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Anne and Whitley Strieber Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS 702
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, transcripts related to The Communion, and correspondence and reviews of Strieber's other works.

Dates

  • 1970 - 2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via woodson@rice.edu or call 713-348-2586.

Conditions Governing Use

This material is being made available for non-profit educational use. Permission to examine physical and digital collection items does not imply permission for publication. Fondren Library’s Woodson Research Center / Special Collections has made these materials available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any uses beyond the spirit of Fair Use require permission from owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See http://library.rice.edu/guides/publishing-wrc-materials

Conditions Governing Use

The correspondence in the "Communion" series is open for research, although researchers are reminded that in addition to being subject to the Fair Use clause of US Copyright Law, the author's privacy should also be considered with any use. This means that author's names should not be used in any publications featuring or quoting the letters. Dr. Jeffrey Kripal pursued and was granted Internal Review Board approval at Rice University for the letters being available for research.

Biographical Note

Whitley Strieber, best-selling American author, was born in San Antonio, TX on June 13, 1945. He attended Central Catholic Marianist High School in San Antonio, and then University of Texas at Austin and the London School of Film Technique, graduating from both in 1968. He worked in New York for several advertising firms before leaving in 1977 to puruse a writing career. He is best known for his horror novels, The Wolfen and The Hunger, both made into feature films, and for Communion, a non-fiction account of his alleged experiences with non-human entities, also made into a film. Other works include Black Magic, Warday, Nature's End, Catmagic, Billy, The Wild, and Wolf of Shadows, as well as a collection of short stories. He operates a website, an internet podcast, Dreamland, and continues to produce novels, including collaborations with fellow novelists and scholars.

Extent

9 Linear Feet (9 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Contains correspondence, transcripts related to The Communion, and correspondence and reviews of Strieber's other works.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in two series: Series I: "Communion" and Series II: Other works, with subseries as necessary.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was acquired from Whitley Strieber in January and July 2017.

Related Materials

See also Richard F. Haines Papers, Ed C. May Papers, Jacques F. Vallee Papers, Fate magazine.
Title
Guide to the Anne & Whitley Strieber Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Lee Pecht
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA