Name and location of repository
Level of description
Andre Norton Manuscript Collection
- 1981-2005 (Creation)
Content and structure elements
Scope and content
This collection consists of a number of typed manuscripts from acclaimed science fiction and fantasy author Andre Norton, spanning much of her later career, from 1981-2005. Nearly all the manuscripts are autographed by Norton, and nearly all are also marked by handmade corrections from either Norton, her editor, or her publisher.
In some cases, individual titles contain multiple copies of manuscripts (albeit with individual hand corrections) and it is unclear in which order the copies were produced. The term "original", which has been given to certain manuscripts, is a term used by Norton and does not necessarily mean that it is literally the original typed manuscript.
The collection also contains several pieces of correspondence from Norton, most dated between 1963-2004, with two that are undated. Most are typed letters that bear Norton's signature, but a few are handwritten.
System of arrangement
Materials are arranged alphabetically by title of work (apart from The Jekyll Legacy, which is housed in a separate box due to the size of some of the materials).
Series 1 consists of Norton's original manuscripts and related materials. Series 2 consists of photocopies of four of Norton's earlier novels which were used by Norton as reference copies. These have also been autographed by Norton.
Series 3 is arranged chronologically.
Conditions of access and use elements
Conditions governing access
These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Languages of the material
Scripts of the material
Language and script notes
Acquisition and appraisal elements
Immediate source of acquisition
Gifted from Victor Horadam, 2014-12-14. The Norton correspondence in the collection was purchased by Horadam from Joseph Goldin in 2007.
Related materials elements
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Related archival materials
Substantial amounts of archival material related to Andre Norton can be located at Syracuse University. Please see: https://library.syracuse.edu/digital/guides/n/norton_am.htm
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Rules or conventions
Finding Aid Authors: Jeremy Brett.
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Subject access points
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Name access points
- Norton, Andre (Subject)