Jerry Pournelle papers

Finding aid prepared by Reajinae Jenkins, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
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University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Jerry Pournelle papers
Date (inclusive): 1960-1982, undated
Collection Number: MS 198
Creator: Pournelle, Jerry, 1933-2017
Extent: 5.0 linear feet (12 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains manuscripts, galley proofs,writings, notes and other material regarding Jerry Pournelle, an American Science Fiction author and journalist. Includes science fiction manuscripts with such themes as space, atlantis and more.
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]. Jerry Pournelle papers (MS 198). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Provenance unknown.

Processing History

Processed by Reajinae Jenkins, Student Processing Assistant, 2016.
Processing of the Jerry Pournelle 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 Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, and Eric Milenkiewicz, Manuscripts Curator.

Biographical Note

Jerry Pournelle is an American science fiction author who was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, in 1933. Pournelle served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Afterwards, he studied at the University of Washington and received a BS in psychology on June 11, 1955; an M.S. in psychology on March 21, 1958; and a PhD in political science in March 1964. Pournelle began writing science fiction stories in the 1960's and has gone on to write many more since then.

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains manuscripts, galley proofs, and other material regarding Jerry Pournelle, an American Science Fiction author and journalist. Materials document Pournelle's career as a science fiction author from the 60's until the 80's. Other materials such as research notes document Pournelle's methods when writing a number of his stories.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series as follows.
  • Series 1. Manuscripts, 1970-1982
  • Series 2. Galley proofs, undated
  • Series 3. Writings, notes, and other materials, 1969-1983

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


 

Series 1. Manuscripts 1970-1982, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series consist of manuscripts of science fiction stories written by Jerry Pournelle. These stories range from various topics such as spaceships to unicorns.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 1, Folders 1-4

Birth of Fire undated

Box 1, Folder 5

"Black Holes, White Holes, Worm Holes" undated

Box 1, Folders 6-7

"Black Poppies" (Two Copies) undated

Box 2, Folders 1-5

"Born of Fire, Birth of Ice (original Birth of Ice)" (Three Copies) undated

Box 1, Folder 8

"Born of Fire, Birth of Ice (original Birth of Ice)" (Three Copies) undated

Box 2, Folders 6-7

"Chinese Poppies" undated

Box 2, Folder 8

"Cosmic Treasure Hunt" undated

Box 3, Folder 1

"East Wind Red" undated

Box 3, Folder 2

"Escape from the Planet of the Apes" 1970

Box 3, Folders 3-4

"The Endless Frontier" 1980

Box 3, Folder 5

"Exiles to Glory" (original) undated

Box 4, Folders 1-2

"Exiles to Glory", (Galaxy Version), (two copies) undated

Box 4, Folder 3

"Ginungagap" undated

Box 4, Folder 4

"Grotto of the Dancing Deer" undated

Box 4, Folder 5

"Hammer Supplementary text" undated

Box 4, Folder 6

"Janissaries" undated

Box 4, Folders 7-8

"King David's Spaceship" 1980

Box 5, Folders 1-3

"Lucifer's Hammer" 1976

Box 5, Folders 4-6

"Lucifer's Hammer" (Partial) undated

Box 6, Folder 1

"The Mercenary" 1971

Box 6, Folders 2-6

"Motelight" undated

Box 7, Folders 1-3

"Motelight" (partial) undated

Box 7, Folders 4-5

"Nebula Award Stories Sixteen" 1982

Box 7, Folders 6-7

"Nebula Winners Sixteen" undated

Box 8, Folder 1

"Red Heroin" undated

Box 8, Folder 2

"A Spaceship for the King" 1980

Box 8, Folder 3

"Sword and Sceptre" undated

Box 8, Folder 4

"Unicorn Tapestry" undated

Box 8, Folder 5

Chapter one of unidentified manuscript undated

Box 8, Folder 6

Untitled manuscript 1980

Box 8, Folder 7

"West of Honor" 1976

Box 9, Folder 1

"West of Honor" 1976

Box 9, Folders 2-3

"West of Honor" (Original) 1976

Box 9, Folder 4

"Whatever Weirdness Lingers" 1980

Box 9, Folder 5

"Why is There So Little Science In Literature?" undated

 

Series 2. Galley proofs undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series consist of galley proofs of science fiction stories written by Jerry Pournelle. The galley proofs include such stories as Birth of Fire and West of Honor.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Box 10, Folder 1

"Birth of Fire" corrected galley proof undated

Box 10, Folder 2

"Birth of Fire" uncorrected galley proof undated

Box 10, Folder 3

"West of Honor" Galley Proof undated

 

Series 3. Writings, notes, and other material 1969-1983, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series consist of Editor introductions, research notes and other documents pertaining to Jerry Pournelle. The editor introductions in this series all coincide with manuscripts contained in this collection. The research notes in this collection coincide with certain manuscripts in this collection relating to space and history.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged by alphabetical order.
Box 9, Folder 6

Citizens Advisory Council documents 1981-1983, undated

Box 12, Folders 1-4

Congress Debates Vietnam undated

Box 9, Folders 7-8

Correspondence 1969-1983, undated

Box 9, Folder 9

Co-venturing (Draft of a committee report) undated

Box 9, Folder 10

Defense Application of Near Earth Resources 1983

Box 9, Folder 11

Editor's introduction to "Ginungagap" undated

Box 9, Folder 12

Editor's Introduction to "Grotto of the Dancing Deer" undated

Box 9, Folder 13

Editor's introduction to "Prime Time" undated

Box 9, Folder 14

Editor's introduction to "Unicorn Tapestry" undated

Box 9, Folder 15

Editor's Introduction to "Whatever Weirdness Lingers" 1980

Box 9, Folder 16

Editor's introduction to "Why is There So Little Science in Literature" undated

Box 9, Folder 17

Keepsakes undated

Box 9, Folder 18

"Nebula Winners Number Sixteen" table of contents and acknowledgements undated

Box 11, Folders 1-2

"Atlantis" notes and research documents undated

Box 11, Folder 3

Notes and photographs pertaining to architecture undated

Box 11, Folder 4

Notes and research documents pertaining to "Black Poppies" undated

Box 11, Folder 5

Notes and research documents pertaining to "Lucifers Hammer" undated

Box 11, Folder 6

Notes and research documents pertaining to space 1981-1983

Box 11, Folder 7

Systems Assessment Group Report 1983