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GENE DeWEESE PAPERS

de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
The University of Southern Mississippi


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Creator: Thomas Eugene DeWeese
Title: Gene DeWeese Papers
Dates: 1967-2002
Quantity: 24.75 cubic feet (84 boxes)
Identification: DG0267

Abstract: The Gene DeWeese Papers contain typescripts, composition notes, printed material, and correspondence created and accumulated by Gene DeWeese between 1967 and 2002. DeWeese's papers were created from his composition of 38 published books and three pieces of short fiction and prose, his proposal for a novelette, and his rewriting of Probe, a Star Trek series novel written originally by Margaret Wander Bonanno. DeWeese has written more than 40 works of both adult and juvenile fiction drawing on themes of science fiction; Gothic mystery, romance, and suspense; fantasy; the occult; horror; and adventure.

Biographical Note

Gene DeWeese was born in Rochester, Indiana, on January 31, 1934, to Thomas Jacob and Alfreda (Henning) DeWeese. He wrote several articles for the local newspaper while in high school and published stories in amateur science fiction magazines. DeWeese earned an associate degree in electronics from Valparaiso Technical Institute in 1953. He worked for General Motors' Delco Electronics Division as a technician in Kokomo, Indiana (1954-1959) and as a technical writer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1959-1974). He married Beverly Amers, a librarian, in 1955.

DeWeese's first professional novels, The Invisibility Affair and The Mind-Twisters Affair (both 1967), were contributions to the Man from U.N.C.L.E. series written with Robert Coulson under the pseudonym Thomas Stratton. DeWeese since has written more than 40 works of both adult and juvenile fiction drawing on themes of science fiction; Gothic mystery, romance, and suspense; fantasy; the occult; horror; and adventure. He has worked as a freelance writer since 1974. DeWeese has written novels for the Star Trek, Ravenloft, Zodiac Gothic, Birthstone Gothic, Dinotopia, Amazing Stories, and Lost in Space series. He wrote nine Gothic novels under the penname Jean DeWeese and produced Ginger's Wish, a contemporary romance novel, with Connie Kugi using the joint pseudonym Victoria Thomas. DeWeese also has written books on technology and folk art.

Sources:
Contemporary Authors: New Revision Series, ed. Deborah A. Straub (Detroit: Gale Research, 1988), 24:150-151.


Scope and Content Note

The Gene DeWeese Papers contain typescripts, composition notes, printed material, and correspondence created and accumulated by Gene DeWeese between 1967 and 2002. DeWeese's papers were created from his composition of 38 published books and three pieces of short fiction and prose, his proposal for a novelette, and his rewriting of Probe, a Star Trek series novel written originally by Margaret Wander Bonanno. The material is organized into six series: books, short fiction and prose, proposed novelette, Ravenloft research material, rewrite for Probe, and de Grummond Children's Literature Collection.

The Books Series contains typescripts, composition notes, printed material, and correspondence for 38 published books created between 1967 and 2002. The papers are arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each book is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known. Following departmental custom, the processor has numbered each typescript and proof by order of creation (first, second, third, etc.). Furthermore, the volume for a folder of correspondence or composition notes usually is measured by the number of items, but for his later books, DeWeese sometimes saved his notes and letters electronically. He printed these files to paper before donating them to the de Grummond Collection. In these cases, the material is described as sequences of composition notes or correspondence and their volumes are measured by the number of pages in the printout.

The quantity of material for specific titles varies tremendously, from a single typescript to a huge assortment of notes, typescripts, proofs, and correspondence. The container listing offers detailed descriptions of the holdings for each title and information on the material's process of creation may be gleaned easily from the container listing for each book. However, some additional explanation is needed to understand the arrangement and description of the material for several books.

The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf (1983) began as a short story for adult readers, but soon became a short story for children. It remained in this brief form through its first five typescripts until DeWeese began the process of expanding it into a book when working on the sixth typescript. He produced the first two chapters and a plan for the rest of the book in the seventh typescript and continued to develop the novel in subsequent drafts.

DeWeese originally proposed two novels as sequels to his first Star Trek series novel, Chain of Attack (1987). The first was proposed under the titles "Children of the Gate," "Face of the Destroyer," and "Mask of the Destroyer." The second bore the names "Beyond the Gates" and "The Final Nexus." David Stern, the editor of Star Trek books at Pocket Books, passed on the first novel, but encouraged DeWeese to incorporate portions of it into the second story, which he accepted. It was published in 1988 as The Final Nexus. The proposals for both novels are organized with the material for The Final Nexus.

Hour of the Cat, Gene DeWeese's Gothic suspense novel of 1980, appeared in a considerably different form while in its first two typescripts, although the drafts still contained portions of text that would appear in the final version. DeWeese revised the text greatly for the third typescript, adopting the final seventeen-chapter format.

Major Corby and the Unidentified Flapping Object (1979) originated in 1967 as a proposed science fiction novel for adults, co-written by DeWeese with Robert Coulson under their joint pseudonym, Thomas Stratton. It was varyingly titled "Alien Wind," "Robot God," "Hand Me That Jug of Xenophobia," and "Pass the Jug of Xenophobia." The typescripts, outlines, and notes for these manifestations are filed in folders 42/1-9, although their exact order of creation is very, very uncertain. The novel became a juvenile science fiction story with the fifth typescript. It again passed through several titles and finally began to resemble its final form with the tenth typescript. Apparently, Coulson left the project sometime after it became a children's book.

While working on the outline for Murder in the Blood in the early 1980s, DeWeese came up with two different ideas for the structure of his new novel. The first, here called Outline Version A, cast Del Warren, a local newspaper editor, as the story's protagonist and relied on a first-person narration. The second, here called Outline Version B, conceived the ultimate form of the novel with Sheriff Frank Decker in the lead role and the use of a third-person narrative. DeWeese began writing the first draft of the novel after settling on the latter storyline. After writing two typescripts of the book, he wrote a third that he called revision 1. The fourth through sixth typescripts comprised revision 2 and the seventh and eighth typescripts became revision 3. At least two more typescripts followed before the book's publication in 2002.

Nightmare Universe was an adaptation of Gates of the Universe that DeWeese made for the Amazing Stories series in 1985. He had written Gates of the Universe with Robert Coulson in 1975, but while it was a straightforward science fiction novel, DeWeese designed Nightmare Universe as a multiple choice book. It was composed of an introductory passage and twelve hierarchical segments. A diagram illustrating the organization of the segments is filed in folder 54/1.

The Short Fiction and Prose Series consists of typescripts, composition notes, and printed material for three pieces of short fiction and prose written by DeWeese between about 1976 and 1994. The series contains production material for "Von Kharkov," a short story written for Tales of Ravenloft (1994), an anthology in the Ravenloft fantasy series. The Short Fiction and Prose Series also includes photocopies of two prose articles: "Milwaukee heads for hyperspace," a description of a science fiction convention for The Milwaukee Journal in 1979; and "A Writer in Spite of Himself," a meditation on DeWeese's writing life for an unidentified periodical published sometime around 1976. The material in the series is arranged alphabetically by title and the material for each piece is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known.

The Proposed Novelette Series consists of a sequence of e-mail messages sent by Gene DeWeese to Mary Kirchoff, the editor of his Ravenloft series books, and to others concerning a proposed novelette about the character of Azalin for the Ravenloft series. The novelette, which was intended to explain away inconsistencies regarding Azalin's life that had emerged between the Ravenloft game and DeWeese's Lord of the Necropolis, was never written. The messages date from August 1998. An account of the whole episode written by Gene DeWeese is also included in the file.

The Ravenloft Research Material Series includes page proofs, manuals, maps, cards, and other items for the Ravenloft fantasy role-playing game produced between 1990 and 1995. TSR Inc., the creators of Ravenloft, sent this material to DeWeese to introduce him to the nature of the game and serve as research material for his short story "Von Kharkov" in Tales of Ravenloft (1994) and his two novels, King of the Dead (1996) and Lord of the Necropolis (1997).

The Rewrite forProbeSeries contains typescripts, composition notes, printed material, letters received, and a microcassette for Gene DeWeese's rewriting of Probe, a Star Trek series novel written originally by Margaret Wander Bonanno. Apparently dissatisfied with Bonanno's original work, Paramount Pictures-the controlling interest for all things Star Trek-asked J.M. Dillard to supply a rewrite, which she did. Dillard left the project when it requested yet more revisions. Paramount then passed on the page proofs for Dillard's version and its own suggestions to Gene DeWeese, who suggested making another almost complete rewrite that would restore some of Bonanno's original material. The company agreed and awarded DeWeese a contract to revise the novel. The material dates from 1991 and 1992 and is arranged chronologically in order of creation when known.

The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection Series consists of six letters sent by Gene DeWeese to the collection between 1979 and 1999. The letters were selected and photocopied from the correspondence file of the de Grummond Collection because they provide information on the origins of several of DeWeese's books. They are arranged chronologically.


Series and Subseries

A. Books (1967-2002)

The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf (1983)

The Backhoe Gothic (1981)

Black Suits from Outer Space (1985)

The Calvin Nullifier (1987)

The Carnelian Cat (1975)

Cave of the Moaning Wind (1976)

Chain of Attack (1987)

Charles Fort Never Mentioned Wombats (1977)

Computers in Entertainment and the Arts (1984)

The Dandelion Caper (1986)

A Different Darkness (1982)

The Doll with Opal Eyes (1976)

Engines of Destiny (2000)

The Final Nexus (1988)

Firestorm (1997)

Ginger's Wish (1987)

Hour of the Cat (1980)

Into the Nebula (1995)

The Invisibility Affair (1967)

King of the Dead (1996)

Lord of the Necropolis (1997)

Major Corby and the Unidentified Flapping Object (1979)

Making American Folk Art Dolls (1975)

The Mind-Twisters Affair (1967)

The Moonstone Spirit (1975)

Murder in the Blood (2002)

Nightmare in Pewter (1978)

Nightmare Universe (1985)

Nightmares from Space (1981)

Now You See It/Him/Them … (1975)

The Peacekeepers (1988)

The Reimann Curse (1975)

Renegade (1991)

Something Answered (1983)

The Vault (1999)

The Wanting Factor (1980)

Web of Guilt (1976)

Whatever Became of Aunt Margaret? (1990)

B. Short Fiction and Prose (ca. 1976-1994)

"Milwaukee heads for hyperspace" in The Milwaukee Journal (1979)

"Von Kharkov" in Tales of Ravenloft (1994)

"A Writer in Spite of Himself" [ca. 1976]

C. Proposed Novelette (1998)
D. Ravenloft Research Material (1990-1995)
E. Rewrite for Probe (1991-1992)
F. de Grummond Children's Literature Collection (1979-1999)


Restrictions

Restrictions on Use

Noncirculating; available for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Reproductions can be made only if they are to be used for "private study, scholarship, or research." It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials, other than that noted above.


Related Material

The Robert and Juanita Coulson Papers (DG 1232) contain material concerning novels that Gene DeWeese wrote with Robert Coulson.

Oversize material is kept in box 84.


Separated Material

Oversize material is kept in box 84.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

(Identify the item), Gene DeWeese Papers, de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, (Cite the item's box/folder numbers).

Provenance

These papers were donated to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries by Gene DeWeese between 1979 and 2002.

Processing Information

Processed by Hans Rasmussen, May 2003. Encoded into EAD Version 1.0 by Danielle L. Bishop. This finding aid is the product of a grant funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Container Listing

Box/Folder

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A. Books

The Adventures of a Two-Minute Werewolf by Gene DeWeese, illustrated by Ronald Fritz (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1983)
1/1Correspondence with Thomas G. Aylesworth, February-June 1978, (6 items)
1/2First typescript for short story version, edited, (6 pp.)
1/3Second typescript for short story version, edited, (5 pp. )
1/4Third typescript for portion of short story version, (1 p. )
1/5Fourth typescript for short story version, edited, (5 pp. )
1/6Photocopy of fifth typescript for short story version, (7 pp. )
1/7Sixth typescript for opening of first chapter and composition notes, edited, (4 pp.)
1/8Seventh typescript for chapters 1-2, edited, (8 pp.)
1/9Eighth typescript for chapters 1-2 and summary of remainder of book, edited, (11 pp.)
1/10Ninth typescript for chapters 1-2 and summary of remainder of book, (14 pp. )
1/11Typescript pages and composition notes discarded from early typescripts, (48 pp. )
1/12Assorted pages from photocopy of tenth typescript for chapters 1-2 and summary of remainder of book, edited, (8 pp.)
1/13Eleventh typescript for chapters 3 & 5-12, edited, ( 35 pp.)
1/14Twelfth typescript for chapters 1-12, edited, (67 pp. )
1/15-16Photocopy of thirteenth typescript for chapters 1-12, edited, with letter received, May 1981, (110 pp.)
1/17-2/1Fourteenth typescript for front matter and chapters 1-12, edited and marked for publication, with style sheets and layout for title page, (94 pp.)
2/2Photocopy of fourteenth typescript for chapters 1-12, with letter sent, June 1981, (89 pp.)
2/3First galley featuring finished illustrations for front matter and chapters 1-12, edited and marked for publication, October 1982, (47 sheets)
2/4Second galley featuring finished illustrations for front matter and chapters 1-12, marked for publication, (71 sheets)
The Backhoe Gothic by Jean DeWeese (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1981)
2/5-6Composition notes with typescript passages, August 1979-January 1980, (156 items)
2/7Research material, (3 items)
3/1-3Assorted discarded early typescript pages, (284 pp.)
3/4-5First typescript for chapters 1-20, edited, (159 pp.)
3/6-8Photocopy of second typescript for chapters 1-20 featuring original ending, (201 pp.)
4/1-3Second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-20 featuring revised ending, edited and marked for publication, (209 pp.)
4/4First galley for front matter and chapters 1-20, edited and marked for publication, September 1980, (59 sheets)
4/5Second galley for front matter and chapters 1-20, marked for publication, October 1980, (97 sheets)
Black Suits from Outer Space by Gene DeWeese (New York: Putnam, 1985)
5/1Correspondence, June 1979-September 1981, (16 items)
5/2Typescript of notes for proposal, edited, (7 pp. )
5/3First typescript for proposal, (5 pp. )
5/4Second typescript for proposal, edited, (5 pp.)
5/5Photocopy of third typescript for proposal, (5 pp. )
5/6Composition notes, (4 items)
5/7First typescript for opening of chapter 1 and composition notes, edited, (2 pp.)
5/8Second typescript for opening of chapter 1 and composition notes, edited, (2 pp.)
5/9Third typescript for opening of chapter 1 and composition notes, edited, (3 pp. )
5/10Fourth typescript for chapter 1, edited, (4 pp. )
5/11Fifth typescript for chapter 1 and summary of remainder of book, edited, (6 pp.)
5/12Sixth typescript for chapter 1 and summary of remainder of book, (10 pp. )
5/13Seventh typescript for chapters 14-17, edited, with composition notes for middle chapters, (17 pp.)
5/14Photocopy of eighth typescript for chapter 1, summary of middle chapters, and chapters 14-17, edited, (37 pp.)
5/15Photocopy of ninth typescript for chapter 1, summary of middle chapters, and chapters 14-17, (49 pp.)
5/16Photocopy of ninth typescript for chapter 1, summary of middle chapters, chapters 14-17, and synopsis of proposed book series, lightly edited, (52 pp.)
5/17Typescript pages removed from several early typescripts, (8 pp.)
5/18Correspondence with Putnam, August 1983-January 1985, (13 items)
5/19Composition notes with typescript passages, August-October 1983, (35 items)
5/20Typescript for revised proposal, (5 pp.)
5/21Composition notes with typescript passages, January-February 1984, (15 items)
5/22Tenth typescript for chapter 1 and summary of remainder of book, edited, February 1984, (17 pp.)
5/23Eleventh typescript for chapter 1 and summary of remainder of book, edited, with letter sent, February 1984, (16 pp.)
5/24Typescript pages removed from middle typescripts, (3 pp.)
5/25Twelfth typescript for chapters 1-12, edited, (80 pp.)
6/1Thirteenth typescript for chapters 1-17, edited, June-July 1984, (85 pp.)
6/2Fourteenth typescript for chapters 1-17, edited, (101 pp. )
6/3Photocopy of fourteenth typescript for chapters 1-17, edited, with letter received, August 1984, (101 pp. )
6/4Fifteenth typescript for chapter 1, (6 pp. )
6/5Sixteenth typescript for chapter 1, edited, (7 pp. )
6/6Seventeenth typescript for chapters 1-2 & 10-11, edited, (36 pp.)
6/7-8Eighteenth typescript for chapters 1-17 and dust jacket copy, edited, with letter received, December 1984, (121 pp.)
6/9Nineteenth typescript for chapters 15-17, edited, (19 pp.)
6-10/11Twentieth typescript for chapters 1-17, (120 pp.)
7/1-2Photocopy of twentieth typescript for front matter and chapters 1-17, edited and marked for publication, (126 pp.)
7/3Typescript pages removed from several later typescripts, (77 pp. )
The Calvin Nullifier by Gene DeWeese (New York: Putnam, 1987)
7/4Composition notes, August-September 1986, (13 items)
7/5First typescript for outline, (3 pp.)
7/6Second typescript for outline, (7 pp.)
7/7Third typescript for outline, (7 pp. )
7/8Sequence of composition notes, labeled "dayend notes," arranged chronologically, December 1986-February 1987, (55 pp.)
7/9-8/3Sequence of assorted early typescripts for chapters 1-15, arranged chronologically, December 1986-February 1987, (418 pp.)
8/4Assorted typescript pages for chapters 1 & 14-16, February 1987, (34 pp.)
8/5First complete typescript for chapters 1-16, edited, January-February 1987, (73 pp.)
8/6-7Second complete typescript for chapters 1-16, lightly edited, (136 pp. )
8/8-9/1Third complete typescript for chapters 1-16, (131 pp. )
9/2-3Fourth complete typescript for front matter and chapters 1-16, edited and marked for publication, (136 pp.)
9/4Photocopy of galley for front matter and chapters 1-16, edited, April 1987, (82 sheets)
9/5-6Photocopy of first page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-16 (2 copies), May 1987, (72 sheets)
9/7Photocopy of second page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-16, edited, June 1987, (72 sheets)
The Carnelian Cat by Jean DeWeese, Birthstone Gothic Series #8 (New York: Ballantine, 1975)
10/1-2Photocopy of typescript for front matter and chapters 1-12, with letter sent, February 1975, (205 pp.)
Cave of the Moaning Wind by Jean DeWeese, Zodiac Gothic Series: Virgo (New York: Ballantine, 1976)
10/3Correspondence, January-February 1976, (3 items)
10/4-6Typescript for chapters 1-19 and endnote, edited and marked for publication, (211 pp.)
10/7-8Photocopy of above typescript for chapters 1-19 and endnote, (211 pp.)
11/1Photocopies of typescript pages removed from above typescript during revision, (38 pp.)
11/2Photocopy of typescript for horoscope, edited, (2 pp.)
Chain of Attack by Gene DeWeese, Star Trek Series #32 (New York: Pocket Books, 1987)
11/3Typescript of teleplay of "Devil in the Dark" episode of Star Trek, (34 pp.)
11/4Composition notes for outline, (33 pp.)
11/5First typescript for outline, edited, (22 pp.)
11/6Photocopies of second typescript for outline, both edited differently, (each 22 pp.)
11/7Composition notes for sample chapters, (30 pp. )
11/8First typescript for sample chapters 1-4, edited, (42 pp. )
11/9Photocopy of second typescript for sample chapters 1-4, lightly edited, with letter received, June 1985, (53 pp.)
11/10Photocopy of second typescript for sample chapters 1-4, unedited, (52 pp.)
11/11Typescript for "Warp Speed Alien Encounter" passage, (6 pp. )
11/12Sequence of composition notes for text of book, labeled "dayend notes," arranged chronologically, June-September 1986, (55 pp.)
12/1-3First typescript for chapters 1-21, edited, July-September 1986, (256 pp.)
12/4-6Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, edited, June-September 1986, (220 pp.)
12/7Letters sent, July-October 1986, (2 items)
12/8-13/3Second typescript for front matter, introduction, and chapters 1-22, edited and marked for publication, (276 pp.)
13/4-7Photocopy of second typescript for front matter, back cover blurb, and chapters 1-22, (270 pp.)
13/8Typescript pages removed from second typescript during revision, (81 pp. )
84/1Photocopy of galley for front matter, introduction, and chapters 1-22, edited, October 1986, (106 sheets)
13/9Advertisements, February 1987, (2 items)
Charles Fort Never Mentioned Wombats by Gene DeWeese and Robert Coulson (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1977)
14/1-2Photocopy of typescript for introduction and chapters 1-20, with letter sent, September 1976, (227 pp.)
Computers in Entertainment and the Arts by Gene DeWeese (New York: Franklin Watts, 1984)
14/3Composition notes, October 1983, (5 items)
14/4First typescript for chapters 1-9, edited, November-December 1983, (73 pp.)
14/5-6Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, edited, November-December 1983, (136 pp.)
14/7Second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-9, (83 pp.)
14/8Photocopy of second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-9, edited and marked for publication, (86 pp.)
15/1Photocopy of second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-9, unedited, (83 pp.)
15/2Correspondence, January-August 1984, (11 items )
15/3Photocopy of edited galley for front matter and chapters 1-9, further edited, March 1984, (48 sheets)
15/4Photocopy of above edited galley for front matter and chapters 1-9, unedited, March 1984, (48 sheets)
15/5Dust jacket, (1 item)
The Dandelion Caper by Gene DeWeese (New York: Putnam, 1986)
15/6Composition notes for outline, [ca. May 1985], (6 items)
15/7Photocopy of first typescript for outline, edited, with letter received, 9 May 1985, (14 pp.)
15/8Second typescript for outline, edited, (7 pp. )
15/9Third typescript for outline, edited, (15 pp. )
15/10Fourth typescript for outline, edited, (25 pp. )
15/11Fifth typescript for outline, 1 edited & 1 unedited copy, with correspondence, 25 May-18 June 1985, (each 25 pp.)
15/12-13First typescript for chapters 1-16, edited, October-December 1985, (130 pp.)
16/1Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, edited, October-December 1985, (70 pp.)
16/2Composition notes for first typescript, October-December 1985, (8 pp.)
16/3-4Second typescript for chapters 1-16, (134 pp. )
16/5-6Photocopy of third typescript for chapters 1-16, edited, with letter received, January 1986, (135 pp.)
16/7-8Fourth typescript for chapters 1-16, (137 pp.)
17/1-2Fifth typescript for front matter and chapters 1-16, edited and marked for publication, (142 pp.)
17/3-4Photocopy of galley for front matter and chapters 1-16, edited, April 1986, (91 sheets )
17/5Photocopy of page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-16, (80 sheets )
A Different Darkness by Gene DeWeese (New York: Playboy Paperbacks, 1982)
17/6-18/2Composition notes with assorted early typescript pages, [ca. March 1979-August 1980], (240 items)
18/3Letters sent, May 1979-September 1980, (5 items)
18/4Photocopy of typescript for outline, edited, with letter sent, July 1979, (23 pp.)
18/5-8First typescript for prologue and chapters 1-4, edited, (296 pp. )
18/9Typescript pages of text to insert into first typescript, edited, (31 pp. )
19/1-5Photocopy of second typescript for front matter, prologue, and chapters 1-4, with letter sent, June 1981, (371 pp.)
19/6Photocopies of selected edited page proof sheets, with letter received, June 1982, (25 sheets)
The Doll with Opal Eyes by Jean DeWeese (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1976)
19/7Composition notes, (41 items)
19/8Research material, (6 items)
19/9First typescript for outline, edited, (5 pp.)
19/10Second typescript for outline, edited, (5 pp. )
19/11Carbon copy of third typescript for outline, (7 pp.)
20/1-2First typescript for chapters 1-21, edited, (156 pp. )
20/3Typescript pages of text to insert into first typescript, edited, (39 pp.)
20/4-6Second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-21, edited and marked for publication, (243 pp.)
20/7Typescript pages of text to insert into second typescript, (9 pp. )
20/8Carbon copies of typescript pages inserted into second typescript, (9 pp.)
20/9-21/2Photocopy of second typescript for chapters 1-21, (228 pp. )
21/3Galley for front matter and chapters 1-21, edited and marked for publication, November 1975, (63 sheets)
21/4Page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-21, edited, April 1976, (64 sheets)
Engines of Destiny by Gene DeWeese, Star Trek Series (New York: Pocket Books, 2000)
21/5Photocopy of typescript for first proposal, 1996, (7 pp.)
21/6Letter sent re first proposal, May 1998, (1 item )
21/7Photocopy of typescript for second proposal, June 1998, (17 pp.)
21/8-22/1Photocopy of sequence of composition notes for first typescript, April 1999-March [2000], (243 pp.)
22/2-3Photocopy of sequence of passages discarded during composition of first typescript, April-May 1999, (115 pp.)
22/4Photocopy of sequence of correspondence with Rick Sternbach, June-July 1999, (6 pp.)
22/5Photocopy of typescript for timelines, February 2000-September 2001, (2 pp. )
22/6-9Photocopy of first typescript for chapters and epilogue, (349 pp. )
23/1Correspondence, November 2000-July 2001, (5 items )
23/2Photocopy of sequence of composition notes for second typescript (first revision), November 2000-February 2001, (30 pp.)
23/3-6Photocopy of second typescript (first revision) for chapters and epilogue, (369 pp.)
23/7Photocopies of two sequences of passages discarded during composition of second typescript (first revision), (38 pp.)
23/8Photocopy of typescript for chapter-by-chapter summary of second typescript (first revision), February 2001, (8 pp.)
23/9Photocopy of sequence of composition notes for third typescript (second revision), June-October 2001, (78 pp.)
24/1Photocopies of two typescripts for summaries of revised chapters, August 2001, (9 pp.)
24/2-6Photocopy of third typescript (second revision) for chapters and epilogue, (418 pp. )
The Final Nexus by Gene DeWeese, Star Trek Series #43 (New York: Pocket Books, 1988)
24/7Sequence of composition notes re possible future Star Trek novels, June-November 1986, (34 pp.)
24/8Bundles of typescript pages for proposal for "Children of the Gates," 19-21 November 1986, (5 items)
24/9Typescript for proposal for "Beyond the Gates," [ca. 21 November 1986], (3 pp.)
24/10Correspondence with David Stern re proposed sequels to Chain of Attack, 26 November 1986-27 July 1987, (5 items)
24/11Typescript for proposal for "Face of the Destroyer," edited, (17 pp.)
24/12Typescript of fragments related to the proposal for "Face of the Destroyer," (8 pp.)
25/1First typescript for proposal for "The Final Nexus," lightly edited, (4 pp. )
25/2Composition notes re proposals for "Face of the Destroyer" and "The Final Nexus," January 1987, (3 items)
25/3Typescript for proposal for "Mask of the Destroyer," edited, (16 pp.)
25/4Second typescript for proposal for "The Final Nexus," 1 edited & 1 unedited copy, (each 4 pp.)
25/5Photocopy of typescript for proposal for "The Final Nexus," order uncertain, (3 pp.)
25/6Sequence of composition notes made prior to writing first typescript, July-August 1987, (13 pp.)
25/7-8Sequence of composition notes made while writing first typescript, August 1987-January 1988, (149 pp.)
25/9-10First typescript for chapters 1-15, 17-19 & 22-26, edited, August 1987-January 1988, (141 pp.)
25/11-26/6Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, August 1987-January 1988, (627 pp.)
26/7Letter received from David Stern, February 1988, (1 item)
27/1-4Second typescript for chapters 1-15, 17-19 & 22-26, edited, (282 pp.)
27/5Sequence of composition notes re editing of second typescript, March-June 1988, (14 pp.)
27/6-7Typescript pages removed from second typescript during revision, June 1988, (137 pp.)
27/8Typescripts for selected passages from second typescript, (5 items )
28/1-4Third typescript for chapters 1-26, edited and marked for publication, August 1988, (271 pp.)
28/5-7Third typescript for front matter and chapters 1-26, unedited, August 1988, (273 pp. )
29/1-3Photocopy of edited and publication-marked third typescript for chapters 1-26, with style sheets and letter received, August 1988, (271 pp.)
29/4Photocopies of selected edited galley sheets, with typescript pages for inserted text, August 1988, (60 sheets)
29/5-6Photocopy of page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-26, lightly edited, with letter received, September 1988, (146 sheets)
29/7Publicity forms, (4 items )
Firestorm by Gene DeWeese, Dinotopia Series #7 (New York: Random House, 1997)
29/8Letters received and research material, July-November 1996, (9 items)
30/1Photocopy of sequence of composition notes, July 1996-April 1997, (99 pp.)
30/2Photocopies of typescripts for novel proposals with letter sent and composition notes, July 1996, (2 items)
30/3Photocopy of typescript for proposal, (21 pp.)
30/4Photocopy of sequence of correspondence with Jim Thomas, September 1996-April 1997, (54 pp.)
30/5Photocopy of sequence of composition notes labeled "Dayend Notes," November 1996-January 1997, (27 pp.)
30/6Photocopy of first typescript for chapters 1-8 & 11-14, December 1996, (61 pp.)
30/7Photocopy of typescript for chapters 6-7 removed from first typescript during revision, (5 pp.)
30/8-9Photocopy of second typescript for chapters 1-8 & 11-18, (173 pp. )
30/10-11Photocopy of third typescript (Rev. 1) for chapters 1-18, (173 pp. )
31/1-2Photocopy of third typescript for chapters 1-18, edited, with letter received, March 1997, (173 pp.)
31/3-4Photocopy of fourth typescript (Rev. 2) for chapters 1-18, (149 pp. )
31/5-6Photocopy of fifth typescript (Rev. 3) for chapters 1-18, (153 pp. )
31/7-8Photocopy of sixth typescript (Rev. 4) for chapters 1-18, (153 pp. )
32/1-2Photocopy of edited text-setting copy for chapters 1-18, further edited lightly, with editorial notes and letter received, 17 April 1997, (156 pp.)
32/3-4Photocopy of above text-setting copy for chapters 1-18, edited differently, with letter received, 25 April 1997, (156 pp.)
Ginger's Wish by Victoria Thomas (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1987)
32/5-6Composition notes, typescript pages, and photocopies of typescript pages for assorted scenes, many by Connie Kugi, April 1985-April 1986, (40 items)
32/7Initial composition notes, May-June 1985, (8 items )
32/8First typescript for proposal, edited, 21-22 June 1985, (7 pp.)
32/9Second typescript for proposal, edited, [ca. June 1985], (9 pp.)
32/10Composition notes created during composition of first typescript, August 1985-April 1986, (86 pp.)
33/1-3First typescript for chapters 1-17, edited, August 1985-April 1986, (200 pp.)
33/4-6Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, August 1985-April 1986, (153 pp.)
33/7-34/1Second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-17, edited and marked for publication, (233 pp. )
34/2Style sheets, (6 pp. )
34/3Letter received, October 1986, (1 item)
34/4Page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-17, lightly edited, March 1987, (96 sheets)
Hour of the Cat by Jean DeWeese (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1980)
34/5Carbon copy of typescript for outline, edited, (6 pp.)
34/6Correspondence, October-November 1978, (4 items )
34/7First typescript for early version of book, edited, (61 pp.)
34/8-9Second typescript for early version of book, edited, (135 pp.)
34/10-12Composition notes and discarded typescript pages created probably during compositions of first and second typescripts, (124 pp.)
34/13Composition notes created during composition of third typescript, (79 pp.)
35/1-2Third typescript for chapters 1-17, edited, (142 pp. )
35/3Typescript pages of text to insert into third typescript, edited, (14 pp.)
35/4Typescript pages removed from third typescript during revision, edited, (96 pp.)
35/5-7Fourth typescript for front matter and chapters 1-17, edited and marked for publication, (207 pp.)
35/8-36/2Photocopy of fourth typescript for chapters 1-17, (202 pp. )
36/3Photocopies of typescript pages for dust jacket copy, with letter sent, July 1979, (5 pp.)
36/4Galley for front matter and chapters 1-17, edited and marked for publication, September 1979, (56 sheets)
36/5Page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-17, marked for publication, (64 sheets)
Into the Nebula by Gene DeWeese, Star Trek: The Next Generation Series #36 (New York: Pocket Books, 1995)
36/6Early composition notes for outline, July-October 1991, (4 items)
36/7First typescript for outline, (7 pp.)
36/8Second typescript for outline, (6 pp. )
36/9Correspondence, 5 March 1993-5 September 1994, (4 items)
36/10Sequence of composition notes for outline, 11 March-18 April 1993, (63 pp.)
36/11Discarded typescript pages preceding the third typescript for outline, 30 March-17 April 1993, (31 pp.)
36/12Third typescript for outline, 19 April 1993, (9 pp.)
37/1Fourth typescript for outline, (18 pp. )
37/2Fifth typescript for outline, (9 pp. )
37/3Sixth typescript for outline, (9 pp. )
37/4-5Sequence of composition notes for text, March-August 1994, (159 pp.)
37/6Assorted composition notes for text, April-October 1994, (4 items )
37/7First typescript for chapter 1, 29 March-12 April 1994, (3 pp. )
37/8Second typescript for chapters 1-2, 13-22 April 1994, (5 pp.)
37/9Third typescript for chapters 1-2, 20 April 1994, (5 pp. )
37/10Assorted typescript pages for any number of typescripts between the third and fourth typescripts, 2-24 May 1994, (50 pp.)
37/11Fourth typescript for chapters 1-5, 14 May-3 June 1994, (35 pp.)
37/12Fifth typescript for chapters 1-7, 14 June 1994, (41 pp. )
37/13Typescripts for chapter 5 following the fifth typescript, 18 July 1994, (8 pp.)
37/14-38/2Sixth typescript for chapters 1-24, [ca. early September 1994], (257 pp. )
38/3Seventh typescript for chapters 1-2, 26 September 1994, (12 pp. )
38/4Eighth typescript for chapters 1-3, 27 September 1994, (16 pp. )
38/5Ninth typescript for chapters 1-13, 7-10 October 1994, (42 pp. )
38/6Tenth typescript for chapters 1-24, 22 October 1994, (62 pp. )
38/7-10Eleventh typescript for chapters 1-24, edited and marked for publication, (322 pp.)
The Invisibility Affair by Thomas Stratton, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Series #11 (New York: Ace Books, 1967)
39/1-3Typescript for prologue and chapters 1-14, edited and marked for publication, with letter sent, March 1967, (179 pp. )
King of the Dead by Gene DeWeese, Ravenloft Series #13 (Lake Geneva, Wis.: TSR Inc., 1996) (also see folders 75/11-79/1)
39/4Research notes, (12 items)
39/5Typescript for outline, with letter sent, March 1995, (2 pp.)
39/6-7Sequence of composition notes, May-October 1995, (124 pp. )
39/8Composition notes shared with Juanita Coulson, (2 items )
40/1Photocopy of first typescript for chapters 7-17, written by Juanita Coulson, (64 pp.)
40/2Photocopy of second typescript for chapters 7-13, written by Juanita Coulson, August 1995, (43 pp.)
40/3Sequence of passages discarded from any number of typescripts during revisions, (27 pp.)
40/4-7Photocopy of third typescript for prologue and chapters 1-26, lightly edited, (363 pp. )
40/8Letter sent re third typescript, October 1995, (1 item )
41/1-2Photocopy of fourth typescript for prologue and chapters 1-26, (162 pp.)
Lord of the Necropolis by Gene DeWeese, Ravenloft Series #15 (Renton, Wash.: TSR Inc., 1997) (also see folders 75/10-79/1)
41/3-4Sequence of composition notes, December 1995-August 1996, (176 pp.)
41/5Other assorted composition notes, March-May 1996, (7 items )
41/6Sequence of passages discarded from any number of typescripts during revisions, (17 pp.)
41/7-8Photocopy of typescript for prologue, chapters 1-23, epilogue, discarded passages, and word counts, August 1996, (162 pp.)
Major Corby and the Unidentified Flapping Object by Gene DeWeese (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1979)
42/1Sequence of composition notes for "Alien Wind," (7 pp.)
42/2Typescript for outline for "Alien Wind," July 1967, (6 pp )
42/3Two typescripts for outlines for "Robot God," each (4 pp )
42/4First typescript for one sample chapter and outline of remaining chapters of "Robot God," (14 pp.)
42/5Second typescript for three sample chapters of "Robot God," (30 pp. )
42/6Third typescript for four sample chapters and outline of remaining chapters of "Robot God," (46 pp.)
42/7Composition notes for "Robot God," (8 items)
42/8Typescript for outline for "Hand Me That Jug of Xenophobia," (edited 7 pp.)
42/9Fourth typescript for three sample chapters and outline of remaining chapters of "Pass the Jug of Xenophobia," (43 pp.)
42/10Composition notes for fifth typescript, (12 items)
42/11Carbon copy of fifth typescript for chapters 1-3, edited, (26 pp.)
42/12Sixth typescript for chapters 1-2, edited, (7 pp. )
42/13Photocopy of seventh typescript for chapters 1-2 and outline of remaining chapters, edited, (17 pp.)
42/14Eighth typescript for chapters 1-3 and outline of remaining chapters, edited, (26 pp.)
42/15Ninth typescript for chapters 1-3 and outline of remaining chapters, (36 pp. )
42/16Tenth typescript for chapters 1-12, edited, with map, (96 pp. )
42/17Typescript pages of text to insert into tenth typescript, edited, (7 pp.)
42/18Incomplete photocopy of eleventh typescript for chapters 1-12, edited, (99 pp.)
43/1Twelfth typescript for chapters 1-12, edited, (75 pp. )
43/2Typescript pages removed from the eighth thru twelfth typescripts during revision, edited, (65 pp.)
43/3Photocopy of thirteenth typescript for front matter, chapters 1-12, and dust jacket copy, (79 pp. )
43/4Fourteenth typescript for front matter, chapters 1-12, and back matter, edited and marked for publication, (86 pp.)
43/5Photocopy of fourteenth typescript for chapters 1-12, unedited, (79 pp.)
43/6Layout sheets for titles, ( 3 items )
43/7Galley for front matter, chapters 1-12, and back matter, edited and marked for publication, (41 sheets)
43/8Page proofs for front matter, chapters 1-12, and back matter, marked for publication, (61 sheets)
Making American Folk Art Dolls by Gini Rogowski and Gene DeWeese (Radnor, Penn.: Chilton Book Co., 1975)
44/1Letters received, September-December 1975, (3 items)
44/2-3Photocopy of typescript for introduction and chapters 1-18, (129 pp.)
The Mind-Twisters Affair by Thomas Stratton, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Series #12 (New York: Ace Books, 1967)
44/4Carbon copy of typescript for front matter, prologue, and chapters 1-16, with photograph and letter sent, (169 pp.)
The Moonstone Spirit by Jean DeWeese, Birthstone Gothic Series #6 (New York: Ballantine, 1975)
44/5-7Photocopy of typescript for chapters 1-11, with letter sent, December 1974, (206 pp.)
Murder in the Blood by Gene DeWeese (Waterville, Me.: Five Star, 2002)
44/8Notes by Gene DeWeese re the composition and papers of Murder in the Blood, 2002, (11 pp.)
44/9Composition notes and discarded typescript pages for Outline Version A, [ca. June-August 1981], (50 items)
45/1First typescript for prologue and one sample chapter for Outline Version A, edited, (8 pp.)
45/2Second typescript for prologue and two sample chapters for Outline Version A, edited, (26 pp.)
45/3Third typescript for outline of remaining chapters for Outline Version A, edited, (10 pp. )
45/4Fourth typescript for outline of remaining chapters for Outline Version A, edited, (7 pp. )
45/5Fifth typescript for prologue, two sample chapters, and outline of remaining chapters for Outline Version A, unedited, with lightly edited photocopy, (each 36 pp.)
45/6Composition notes for Outline Version B, January-May 1982, (17 items)
45/7Sixth typescript for two sample chapters for Outline Version B, edited, (18 pp.)
45/8Seventh typescript for prologue, two sample chapters, and outline of remaining chapters for Outline Version B, edited, (38 pp.)
45/9Eighth typescript for prologue, two sample chapters, and outline of remaining chapters for Outline Version B, edited, (52 pp.)
45/10Discarded typescript pages for Outline Version B, edited, (49 pp.)
45/11Photocopy of ninth typescript for outline of remaining chapters for Outline Version B, edited, (29 pp.)
45/12Composition notes made prior to first typescript of book, October-November 1982, (40 pp.)
45/13-14Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, edited, May-August 1983, (123 pp.)
46/1Composition notes made during writing of first typescript, May-August 1983, (25 pp.)
46/2-4First typescript for prologue and chapters 1-21, edited, June-August 1983, with letter received, (218 pp.)
46/5Correspondence, June 1983, (4 items)
46/6Typescript for summary of first typescript, edited, July 1983, (4 pp.)
46/7-9Second typescript for prologue and chapters 1-21, with letter received, 1 May 1984, (260 pp.)
47/1-2Third typescript (Rev. 1) for prologue and chapters 1-21, edited, 25-28 May 1989, (135 pp. )
47/3Typescript pages removed from third typescript (Rev. 1) during revision, 24-28 May 1989, (49 pp.)
47/4-5Sequence of composition notes for third thru sixth typescripts (Revs. 1-2), May-December 1989, (150 pp.)
47/6-7Fourth typescript (Rev. 2) for prologue and chapters 1-18, edited, July-October 1989, (154 pp.)
47/8-48/2Fifth typescript (Rev. 2) for prologue and chapters 1-21, edited, October-December 1989, (182 pp.)
48/3-4Sixth typescript (Rev. 2) for prologue and chapters 1-21, 9 December 1989, (177 pp.)
48/5-49/4Typescript pages removed from fourth thru sixth typescripts (Rev. 2) during revision, July-December 1989, (627 pp.)
49/5Typescript pages removed from fourth and fifth typescripts (Rev. 2) but retained for possible later use, October-November 1989, (55 pp.)
49/6-7Sets of typescript pages for 5 subplots, edited, (104 pp.)
49/8Letters received from Laurie Sparer, Rosemary Gatenby, and Joe Hensley re critique of sixth typescript, December 1989-January 1990, (8 items)
50/1-2Photocopy of sixth typescript (Rev. 2) for prologue and chapters 1-21, edited by Laurie Sparer, 9 December 1989, (177 pp.)
50/3Sequence of composition notes for seventh and eighth typescripts (Rev. 3), 2 January-13 February 1990, (12 pp.)
50/4-6Seventh typescript (Rev. 3) for prologue and chapters 1-21, lightly edited, 2-19 February 1990, (175 pp.)
50/7Copy of prologue and chapter 1 from seventh typescript (Rev. 3), edited by Laurie Sparer, with letter received, 2-6 February 1990, (17 pp.)
50/8-51/1Eighth typescript (Rev. 3) for prologue and chapters 1-21, 15-29 February 1990, (175 pp.)
51/2-3Typescript pages removed from seventh and eighth typescripts (Rev. 3) during revision, 30 January-24 February 1990, (113 pp.)
51/4Typescript for summary of book, October 1989-February 1990, (9 pp.)
51/5Letters received from Laurie Sparer, February-August 1993, (2 items )
51/6Typescript for summary of book, [ca. 1993], (20 pp.)
51/7Typescript for new outline of book, [ca. 1993], (10 pp.)
51/8Photocopy of typescript for revised prologue and chapters 1-3, [ca. 1993], (55 pp.)
51/9-10Ninth typescript for prologue and chapters 1-21, November 1994, (157 pp.)
51/11-52/2Tenth typescript for prologue and chapters 1-21, edited, with correspondence, April 2002, (268 pp.)
Nightmare in Pewter by Jean DeWeese (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1978)
52/3-4Composition notes and discarded early typescript pages, June-September 1976, (74 items)
52/5-6First typescript for chapters 1-17, edited, (177 pp.)
52/7-53/2Second typescript for front matter, chapters 1-17, and back matter, edited and marked for publication, (222 pp.)
53/3-5Photocopy of second typescript for chapters 1-17, with letter sent, May 1978, (217 pp.)
53/6Galley for front matter, chapters 1-17, and back matter, edited and marked for publication, July 1978, (57 sheets)
53/7Page proofs for front matter, chapters 1-17, and back matter, August 1978, (66 sheets)
Nightmare Universe by Gene DeWeese and Robert Coulson, Amazing Stories Series #4 (Lake Geneva, Wis.: TSR Inc., 1985)
54/1-2Composition notes and correspondence, March-June 1985 & n.d., (42 items)
Early diagram of plot View on-line.
54/3Discarded early typescript pages for introduction, edited, June 1985, (37 pp.)
54/4Discarded early typescript pages for segments A & AA, edited, June 1985, (71 pp.)
54/5Discarded early typescript pages for segments AAA, AAB, AABA, AABB, AB & B, edited, June 1985, (35 pp.)
54/6Discarded early typescript pages for segment BA, edited, June 1985, (85 pp.)
54/7Discarded early typescript pages for segments BAA, BAB & BB, edited, June 1985, (91 pp.)
54/8Discarded early typescript pages for segments BB, BBA & BBB, edited, June 1985, (32 pp. )
54/9First complete typescripts for introduction and segments A, AA, AB, ABA & ABB, edited, 30 June-1 July 1985, (80 pp.)
55/1First complete typescripts for segments B, BA, BAA & BAB, edited, 30 June 1985, (70 pp.)
55/2First complete typescripts for segments BB, BBA & BBB, edited, 30 June 1985, (75 pp.)
55/3Photocopies of second complete typescripts for introduction and segments A, AA & AB, (61 pp.)
Nightmares from Space by Gene DeWeese, photographs by Susan Kuklin (New York: Franklin Watts, 1981)
55/4Photocopy of first typescript, (39 pp.)
55/5Composition notes, (6 items)
55/6Second typescript for chapters 1-5 & 7-11, edited, (30 pp.)
55/7Third typescript for chapters 1-11, edited, (31 pp.)
55/8Fourth typescript for front matter, chapters 1-11, and back matter, edited and marked for publication, (55 pp.)
55/9Typescript pages removed from fourth typescript during revision, edited, (11 pp.)
55/10Photocopy of fourth typescript for chapters 1-11, made prior to editing, (50 pp.)
55/11Photocopy of fourth typescript for chapters 1-11, made after editing, with letter received, October 1980, (51 pp.)
Now You See It/Him/Them … by Gene DeWeese and Robert Coulson (Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1975)
56/1-2Carbon copy of first typescript for chapters 1-14, (161 pp.)
56/3-5Second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-14, edited and marked for publication, with style sheets, (191 pp.)
56/6-8Photocopy of second typescript for chapters 1-14, (184 pp.)
57/1Galley for front matter and chapters 1-14, edited and marked for publication, May 1975, (57 sheets)
57/2Page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-14, (84 sheets)
The Peacekeepers by Gene DeWeese, Star Trek: The Next Generation Series #2 (New York: Pocket Books, 1988)
57/3First typescript for outline, (4 pp.)
57/4Second typescript for outline, 2 edited copies, with letter sent, January 1988, (each 8 pp.)
57/5-6Sequence of composition notes, December 1987-May 1988, (123 pp. )
57/7-8First typescript for chapters 1-18, edited, March-May 1988, (131 pp. )
58/1Typescript pages removed from first typescript during revision, March-May 1988, (663 pp.)
59/1-3Second typescript for chapters 1-18, edited and marked for publication, (260 pp.)
59/4-6Additional copy of second typescript for front matter and chapters 1-18, unedited, (263 pp.)
59/7Letters received, 3 June-11 July 1988, (7 items )
59/8-60/1Photocopy of page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-18, lightly edited, 9 June 1988, (158 sheets)
60/2Pages of text to be added to page proofs, (7 items)
60/3Proof for paperback cover, with photocopies, (4 items )
60/4Publicity questionnaire, (1 item )
The Reimann Curse by Jean DeWeese (New York: Ballantine, 1975)
60/5-6Photocopy of typescript for front matter and chapters 1-12, (204 pp.)
Renegade by Gene DeWeese, Star Trek Series #55 (New York: Pocket Books, 1991)
60/7Sequence of composition notes, September 1987-January 1990, (81 pp.)
60/8Correspondence, February 1989-May 1990, (7 items )
60/9Discarded early typescript pages for outline, June-July 1989, (59 pp.)
60/10First typescript for outline, June 1989, (7 pp. )
60/11Second typescript for outline, 2 copies formatted differently, (7 & 14 pp.)
60/12Photocopy of third typescript for outline, (13 pp. )
60/13Fourth typescript for outline, (3 pp. )
60/14Fifth typescript for outline, January 1990, (7 pp.)
60/15Sixth typescript for outline, edited, (14 pp. )
61/1-62/1Discarded early typescript pages, July-December 1990, (820 pp.)
62/2-3Sequence of composition notes, July-December 1990, (150 pp.)
62/4-5First typescript for prologue and chapters 1-22, 11 November-16 December 1990, (124 pp.)
62/6-7Second typescript for prologue and chapters 1-22, 19 December 1990, (128 pp. )
62/8-63/1Third typescript for prologue and chapters 1-22, (129 pp. )
63/2-3Photocopy of edited page proofs for front matter, prologue, and chapters 1-22, with letter received, March 1991, (142 sheets)
Something Answered by Gene DeWeese (New York: Dell, 1983)
63/4-7Composition notes, edited, (210 items)
63/8Correspondence, July 1980-April 1982, (13 items)
63/9Photocopy of first typescript for outline, (3 pp. )
64/1Photocopy of second typescript for outline, (53 pp. )
64/2Typescript pages and photocopies of typescript pages removed from second and possibly earlier typescripts for outline, edited, (75 pp.)
64/3Two photocopies of third typescript for outline, 1 edited and 1 unedited, (each 52 pp.)
64/4Three photocopies of fourth typescript for outline, 1 lightly edited and 2 unedited, each (37 pp.)
64/5Fifth typescript for outline, with 1 edited and 1 unedited photocopy, each (21 pp. )
64/6Sixth typescript for outline, edited, (17 pp.)
64/7Seventh typescript for outline, edited, (32 pp.)
64/8Photocopy of eighth typescript for outline, (44 pp. )
65/1Scene-by-scene summary for first and third typescripts of book, edited, (10 pp.)
65/2-4First typescript for chapters 1-82, edited, (254 pp. )
65/5-7Second typescript for chapters 1-82, edited, (232 pp.)
66/1-4Photocopy of third typescript for chapters 1-82, (311 pp.)
66/5Photocopies of typescript pages removed form third typescript during revision, edited, (11 pp.)
The Vault by Gene DeWeese, Lost in Space Series #3 (New York: HarperCollins, 1999)
66/6Sequence of correspondence with Pat Cadigan, January-September 1998, (11 pp.)
66/7Photocopy of first typescript for proposal, April 1998, (8 pp. )
66/8Photocopy of second typescript for proposal, (9 pp. )
66/9-10Photocopy of sequence of composition notes, May-December 1998, (168 pp.)
66/11Sequence of correspondence with John Douglas, August 1998-April 1999, (20 pp.)
66/12Photocopy of sequence of composition notes, September 1998-January 1999, (10 pp. )
67/1-3Photocopy of typescript for front matter, prologue, and chapters 1-34, edited and marked for publication, (278 pp.)
67/4Photocopies of typed comments on typescript and galley, (2 items)
67/5-6Photocopy of edited page proofs for front matter, prologue, chapters 1-34, and epilogue, April 1999, (161 sheets)
The Wanting Factor by Gene DeWeese (New York: Playboy Paperbacks, 1980)
67/7Composition notes, (81 items)
Town map pencil sketch View on-line.
67/8Correspondence, January 1978-January 1979, (12 items)
68/1Discarded early typescript pages, (142 pp. )
68/2Scene-by-scene summary for first typescript of book, edited, (7 pp.)
68/3-6First typescript for dated book sections, edited, May 1978, (326 pp. )
68/7-69/2Photocopy of edited first typescript for dated book sections, further edited by Sharon Jarvis, with notes, (326 pp.)
69/3-6Photocopy of edited first typescript for dated book sections, not further edited, (326 pp.)
69/7Scene-by-scene summary for second and third typescripts of book, edited, (9 pp. )
70/1-4Second typescript for dated book sections, edited, December 1978, (303 pp. )
70/5Typescript pages of text to be inserted into second typescript, edited, (29 pp. )
70/6-71/2Photocopy of third typescript for dated book sections, January 1979, (426 pp. )
71/3Photocopies of typescript pages removed from third typescript during revision, edited, (26 pp.)
71/4-5Photocopy of galley for front matter and dated book sections, edited, June 1980, (162 sheets)
71/6-7Additional photocopy of above galley for front matter and dated book sections, unedited, June 1980, (166 sheets)
71/8Notes re proposed revision of book, with letter received, March 1998, (3 pp.)
Web of Guilt by Jean DeWeese, Zodiac Gothic Series: Scorpio (New York: Ballantine, 1976)
72/1Photocopy of typescript for outline, edited, (9 pp.)
72/2-4Typescript for front matter, chapters 1-15, and astrological note, edited and marked for publication, (221 pp.)
72/5-6Photocopy of above typescript for front matter, chapters 1-15, and astrological note, with letter sent, March 1976, (218 pp.)
Whatever Became of Aunt Margaret? by Gene DeWeese (New York: Putnam, 1990)
72/7Typescript for short story version, [ca. 1980-1985], (23 pp.)
73/1-2Sequence of composition notes, January 1988-February 1989, (116 pp.)
73/3First typescript for chapters 1-3, September 1988, (11 pp. )
73/4Second typescript for chapters 1-3, October 1988, (25 pp. )
73/5Third typescript for chapters 1-18, December 1988-January 1989, (77 pp.)
73/6-74/2Typescript pages removed from first thru third typescripts during revision, February 1988-January 1989, (484 pp.)
74/3-4Fourth typescript for chapters 1-18, lightly edited, February 1989, (143 pp.)
74/5-6Fifth typescript for front matter and chapters 1-18, with letter received and notes, February 1989, (147 pp.)
74/7-8Fifth typescript for front matter and chapters 1-18, edited and marked for publication, (151 pp.)
75/1Photocopy of galley for front matter and chapters 1-18, edited, May 1989, (91 sheets )
75/2Photocopy of page proofs for front matter and chapters 1-18, June 1989, (87 sheets )



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B. Short Fiction and Prose

"Milwaukee heads for hyperspace" by Gene DeWeese, The Milwaukee Journal (24 June 1979): 20-22, 26-28, 30, 32-33.
75/3Photocopy of article, (9 pp.)
"Von Kharkov" by Gene DeWeese, in Tales of Ravenloft, edited by Brian Thomsen, Ravenloft Series (Cambridge, U.K.: TSR Inc., 1994) (also see folders 75/11-79/1)
75/4Typescript for outline, (3 pp.)
75/5Sequence of composition notes, November 1993, (5 pp.)
75/6Discarded typescript pages from any number of early typescripts, January 1994, (50 pp.)
75/7Typescript for pp. 128-143, (21 pp. )
75/8Photocopy of lightly edited page proofs for pp. 128-143, (16 sheets)
"A Writer in Spite of Himself" by Gene DeWeese [ca. 1976]
75/9Photocopy of article, (5 pp.)



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C. Proposed Novelette

75/10Sequence of e-mail messages sent, August 1998, (8 pp.)



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D. Ravenloft Research Material

75/11-15Photocopies of page proofs for Ravenloft manuals, (5 items)
76/1-79/1Assorted manuals, maps, cards, and other items for several Ravenloft role playing games, (1990-1995)



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E. Rewrite for Probe by Margaret Wander Bonanno, Star Trek Series (New York: Pocket Books, 1992)

79/2-5Photocopy of first page proofs for front matter and book chapters prior to rewriting, edited, June 1991, (333 sheets)
79/6Letter received, August 1991, (1 item)
79/7Three sets of early composition notes, September 1991, (21 pp.)
79/8Typescript for proposal, [ca. September-October 1991], (4 pp. )
80/1Microcassette for composition notes, (1 item )
80/2Sequence of composition notes, 16 October-1 December 1991, (73 pp.)
80/3Composition notes and typescript pages of text to be inserted into first page proofs, 16-23 October 1991, (46 pp.)
80/4-81/5Discarded typescript pages, November 1991-January 1992, (766 pp.)
81/6First typescript for outline, edited, 28 November-6 December 1991, (14 pp.)
81/7Typescript for scene summaries, (6 pp.)
81/8Sequence of composition notes, 1 December 1991-15 January 1992, (79 pp.)
81/9Letter received, 17 January 1992, (1 item )
81/10Second typescript for outline, edited, 22 January 1992, (26 pp.)
82/1-4Typescript for prologue, chapters 1-25, and epilogue, unedited, January 1992, (351 pp.)
82/5-83/1Photocopy of above typescript formatted differently for prologue, chapters 1-25, and epilogue, edited and marked for publication, January 1992, (361 pp.)
83/2-5Photocopy of edited second page proofs for front matter, prologue, chapters 1-25, and epilogue, 23 January 1992, (346 sheets)
83/6Notes re changes to above page proofs, 28 January 1992, (3 items)



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F. de Grummond Children's Literature Collection

83/7Selected letters sent to the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, August 1979-November 1999, (6 items)



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