Finding Aid of the Ray Bradbury papers 0160

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189

Title: Ray Bradbury papers
Collection number: 0160
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Container: 1
Physical Description: 0.3 Linear feet 1 box
Date (inclusive): 1952-1960
creator: Bradbury, Ray, 1920-

Scope and Content

Collection contains signed typescripts of Ray Bradbury's short stories "The Everlasting Clock," "The Man Upstairs," "Powerhouse," and "Skeleton." Also included in the collection are his introduction to Jules Verne's Mysterious Island and six letters from Bradbury to Dorothy Faulkner, dated 1950-1962.

Related Archival Materials

Ray Bradbury Papers, UCLA Special Collections, Collection #471.

Biographical Note

Ray Bradbury (b. 1920), a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy, moved to Los Angeles as a child and has lived there ever since. He is best known for his books The Martian Chronicles and Farenheit 451, but he has also adapted his stories for television and film and has written about 600 short stories.

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Ray Bradbury papers, Collection no. 0160, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.


The Ray Bradbury papers was donated by Dorothy Faulkner and Bruce Pelz.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Bradbury, Ray, 1920- -- Archives
Faulkner, Dorothy, 1939- -- Archives
Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources
Authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
Science fiction
Short stories




"The Man Upstairs" 20l TS with autograph inscription, signed, dated Sept 1, 1949


"Skeleton" 25l carbon copy. With autograph inscription, dates Sept 1, 1949


"The Everlasting Clock" 2 drafts 11l TS, signed with autograph corrctions. + 12l TS signed, with autograph corrections.


"Powerhouse" 12l TS carbon copy, signed with autograph note


"Introduction" to Verne's Mysterious Island. 11l TS with autograph corrections, signed




Faulkner, Mrs. Dorothy to Llyod Arvidson, 2 ALS + replies. Letters of transmission "Bradbury Collection"


Bradbury, Ray to Mrs Dorothy Faulkner - "Dotty" 4 TLs S 4l (undated + 7/19/56; 8/15/56; 9/15/56 + 2 TCSS 3/24/50 + 2/10/62)


Bradbury, Ray To Forrie n.p. Dec 22, 1961 TLS 22x28 cm. With envelope.