The Anne McCaffrey papers is comprised of
manuscripts, galley proofs, notes, correspondence, and other material related to the
writings of Anne McCaffrey between 1957-1999. Although this collection does not span
McCaffrey's entire career, it offers a representative sample of her literary opus.
This collection primarily contains material regarding her signature works of science
fiction and fantasy but also includes McCaffrey's early essays, unpublished works,
and books she wrote on various other topics such as romance, horse breeding, and
On April 1, 1926, Anne Inez McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to George
Herbert McCaffrey and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey. Her father was a United States
Army Colonel and her mother worked as an advertising copywriter in Boston. In 1947,
McCaffrey graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College,
majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. Her unpublished honors thesis was
titled Eugene Ivanovich Zamiatin, with Special Emphasis on His
Utopian novel, We. A copy of the thesis is in the manuscript division of
the George Arents Library in Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York. In 1948
McCaffrey worked in New York City as a copywriter and layout artist for the Liberty
Music Shops. There she wrote advertisements based on lines from Bartlett's Famous Quotations. She also worked as the
Secretary to the Sales Manager of Helena Rubenstein, Inc.
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