Title: Stephen Tall papers
Call Number: Coll036
Creator: Tall, Stephen
Dates: circa 1976-1980
Size: 1 box (.5 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Papers of science fiction author Stephen Tall. Materials relate to the publishing industry and consist of typescript and galley proofs, including "Ramsgate Paradox" and "The People Beyond the Wall."
Citation: Stephen Tall papers, Collection 36, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Stephen Tall was the pen name of Compton Crook, a biology professor at Towson University. From donor letter: "He wrote many science-fiction short stories...The Baltimore Science-Fiction Society had a close relationship with [Compton Crook] and after his death, began giving the Compton Crook/Stephen Tall award each year for the best first novel."

Provenance Information

Processing Note

Collection unprocessed.

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

Item listing available.

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll036.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Copyright maintained by creator's wife, Beverly Crook.

Subject Headings


Tall, Stephen

Crook, Compton


Science fiction, American -- 20th century

Tall, Stephen -- Archives

Crook, Compton -- Archives

Series Description & Container List

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  1. Folder Title/Description Date Box # Folder # Additional Info.
    The People Beyond the Wall
    The Ramsgate Paradox 1 1
    The Ramsgate Paradox 1 2-4
    The People Beyond the Wall 1 5-8

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