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Edward E. Marsh Ephemera Collection, 1930-2014 | Special Collections & University Archives

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Collection Overview

Title: Edward E. Marsh Ephemera Collection, 1930-2014Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Marsh, Edward E.

Extent: 142.98 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

I. Edward E. Marsh Golden Age of Science Fiction Library Binders

    1.) Ackerman, Forrest J.

    2.) Asimov, Isaac

    3.) Bradbury, Ray

    4.) Camp, L. Sprague de

    5.) Campbell Jr., John W.

    6.) Durant, Will

    7.) Heinlein, Robert A.

    8.) Herbert, Frank

    9.) Smith, E.E. "Doc"

    10.) Van Vogt, A.E.

    11.) Verne, Jules

    12.) Edward E. Marsh Library Binders (A-V)

II. Book Ephemera

III. Edward E. Marsh Author Library Binders

    1.) Churchill, Winston S. Library Binder

    2.) Hemingway, Ernest, The Old Man and the Sea

IV. Edward E. Marsh Artist Library Binders

    1.) Freas, Kelly Library Binder

V. Original Artwork

    1.) Portrait Paintings

    2.) Framed Artworks

    3.) Oversize Prints

VI. Sculptural Works

    1.) Portrait Busts

    2.) Published Book and Film Related

VII. Film Memorabilia and Collectibles

    1.) Battlefield Earth   

    2.) Blade Runner

    3.) Dune

    4.) Miscellaneous

VIII. Artifacts

IX. Awards

X. Exhibits and Conventions

XI. Catalogues and Bibliographies

XII. Audiovisual Materials

Date Acquired: 01/01/2013. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986, Marsh, Edward E., Science fiction--Collectors and collecting, Science fiction.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Edward E. Marsh Ephemera Collection is largely comprised of over 30 loose-leaf, matching leather binders of collected ephemera, pulps, magazines, art, and manuscripts from key figures in the development of the science fiction and pop culture, including Forrest J. Ackerman, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Jules Verne.  The collection also contains original artwork from prominent science fiction illustrators such as Kelly Freas, Frank Frazetta, and Gerry Grace as well as sculptural works by Anne Fewell.  Original limited ephemera from both film and literary works: Battlefield Earth, Dune, and Blade Runner are also included.

The collection is divided into nine series: Edward E. Marsh Golden Age of Science Fiction Library Binders, Ephemera Enclosures, Edward E. Marsh Author Library Binders, Edward E. Marsh Artist Library Binders, Original Artwork, Sculptural Works, Film Memorabilia and Collectibles, Artifacts, and Awards.

The Edward E. Marsh Golden Age of Science Fiction Library Binders are arranged alphabetically by author name with binder contents described at the item level and notes signed and limited edition copies. The binders highlight prominent Golden Age of Science Fiction authors and include serials and magazines, fanzine clippings, original manuscripts, photographs, and personal ephemera. Authors include Forrest J. Ackerman, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Will Durant, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, and Jules Verne.

The Book Ephemera consists of various loose serials, news clippings, photographs, and other ephemera found in books within the Marsh Library. The items were removed from the cataloged monographs and arranged into a separate subseries.

The Edward E. Marsh Author Library Binders include materials collected in two subseries documenting Winston S. Churchill's writing, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940-1945 and 1951-1955; and Ernest Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea.  The Churchill items are biographical magazine articles and a binder from the Centenary Trust medals. The Old Man and the Sea subseries contains promotional materials related to the published book as well as the film adaptation.

The Edward E. Marsh Artist Library Binders contain artwork by science fiction illustrator Kelly Freas and others. The binders represent original pen and pencil sketch drawings, lithographic prints, and published magazine covers. The majority of the art is signed by Kelly Freas.

The Original Artwork series is arranged in three subseries: Portrait Paintings, Framed Artworks, and Oversize Prints.  The portrait paintings were commissioned works of prominent science fiction and fantasy authors, including many in the Marsh Library. The acrylic on canvas works were painted by Los Angeles artist, Anne Fewell and Judah Dobin.

The framed artworks are limited edition prints and off-set lithographs by well-known science fiction and fantasy artists as Frank Frazetta, Gerry Grace, Charles Wildbank, and Greg Winters. A large selection of the work are print rendition illustrations for L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth.

The oversize prints are unframed large format lithographs and prints by well-known science fiction illustration as Frank Frazetta, Gerry Grace, Shun Kijima, Gary Meyer, and Charles Wildbank.  Many of the prints are exclusive and limited edition illustrations for Battlefield Earth and Mission Earth.

The Sculptural Works series is arranged in two subseries: Portrait Busts and Published Books and Film Related.

The portrait busts are both life-size and small format original cast sculpture bust of prominent science fiction and fantasy authors in the Marsh Library.  Many of the busts are cast bronze pieces and rendered by Los Angeles artist Anne Fewell.  Also included are commissioned life-size portraits of Edward E. Marsh and L. Ron Hubbard. Unique pieces include a life mask of Forrest J. Ackerman and a marble resin bust of Robert Heinlein.

The other sculptural works are items from Battlefield Earth, including a bronze cast sculpture rendered after Frank Frazetta's illustration, "Man the Endangered Species".

Included in the Film Memorabilia and Collectibles series are ffive subseries: Battlefield Earth, Bladerunner, Dune, Miscellaneous, and The Edward E. Marsh Library Film Binders. Materials in these subseries include action figures, film props, and promotional materials related to the films. The film binders contain pictures, scripts, promotional matierials, DVDs, and soundtracks of a variety of films.

The subseries incorporates a wide range of objects and collectible material from well-known science fiction films.  The items are unique and range from replica film props, limited edition toys and games, and paper ephemera. Unique items include film prop knives used in Dune and an over life-size costume character statue of Terl from Battlefield Earth.

The Artifacts series contains items from prominent science fiction authors, including the leather briefcase of Will Durant and various E-meters conceptualized and manufactured by L. Ron Hubbard. E-meters are devices that record human electrodermal activity and are used extensively in the Church of Scientology.

The Awards series contains the Dissemination Edition bronze statue from the Printing Industries of America award presented to Edward E. Marsh, as well as awards presented to Forrest J Ackerman and Henry Mancini.

The Exhibits and Conventions series includes programs and guides from San Diego Comic Con and other conventions.

The series of Catalogues and Bibliographies includes catalogues from small bookstores across the United States, catalogues of major sales, and fan and bookstore directories.

The Audiovisual Materials series includes casettes and CDs of science fiction audiobooks, lectures, and radio shows, DVDs of science fiction movies and television shows, 35 mm slides showcasing the covers of science fiction magazines from 1909-1976, and vinyl records primarily of recordings of the music of Henry Mancini.

Biographical Note

Edward E. Marsh was born in San Francisco, CA in 1951. He was raised and educated in San Diego, attended San Diego State University his freshman year, and later pursued a career in real estate. He also joined the Church of Scientology and began collecting all things related to L. Ron Hubbard with a focus on science fiction. His Golden Age of Science Fiction collection includes complete works from well-known science fiction authors such as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, Jules Verne, and H.G. Wells.

Subject/Index Terms

Hubbard, L. Ron (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986
Marsh, Edward E.
Science fiction--Collectors and collecting
Science fiction.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections & University Archives

Accruals: 2013-041

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.

Acquisition Source: Edward E. Marsh

Related Materials: For more information please see http://libpac.sdsu.edu/search/X?SEARCH=%28%22Edward%20E.%20Marsh%22%29&SORT=D&b=cdsc.

Preferred Citation: Identification of item, folder title, box number, Edward E. Marsh Ephemera Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Edward E. Marsh Golden Age of Science Fiction Library Binders],
[Series 2: Book Ephemera],
[Series 3: Edward E. Marsh Author Library Binders],
[Series 4: Edward E. Marsh Artist Library Binders],
[Series 5: Original Artwork],
[Series 6: Sculptural Works],
[Series 7: Film Memorabilia and Collectibles],
[Series 8: Artifacts],
[Series 9: Awards],
[Series 10: Exhibits and Conventions],
[Series 11: Catalogues and Bibliographies],
[Series 12: Audiovisual Materials],
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Series 11: Catalogues and BibliographiesAdd to your cart.
Box 58Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Hannes Bok BibliographyAdd to your cart.
Folder 33: "The Science Fiction Book Club Winter Catalog", 1988Add to your cart.
Folder 34: "Things to Come" catalogues, The Science Fiction Book Club, 1989 March - April, JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 35: The Science Fiction Book Club catalogues, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Nelson Bond Catalogues, no. 41, 44, 45, Roanoke, VA, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 59Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Argonaut Book Shop catalogues no. 87 - 89, San Francisco, CA, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Edgar Rice Burroughs & 20th Century Science Fiction from a Private Collection" Pacific Book Auction Galleries, Sale 104, 1996 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Science Fiction, Detective, Illustrated" Anthony F. Smith, Bookseller, catalogues, unnumbered and no. 4, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Ralph Kristiansen, Bookseller, catalog no. 10 - 13, 15, 16, 1983-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Last Gasp, catalog, San Francisco, CA, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Weirdbook Press, catalog no. 3, Buffalo, NY, 1984 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Arkham House Stocklist Addendums, 1983, 1998, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Arkham House Stocklists, 1982, 1986, 1989, 1993, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Arkham House Stocklists, 1997, 199, 2003, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Robert A. Madle catalogue no. 16, 17, Rockville, MD, 1990-1991Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Motor City Recession Catalogue No. 14" JOhn k. king Books, Detroit, MI, includes order form, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Donald M. Grant, Publishers, Inc. flyers, Hampton Falls, N.H., n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Donald M. Grant, Publisher, Inc. catalgoues, Hampton Falls, NH, n.d.Add to your cart.
Box 60Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Roy A. Squires Catalog, no. 16-18, 20, Glendale, CA, 1981-1986Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Eric Kramer, Fantasy Archives catalogue, no. 24, 27-29, New York, NY, c. 1980sAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "Books on Art, music, Architecture, City Planning, Photography" cataloge, no. 132, 134, J.B. Muns Fine Arts Books, Berkeley, CA, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "A Catlalgoue of Science Fiction" catalogue no. 3, Cooks of Wonder, Peter Glassman, proprieter, New York, NY, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: California Book Auction Galleries, San Francisco and Los Angeles, catalogues for Sales 193, 331, 1983, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Mystery & Imagination: Fine & Rare Books, catalogue no. 2, Malcolm & Christine Bell, Glendale, CA, 1999 WinterAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Holiday Catalogue" The Mysterious Bookshop, West Hollywood, CA, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Jeff Weber Rare Books catalogue, no. 20, 24, 66, Glendale, CA, 1992, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Jeff Weber Rare Books catalogue, no. 99, 107, 132, Glendale CA, 2002, 2003, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Mark Twain" Heritage Bookshop catalgoue no. 130, Carol Sandberg, limited edition, signed by author, Los Angeles, CAAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Seattle Book Center Catalog no. 17, Bob Brown, Seattle, WA, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 12: "Fine Books, First Editions" Detering Book Gallery Catalogue no. 5, 7, Houston, TX, 1981, 1983Add to your cart.
Box 61Add to your cart.
Folder 1: A-B-I Books Catalog no. 10, 11, Jeffrey Akard, Santa Barbara, CAAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "New and Out-of-Print Books" Don Cannon - Books, Fullerton, CA, 1999 MayAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: "Miscellaneous Man - Vintage graphics and posters" flyer, George Theofiles, New Freedom, PAAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Oak Knoll Press - Publishers of Fine Bibliographical References and Books About Books, catalog, New Castle, DE, 1994 SpringAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Americana: Exploration & Travel" Murray Hudson, Antiquarian Books and Maps, catalogue XIX, Halls, TEAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: "Potpourri: A Miscellany of Choice Old and Rare Books" The Ravenstree Company, catalogue 91, Yuma, AZ, 1982 WinterAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Sherlock in L.A." Vinnie Brosman, catalgue no. 10, 11, Oceanside, CA, 1994 - 1995Add to your cart.
Item 8: "Zane Grey" Country Lane Books, Edward and Judith Myers, catalogue 43, 1995Add to your cart.
Folder 9: "Children's and Illustrated Books from the Shelves of..." The Bookstall, catalogue 33, Henry and Louise Moises, San Francisco, CA, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "Garden: Design, Hisotry, and Other Delights" Quest Rare Books, Catalogue 93-1, Gretl Meier, Stanford, CA, 1993Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Wilsey Rare Books Catalogue Twelve" Wilsey Rare Books, catalogue no. 12, Edward Ripley-Duggan and Carol Maltby, Upper Montclair, NJAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: "Fantasy and Science Fiction" catalogue with unpublished hannes Bok on cover, Midnight Book Co. & Adam's Bookstore, Phoenix, AZ, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Our Grand Reopening Catalog, Or, 87 for '87: A Sample from Our Stock" Barry R. Levin, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Los Angeles, CA, composition by Highpoint Type and Graphics, Inc., 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Between the Covers - Rare Books catalogue no. 48, African-Americam History and Literature, Hudddenfield, NJAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: "The Zamorano 80: Collector's Books about California: an Annotated check list Occasioned by teh Exhibition of Famous and Notorious California Classics" keepsake, printed by Richard J. Hoffman, 1986 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: "Anthropomorphic Reading / Viewing List" Fred Patten, Culver City, CA, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 18: "Books on Southeast Asia and the Indochina Wars" Dalley Book Services, Christiansburg, VA, 1995 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Box 62Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Mark V. Ziesing Bibliography 1982-1993" introduction by Lucius Shepard, First Edition, signed by contributors, numbered 144/200, back signed by Cynthia and Mark Ziesing, 1993 AprilAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "Catalogue of the Fantasy and Science Fiction library of the Late P. Schuyler Miller" catalogue 12, Dragon Press, Elizabethtown, NY, 1977Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Fantasy and Science Fiction" L.W. Currey, Rare Books, Inc. catalog no. 47, Elizabethtown, NY, 1979 Fall / WinterAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: "Fantasy and Science Fictoin" L.W. Currey, L.W. Currey, Inc. Antiquarian Bookseller, catalogue no. 84, Elizabethtwon, NY, 1987 WinterAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: "Fantasy and Science Fictoin" L.W. Currey, L.W. Currey, Inc. Antiquarian Bookseller, catalogue no. 85, Elizabethtwon, NY, 1987 SummerAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: "The Development of the Fantastic Tradition Through 1870 in Fiction and Verse" L.W. Currey, Antiquarian Bookseller, L.W. Currey, Inc., catalogue no. 126, 2015 FallAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Heritage Comics and Comic Art informational pamphlet, Heritage Auctions, Dallas, TXAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Heritage Comics Signature Auction catalog, Director John E. Petty, 2002 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: "Announcing aStephen Kind Quartet" Starmont House announcnement and orderformAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: "Fall Catalog with Complete Backlist" Getty Trust Publications, 1997Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "William Shakespeare Collected Editions 1623-1823" Heritage Book Shop, Inc. catalgoue no. 197, prepared by Elizabeth MarshallAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: "Fan Directory" sponsored by The Fantasy Foundation and The National Fantasy Fan Federation, edited by Leonard Moffat, 1950Add to your cart.
Folder 13: "Historical Document Auction 52" Profiles in History, 2012 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Box 63Add to your cart.
Folder 1: 'Drama, Action, Romance: The Hollywood Auction" Profiles in Hisory, catalogue no. 53, 2012 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: "Hollywood: A Collector's Rancom II" Profiles in History auction catalogue no. 2, 1996 JuneAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Heather Holmberg Holyywood and Rock 'n Roll Auction catalogues, 1998Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "The Marcia and John Goin Ernest Hemmingway Collection" Joseph the Provider / Books, Santa Barbara, CA, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "The Collectibles Auction" Superior Galleries, 1999 JulyAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: "American and European Paintings, Drawings, and Scultpure" Weschler's auction catalog, 1999 MarchAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: "Vietnam War Literature: A Catalogue with introduction by Robert Olen Butler" Ken Lopez - Bookseller, 1990Add to your cart.
Folder 8: "Fritz lieber: A Working Bibliography" by Gordon Benson, Jr., A Galactic Central Publications, 1988 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: "Michael Moorcock: A Bibliography with Biographical Notes" Andrew Harper and George McAulay, T-K Graphics, 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 10: "A Bibliographic Check list and Price Guide for the Writings of R.C. Grey, Romer Grey and Zane Grey" Edward and Judith Myers, Country Lane Books, Collinsville, CT, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 11: "Anne Inez McCaffrey: Two More Years of Publishing - A Bibliography of Only U.S. and U.K. Editions" Mathew D. Hargraves, First Edition, Seattle, WA, 1994 AugustAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: "Vintage Movie Posters" Butterfields auction catalogue, 2001 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: "Simon Clark: A Working Bibliography and A Trip out for Mr. Harrison" compiled by Paul Miller, first edition umbered 155, signed by Simon Clark, Earthling Publications, 2000Add to your cart.
Box 64Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "1992 Book Finder: Southern California, Arizona and Nevada" Paul Hunt, 1992Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "333: a Bibliography of the Science - Fantasy NOvel" by Joseph H. Crawford, Jr., James J. Donahue, and Donald M. Grant, The Grandon Company, Providence, RI, 1953Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Gene Straton-Porter: A Short Biography and Collector's Guide to First Editions with recent auction prices" by David G. MacLean, American Books, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 4: "Voyages in Space: Bibliography of Interplanetary Fiction, 1801-1914" by George Locke, Ferret Fantasy LTD, first edition, 1975Add to your cart.
Folder 5: "A Bibliography of First Printings of the Writing of Jules Verne in the English Language..." by Edward and Judith Myers, Country Lane Books, New Hartford, CT, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 6: "An Anthropomorphic Bibliography" compiled by Fred Patten, Yarf!, second edition, cupertine, CA, 1996Add to your cart.

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[Series 1: Edward E. Marsh Golden Age of Science Fiction Library Binders],
[Series 2: Book Ephemera],
[Series 3: Edward E. Marsh Author Library Binders],
[Series 4: Edward E. Marsh Artist Library Binders],
[Series 5: Original Artwork],
[Series 6: Sculptural Works],
[Series 7: Film Memorabilia and Collectibles],
[Series 8: Artifacts],
[Series 9: Awards],
[Series 10: Exhibits and Conventions],
[Series 11: Catalogues and Bibliographies],
[Series 12: Audiovisual Materials],
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