Title: Rita Saltz collection
Call Number: Coll003
Creator: Saltz, Rita Seplowitz
Dates: 1955-1986
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: The collection contains announcements, newsletters, and manuscript drafts of Rita Saltz, as well as books, photographs, and comic books. Of particular interest is the correspondence from Jane Yolen [Stemple] the well known author of science fiction, fantasy, and childrens books. Also noteworthy is a signed and dated partial manuscript by science fiction writer Harlan Ellison of his screenplay based on Isaac Asimov's book I, Robot.
Citation: Rita Saltz collection, Collection 3, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Jane Yolen (1939 - ) is a science fiction and children's book author. Yolen has received both the Nebula Award from the Science Fiction/ Fantasy Writers of America and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award. Harlan Ellison (1934 - ) is a science fiction author who has also worked in television, radio, and comics and graphic narratives. Ellison is also a recepient of the Nebula Award, in addition to the World Science Fiction Society's Hugo Award and the Silver Pen for Journalism by PEN International.

Scope & Content


Arranged by accession.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

These papers were acquired as three separate donations along with several books, some photographs and a large collection of comic books from Rita Seplowitz Saltz. Accessions from Saltz include: MSS 1995-09, 1996-13, 1996-14, 1997-05, 1998-01.

Processing Note

Collection unprocessed. Several donations by Saltz contained science fiction publications; these have been removed and added to the Rosenfeld Science Fiction Collection or the general stacks.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

Access & Use

Finding Aids

Folder list available.

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll003.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


Saltz, Rita Seplowitz

Yolen, Jane

Ellison, Harlan


Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992

Comic books, strips, etc.

Saltz, Rita Seplowitz -- Archives

Yolen, Jane -- Correspondence

Science fiction, American -- 20th century -- Women authors

Series Description & Container List

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  1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
    Correspondence 1955 1 1
    Correspondence 1965 1 2
    Correspondence 1970-1975 1 3
    Correspondence 1985 1 4
    Correspondence undated 1 5
    Correspondence, Jane Yolan [Stemple] 1966, 1970-1975 1 6
    Correspondence, Jane Yolan [Stemple] 1976-1979 1 7
    Correspondence, Jane Yolan [Stemple] 1980-1986 1 8
    Correspondence, Jane Yolan [Stemple] undated 1 9
    Newsletters and Announcements undated 1 10
    Correspondence 1955, 1966-1967, 1971-1972 1 11
    Manuscript undated 1 12
    Correspondence, Isaac Asimov, Aug 24, 1973 1973 1 13
    Correspondence, Jane Yolan [Stemple] 1969-1972 1 13

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