Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Horace Gold papers
Date (inclusive): 1939-1985, undated
Date (bulk): 1950-1985
Collection Number: MS 212
Gold, H. L. (Horace Leonard), 1914-1996
2.35 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: This collection is comprised of manuscripts, correspondence, published stories, and artwork pertaining to Horace Gold, a prominent
science fiction writer and editor whose career spanned nearly fifty years and included work with
Galaxy Science Fiction and
DC Comics. Includes full and partial manuscripts of
None But Lucifer, published stories and manuscripts edited by Gold, and copies of stories printed in
Galaxy Science Fiction. This collection also contains Gold's correspondence with various publishers, editors, and authors.
Languages: The collection is in English.
This collection is open for research.
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
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. Horace Gold papers (MS 212). Special Collections & University Archives, University
of California, Riverside.
Gift of Marta Randall, 2006.
Processed by Anja Espinoza and Celeste Navas, Student Processing Assistants, 2015.
Processing of the Horace Gold 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
Horace Gold was born April 14, 1914 and died February 21st, 1996. Gold started his career as a writer for pulp fiction magazines
in the mid-1930's under the pen name Clyde Crane Campbell. In 1938, he began to use his abbreviated name H.L. Gold. Gold then
became an editor a year later for three magazines and collaborated with L. Sprague de Camp on
None but Lucifer. Gold wrote for DC Comics in the early 1940's until he was drafted for World War II in 1944. After returning from the war,
he started the monthly magazine
Galaxy Science Fiction, which went on to feature many prominent science fiction writers such as Isaac Asimov and Ray Bradbury. Gold shared the first
Hugo Award for best professional magazine with John W. Campbell, Jr. in 1959. Other notable works of Gold's include
The Enormous Room and
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of manuscripts, correspondence, published stories, and artwork pertaining to Horace Gold. Includes
full and partial manuscripts and published copies of his novel
None But Lucifer as well as manuscripts from other authors that he edited and/or reviewed. Also includes Gold's correspondence between various
authors, publishers, and editors.
This collection is arranged into two series as follows:
- Series 1. Manuscripts and artwork, 1939-1981, undated
- Series 2. Correspondence, 1950-1985, undated
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Genres and Forms of Materials