Inventory of the Andre Norton Collection

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    Title        Andre Norton Collection
    Dates    
    Abstract
    Quantity    11 boxes
    Identification    
    Repository    Texas A&M University. Cushing Memorial Library

Biographical Note

Andre Norton (Alice Mary Norton) was born February 7, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio.  After an early career as a children’s librarian, Andre Norton turned to full-time writing as her profession, publishing her first novel in 1934.  She legally changed her name to “Andre Norton” believing that readers of science fiction and fantasy would accept that name better than “Alice Mary Norton.”  

Her first science fiction novel, Star Man’s Son, was a great success, launching her into the science fiction and fantasy genre, where she has achieved the most favorable response, although her other novels are also well regarded.  She has published over 100 novels, many of which are in series.  “The Witch World” series is her most popular body of work, now numbering over 30 books.  

Andre Norton is highly regarded in the science fiction and fantasy community.  She has won numerous awards, including the Phoenix Award for overall achievement in science fiction, the Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy Award in 197 for lifetime achievement, The Nebula Grand Master Award of the SFWA in 1974, for lifetime achievement, the Jules Verne Award in 1984, and a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention in 1998.

Sources:

“Andre Norton,”  in:  Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults, 2nd edition.  Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2002.  (Cited from the online Gale Biography Research Center.)

“Andre Norton,”  in:  St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers.  4th edition.  _____: St. James Press, 1996.  pp. ______   (Cited from the online Gale Biography Research Center.)

“Andre Norton,”  Contemporary Authors Online, 2004.  (Cited from the online Gale Biography Research Center.)

Andre Norton: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography, by Roger C. Schlobin.  Framingham, Mass.: NESFA Press, 1994.  ___ p.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a small assemblage of Andre Norton’s later manuscripts, her review compilations, her portrait, science fiction art works, and related material.


Arrangement of the Papers

The collection is arranged as received, in no specific order.  Some art pieces are separated for preservation.

Restrictions
    Access
        No restrictions
    Usage Restrictions
Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States Copyright Law [[[or legal documents]]].

Online Index Terms
Names:  Norton, André; Norton, Alice Mary; North, Andrew; Weston, Robert; Weston, Allen

Subjects:  Science Fiction; Fantasy; Young Adult Literature

        Places

Administrative Information

    Provenance
        Received from Andre Norton, by gift and purchase
    Processing Information
        Processed by Hal Hall


 

Collection Inventory


Finding Guide-Andre Norton Collection

Portrait of Andre Norton, by B. Tiffany, 1990.  ca. 51” by 39”, framed.  [Separated: Wall mounted for preservation.]
Fantasy painting, by Patricia Davis, 1984.  ca. 20 by 14”, framed.  [Separated: Wall mounted for preservation.]


Box 1
1-0    Plaque, Ohio Women Hall of Fame, 1981.
1-10    Galley Proofs, The Wind in the Stone, 1999, with a set of photographs of a stone with a hole through the stone.
1-20    Andre Norton Roast.  2 p.  un-credited.
1-30    Ledger, 1952-1985,  noting queries, submission, sales, etc.
1-40    Notebook, Anthology contributor addresses, etc., undated
1-50    Miscellaneous notes, undated
1-60    Spiral Notebook titled “Research Titles”  undated.
1-70    Spiral Notebook titled “Research Titles, Vol. II,”  undated.
1-80    Steno Pad, research notes on medieval history.  undated.
1-90    Steno Pad, notes on various books.  undated.
1-100    Loose-leaf binder, historical notes, character names, etc.  undated.
1-110    Guest book, High Hallack Library, 1998-  .
1-120    Guest book, High Hallack Library, 1999-  .

Box 2

2-10    Review clipping notebook, 1967-1972.
2-20    Review clipping notebook, 1977.
2-30    Review clipping notebook, “Large Album No. 1,”  ca. 1976-1980.
2-40    Review clipping notebook, “Large Scrapbook No. 2, ca. 1978-1981.
2-50    Review clipping notebook, large scrapbook, reviews, etc.,  from 1962-1981.

Box 3

3-10    Clipping Notebook, reviews, cover art, etc. 1950s-1960s
3-20    Clipping Notebook, reviews, cover art, etc. 1970s
3-30    Clipping Notebook, reviews, cover art, etc. 1970s-1980s
3-40    Clipping Notebook, reviews, cover art, etc. 1970s-1980s
3-50    Songsmith, by Andre Norton and A. C. Crispin, edited manuscript, part 1
3-60    Songsmith, by Andre Norton and A. C. Crispin, edited manuscript, part 2
3-70    Songsmith, by Andre Norton and A. C. Crispin, manuscript, part 1
3-80    Songsmith, by Andre Norton and A. C. Crispin, manuscript, part 2
3-90    Catfantastic II, ed. by Andre Norton and M. H. Greenberg, original manuscript, part 1
3-100    Catfantastic II, ed. by Andre Norton and M. H. Greenberg, original manuscript, part 1


Box 4

4-10    Video Interview with Andre Norton
4-20    Video Interview with Andre Norton, by I. R. Harrison
4-30    Video Interview with Andre Norton, by John Cummings, 2-26-1986
4-40    Video Interview with Andre Norton, by “SF Program”  on racism
4-50    Video Tour of the High Hallack Library, March 22, 2002, narrated by Andre Norton
4-60    Compilation DVD of videos No. 4-10, 4-20, 4-30, 4-40, and 4-50
4-70    Cosmic Safari, TLC Video
4-80    An Index to Andre Norton’s Witch World, by Juanita Coulson, manuscript, part 1
4-90    An Index to Andre Norton’s Witch World, by Juanita Coulson, manuscript, part 2
4-100    The Elvenbane, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, manuscript, part 1
4-110    The Elvenbane, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, manuscript, part 2

Box 5

5-10    To the King A Daughter (Oak, Yew, Ash and Rowan Cycle: The Book of the Oak, by Andrew Norton and Sasha Miller, manuscript, part 1
5-20    To the King A Daughter (Oak, Yew, Ash and Rowan Cycle: The Book of the Oak, by Andrew Norton and Sasha Miller, manuscript, part 2
5-30    Andre Norton, Author bio, etc.
5-40    The Beastmaster, script, by Don Coscarelli and Paul Pepperman, manuscript
5-50    Solar Queen: Doom World, by Andre Norton and P. M. Griffin, manuscript
5-60    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, complete manuscript, title page – p. 129, undated.
5-70    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, complete manuscript, p. 130 – p. 339, undated.
5-80    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, complete manuscript, p. 340 – p. 439, undated.
5-90    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, complete manuscript, p. 440 – p. 577, undated.
5-100    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, “Julian May Chapters,” undated.
5-110    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Letter and revised chapters, Marion Zimmer Bradley Chapters, December 18, 1989.
5-120    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, 2nd draft, prologue thru p. 94.
5-130    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, 2nd draft, prologue thru p. 153, edited, undated.

5-140    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Detailed Chapter Outline, undated.
5-150    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Prologue, undated.
5-160    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Prologue copy, undated.
5-170    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 1 draft, undated.
5-180    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 2 draft, undated.
5-190    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 5 insert draft, undated.
5-200    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 11 draft, undated.
5-210    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Eleven: Kadiya’s portion, draft, undated
5-220    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 13 draft, undated.
5-230    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 15 draft, undated.
5-240    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 16 draft, undated.
5-250    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 17 draft, undated.
5-260    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 18 draft, undated.
5-270    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 20 draft, undated.
5-280    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, “20” draft, undated.
5-290    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 22 draft, undated.
5-300    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 23 draft, undated.
5-310    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 23 draft, continued, undated.
5-320    Black Trillium, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Julian May, manuscript, Chapter 24 draft, undated.

Box 6

6-10    The Warding of the Witch World, Author’s 1st Laser Proof, verso – p. 170
6-20    The Warding of the Witch World, Author’s 1st Laser Proof, p. 171 – 369
6-30    The Warding of the Witch World, Author’s 1st Laser Proof, p. 370- – 560
6-40    Knight or Knave, Vol. 2 of the Oak, Ash, Yew and Rowan Cycle, The Book of Yew, manuscript, title page – p. 199
6-50    Knight or Knave, Vol. 2 of the Oak, Ash, Yew and Rowan Cycle, The Book of Yew, manuscript, p. 200 – p. 407
6-60    Tiger Burning Bright, Correspondence and outlines
6-70    Tiger Burning Bright, by Andre Norton, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Mercedes Lackey, manuscript, tp – p .149
6-80    Tiger Burning Bright, edited manuscript
6-90    Tiger Burning Bright, Correspondence, outline, and edited pages by Mercedes Lackey
6-100    Tiger Burning Bright, manuscript, p. 725 – p. 794
6-110    Elvenblood, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, stylesheet and copyedited manuscript, title page – p. 129
6-120    Elvenblood, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, copyedited manuscript, p. 130 – p. 299
6-130    Elvenblood, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, copyedited manuscript, p. 300 – p. 483
6-140    Elvenblood, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, letter and outlines
6-150    Elvenblood, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, manuscript, p. 1 - p. 165
6-160    Elvenblood, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, manuscript, p. 165 – p. 483
6-170    Elvenblood, by Andre Norton and Mercedes Lackey, manuscript, p. 165 – p. 483

Box 7

7-10    Ruth Kyle’s Andre Norton Book, manuscript
7-20    Ruth Kyle’s Andre Norton Book, manuscript, copy 2
7-30    A Heart for Every Fate, by Andre Norton and Rosemary Edghill, manuscript, 1st Draft, May 22, 1997,  tp. – p. 150.
7-40    A Heart for Every Fate, by Andre Norton and Rosemary Edghill, manuscript, 1st Draft, May 22, 1997,  p. 151-318.
7-50    Atlantis Endgame, by Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith, manuscript, tp – p. 175.
7-60    Atlantis Endgame, by Andre Norton and Sherwood Smith, manuscript, p. 176-354.
7-70    Year of the Rat.  Day of the Rat, prospectus, 11 p.
7-80    Year of the Rat, manuscript, Chapter 1 – 12, p. 1 – 148.
7-90    Year of the Rat, manuscript, Chapter 12-23, p. 149-293.
7-100    Year of the Rat, manuscript, Chapter 24 – 31, p. 293 – 402.
7-110    Ohio Women, [1981], includes Andre Norton.
7-120    Balticon 12 Program Book, 1997, autographed to Andre Norton by attendees, including Anne McCaffrey, Katherine McLean, C. J. Cherryh, etc.
7-130    Noreascon Three Program Book, 1989, Andre Norton, Guest of Honor.
7-140    Witch World: Roleplaying in Andre Norton’s Witch World, by Sasha Miller and Ben W. Miller.  s.l.: Steve Jackson Games, 1989.  128 p.
7-150    Interviews, etc.
    Squonk Interview, 1989
    Luna Monthly interview, 1972
    Seventy-fifth Anniversary booklet
    St. Paul University Interview, undated
    “The Andre Norton Story”  Poster of book covers, undated
    SF&F Journal, No. 86: review of Here Abide Monsters.
    Magic Carpet Con Program Book, 1993, with profile of Andre Norton, and Note from Andre Norton.
    Magic Carpet Con V Program Book, 1997, conferring a “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Andre Norton and Marion Zimmer Bradley
    Sharing the Witch World, by Andre Norton, in:  Astmagizine Stories (Magic Con Bid magazine, 1992.
    Moonsong: The Newsletter of the Official Andre Norton Fan Club, V. 1, No. 1, May, 1989.
    Reflections of a Grand Master: An Interview with Andre Norton,  in:  Xignals: Communications from Waldenbooks Otherworlds Club, 1985.
    Andre Norton: Weaver of the Witch World, in:  Xignals: Communications from Waldenbooks Otherworlds Club, June/July 1988..
    The Norton Newsletter, No. 1, March 1979.  
    Program books

7-160    Magnolias and Melodrama, by Andre Norton, in: The Book-Mart 5(1): 3-7.  May 1981.  (No. 49), with letter from Andre Norton laid in.
7-170    Andre Norton, by Frances Zambreno,  in:  American Fantasy 2(2): 22-25.  Winter 1987.
7-180    Andre Norton: Fables and Futures, ed. by Anne Braude.  Center Harbor, NH: Niekas, 1989.  52 p.

Box 8

    One-of-a-Kind Set of castings, characters and creatures based on “Hiero’s Journey” by Sterling Lanier.  A gift to Andre Norton by Sterling Lanier.

Box 9

Scroll, thank you notes to Andre Norton, done at ChiCon, 1982.

Box 10
    Two Fantasy Drawings, titled “Here Abide Monsters,” by Jack Gaughan, 1973, based on Andre Norton’s work.  One of the pair is inscribed “To Andre Norton, without whom I should go quite hungry.  Jack.”  

    Miscellaneous art - 69 pieces

Box 11
11-10    Miscellaneous clippings, articles, etc.

11-20    Miscellaneous photographs

11-30    Golden Anniversary Memory Book

11-40    Miscellaneous drafts, letters, notes

11-50    Correspondence, Sterling Lanier

11-60    Forrest J Ackerman

11-70    Mercedes Lackey

11-80    Lisa Waters/Marion Zimmer Bradley

11-90    Andre Norton – Interview, 2-26-1989, VHS Videotape

11-100    “Library Edition,” 3-20-91: Guest Andre Norton, VHS Videotape

 

The following are some direct links to Texas A&M Cushing Memorial Libraies invetory of Andre Norton Items.

http://archon.library.tamu.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=1303&q=andre+norton

http://archon.library.tamu.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=1309&q=andre+norton

http://archon.library.tamu.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=30&q=andre+norton

http://archon.library.tamu.edu/index.php?p=collections/controlcard&id=1302&q=andre+norton

 

 




 

 

On October 26, 2015 Andre-Norton-Books.com was notified that the inventory had changed. The items remain the same but the locations have changed to the following.

 

Andre Norton Collection - Fully Processed, 1950-2002 | Cushing Library

 

 

Collection Overview

 

Title: Andre Norton Collection - Fully Processed, 1950-2002

ID: 00/

Creator: Norton, Andre (1912-2005)

Extent: 19.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

This collection is organized into 14 series. The collection is arranged as received, which fell naturally into series.

Series 1. Miscellaneous Notes, Research, etc., 1952-?

Series 2. Clipping Notebook Memorabilia, 1950s-1980s.

Series 3. Songsmith Manuscripts, undated.

Series 4. Catfantastic II Manuscripts, undated.

Series 5. Miscellaneous Videos, Feb. 26, 1986-Mar. 22, 2002, undated.

Series 6. Multiple Manuscripts, undated.

Series 7. Black Trillium Memorabilia, December 18, 1989, undated.

Series 8. The Warding of the Witch World Manuscripts, undated.

Series 9. Knight or Knave Manuscripts, undated.

Series10. Tiger Burning Bright Manuscripts, undated.

Series 11. Elvenblood Manuscripts, undated.

Series 12. Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Interviews, and Books,1972-1997, undated.

Series 13. Art, Gifts, and Thank You Notes, 1973-1982, undated.

Series 14. Miscellaneous, Feb. 26, 1989.- Mar. 20, 1991, undated.

Items separated include: Portrait of Andre Norton, by B. Tiffany, 1990. ca. 51” by 39”, framed. [Separated: Wall mounted for preservation.] and Fantasy painting, by Patricia Davis, 1984. ca. 20 by 14”, framed. [Separated: Wall mounted for preservation.]

Date Acquired: 12/01/2004

Languages: English

 

Scope and Contents of the Materials

 

This collection consists of a small assemblage of Andre Norton’s later manuscripts, her review compilations, her portrait, science fiction art works, and related material.

 

Biographical Note

 

Andre Norton ( Alice Mary Norton) was born February 7, 1912 in Cleveland, Ohio. After an early career as a children’s librarian, Andre Norton turned to full-time writing as her profession, publishing her first novel in 1934. She legally changed her name to "Andre Norton" believing that readers of science fiction and fantasy would accept that name better than "Alice Mary Norton."

Her first science fiction novel, Star Man’s Son, was a great success, launching her into the science fiction and fantasy genre, where she has achieved the most favorable response, although her other novels are also well regarded. She has published over 100 novels, many of which are in series. "The Witch World" series is her most popular body of work, now numbering over 30 books.

Andre Norton is highly regarded in the science fiction and fantasy community. She has won numerous awards, including the Phoenix Award for overall achievement in science fiction, the Gandalf Grand Master of Fantasy Award in 1977 for lifetime achievement, The Nebula Grand Master Award of the SFWA in 1974, for lifetime achievement, the Jules Verne Award in 1984, and a Life Achievement Award from the World Fantasy Convention in 1998.

Sources:

"Andre Norton," in: Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults, 2nd edition. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2002. (Cited from the online Gale Biography Research Center.)

"Andre Norton," in: St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers. 4th edition. Detroit: St. James Press, 1996. (Cited from the online Gale Biography Research Center.)

"Andre Norton," Contemporary Authors Online, 2004. (Cited from the online Gale Biography Research Center.)

Andre Norton: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography, by Roger C. Schlobin. Framingham, Mass.: NESFA Press, 1994.

 

Administrative Information

 

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Physical Access Note: No restrictions.

Technical Access Note: No restrictions.

Acquisition Source: Received as a gift and purchase from André Norton.

Other Note: Fully Processed

 


 

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[Series 1: Miscellaneous Notes, Research, etc., 1952-?],
[Series 2: Clipping Notebook Memorabilia, 1950s-1980s],
[Series 3: Songsmith Manuscripts, undated],
[Series 4: Catfantastic II Manuscripts, undated],
[Series 5: Miscellaneous Videos, Feb. 26, 1986-Mar. 22, 2002, undated],
[Series 6: Multiple Manuscripts, undated],
[Series 7: Black Trillium Memorabilia, December 18, 1989, undated.],
[Series 8: The Warding of the Witch World Manuscripts, undated],
[Series 9: Knight or Knave Manuscripts, undated],
[Series 10: Tiger Burning Bright Manuscripts, undated],
[Series 11: Elvenblood Manuscripts, undated],
[Series 12: Miscellaneous Manuscripts, Interviews, and Books, 1972-1997, undated.],
[Series 13: Art, Gifts, and Thank You Notes, 1973-1982, undated.],
[Series 14: Miscellaneous, Feb. 26, 1989.- Mar. 20, 1991, undated.],
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