include original page proofs for a number of issues, art and poetry submissions, and correspondence and records related to some distributors of the magazine.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

The 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]. David C. Kopaska-Merkel collection on Dreams and Nightmares (MS 184). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Gift of David C. Kopaska-Merkel, 2007.

Processing History

The collection was processed by Carlota Ramirez in 2017.
Processing of the David C. Kopaska-Merkel collection on Dreams and Nightmares 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 Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

Biographical Note

David C. Kopaska-Merkel is the editor and publisher of Dreams and Nightmares magazine, and previously worked for six years the editor of Star*Line, the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
Dreams and Nightmares magazine was founded in 1986 by Kopaska-Merkel, and is still printed thrice yearly.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the publication and distribution of Dreams and Nightmares, a fantasy and science fiction poetry magazine edited by David C. Kopaska-Merkel. Items in the collection include original page proofs for a number of issues, art and poetry submissions, and correspondence and records related to some distributors of the magazine.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically.

Indexing Terms

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

Subjects

Fantasy.
Kopaska-Merkel, David C.
Literature publishing.
Science fiction.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Correspondence.
Fan magazines.


Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Distribution - Double Star Distribution 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 2

Distribution - Mind Over Matter Bookstore 1993-1994

Box 1, Folder 3

Submission Guidelines circa 2003

Box 1, Folder 4

Submissions - Artwork 2003

Box 1, Folder 5

Submissions - Poetry 2003

Box 1, Folder 6

Proof - Issue #30/31 1990

Box 1, Folder 7

Proof - Issue #33 1991

Box 1, Folder 8

Proof - Issue #34 1991

Box 1, Folder 9

Proof - Issue #35 1991

Box 1, Folder 10

Proof - Issue #36 1991

Box 1, Folder 11

Proof - Issue #37 1992

Box 1, Folder 12

Proof - Issue #38 1992

Box 1, Folder 13

Proof - Issue #40 1993

Box 1, Folder 14

Proof - Issue #41 1993

Box 1, Folder 15

Proof - Issue #42 1994

Box 1, Folder 16

Proof - Issue #43 1994

Box 1, Folder 17

Proof - Issue #44 1995

Box 1, Folder 18

Proof - Issue #46 1996

Box 1, Folder 19

Proof - Issue #47 1996

Box 1, Folder 20

Proof - Issue #48 1997

Box 1, Folder 21

Proof - Issue #67 2004

Box 1, Folder 22

Proof - Issue #70 2005