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Steve Fisher papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Ax 590

Scope and Contents

The collection (1968-1970) contains literary manuscripts and correspondence.

The collection is organized by accession.

Material donated in February 1970 includes manuscripts and correspondence. Manuscript material is for the work, The Big Dream, and includes revisions, outlines, fragments, and a dust jacket. Also available is a diary kept by the author as he worked on the novel, dated from July 29, 1968 to May 5, 1969.

Correspondence includes two outgoing letters, 1968-1969.

Material donated in May 1970 also consists of manuscript material for The Big Dream. Material includes a printer's copy, foundry proofs, and final galley proofs. One of the galley proofs has corrections and printer's notations.


  • Creation: 1968-1970


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Steve Fisher (1912-1980) was born in Michigan and became a writer, moving later to California. He sold his first story at the age of twelve. From the ages eighteen through twenty he wrote for Navy publications. Next he wrote for magazines and pulps, and then for the motion picture industry.

He wrote stories, novels, television and film scripts, and plays. Pseudonyms he used were Stephen Gould and Grant Lane.


1 linear feet (2 containers) : 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials



Steve Fisher (1912-1980) was an author of stories, novels, television and film scripts, and plays. The collection (1968-1970) contains literary manuscripts and correspondence.


Material within this collection has been organized by accession, February 1970 and May 1970.

This organization reflects the fact that the collection has been acquired in increments over time. This organization is also based on the decision not to merge the various accessions and organize them as a whole at this point in time, give the fact that future accruals are anticipated and/or that this organization is deemed sufficient for access.

Researchers should note that materials within a series or accession may overlap and/or relate to materials found in other accessions or initially processed materials. For example, correspondence may be found in all or only some groupings. In order to locate all relevant material within this collection, researchers may need to consult each accession.

Researchers should also note that similar materials can be arranged differently in each accession, depending on how the material is organized upon receipt or during initial processing. For instance, correspondence is one accession may be arranged alphabetically, while correspondence in another accession is arranged chronologically.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing. Multiple accession(s) for the collection have not been merged or organized as a whole. Each accession is described separately.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Guide to the Steve Fisher Papers
Complete Description
Tanya Parlet.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA