Skip Navigation
Browse: Collections Digital Content Subjects Creators
Log In | Contact Us| View Cart (0)

Elizabeth Chater Manuscript Collection, 1956-1970 | Special Collections & University Archives

By Jennifer Hollander

Printer-friendly Printer-friendly | Email Us Contact Us About This Collection

Collection Overview

Title: Elizabeth Chater Manuscript Collection, 1956-1970Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Chater, Elizabeth (1910-2004)

Extent: 5.63 Linear Feet

Forms of Material: Personal Papers

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Elizabeth Chater Manuscript Collection dates from 1956-1970, with the majority of items undated. The collection documents Chater's own creative research and writing process. It consists of paper records, audio recordings, other items. Included in the collection is a manuscript copy of Chater's The Bridge and the Sepulchre. Also included are manuscripts by noted science fiction authors Suzette Haden Elgin and Joan D. Vinge that reveal changes made to works before publication. There is no filing order.

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Chater earned her BA in English from the University of British Columbia and an MA from SDSU. She began teaching creative and science fiction writing at San Diego State University in 1962. During her tenure at SDSU, Chater was nominated for and received an Outstanding Professor Award, and wrote and published numerous articles, stories, and poems. Chater was eventually named Emeritus Professor of English at SDSU.

In 1977, Chater began donating her collection of science fiction and fantasy books to the university. Her original donation consisted of 2,300 items and the collection has grown to over 4,000 today. It includes a number of rare first editions and signed books, cassette tapes, clippings, figurines, and posters.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Related Materials:

Elizabeth Chater Science Fiction Collection

Jefferson Sutton Science Fiction Collection

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Elizabeth Chater Manuscript Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Box 12],
[Box 13],
[Item 1: There and Back Again: Map of Bilbao's Journey, 1976],
[Item 2: Map of Middle Earth, 1975],
[Item 3: Bilbao's Last Song],
[Item 4: Lord of the Rings Poster, 1978],
[Item 5: Greg Bear Painting, 1972],
[All]

Item 2: Map of Middle Earth, 1975Add to your cart.

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Box 2],
[Box 3],
[Box 4],
[Box 5],
[Box 6],
[Box 7],
[Box 8],
[Box 9],
[Box 10],
[Box 11],
[Box 12],
[Box 13],
[Item 1: There and Back Again: Map of Bilbao's Journey, 1976],
[Item 2: Map of Middle Earth, 1975],
[Item 3: Bilbao's Last Song],
[Item 4: Lord of the Rings Poster, 1978],
[Item 5: Greg Bear Painting, 1972],
[All]


Page Generated in: 0.124 seconds (using 202 queries).
Using 8.4MB of memory. (Peak of 8.72MB.)

Powered by Archon Version 3.21 rev-3
Copyright ©2017 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign