Frederik Pohl papers
Scope and Contents
The Pohl Papers are comprised principally of manuscripts, drafts, notes, proofs, and other documents relating to science fiction and nonfiction works written by Frederik Pohl. The collection also includes correspondence, speeches given by Mr. Pohl, and reviews of his publications. Although the earliest items date from 1952, most of the materials range from the early 1970s through 2005.
- Created: 1952-2006
- Other: Date acquired: 08/00/2005
Conditions Governing Use
Open for scholarly research use. Copyright retained by Frederik Pohl. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.
Biographical or Historical Information
Frederik Pohl, American science fiction writer, editor, and anthologist, was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 26, 1919. In a literary career spanning nearly seventy years, Pohl wrote more than 200 short stories and over 134 books, including 54 novels, 31 story collections, 1 graphic novel, and 6 nonfiction works, in addition to editing 42 anthologies. From 1959 to 1969, Pohl edited the award-winning science fiction magazines Galaxy and If. He was executive editor for Ace Books, 1971 to 1973, and science fiction editor at Ballantine Books, 1973 to 1979. He also served as president of the Science Fiction Writers of America from 1974 to 1976, and of World Science Fiction from 1980 to 1982. Pohl earned virtually every significant award the field of science fiction offered, many of them more than once. The World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) presented him with six Hugo awards, three for writing and three for editing. The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) recognized him with two Nebula awards, and in 1993 named him a SFWA Grand Master. He was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame. Beyond the field of science fiction, Pohl was a noted lecturer and writer in the fields of future studies and environmental studies. He wrote nonfiction books and articles on topics ranging from global warming to the life of the Roman emperor Tiberius. He was a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
23.36 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Collection is organized into series alphabetically by title of work or by topic, as appropriate. Original order was retained where extant. Where present, the donor’s notes identifying documents or groups of documents were used to generate folder headings for the container listing.
Source of Acquisition
Method of Acquisition
Accruals and Additions
The first papers were shipped to the library in August of 2005, with subsequent accessions received in September and October 2005 and June 2006.
Other Descriptive Information
- Authors, American -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chernobyl', Ukraine, 1986 -- Fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Chernobyľ (Ukraine) -- History -- 20th century -- Fiction Subject Source: Local sources
- Environmental protection Subject Source: Local sources
- Nature conservation -- Political aspects Subject Source: Local sources
- Pohl, Frederik Subject Source: Local sources
- Politics, practical Subject Source: Local sources
- Pollution Subject Source: Local sources
- Science Fiction Writers of America Subject Source: Local sources
- Science Fiction, American -- History and criticism Subject Source: Local sources
- Science fiction Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Science fiction -- American Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Frederik Pohl papers
- PEC, 2007; revised and completed by Jean McAllister, 2011
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