Collection Scope and Contents
Title: John DeChancie papers
Date (inclusive): 1977-1999, undated
Collection Number: MS 355
3.13 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: The John DeChancie papers is a collection of documents consisting of manuscripts, page proofs, and correspondence relating
to the literary works of American comic fantasy and science fiction writer, John DeChancie.
Languages: The collection is in English.
The collection is open for research.
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. John DeChancie papers (MS 355). Special Collections & University Archives, University
of California, Riverside.
Gift of John DeChancie, 2011.
The collection was processed by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant, in 2017.
Processing of the John DeChancie papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside
as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Procesing Project started in 2015. This project was funded
by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.
John DeChancie was born on August 3, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. DeChancie attended public and private schools, and
graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1968 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Philosophy. DeChancie worked for a television
station as a technician, as well as a freelance cameraman for a motion picture.
Later on, he focused on directing and producing educational films, television commercials, and industrial films for about
7-8 years. In 1979, DeChancie began writing fiction. "I Am The Grass" was DeChancie's first fictional story to be sold to
a professional magazine. Then in 1983, he sold
Starrigger, his first fiction book, to ACE Books who published it in December of the same year.
As an author he has published numerous books, including the
Dr. Dimension series,
Castle Falkenstein series, and a number of other books. DeChancie is also involved in writing screenplays and teleplays.
Collection Scope and Contents
The collection contains documents from John DeChancie's literary career, inlcuding manuscripts, page proofs, articles, and
memorabilia related to many of his works, and correspondence with publishers, science fiction societies, and other authors.
This collection is arranged into two series as follows:
- Series 1. Manuscripts and related materials, 1977-1999, undated
- Series 2. Correspondence, 1981-1985
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Science fiction -- Authorship
Genres and Forms of Materials