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Harvey Jacobs Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Jacobs, Harvey, 1930-
Title: Harvey Jacobs Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1952-1994
Quantity: 4.25 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American science fiction/fantasy author. Manuscripts for Beautiful Soup, The Egg of the Glak and Other Stories, The Juror, and Summer on a Mountain of Spices. Also, manuscript screenplays and stories, and a small amount of correspondence
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Harvey Jacobs was an American science fiction/fantasy author.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Spanning 1952 to 1994, the Harvey Jacobs Papers comprises manuscripts for published and unpublished short stories, screenplays and commercials, three novels and one short story collection. In addition, there is a small amount of correspondence, memorabilia, and a brief description of the publishing history of his work, by Mr. Jacobs.

Arranged alphabetically by format, Writings (Boxes 1-3) includes manuscript and screenplay versions of Beautiful Soup (1993), and manuscripts and galley copies of The Egg of the Glak and Other Stories (1969), manuscripts of The Juror (1980) and Summer on a Mountain of Spices (1975) as well as manuscripts of a number of short stories. Several include revisions.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

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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Related Material

The books that originally came with Mr. Jacobs papers have been separately cataloged and integrated with the library's rare book collections. Please search the Classic Catalog for these items.

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Subject Headings


Jacobs, Harvey.

Associated Titles

Beautiful soup.
Egg of the glak and other stories.
Summer on a mountain of spices.


American literature -- 20th century.
Authors, American.
Fantasy fiction, American.
Novelists, American.
Science fiction, American.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.
Scripts (documents)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Harvey Jacobs Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Harvey Jacobs, 1980, 1994

Finding Aid Information

Created by: PRB
Date: Oct 1994
Revision history: 17 Aug 2005 - EAD file created (MRR); 17 Feb 2017 - rehoused, inventory expanded (MS)

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Biographical Material
Box 1 Biographical Material
Box 1 Correspondence 1957, 1961-1968, undated
Box 1 Beautiful Soup - manuscript (9 folders)
Box 2 Beautiful Soup - manuscript (cont.) (2 folders)
Box 2 The Egg of the Glak and Other Stories - manuscript, galleys (8 folders)
Box 3 The Egg of the Glak and Other Stories - manuscript, galleys (cont.) (1 folder)
Box 3 The Juror - manuscript (6 folders)
Box 4 Summer on a Mountain of Spices - manuscript (4 folders)
Box 5 Summer on a Mountain of Spices - manuscript (cont.) (1 folder)
Box 5 The Baby Snatch - manuscript
Box 5 Beautiful Soup - manuscript (2 folders)
Box 5 A Room at the Hotel Moon - manuscript
Box 5 Search a Bird on Sunday - manuscript
Box 6 The Wapshot Scandal - manuscript (3 folders)
Box 6 The War of Camp Omongo - manuscript
Box 6 Miscellaneous manuscripts
Box 7 "Fisherman's Week" - manuscript
Box 7 "Reasons of Health" - manuscript
Box 7 Miscellaneous manuscripts, A-B
Academic Freedom
Barnaby's Chair (2 copies)
A Break in the Weather
Business and Pleasure
Bullfight in Brooklyn
Box 7 Miscellaneous manuscripts, C-D
The Cheese Stands Alone (2 copies)
The Christmas Play
City Mouse
College Humor
The Cyclops in Love
The Dark Child (3 copies)
The Death of a Fugitive
Dirty Pictures
Dynamic Tension
Box 7 Miscellaneous manuscripts, E-F
End Day
Fire in the Forest
The First Cool Day (2 copies)
The Fisleman [?]
Box 7 Miscellaneous manuscripts, G
The Girl Who Drew the Gods (2 copies)
Golden Gate (2 copies)
Green Thumb
Box 8 Miscellaneous manuscripts, H-K
His & Hers
Humpty-Dumpty (2 copies)
The Hungry Man
The Hunter
Indian Summer (1 page)
Juggler's Weekend (1 page)
The Kissing Hill
Box 8 Miscellaneous manuscripts, L
The Laughing Planet
The Lion's Share
Little Miss Hickups
A Little Reunion (2 copies)
Lottery Tickets
Box 8 Miscellaneous manuscripts, M
A Major Loss
Marshmallow Man
Midnight Supper
A Money Game (2 copies)
The Monitor (2 copies)
A Musical Education (3 copies)
My Life as a Peanut
Box 8 Miscellaneous manuscripts, N-Q
The Negotiators
A New York Evening (2 copies)
A Night Song (2 copies)
A Night With Miss Wellroth
The Numbers (3 copies)
Nourishing Boovlal
On a Sunday Afternoon (2 copies)
Peter Pan
Poet Blues
Polaroid Babies
Box 8 Miscellaneous manuscripts, R-So
The Rainmaker
Ready When You Are
The Shark and the Moon
Should I Call Shirley?
A Sleep Map of the World
A Small Holding
Smile, November
So Like the Candles (2 copies)
Song of the Cat (3 copies)
Box 8 Miscellaneous manuscripts, Sp-T
The Stimulus
Strangers in the Desert
The Sweetheart of Delta Chi
A Temporary Upheaval (3 copies)
Tiger, Tiger
Twelve to One
Box 9 Miscellaneous manuscripts, V
A Virile Excursion to the Kingdom of Chic
The Virile Midget (2 copies)
The Visionary Company (2 copies)
A Visit from Princess Ramakaz
Box 9 Miscellaneous manuscripts, W
The Weekend (2 copies)
A Western Story (3 copies) (also known as "Homing")
The Wide World of Sports (2 copies)
A Wind Age
The Witness
Box 9 Fragments
Box 9 Memorabilia

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