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Bob Gibson fonds.
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Bob Gibson fonds.

  • CA ACU SPC F0195
  • Fonds
  • 1876-1988

Fonds consists of archival material from the Bob Gibson Collection of Speculative Fiction, primarily the lists and indexes to the over 35,000 books, periodicals and handmade anthologies B. Gibson collected over his lifetime, including index cards in four large (57 cm x 12 cm) hand-made wooden file boxes. Also includes correspondence with speculative fiction publishers, newsclippings, artefacts (writing implements and artist's tools), and material relating to Mildred Gibson including a folder of pencil sketches and watercolours, many signed W.H. Bos.

Gibson, William Robert "Bob"

Ceramics

Series consists of two ceramic glazed and fired pieces: candelabrum and a vase. Also consists of a ceramic mold for a dinoasure, and a kiln temperature gauge.

Correspondence

File consists of correspondence from John Cunningham (Los Angeles Science Fiction Society), E.J. (Ted) Carnell (a British editor [New Worlds] and later literary agent, Walter Dunkelberger of Fanewscard Weekly, J. Michael Rosenblum of The British Fantasy Society, Arthur Hillman, Francis Laney (book and record dealer in Los Angeles).

Correspondence

File consists of correspondence from John Cunningham (Los Angeles Science Fiction Society), E.J. (Ted) Carnell (a British editor [New Worlds] and later literary agent, Walter Dunkelberger of Fanewscard Weekly, J. Michael Rosenblum of The British Fantasy Society, Arthur Hillman, Francis Laney (book and record dealer in Los Angeles).

Correspondence, fanzines and newszines

  • Series consists of correspondence, fanzines and newszines received as an accrual to the Gibson fonds in 2015. The accrual also consists of three of Gibson's compilations (Argosy #201, London Mystery #204 and Punch #236), Book-of-the-Month editions (2000) of Mary Poppins Opens the Door, and Mary Poppins Comes Back, and a copy of Amazing Stories May 1954 (Vol. 28, No. 2)
  • The correspondence includes letters from John Cunningham, E.J. Carnell, Walter Dunkelberger, and Michael Rosenblum written to Gibson during World War II.
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