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Bradbury mss., 1959

Summary Information

Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Lilly Library
Indiana University
1200 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-5500
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Bradbury, Ray, 1920-2012.

Bradbury mss., 1959

Collection No.
LMC 1120

5 items

Materials are in English.

The Bradbury mss., 1959, consist of the letters of Ray Douglas Bradbury, science fiction writer, to Sidney Carroll, writer-producer. Bradbury discusses his wish to be on The Jack Paar Show and mentions The Martian Chronicles and Rocket Summer.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Biographical Note

Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in Waukegan, IL. In 1922 he married Marguerite McClure; together they had four daughters, and stayed married until her death in 2003. At the age of sixteen Bradbury began a distinguished literary career that spanned eight decades and included novels and stories such as: "Pendulum," Dark Carnival; The Martian Chronicles; Fahrenheit 451; The Illustrated Man; Something Wicked This Way Comes; and numerous other works. He died on June 5, 2012. In his obituary, The New York Times wrote: "By many estimations, Mr. Bradbury was the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream."

Scope and Content Note

Included are a holograph letter and a Christmas card.

Related Material

Bradbury mss. II and Bradbury mss. III, also located at the Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information
Acquired: 1971
Usage Restrictions
Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the Curator of Manuscripts, Lilly Library.

Preferred Citation
[Item], Bradbury mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.
Processing Information
Processed by Staff.

Completed in 2013

Letter to Sid Carroll, 5 July 1959

Letter to Sid Carroll, 25 Sept 1959

Letter to Sid Carroll, 14 Oct 1959 

Holograph letter to Sid Carroll, 1959

Christmas card, signed "Ray & Maggie Bradbury & the girls," undated