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Correspondence

This subseries consists of correspondence to and from Steve Rasnic Tem. Correspondence may also be found in the Manuscripts and Story Files subseries.

Tem, Melanie

Manuscripts

2-8/74: "Ten Plus Ten" (1964), typescript

2-8/75: "Harry Gall Dying" (1978), typescript

2-8/76: "Melisande's Ghosts" (1980), typescript with handwritten edits

2-8/77: "Cornfield" (1982), typescript (photocopy

Tem, Melanie

Correspondence

This subseries consists of correspondence to and from Melanie Tem. Correspondence may also be found in the Manuscripts and Story Files subseries.

Tem, Melanie

Manuscripts

2-10/1: Comfort Me with Peaches (play, w/Roberta Robertson, 2006), typescript, photographs, review in North Denver News, and other materials

2-10/2: "Dhost" (2007), typescript

2-10/3: "The County" (2008), typescript

2-10/4: "Monster" (2008), typescript - 2 copies

2-10/5: "The Pickers" (2009), typescript (4500 words), and typescript (4600 words)

2-10/6: "Bees From The Hive" (2010), typescript

2-10/7: "Braids" (2010), typescript - 2 copies

2-10/8: "The Shoes" (2010), typescript

2-10/9: "Afraid of Snakes" (2011), typescript

2-10/10: "Cousin Claudine" (2011?), typescript

2-10/11: "Keeping Corky" (2011), typescript

2-10/12: "Little Shit" (2011), typescript

2-10/13: "Dahilas" (2012), typescript

2-10/14: Straight Sitting: A Play in Two Acts (2012), typescript

2-10/15: "The Classmate" (2013), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/16: "Hypermnemonic" (2013), typescript

2-10/17: "Singularity" (2013), typescript (5100 words)

2-10/18: "Singularity" (2013), typescript (5500 words)

2-10/19: "Cantata" (2014), typescript

2-10/20: "The Dream" (2017), typescript

2-10/21: "Aliens" (undated), typescript

2-10/22: "Amy Honey" (undated), typescript

2-10/23: "As It Ends" (undated), typescript

2-10/24: "Back Home" (undated), typescript

2-10/25: "The Bears Are Crying" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits, typescript synopsis [under old title "Bear Bones"), and handwritten notes

2-10/26: "Beloved Monster" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/27: "But The Sun" (undated), typescript

2-10/28: "Bottle Sickness" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/29: "The Caretaker" (undated), typescript

2-10/30: "Cheryl's Mother" (undated), typescript

2-10/31: "Colors Don't Fade" (undated), typescript

2-10/32: "The Darkest Castle" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/33: "Death on the Menu" (undated), typescript

2-10/34: "Friends" (undated), typescript, and related correspondence (1993)

2-10/35: "I Am a Lady" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/36: "In the Still of the Night" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/37: "Into the Sunset" (undated), typescript - 2 copies, and art print of sunset

2-10/38: Kau'wa (undated, w/Nancy Holder), typescript synopsis

2-10/39: The Leap of Faith: Claiming and Bonding in Adoption, typescript, 2000

2-10/40: The Leap of Faith: Claiming and Bonding in Adoption, adoption research materials (1981-1999, undated)

2-10/41: "Let it Snow" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/42: "The Love of His Life" (undated), typescript synopsis

2-10/43: Making Love (w/Nancy Holder), typescript outline (under original title Beast) - 2 copies, related correspondence (1991-1992), and background materials

2-10/44: "The Other Portrait" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/45: "Paula Kay" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/46: Poems for my 50th (undated), typescript - 2 versions

2-10/47: "Round the Earth Roaming About" (undated), typescript synopsis

2-10/48: "Spaghetti and Roses" (undated), typescript

2-10/49: "To Play the Field" (undated), typescript

2-10/50: "Under Loyd's House" (undated), transcript

2-10/51: Untitled "Succubus" Novel" (unpublished, w/Nancy Holder), typescript pages

2-10/52: Untitled "Third Ana Novel" (undated), handwritten notes

2-10/53: "V" (undated), typescript

2-10/54:"What the Cat Saw" (undated), typescript - 2 copies, and art print of cat

2-10/55: "When He Comes, or The Man" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

2-10/56: "A Woman Who Knows What She Wants" (undated), typescript

2-10/57: Assorted stories , photocopies of published stories

2-10/58: Various pieces of college fiction, typescripts with handwritten edits, 1968-1973, undated

2-19/59: Various poems, typescript with handwritten edits, 1962-1978

Tem, Melanie

December 2021 Addendum

1-1/20: Book reviews by Tem, typescripts, 1992, undated

1-1/21: West Side Stories (collection from Tem's writing class), 2009

1-1/22: A Brief History of the Love Universe (unpublished), typescript, undated

1-1/23: Fry Day: Plays and Poems (unpublished), typescript, title page - page 141, undated

1-1/24: Fry Day: Plays and Poems (unpublished), typescript, pages 142 - 233, undated

Tem, Melanie

Manuscripts

2-9/1: "The Leap of Faith: Claiming and Bonding in Adoption" (1986), typescript (photocopy), correspondence (1986), and typescript of book chapter 'The Fallacy of No-Fault Adoption'

2-9/2: "Aspen Graffiti" (1988), typescript, various reviews, and correspondence (March-September 1987)

2-9/3: "The Better Half" (1989), typescript with handwritten edits, and correspondence (1986, 1991)

2-9/4: "Lightning Rod" (1990), photocopy of published story

2-9/5: "Rain Shadow" (1990), partial photocopy of typescript

2-9/6: "Rain Shadow" (1990), typescript (photocopy)

2-9/7: "Rain Shadow" (1990), typescript, introduction to story from Women of the West, and fan letter (1990)

2-9/8: "Renting the Basement" (1990), typescript

2-9/9: "Reunion" (1990), typescript with handwritten edits

2-9/10: "Reunion" (1990), photocopy of published story

2-9/11: "Christmas with Jeremy" (1991), typescript with handwritten edits, and related correspondence (1988-1995)

2-9/12: "Daddy's Side" (1991), typescript, and correspondence (1989, 1992, undated)

2-9/13: "Fry Day" (1991), typescript, correspondence (1992), and spare typescript pages (photocopy)

2-9/14: "The Ice Downstream" (1991), typescript with handwritten edits

2-9/15: Prodigal (1991), typescript synopsis, and typescript revisions

2-9/16: "Secrets" (1991), earlier typescript with handwritten edits, later typescript, and related correspondence (1989-1991)

2-9/17: "Sitting With the Driver" (1991), typescript, and related correspondence (1989-1991)

2-9/18: What Lived Under Lloyd's Porch (children's book, 1991), typescript

2-9/19: Blood Moon (1992), galley proofs

2-9/20: "Repentance" (1992), typescript with handwritten edits, and related correspondence (1989, 1991)

2-9/21: "Trail of Crumbs" (1992), early typescript with handwritten edits, later typescript, and correspondence

2-9/22: "The Changelings" (1993), typescript, correspondence with Ellen Datlow (1991, 1993), and review of anthology (January 1993)

2-9/23: "Jenny" (1993) typescript

2-9/24: "Jenny" (1993) typescript

2-9/25: "Phantom" (1993), typescript

2-9/26: "Phantom" (1993), typescript, and related correspondence (1991-1992)

2-9/27: "Fingers" (1994), typescript, 1988?

2-9/28: "Orphan" (1994?), typescript - 2 copies, and background materials

2-9/29: "Pele" (1994), typescript (under old title "The Curse of Madam Pele")

2-9/30: "The Rock" (1994), typescript submitted to Cemetery Dance

2-9/31: "The Rock" (1994), revised typescript, 1992

2-9/32: "The Rock" (1994), typescript (7300 words) - 2 copies, and related correspondence (1994-1995)

2-9/33: Revenant (1994), typescript synopsis

2-9/34: "The Empty Tomb" (1995), typescript, and acceptance letter from The Urbanite, 1994

2-9/35: "House Full of Hearts" (w/Joseph R. Tem, 1995), typescript

2-9/36: "Half-Grandma" (1995) typescript, and galley proofs with copyedits

2-9/37: "Half-Grandma" (1995), typescript

2-9/38: "Intimates" (1995), typescript

2-9/39: "Presence" (1995), early typescript, and photocopy of published story

2-9/40: "Presence" (1995), typescript

2-9/41: "Presence" (1995), typescript sent to Pam Kesey, and correspondence from Kesey (1995)

2-9/42: "Presence" (1995), typescript (1700 words)

2-9/43: "Presence" (1995), early typescript

2-9/44: "Presence" (1995), typescript sent to The Silver Web

2-9/45: Desmodus (1995), typescript synopsis, outline, and notes, with handwritten edits, 1994

2-9/46: "The Name" (1995?), typescript

2-9/47: "Pandorette's Mother" (1996), original typescript, 1995

2-9/48: "Pandorette's Mother" (1996), typescript sent to Harcourt, Brace, 1995

2-9/49: "Pandorette's Mother" (1996), typescript, and correspondence w/Bruce Coville, 1994

2-9/50: "Pandorette's Mother" (1996), revised typescript sent to GLC, 1995

2-9/51: Witch-Light (w/Nancy Holder, 1996), typescript outline, 1993

2-9/52: "Delia's Daughter" (later renamed "Loving Delia", 1997), typescript with handwritten edits

2-9/53: "The Game" (1998), typescript - 2 copies

2-9/54: "Hegoday" (1998), earlier typescript, and rewritten typescript, 1996

2-9/55: "Memento Mori" (1998), typescript

2-9/56: "Sweet" (1998), typescript (19 pages), typescript (24 pages), and related correspondence (1997)

2-9/57: "Sweet" (1998), typescript

2-9/58: "The Lonely Gorilla" (1999), photocopy of published story

2-9/59: "Neighborhood Witch" (1999?), typescript

2-9/60: "The Psychic Magic Show" (1999), typescript, and related correspondence (1999)

2-9/61: "The Willful Child, the Black Dog, and the Beanstalk" (1999), typescript

2-9/62: "The Willful Child, the Black Dog, and the Beanstalk" (1999), typescript

2-9/63: "Alicia" (2000), typescript - 2 copies

2-9/64: The Ice Downstream (2001), typescript [missing "Trail of Crumbs"], and related correspondence (1990)

2-9/65: "Pioneer" (2001), typescript (6800 words) sent to Beyond, and response letter (1995)

2-9/66: "Pioneer" (2001), typescript outline, and editorial comments

2-9/67: "Pioneer" (2001), typescript (6800 words), and background materials, 1987

2-9/68: "Blue Shadows on the Tongue" (2002), typescript

2-9/69: "Blue Shadows on the Tongue" (2002), typescript

2-9/70: "Gardens" (2003), typescript

2-9/71: "Gardens" (2003), typescript, and related correspondence (1996)

2-9/72: "Wandering Child" (2003), typescript (4300 words) - 2 copies

2-9/73: "Wandering Child" (2003), typescript (4300 words), and correspondence, 1996

2-9/74: "The Country of the Blind" (2005), typescript

2-9/75: "Groupie" (2005), typescript

2-9/76: "Visits" (2004), typescript

Tem, Melanie

Story Files

2-14/6: "The Co-Op" (1990), 1987, 1990-1991

2-14/7: "Lightning Rod" (1990), 1988-1994

2-14/8: "Rain Shadow" (1990), 1990

2-14/9: Prodigal (1991), 1988-1993, 2005, undated

2-14/10: Blood Moon (1992), 1987-1997

2-14/11: Wilding (1992), 1992-2000

2-14/12: Making Love (1993, w/Nancy Holder), 1992-1997

2-14/13: Demon Lovers Romances (1993, 1996), 1994

2-14/14: Revenant (1994), 1992-1994, undated

2-14/15: Desmodus (1995), 1992-1995

2-14/16: Eros in the Underworld (proposed anthology, 1995, w/Nancy Holder), 1995

2-14/17: "House Full of Hearts" (1995), 1994-1995

2-14/18: Witch-Light (1996, w/Nancy Holder), 1989-1997

2-14/19: *Witch-Light (1996, w/Nancy Holder), background materials, 1974-1975, 1989, 1993, undated

2-14/20: Black River (1997, originally titled There Be Dragons), 1996-2001

2-14/21: The Tides (1999), 1995-1999

2-14/22: The Society of Lost Positives (2003), 2003-2004

2-14/23: Comfort Me With Peaches (2010), includes CD-ROM

2-14/24: Straight Sitting (play, 2012), research materials, 2001, 2005, undated

2-14/25: Round the Earth, Roaming About (undated), 1996, 2003, undated

Tem, Melanie

Correspondence

2-14/30: Electronic books, 1999-2000

2-14/31: Nichols, Dave ("Acceptance/Cancer of the Soul"), 2001-2002

2-14/32: Nichols, Dave, 2001-2002

2-14/33: Nichols, Dave ("Beginnings"), 2001-2002

2-14/34: Nichols, Dave ("The Book"), 2001-2002

2-14/35: Nichols, Dave ("Home"), 2001-2002

2-14/36: Nichols, Dave ("Outside World"), 2001-2002

2-14/37: Nichols, Dave ("Solitude"), 2001-2002

2-14/38: Nichols, Dave ("Travels/Changes"), 2001-2002

2-14/39: Nichols, Dave ("Writing"), 2001-2002

2-14/40: Publication correspondence, 1987, 1991-1995, undated

2-14/41: Schmalzried, George, 1994-1995, 2002

Tem, Melanie

Other Materials

2/15/11: Abyss Newsletter, 1992-1993

2-15/12: Assorted college term papers, 1966-1968, typescripts with handwritten edits

2-15/13: Assorted college term papers, 1969

Tem, Melanie

Other Materials

2-16/1: Assorted college term papers, undated

2-16/2: Article: "A Question of Sanity" (w/Judith Schwall), 1984

2-16/3: Child Placement Supervisor Qualification, 2011

2-16/4: Contracts, permissions, etc., A-G (alphabetical by story title)

2-16/5: Contracts, permissions, etc., H-R (alphabetical by story title)

2-16/6: Contracts, permissions, etc., S-Y (alphabetical by story title)

2-16/7: Fan mail, 1997-2000

2-16/8: "Fry Day" flyers, 2007

2-16/9: Interviews, 1991-1993

2-16/10: Medical report, October 2012

2-16/11: "Recipes from Grandma Melanie", undated

2-16/12: Roberta Robertson memoirs [1935-1997] transcripts, w/cover letter from Melanie Tem, 1997

2-16/13: Theater festival flyers, 2003, 2012

2-16/14: "Utopia: The Urge to Perfection" [college term paper], April 1970

Tem, Melanie

December 2021 Addendum

2-6/1: Otis Jiry's Creepypasta Crypt Podcast: "Dhost" (Melanie Tem), July 22, 2015, MP4 file
Filename: Dhost by Bram Stoker award winning author Melanie Tem (R.I.P. February 9, 2015)

Tem, Melanie

Manuscripts

3-10/60: "Prosthesis" (1986), original typescript with handwritten edits, 1985

3-10/61: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript

3-10/62: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/63: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/64: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript draft with handwritten edits

3-10/65: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript with handwritten edits and additional pages

3-10/66: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript (3750 words) - 2 copies

3-10/67: "Prosthesis" (1986), typescript (5000 words) - 2 copies

3-10/68: "Prosthesis" (1986), correspondence (1985, undated)

3-10/69: "The Sing" (1987), early typescript

3-10/70: "The Sing" (1987), partial early typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/71: "The Sing" (1987), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/72: "The Sing" (1987), edited typescripts with handwritten edits - 2 versions

3-10/73: "The Sing" (1987), typescript

3-10/74: "Resettling" (1989), earlier typescript (under old title of "The House on the Hill") with handwritten edits, and later typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/75: "Kite" (1990), earlier typescript (under old title of "Dragonkite/s") with handwritten edits

3-10/76: "Kite" (1990), earlier typescript with handwritten edits

3-10/77: "Kite" (1990), later typescript, rejection letter from Gardner Dozois, and photocopy of published story

3-10/78: Various children's books by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem, typescript (1990)

Tem, Steve Rasnic, 1950-

Manuscripts

3-13/1: "Domestic Magic" (2012), typescript

3-13/2: Claiming: What It Means to Adopt a Child (undated), typescript with handwritten edits, and handwritten notes

3-13/3: "The Creature Who Did Not Know What She Was" (undated), typescript with handwritten edits

3-13/4: "The Creature Who Did Not Know What She Was" (undated), typescript sent to HBJ, 1992

3-13/5: "The Creature Who Did Not Know What She Was" (undated), typescript - 2 copies

3-13/6: "Gabriella Starfish" (undated), typescript

3-13/7: "Joe's Monster" (undated), typescript)

3-13/8: "Linda" (undated), early typescript with handwritten edits, and later typescript (4000 words) with handwritten edits

3-18/9: "Linda" (undated), typescript (7 pages) with handwritten edits

3-18/10: "Linda" (undated), 'past tense' version typescript

3-18/11: This Child Is Mine: What It Means to Adopt a Child (undated), typescript of outline and sample chapters

Tem, Steve Rasnic, 1950-

Manuscripts

3-11/1: "Mark of the Hero" (1991), typescript - 2 copies

3-11/2: "The Tenth Scholar" (1991), earlier typescripts with handwritten edits, and reviewer's comments (January 2, 1991)

3-11/3: "The Tenth Scholar" (1991), later typescript

3-11/4: "The Icy Region My Heart Encircles" (1991), later typescript with handwritten edits, and later typescript

3-11/5: "This Icy Region My Heart Encircles" (1991), typescript 'Steve's version' with handwritten edits

3-11/6: "This Icy Region My Heart Encircles" (1991), typescript 'Melanie's version 1' with handwritten edits

3-11/7: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), early typescripts [under old title of "Between"]

3-11/8: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), later typescripts with handwritten edits [under old title of "Between"]

3-11/9: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), later typescript with handwritten edits [under old title of "Between"]

3-11/10: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), later typescript with handwritten edits [under old title of "Between"]

3-11/11: "Beautiful Strangers" (1992), later typescript with handwritten edits (1991, under old title of "Between"), and partial later typescript

3-11/12: "Safe At Home" (1993), early typescript with handwritten edits, and typescript sent for review to editor Jeff Gelb with handwritten edits, 1991

3-11/13: "Safe At Home" (1993), later typescripts - 3 copies, and photocopy of published story

3-11/14: "The Marriage" (1994), typescript, 1993

3-11/15: "More Than Should Be Asked" (1994), earlier typescripts with handwritten edits

3-11/16: "More Than Should Be Asked" (1994), later typescripts (c. 2200 words) - 2 copies

3-11/17: "More Than Should Be Asked" (1994), later typescripts (c. 2500 words) - 2 copies

3-11/18: "Mama" (1995), typescript - 3 copies, 1 with handwritten edits, proofs - 2 copies, theatrical adaptation by Trey R. Barker, and editor's correspondence

3-11/19: "Nvumbi" (1995), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-11/20: "Nvumbi" (1995), typescript with handwritten edits and comments

3-11/21: "Nvumbi" (1995), typescript - 3 copies, and first pass page proofs (1994)

3-11/22: "The Perfect Diamond" (1996), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-11/23: The Perfect Diamond" (1996), typescript - 2 copies

3-11/24: "Lost" (1998), typescript, and art print

Tem, Steve Rasnic, 1950-

Story Files

3-14/26: Manhattan Beach (2002), background materials, 1993-2001, undated

3-14/27: "The Bees" (undated), research materials, 1997-1999, undated

Tem, Steve Rasnic, 1950-

Manuscripts

3-12/1: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), typescript

3-12/2: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), typescript pages 187-233 with handwritten edits, and editorial correspondence (2003)

3-12/3: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), typescript - 2 copies

3-12/4: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), galleys (1999)

3-12/5: The Man on the Ceiling (2000), typescript (photocopy), and extra pages 19-20

3-12/6: "North" (2001), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-12/7: "North" (2001), typescript, and proof of published story

3-12/8: "Manhattan Beach" (2002), typescript with handwritten edits

3-12/9: "Empty Morning" (2004), typescript (5000 words) with editorial correspondence (2003), and typescript (5800 words)

3-12/10: "Pit's Edge" (2006), early typescript with handwritten edits

3-12/11: "Pit's Edge" (2006), typescript

3-12/12: "Pit's Edge" (2006), final (?) typescript, and editor's letter to Tems

3-12/13: "In Concert" (2008), typescript with handwritten copyedits, and galley proofs of published story

3-12/14: The Man on the Ceiling (2008), 'fake galley' proofs with handwritten edits (2007)

3-12/15: The Man on the Ceiling (2008), galleys for story's inclusion in Poe's Children with handwritten copyedits, notes, and extra pages (2008)

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Story Files

This subseries consists of reference materials, correspondences, and other materials relating to specific stories written together by Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem.

Tem, Steve Rasnic, 1950-

Other Materials

3-17/1: Art and illustrations, 1988, undated

3-17/2: Bibliography, 2018

3-17/3: Contracts, permissions, etc., B-U (alphabetical by story title)

3-17/4: Convention materials, 2007

3-17/5: Meaning of "Tem", undated

3-17/6: Manuscripts, audio files, and images [digital files], 1999-2018 on flash drive

3-17/7: Pikes Peak Writer's Magazine (January/February 2008)

3-17/8: Reviews, 1993-2010, undated

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