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Ray Bradbury papers (Collection)

 Collection
Identifier: SC-06-RB
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.

Dates

  • 1946 - 1981
  • Majority of material found within 1952 - 1972

Creator

Extent

6 boxes

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ray Bradbury on 14 October 1969.
Title
Ray Bradbury papers
Status
completed
Author
Patricia Prestinary
Date
2018-03
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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