Sharon Webb papers

Sharon Webb papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Webb, Sharon
Title: Sharon Webb papers
Dates: 1986
Quantity: 1.2 Linear feet (3 document boxes)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Sharon Webb from 1986. The papers contain correspondence, manuscripts of her works, and printed material relating to science fiction. The correspondence includes letters from readers, members of various science fiction associations, family members, and other science fiction writers. The majority of the manuscript material is of "Pestis 18."
Coll. Number: ms2575

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)


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Science fiction, American--20th century.
Science fiction--Societies, etc.
Women authors, American--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Sharon Webb papers. MS2575. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

For related materials in this repository see the following collections:

Sharon Webb papers, MS 2113, MS 2380, and MS 2452.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Printed Material

BoxFolder
11Science Fiction Convention Program Books
1Boskone XXIII-Xeroxed excerpt of program book [Boston, MA], February 14-16, 1986
1Confederation [1986 WorldCon]-Progress Report 1 [Atlanta, GA], August 28-September 1, 1986
1Confederation [1986 WorldCon]-Progress Report 2 [Atlanta, GA], August 28-September 1, 1986
1Confederation [1986 WorldCon]-Progress Report 3 [Atlanta, GA], August 28-September 1, 1986
1World Fantasy Convention '86 [Providence, RI], October 30-November 2, 1986
2Science Fiction Convention Flyers (2 items)
2a-bNovel Class handouts and outline
 

2. Manuscripts



Subseries 2A: Correspondence-Personal

BoxFolder
13Anagnostos, Billy [fan mail]
Manuscript letter signed, 23 May 86
4Bunge, Idonia [family?]
Manuscript letter signed, 29 June, [861]
5Caruthers-Montgomery, P. L. [Big Name Fane]
Typed letter signed, 9 February 86
Typed card signed, 11 September 86
6Ford, John M. (Mike) [Writer]
Typed Christmas poem ['Winter Solstice, Camelot Station'], December, 86
7Hughes, Diane [Big Name Fan]
Manuscript letter signed, 17 March 86
Manuscript letter signed, 20 May 86
8May, Joseph E. Jr.
Manuscript letter signed, 31 January 86
Manuscript postcard signed, 26 February 86
9McDevitt, Jack [Writer]
Typed letter signed, 6 December 86
10Newell, John R. (Klon) [Big Name Fan]
Typed letter signed, 25 January 86
11Osso, Tony [fan mail]
Manuscript letter signed, 23 May 86
12Russell, Dam [fan mail]
Manuscript letter signed, 22 October 86
13Sucharitkul, Sompang [diplomat-teacher]
Manuscript letter signed, 19 March 86
14Sucharitkul, Somtow [Writer-composer]
Cake recipe with manuscript notes, 16 February 86
15Townsend, Gary D. [Writer]
Typed letter signed, 17 May 86
Typed letter signed, 18 December 86
16Webb, Jerri [daughter]
Manuscript letter signed, 1 June 86
Manuscript letter signed, 21 August 86
17Webb, Tracy [daughter]
Manuscript card signed, ca. February 86
Manuscript postcard signed, 8 May 86
Manuscript postcard signed, 23 August 86
Typed letter signed, n.d.
Newspaper clippings, n.d.



Subseries 2B: Correspondence-Greeting Cards

BoxFolder
118Birthday from PhoenixCon guests
18Birthday from PhoenixCon committee
18Birthday from Jerry [Page?]
18Birthday from Barbara, Brad, Jonathan & Amy Strickland
18Birthday from Mother
18Birthday from Angela and Larry
18Birthday from Tracy [Webb]
18Mother's Day from Jerri, Josh & Wes [Thompson]
18Mother's Day from Wendy & Steve [Nesheim]
18Mother's Day from Bryan Webb
18Christmas from Merrilee [Heifetz]
18Christmas from Michael A. Morgan
18Christmas from Ed Kramer
18Christmas from David Cherry
18Christmas from Kirk, Katherine, & Kimberly Thompson
18Christmas from Tracy & Werner K----
18Christmas from Jerry [Page?]
18Christmas from Mary [?]
18Christmas from Ray & Sue [?]
18Christmas from Barbara Harmon
18Christmas from Klon [John R. Newell]
18Christmas from Barbara, Brad, Jonathan & Amy Strickland
18Christmas from Diane & Roy [Coker]
18Christmas from unidentified
18New Years from Barbara & Brad Strickland



Subseries 2C: Correspondence-Business and Convention

BoxFolder
119Ahern, Jerry & Sharon [Writers]
Typed letter signed, 18 October 86
20Amis, Bill [Science Fiction & Mystery Book Store]
Typed letter signed, 29 June 86
21Aronica, Lou [Bantam Books]
Typed letter signed, 10 March 86
Typed letter signed, 22 April 86
22Balazs, Frank [Bluejay Books]
Typed letter signed, 9 September 86
23Bischoff, David
Typed letter signed, n. d.
23Crossword puzzle by Sharon Webb (6 pp.)
24Datlow, Ellen [Omni]
Typed letter signed, 9 February 86
25Davis, Bob
Typed letter signed, 9 February 86
26Denicola, Lynne [ ON THREE Magazine]
Typed letter signed, 21 October 86
27Deyo, David [Unnameable Press]
Typed letter signed, 10 March 86
Typed letter signed, 20 March 86
Typed letter signed, 27 March 86
Prospectus for All The Devils Are Here
28Ferman, Edward [ Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction]
Typed letter signed, 9 July 86
Typed letter signed, 11 August 86
29Golding, Val J. [ ON THREE Magazine]
Typed letter signed, 2 January 86
Typed letter signed, 12 May 86
30Gould, Steven [Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA)]
Typed letter signed, 14 May 86
31Hartwell, David [Arbor House]
Typed letter signed, 22 April 86
32Heifetz, Merrilee [author's agent]
Typed letter signed, 22 January 86
Typed letter signed including copy of agency agreement, 17 April 86
Author's typed letter, 22 April 86
Typed letter signed, 5 May 86
Typed letter signed, 24 July 86
Typed letter signed, 11 November 86
Typed letter signed, 15 December 86
33Karl, Jean [Athenaeum]
Typed letter signed, 14 April 86
Author's typed letter, 22 April 86
Typed letter signed, 28 April 86
Typed letter signed, 2 May 86
34Killough, Lee [SFWA]
Typed letter signed, 11 September 86
35Kramer, Ed [DragonCon]
Typed letter signed, 18 August 86
Author's typed letter (xerox), 27 August 86
36Larson, Majliss
Typed letter, signed, 31 January 86
37Leone, Adele [author's former agent]
Typed letter signed, 10 January 86
Typed letter signed, 27 April 86
38Lock, Owen [Del Rey Books]
Typed letter signed, 30 April 86
39Markief, Antonia
Typed letter signed, 8 April 86
40Martin, George R. R. [Twilight Zone]
Typed letter signed, n.d.
41Miller, Chris [Avon Books]
Typed letter signed, 13 January 86
Typed letter signed, 20 January 86
42Montgomery, Rebekah [National Doll World]
Typed letter signed, 22 August 86
43Pautz, Peter D. [ House of Horror]
Typed letter signed with enclosed prospectus, 20 January 86
Typed letter signed, 5 August 86
44Petersen, Alan [ ON THREE Magazine]
Typed letter signed (xerox), n.d.
45Schafer, David [WindyCon]
Typed letter signed, 30 April 86
46Sheffield, Charles [SFWA]
Author's typed letter (xerox), 3 February 86
Typed letter signed, 16 February 86
Author's typed letter (xerox), 22 February 86
47Stevens, Mark [Science Fiction and Mystery Book Store]
Manuscript letter signed, 3 March 86
48Strickland, Brad & Barbara [PhoenixCon]
Manuscript note signed, n. d.
Typed letter with manuscript addenda & convention program, 3 February 86
49Tucker, Wilson
Typed letter signed, 12 August 86
50Valentine, Glenn [Con-Stellation]
Typed letter signed, 27 February 86
51Warren, Bill
Typed letter signed, 6 May 86
52Webb, Bryan
Typed expense summary for ConFederation SFWA suite, n. d.
53Webb, Sharon
Author's typed letter signed to Charles C. Ryan with manuscript note from Charles C. Ryan, 18 February
Updated bibliography, 4 April
Author's typed letter (xerox) to Pat Buckley, 22 April
Note re: bankruptcy of SOFTTALK, 26 June
Note re: Confederation, n.d.
Author's typed letter (xerox) to SFWA Suite Volunteers, 31 July
Biography from Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors & Poets 1986-87, n.d.
54Whitley, Eva. C. [Disclave]
Typed letter signed with manuscript note, 15 April
55Wiesenfeld, Nancy [TOR Books]
Typed letter signed, 9 June
56Yolan, Jane [SFWA]
Xeroxed review of Dragons & Dreams, 27 March
Typed letter (xerox) to Adele Leone Agency, Inc., 11 December
57Subseries 2D Photographs



Subseries 2E: Longer Works

BoxFolder
21Pestis 18
Typed double-spaced synopsis & partial draft labeled "Original" (15 & 105 pp)
Typed double-spaced fragmentary draft labeled "Revision Draft", some manuscript notes (multiple pagination)
Typed double-spaced draft labeled "...and yet another revision" (multiple pagination)
Typed double-spaced (incomplete) draft labeled "Pestis 18, final draft" [but not actually final draft] (ca. 256 pp)
Box
3Typed double-spaced draft labeled "Pestis 18, final draft"