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Robert Adams papers
MS 186  
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Table of contents What's This?
  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert Adams papers
    Date (inclusive): circa 1975-1988, undated
    Date (bulk): 1981-1987
    Collection Number: MS 186
    Creator: Adams, Robert, 1933-1990
    Extent: 9.17 linear feet (22 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection is comprised of typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and other material related to the writings of Robert Adams, an author/editor of science fiction and fantasy. Includes material related to the book series' Horseclans and Castaways in Time as well as the anthology Friends of the Horseclans. A significant portions of the collection is focused on the following titles: Coming of the Horseclans, Death of a Legend, The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, and Of Quests and Kings.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. 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]. Robert Adams papers (MS 186). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Gifts of Pamela Adams in 1993, 2013.

    Processing History

    Processed by Melissa Brewer, 2011.

    Biographical Note

    Franklin Robert Adams was born on August 31, 1933 in the United States. He is best known as an author of science fiction and fantasy as well as an editor of science fiction anthologies. He wrote and edited under the pen name, Robert Adams. His first book Coming of the Horseclans was published in 1975. After this first book, Adams began what would later become his best known book series, Horseclans. Although the series was never finished, he managed to complete eighteen books before his death. From 1979-1989, Adams also published the Castaways in Time book series. And in 1988 he began The Stairway to Forever book series, but only was able to complete two books in this series. Adams also published several anthologies beginning in 1985 which he coedited with various editors including Martin H. Greenberg, Pamela Crippen Adams, and Charles G. Waugh. Adams died in Apopka, Florida on January 4, 1990.
    1933 Robert Adams was born on August 31st.
    1975 Adams published his first book, The Coming of the Horseclans.
    1975-1988 Adams published his best known series, Horseclans.
    1979-1989 Adams published the book series, Castaways in Time.
    1990 Robert Adams died on January 4th.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    This collection is comprised of typescripts, galley proofs, page proofs, and other material related to the writings of Robert Adams, an author/editor of science fiction and fantasy. Includes material related to the book series' Horseclans and Castaways in Time as well as the anthology Friends of the Horseclans. A significant portions of the collection is focused on the following titles: Coming of the Horseclans, Death of a Legend, The Seven Magical Jewels of Ireland, and Of Quests and Kings.
    A portion of this collection remains unprocessed. Please contact Special Collections & Archives for additional information regarding this material.

    Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into four series as follows:
    • Series 1. Horseclans, circa 1975-1987
    • Series 2. Castaways in Time, circa 1980-1988
    • Series 3. Other literary works, circa 1987, undated
    • Series 4. Unprocessed accession, undated

    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
    Science fiction
    Science fiction -- Authorship

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Galley proofs
    Page proofs
    Typescripts