This is a collection of materials
compiled by Professor Frances Deutsch Louis, primarily letters from American science fiction writer Octavia. E. Butler
Louis, and related photographs.
Octavia Estelle Butler (1947-2006) was an American science fiction writer, and the
first black woman in her field. Frances Deutsch Louis (1937-) was a professor of English at York
College, City University of New York (CUNY). The two met in a professional setting and found each other to be
kindred spirits. They maintained a close friendship and correspondence thereafter,
until Butler's passing in 2006.
98 items in 2 boxes
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