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Catalog Number 2006/04.0749
Object Name Papers
Scope & Content Nelson Slade Bond had a varied writing career that spanned 70 years. Primarily known for science fiction short stories, Bond also wrote plays, radio and television scripts, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, public relations material, and books. The collection reflects the author's professional and personal lives consisting of writings, correspondence, business papers and financial records from 1925 to 2005. The collection has approximately 370 magazines containing stories published by Nelson Bond. Although Bond wrote detective and sport stories, he is primarily known as a science fiction and fantasy author from the Golden Age of science fiction contemporary to authors such as Robert Bloch, A.E. Van Vogt, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury to name a few. Magazines from 1938 to 1999 such as "Planet Stories", "Fantastic Adventures", "Weird Tales", and "Amazing Stories" are included in the collection.

Creator Nelson Bond
Other Creators Bond, Chip
Title Nelson Bond papers, 1920?-2006.
Collection Nelson Slade Bond Papers
Accession number 2006/04.0749
Finding Aids A finding aid is available in the Special Collections Department of the James E. Morrow Library, Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
An online finding aid is available at: Accession 2006/04.0749
Condition Notes
People Bond, Nelson 1908-2006
Bond, Betty Filson
Subjects Science fiction -- Authorship
Science fiction plays, American
Science fiction radio programs
Science fiction television programs
Search Terms Nelson Bond
Nelson S. Bond
Amazing Stories
Ace Sports Monthly
Astounding Stories
Champion Sports
Planet Stories
Golden Age of Science Fiction
Pulp Fiction
Blue Book
Weird Tales
Jinnah Clan Journal
Mr. Mergenthwirker's Lobblies
Extent of Description 30 cu ft + Typewriter, dictation equipment, telephone, desk and office equipment.
Archivist's Notes Accession card recorded. PastPerfect record reviewed 3/31/2011.
Year Range from 1920
Year Range to 2006
Dates of Creation 1920?-1995
Dates of Accumulation
Archival History Received by Lisle Brown and Andy Earles, May 2003 at the Bond home in Roanoke, Va.
System of arrangement File arrangement is the original order imposed by Nelson Bond with small variations noted in the finding aid. Arranged into five major subject areas; Published Materials, Manuscript Materials, Financial/Business, Correspondence, and Personal.