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The Archival Service Department received several boxes filled with materials to add to the Connie Willis Papers. The items included early drafts of the novels Doomsday Book and Bellwether, research notes and a large number of science fiction/fantasy books given to Ms. Willis by her associates in the field such as George R. R. Martin, James Patrick Kelly and Harlan Ellison.
Image: Note contained in the novel Hunter's Run from George R. R. Martin to Connie Willis.
- University Libraries Receives Gift of Photochroms
A generous donation of more than 750 photochroms made by William Henry Jackson, one of the most renowned 19th-century landscape photographers of the American West, has been received. The prints, originally produced by the Detroit Publishing Company, were a gift from Howard Gottlieb of Chicago, Illinois.
Photochroms, which are colorized prints created from black-and-white photographic negatives, were popularly used as postcards during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Detroit Publishing Company was the top producer of photochrom postcards in the United States, reportedly selling over seven million prints in one year. The company purchased the entire stock of Jackson's negatives, and Jackson himself went to work for the company in 1898.
The recently donated Gottlieb Collection focuses primarily on the American West, but also includes images from throughout North America. Please contact the Archival Services Department if you wish to view any of the images.
- Michener's Centennial
James Michener was first struck with the idea of writing about Colorado in the late 1930s when he attended school and taught at the Colorado State College of Education. However, he did not return to Greeley to begin writing the novel until 1970. Centennial, a fictional account of a Colorado town called Centennial, was Michener's twenty-first book and his second best seller.
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