Title: Isaac Asimov manuscripts
Call Number: Coll173
Creator: Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992
Dates: circa 1951-1956
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Collection consists of two typescripts by Isaac Asimov: "Foundation" and "The Message". "Foundation" is bound with a red hardcover, is 294 pages long, and bears a signed dedication to Stu Hoffman. "The Message" consists of three uncorrected pages and bears Asimov's signature on the final page. Neither manuscripts are dated, but are likely from the early/mid-1950s.
Citation: Isaac Asimov manuscripts, Science Fiction Literary Manuscripts, Collection 173, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

Isaac Asimov was a biochemistry professor and science fiction author originally from Russia. He was very prolific and wrote/edited over 500 books and numerous short stories.

Scope & Content


Organized into two folders: 1. "The Message. 2. "Foundation"

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Includes MSS-0001 and MSS-0002. Accession information unknown.

Processing Note

Manuscripts were housed in acid-free folders and box as part of the Rosenfeld Manuscripts collection. "The Message" pages are in a plastic sleeve for preservation. Previously assigned Ms. Coll #1.

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

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll173.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

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

Subject Headings


Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992


Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992 -- Archives

Science fiction, American -- 20th century

Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992. Foundation

Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992. Message

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