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Collection Brian C. Daley papers
Call Number Coll026
Creator Daley, Brian;
Finding Aids Finding aid available.
Digital Link Finding aid:
Date 1967-2004; bulk 1978-1996
Description 12 boxes (19.25 linear feet)
Scope & Content This collection contains an assortment of materials written and collected by science fiction author Brian Daley. Included within the collection are notes, photographs, professional and personal correspondence, drafts, newspaper clippings, personal movies, and personal documents. Includes some of the author's earlier papers, such as personal correspondence from the Vietnam War.
Language English (eng)
Admin/Biographical History Brian Daley was a bestselling author known for his contributions to the science fiction genre. Throughout his professional writing career Daley wrote a number of novels, radio broadcasts, short stories, and contributed to a group of animated series. Daley also wrote under the pseudonym "Jack McKinney" with his friend, James Luceno.
Arrangement Organized into eight series: Series I. Writings, 1977-1996. Series II. Research Files, n.d. Series III. Correspondence, 1967-2004. Series IV. Schoolwork, 1970-1972. Series V. Photographs, n.d. Series VI. Finances, 1995-1997. Series VII. Clippings & Publications, 1978-1997. Series VIII. Personal Materials, 1975-1993, undated.
Access Conditions No restrictions.
Copyrights Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.
Citation Brian C. Daley papers, Collection 26, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).
Provenance and Aquisition Information The present collection was donated by Lucia St. Claire Robson on October, 18, 2006: MSS 2006-03. An additional accession was made in in 2010 of the posthumuous materials not sent initially: MSS 2010-08 and 2010-11.
Processing Information The manuscripts arrived in a somewhat disorganized state, but in generally good condition. The collection was donated in fifteen unnumbered cardboard boxes. Much of the collection was already assembled in titled folders, with varying degrees of organization. The names of these folders were maintained but the order of the folders was rearranged to better comprehend the collection as a whole. Most folders were kept in the order they were placed in the boxes. Correspondence was removed from varying folders and rearranged in chronological order. Writings were divided by topic and then organized chronologically by copyright date. All research notes were organized alphabetically. The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Andrea Shahmohammadi under the supervision of Marcia Peri, Archivist, in 2007.

Additional accessions were received in 2010 (UARC 2010-08 and UARC 2010-11) pertaining primarily to Brian's death and condolence letters received. Some remaining personal items are also included, particularly pictures and the logbook from his summer vacation home, Meadowsweet. These materials were added to the overall collection and the finding aid updated accordingly by graduate assistant, Colleen Walter.

Oversized materials were rehoused by graduate assistant Colleen Walter in 2011 and the finding aid was updated to reflect these changes.
Archivist Shahmohammadi, Andrea
Format personal papers
People Ballantine Books (Firm);
Daley, Brian;
Dark Horse Comics;
Del Rey Books (Firm);
LucasArts (Firm);
Luceno, James, 1947-;
McKinney, Jack;
National Public Radio (U.S.);
Robson, Lucia St. Clair;
Subjects National Public Radio (U.S.);
Del Rey Books (Firm);
Dark Horse Comics;
Ballantine Books (Firm);
LucasArts (Firm);
Science fiction, American;
Authors, American -- 20th century;
McKinney, Jack;
Luceno, James, 1947-;
Robson, Lucia St. Clair;
Search Terms Azriel Rosenfeld Science Fiction Research Collection
Year Range from 1967
Year Range to 2004