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Betsy Curtis Papers

A description of her papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Curtis, Betsy.
Title: Betsy Curtis Manuscript
Inclusive Dates: before 1975
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft.
Abstract: Typescript for Curtis' book Passwords, a creative writing textbook focused on science fiction themes.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Betsy Curtis (b. 1918) was an American author of science fiction. She published her first story, "Divine Right," in the Summer, 1950 issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction and her 1969 story "The Steiger Effect" was nominated for a Hugo Award.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Betsy Curtis Manuscript consists of a single manuscript, of a creative writing textbook focused on science fiction themes, called Passwords.

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Arrangement of the Collection

There are no restrictions on this material.

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Curtis, Betsy.


Science fiction -- Study and teaching.
Science fiction, American.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Betsy Curtis Manuscript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Betsy Curtis, 1975.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 19 Mar 2010
Revision history:

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Box 1 Passwords - typescript (2 folders)

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