J. Lloyd Eaton papers
Finding aid prepared by Serena Rodholm, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Title: J. Lloyd Eaton papers
Date (inclusive): circa 1915-2007
Date (bulk): 1946-1970
Collection Number: MS 205
Eaton, J. Lloyd
11.5 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence, notes, and other material from J. Lloyd Eaton, a physician and book collector whose
collection of science fiction, fantasy, and horror publications formed the foundation of the Eaton Science Fiction & Fantasy
Collection at UC Riverside. Included in his papers are the index card catalogs Eaton kept documenting his collection, which
include his notes on many of the works.
Languages: The collection is in English.
This collection is open for research
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. J. Lloyd Eaton papers (MS 205). Special Collections & University Archives, University
of California, Riverside.
Purchased in 1969.
The collection was processed by Serena Rodholm, Student Processing Assistant, 2017.
Processing of the J. Lloyd Eaton 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 Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.
J. Lloyd Eaton was born in Berkeley, CA in 1902. He attended UC Berkeley, then UC Medical School, receiving his MD degree
in 1928. His specialty was pulmonology (diseases of the lungs). Eaton practiced medicine in the Bay Area until his retirement
in 1960. During his life he was an avid book collector, and one of the pioneering SF fans in Northern California. Eaton was
personally acquainted with such writers as Anthony Boucher, Ray Bradbury and Robert A. Heinlein, and edited the fanzine
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection contains materials from J. Lloyd Eaton related to his interest in collecting and reviewing science fiction,
fantasy, and horror books. Items in the collection include correspondence between Eaton and various book dealers and collectors,
ratings Eaton created of various stories and science fiction works, and an interview on Eaton with his wife Gladys Eaton.
The collection also includes Eaton's original index card files documenting his book collection, with his comments and notes
on many of the titles.
The collection is divided into two series as follows:
- Series 1. Personal materials, circa 1915-2007
- Series 2. Collection card catalog, circa 1968
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
Series 1. Personal materials
Series Scope and Contents
This series contains materials related to Eaton's interest in collecting and reviewing science fiction, fantasy, and horror
books. Items in the series include correspondence between Eaton and various book dealers and collectors, ratings Eaton created
of various stories and science fiction works, a photograph of Eaton, a Delineascope slide projector, and an interview on Eaton
with his wife Gladys Eaton.
The series is arranged topically.
Box 1, Folder 1
Correspondence from Andre Norton
Box 1, Folder 2
Correspondence from Brad Day
Box 1, Folder 3
Correspondence from Donald M. Grant
Box 1, Folder 4
Correspondence from F. and S.F. Book Company
Box 1, Folder 5
Correspondence from Fred Brown
Box 1, Folder 6
Correspondence from G. Ken Chapman
Box 1, Folder 7
Correspondence from Henry M. Eichner
Box 1, Folder 8
Correspondence from John C. Nithka
Box 1, Folder 9
Correspondence from Louis E. Lambert
Box 1, Folder 10
Correspondence from Melvin Korshak
Box 1, Folder 11
Correspondence from J. Lloyd Eaton to Melvin Korshak
Box 1, Folder 12
Correspondence from Norman Syms
Box 1, Folder 13
Correspondence from O.S. McFarland
Box 1, Folder 14
Correspondence from J. Lloyd Eaton to Stuart A. Teitler
Box 1, Folder 15
Correspondence from Elizabeth Weeks to Stuart A. Teitler
Box 1, Folder 16
Correspondence from ThyrilL. Ladd
Delineascope Slide Projector
Box 1, Folder 17
Eaton's History of San Francisco Science Fiction Club
Box 1, Folder 18
Interview with Gladys Eaton (DVD)
Box 1, Folder 20
Ratings - Anthologies and Lost Race Novels
Box 1, Folder 21
Ratings - Best Science Fiction and Fantastic Literature
Series 2. Collection card catalog
Series Scope and Contents
The series consists of index cards listing the novels originally donated to the University of California, Riverside's Special
Collections Department from J. Lloyd Eaton, organized by both title and author. Certain cards also have handwritten comments
The series is arranged alphabetically by title, then author following Eaton's original order.
Title W-Z, Journals
Author We-Z, Editors