The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection is one of the major resources for the study of science fiction and fantasy in the United States. As of August, 2009, the collections housed over 27.945 book titles, and some 90% of the English-language sceince fiction magazines. The collection totals of over 46,000 items. The collection houses the manuscripts and papers of a number of writers. Among the larger archival collections are papers of Chad Oliver, George R. R. Martin, Avram Davidson, Michael Moorcock, Bill Crider, Joe Lansdale, Lisa Tuttle, Ardath Mayhar, and Sam Moskowitz. The collection also has a wide variety of individual manuscripts of other writers.
A recent exhibit based on material from the George R.R. Martin archives, Deeper Than Swords, will be on display through December 2013. Our past exhibit, One Hundred Years Hence, was on display March 2010-January 2011. Exhibit catalogs for both are still available.
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