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Robert Silverberg Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains the papers of American author and science fiction writer Robert Silverberg (born 1935). Includes manuscripts of a selection of Silverberg’s literary works, mostly dating from 1973-1995, as well as correspondence, dating from 1954-1992, that chiefly concerns his professional dealings in relation to his writings and his business relationships with publishing companies.
Background
Robert Silverberg was born in Brooklyn, New York, on January 15, 1935, to Michael and Helen Silverberg. He was an only child. At an early age Silverberg began writing, and by the time he entered his teenage years, he was submitting stories to science fiction magazines. His first published novel Revolt on Alpha C was released in 1955. In 1956, he won the Hugo Award for “Most Promising New Author.” He was the youngest person ever to receive this award. Simultaneously, Silverberg attended Columbia University where he earned a degree in Comparative Literature in 1956. Upon graduation, Silverberg became a full time writer.
Extent
1,882 pieces + ephemera in 89 boxes + 1 oversize folder
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.