Nalo Hopkinson papers

Finding aid prepared by Andrew Lippert, Special Collections Processing Archivist.
Special Collections & University Archives
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Nalo Hopkinson papers
Date (inclusive): 1978, 1999-2018, undated
Date (bulk): 2011-2016
Collection Number: MS 386
Creator: Hopkinson, Nalo
Extent: 3.42 linear feet (4 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collections contains manuscripts and galley proofs for the literary works of Nalo Hopkinson, a Jamaican and Canadian science fiction and fantasy writer and editor. Hopkinson is also a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside. Manuscripts in the collection include Midnight Robber, Skin Folk, Mojo: Conjure Stories, Griffonne, Brown Girl in the Ring, Sister Mine, and The Chaos.
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]. Nalo Hopkinson papers (MS 386). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Gifts of Nalo Hopkinson, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019.

Processing History

Processed by Andrew Lippert, Special Collections Processing Archivist, 2018.

Biographical Note

Nalo Hopkinson is an award-winning Jamaican and Canadian science fiction & fantasy writer and a pioneering figure of the Afrofuturism and Alternative Futurism movements. She was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1960, and spent her early years in Guyana and Trinidad before landing in Toronto at the age of sixteen. She studied with science fiction writer James Morrow while pursuing a Masters of Arts degree at Seton Hill University. In 2011 she became a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside. Nalo Hopkinson has won a number of awards during her career including the Locus Award, John W. Campbell Award, and Andre Norton Award. Her works have also been nominated for the Philip K. Dick, Hugo, Nebula, Tiptree and other awards.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collections contains manuscripts for the literary works of science fiction and fantasy author Nalo Hopkinson. Hopkinson is also a professor in the Department of Creative Writing at UC Riverside. Manuscripts in the collection include Midnight Robber, Skin Folk, Mojo: Conjure Stories, Griffonne, Brown Girl in the Ring, Sister Mine, and The Chaos. The collection also includes notes, correspondence, posters,and other items related to Hopkinson's literary career.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged by the original order in which it was donated to Special Collections.

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 -- Authorship

Genres and Forms of Materials

Galley proofs
Manuscripts
Realia


Box 1, Folders 1-2

Manuscript of Midnight Robber undated

Box 1, Folders 3-4

Manuscript of Midnight Robber undated

Scope and Contents

Document includes hand annotated notes from assistant editor.
Box 1, Folders 5-7

Manuscript of Griffonne undated

Box 1, Folders 8-9

Galley proof of Skin Folk 2001

Box 1, Folders 10-12

Galley proof of Mojo Conjure Stories 2003

Scope and Contents

Manuscript has edits from Nalo Hopkinson.
Box 1, Folders 13-14

Galley proof of Midnight Robber 1999

Box 1, Folders 15-16

Manuscript of Brown Girl in the Ring undated

Scope and Contents

Draft is hand annotated.
Box 2, Folder 1-2

Manuscript of Sister Mine 2012

Box 2, Folder 3

Monstrous Affections anthology 2013

Scope and Contents

Document is annotated.
Box 2, Folder 4

Monstrous Affections publishing agreement with Candlewick Press 2013

Box 2, Folder 5

Note Cards 2012-2013

Scope and Contents

This folder contains assorted note cards with story starters, ideas, and commentary on science fiction and fantasy.
Box 2, Folder 6

Snowflake Summary 2012-2013

Box 2, Folder 7

Speech notes 2012

Scope and Contents

This item is a transcript of a speech or lecture given by Nalo Hopkinson.
Box 2, Folder 8

Bordertown flier 2011

Box 2, Folders 9-10

Copyedited Manuscript of The Chaos 2012

Box 2, Folder 11

Carribbean film series promotional flier 2018

Related Materials

Brown Girl Begins
Box 2, Folder 12

Photo of Nalo Hopkinson in Lieutenant Uhura costume 1978

Scope and Contents

Georges Vanier Space Technology Association (GVSTA)
Box 2, Folder 13

49th Annual Nebula Award Nomination 2014

Box 2, Folder 14

Intrepid No. 3 1978

Scope and Contents

Publication of the Georges Vanier Space Technology Association (GVSTA). Nalo Hopkinson was assistant editor contributing an article and a peom.
Box 2, Folder 15

Outlandisher and Outlandisher: Tales from an Alternate UC 2016

Box 2, Folder 16

Tales from Kalibri Beach 2016

Box 2, Folder 17

Inselberg undated

Physical Description: This is an oversized piece of thick paper that is folded up to fit into a folder.

Scope and Contents

This item appears to be a short story or story fragment.
Box 2, Folder 18

Notes on Epic Rap Battles of History for teaching science fiction undated

Box 2, Folder 19

Memorandum of agreement for anthology Sisters of the Revolution 2014

Box 2, Folder 20

Correspondence with Donald Maass Literary Agency 2015

Scope and Contents

Royalties
Box 3, Folder 1

Scilab 217 2016

Box 3, Folder 2

Correspondence with Access Copyright 2015

Scope and Contents

Royalties
Box 3, Folder 3

Vera, Clara 2016

Box 3, Folder 4

MLK2016: The Reality of the Dream 2016

Box 3, Folder 5

Memorandum of Agreement for anthology 2015

Box 3, Folder 6

Story ideas and notes 2015

Box 3, Folder 7

Nerd Con stories 2015

Scope and Contents

Nalo Hopkinson was a panelist at the convention. This volume includes marginalia.
Box 3, Folder 8

Correspondence with Donald Maass Literary Agency 2014

Scope and Contents

Option and literary purchase agreement
Box 3, Folder 9

Memorandum of Agreement with Tachyon Publications 2014

Box 3, Folder 10

Readercon 25 souvenir book 2014

Box 3, Folder 11

Guest of Honor convention name tag 2014

Box 4, Item 1

The Works of Nalo Hopkinson - Worldcon 75, Helsinki Puzzle 2017

Scope and Contents

This puzzle was designed and created for a play table at Worldcon by Doctors Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James.
Flat-File-Folder 1

Posters related to chronology and themes of Hopkinson's literary works undated