Sharon Webb papers

Sharon Webb papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Webb, Sharon
Title: Sharon Webb papers
Dates: 1980-1982
Quantity: 6.5 Linear feet 13 document boxes
Coll. Number: ms2113

Biographical/Historical Note

Sharon Lynn Webb, Georgia science fiction author and resident of Blairsville, Georgia. Webb was born in Tampa, Florida on February 29, 1936, the daughter of William Wesley Talbott and Eunice Geraldine Tillman. On February 6, 1956, she married W. Bryan Webb. Their children were Wendy, Jerri, and Tracey.

From 1953 to 1956, Webb was a student Florida Southern College. She studied at the University Miami in 1962. In 1972, she earned her associate degree in Nursing from the Miami-Dade School Nursing. During this period (from 1960 to 1966), she worked as a freelance writer. She was an RN for the South Miami Hospital from 1972 to 1973 and for Union General Hospital, Towns County Hospital, Blairsville, Georgia from 1973 to 1981.

Webb is the author of RN (1981), Earthchild (1982), Earth Song (1983), Ram Song (1984), Adventures of Terra Tarkington (1985), Pestis 18, 1987, The Halflife (1989), and over 40 short stories. She is a member of the Author's Guild/League and Science Fiction Writers of America where she served as south/central director and as a member of the board directors. (Who's Who on the Web, retrieved February 16, 2010)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Sharon Webb from 1980-1982. The papers contain correspondence, manuscripts of her works, printed material relating to science fiction, and personal notebooks. The correspondence includes letters from readers, members of various science fiction associations, and other science fiction writers such as Issac Asimov, Jeff Duntemann, John M. Ford, Barry Longyear, Claudia Peck, Alan Ryan, and Jane Yolan.


Arranged into three series: 1. Printed materials; 2. Manuscript material; and 3. Correspondence

Index Terms

Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992
Ford, John M.
Longyear, Barry B.
Manuscripts (documents)
Peck, Claudia
Ryan, Alan, 1943-
Science fiction, American--20th century.
Women authors, American--Georgia.
Yolen, Jane

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sharon Webb papers, ms2113, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Sharon Webb papers, ms2380, ms2452, and ms2575.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Printed materials

11Magazines and Fanzines A-D
2Magazines and Fanzines E-Z
3Science Fiction Convention Program Books-ASFiCON, Chattacon, Disclave-
4Science Fiction Convention Program Books-Noreascon, Northamericon-
5Science Fiction Convention Flyers
6Reviews, mentions
7Newspaper Clippings

2. Manuscript material

2.1 RN

21Index cards
3Notes, outlines
3Typed synopses.
4Chapter I: "First Days"
5Chapter II: "Fundamentals I"
6Chapter III: "Fundamentals II"
7Chapter IV: "Med-Surg"
8Chapter V: "Case Study"
9Chapter VI: "Alicia"
10Chapter VII: "Orthopedics"
11Chapter VIII: "Surgery & GI"
12Chapter IX: "Medical Neuro"
13Chapter X: "Surgical Neuro"
14Chapter XI: "Psychiatric"
15Chapter XII: "Crisis Line"
16Chapter XIII: "OB"
31Chapters 1-6 (page 1-132)
2Chapters 7-12 (page 133-279)
3Chapters 1-6
4Chapters 7-12
5Chapters 14-17
6Promtional Material

2.2 Earthchild

41Notes, outlines
2-6Manuscript notebooks
51Miscellaneous fragments
2Original final draft
3Copyedited final draft
5Page proofs
6Final proof copy
7Dust jackets, reviews

2.3 Earth Song

61Original final draft
2Final draft-copyedited
3Galley proofs
4Unbound [final] proofs

2.4 Shorter Works

71"Bitch on the Bull Run"
3"Cathedral in Dying Time"
4"A Chair is not for Tipping"
5"The Day of Jubal Lee"
6"The Dust of Creeds Outworn"
7"Earthchild Rising"
8"Hitch on the Bull Run"
9"An Icee and the Universe"
10"Itch on the Bull Run"
11"Janglers for Jodie"
12"The Letter of the Law"
13"Miss Nottworthy and the Aliens"
14"Niche on the Bull Run"
15"Our Man In Vulnerable"
16"Rare Bird"
17"Reliquary for an Old Soul"
18"Sharing Time in the Gallery"
19"Switch on the Bull Run"
20"The Syncopated Man"
23"Twitch on the Bull Run"
24"Variation on a Theme from Beethoven"
25"With Gl-oon'sha Dreams Come"
88Miscellaneous fragments

2.5 Notebooks


3. Correspondence

10Personal correspondence A-L
11Personal correspondence M-S
12Personal correspondence T-Z
SFWA Grievance Committee correspondence
13Business correspondence