Willis E. McNelly Science Fiction Collection: Ray Bradbury papers (Collection)
Scope and Contents
The Ray Bradbury papers contains original manuscripts of The Fireman, Fahrenheit 451, short stories, and first editions donated and signed by Ray Bradbury. Autgraphed play program of CSUF Theater Dept. production of the Dandelion Wine musical, 1971.
- 1946 - 1981
- Majority of material found within 1952 - 1972
- Bradbury, Ray (Raymond Douglas), 1920-2012 (Author, Person)
Biographical / Historical
Ray Bradbury, in full Ray Douglas Bradbury, (born August 22, 1920, Waukegan, Illinois, U.S.—died June 5, 2012, Los Angeles, California), American author best known for his highly imaginative short stories and novels that blend a poetic style, nostalgia for childhood, social criticism, and an awareness of the hazards of runaway technology.
Bradbury’s next novel, Fahrenheit 451 (1953), is regarded as his greatest work. In a future society where books are forbidden, Guy Montag, a “fireman” whose job is the burning of books, takes a book and is seduced by reading. Fahrenheit 451 has been acclaimed for its anti-censorship themes and its defense of literature against the encroachment of electronic media.
Language of Materials
Aisle 8B--Shelf 11.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Ray Bradbury on 14 October 1969.
- Willis E. McNelly Science Fiction Collection: Ray Bradbury papers
- Patricia Prestinary
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