Robert E. Howard Collection

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Robert E. Howard Collection


  • 1920-1997 (Creation)


30 Boxes

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A collection of letters to and from Robert E. Howard, from circa 1920-1936, with miscellaneous Howard items, copies of magazines featuring Howard stories, and books containing Howard stories and novels. Also included are a number of items relating to films based on Howard's works.

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Letters are arranged chronologically. Magazines are arranged chronologically. Books are separated and housed in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection, with a note identifying them as part of the Howard Collection.

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The materials in series 1 are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. It is the responsibility of the researcher to secure those rights when needed. Permission to reproduce does not constitute permission to publish. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright, literary property rights, and libel.

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  • English

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