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Science Fiction Universe
An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Science Fiction.
NYU Archival Collections is a single search portal and finding aid for each of the Libraries archival and special collections, including the Fales Library & Special Collections The Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University Archives, New-York Historical Society, and Brooklyn Historical Society.
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Special Collections at Bobst Library
Bobst Library's special collections and archives house significant resources, rare books, personal papers, University history, and more.
(Collection: The Fales Library) The Pulp Science Fiction and Detective Fiction Periodical Collection comprises pulp science fiction and mystery serials from the 1940s to the 1980s with a concentration in the 1940s.
(Collection: The Fales Library) William F. Wu is an Asian American scholar and science fiction writer whose doctoral dissertation titled The Yellow Peril (1981) documents evolving depictions of Chinese and Chinese-Americans in American fiction. This archive represents his collection of nearly 600 comics featuring Asian characters.
(Collection: The Tamiment Library) Theodore Rose Cogswell (1918-1987) went to Spain to join the International Brigades at the age of 19, working as an ambulance driver. He returned to the States in 1938. In World War II, Cogswell flew cargo planes with the U.S. Army Air Corps. After the war, he became a writer of science fiction. This collection consists of documents, clippings, correspondence and ephemera from Cogswell's year in Spain, as well material from after he was back in the States but continuing to support the Republican effort.
(Collection: New York University Archives) This collection contains videotapes from the NYU TV and Media Services department, part of the Division of Libraries. The videotapes come from NYU-TV and the Television Center (TVCenter), two of the three departments within NYU TV and Media Services, and include both NYU-produced and commercially produced television shows, educational programming, and recordings of NYU events from 1993 to 2005.
(Collection: The Fales Library) Notes: Summary: The Aubrey Wisberg Papers consist mainly of typescripts of his film and television productions in a variety of genres, including B films, horror, and science fiction, and drafts of his novels, short stories and plays. Some scripts were co-written with Marion Gering or Jack Pollexfen. The collection also includes a small quantity of correspondence, including copies of some letters from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Aubrey Wisberg, and some photographs, awards, and promotional materials, including scrapbooks and recordings of musical numbers, relating to specific film or television productions.