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Tom Deitz collection

Tom Deitz collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Tom Deitz collection
Creator: Deitz, Tom
Inclusive Dates: 1988-1998
Language(s): English
Extent: 17 Linear Feet (13 document boxes, 8 half boxes, 1 flat box, 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: ms2528
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

"Thomas Franklin Deitz was an American novelist from Georgia. He had a B.A. and M.A. in medieval English from University of Georgia. He was the author of the Soulsmith Trilogy, comprising of the books Soulsmith, Dreambuilder, and Wordwright. He also wrote a popular series consisting of Windmaster's Bane, Fireshaper's Doom, Darkthunder's Way, Sunshaker's War, Stoneskin's Revenge, and The Gryphon King. Deitz also recently won the Phoenix Award (2007). This award is given at the annual DeepSouthCon to a professional who has done a great deal for Southern Fandom." -- "About Tom Deitz" from the Tom Deitz web site, (Accessed June 16, 2009)

"Josepha Sherman is an American author. In 1990 she won the Compton Crook Award for the novel The Shining Falcon." -- "About Josepha Sherman" from the Josepha Sherman web site, (Accessed June 16, 2009)

"Dan McGirt is the author of the Jason Cosmo fantasy adventure series: Jason Cosmo, Royal Chaos and Dirty Work. (...) Dan is a member of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America; Novelists, Inc.; the American Automobile Association (for the free towing); and the National Geographic Society (for the magazine)." -- "About Me" from the Dan McGirt web site, (Accessed June 16, 2009)

Scope and Content

The collection consists of manuscripts and drafts of many of Tom Deitz's works. Included are the manuscripts of Windmaster's Bane; the original manuscript for Fireshaper's Doom; the original manuscript for Sunshaker; a typescript draft of The Stolen Country (which was eventually published as The Gryphon King); a typescript draft of The Gryphon King; a copyedited typescript draft of Darkthunder's Way; a copyedited version of Stoneskin's Revenge; the manuscript for Soulsmith, a Tale of Becoming; a manuscript for Wordwright; a manuscript for Dreambuilder; and manuscripts of Above the Lower SKY, Ghostcountry's Wrath, Dreamseeker's Road, The Demons in the Green, and Landslayer's Law. Also included are copies of Shining Falcon by Josepha Sherman and Jason Cosmo by Dan McGirt. In addition, the collection contains clothing for the Society of Creative Anachronism, awards, photographs, visual art, and research files.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tom Deitz collection, ms2528, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors, American -- Georgia.
Drafts (documents)
Fantasy fiction, American.
Manuscripts (documents)
Manuscripts for publication.
McGirt, Dan, 1967- -- Shining falcon

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1The Gryphon King (rev)
2 The Gryphon King
3Manuscript of Sunshaker
4Windmaster's Bane and Fireshaper's Doom
5Stoneskin's Revenge and Soulsmith, a Tale of Becoming (rev)
6 Woodwright
7 Dream Builder
8Other Authors - Jason Cosno
9Other Authors - The Shining Falcon
10 Ghostcountry's Wrath
11Dreamseeker's Road (rev)
12The Demons in the Green (rev II)
13Landslayer's Law (draft two)
14Manuscripts, 1982-2006
Various reviews, The Swords of Elwis-Har, "Little Billy and the She", The Ring of the Sidhe, Above the Lower Sky, copies of maps from the Eron Tetralogy, Windmaster's Bane reissue, and miscellaneous book notes.
15Research/Reference Files, 1970-2008
Family/Young Harris, correspondence/subject files, and teaching.
16Visual Art, circa 1960-2008
Sketches, art, and Society for Creative Anachronism papers and clothing.
17Society for Creative Anachronism clothing, 1975-2008
Various clothing items.
18Photographs, 1991-2007
Photograph albums from trips to Ireland, Bangkok, Rome, and London.
19Awards and memorabilia, 1989-2007
Georgia Writer of the Year award and convention memorabilia.
20Society for Creative Anachronism clothing, 1984
15th Century Burgundian houppelande.
21Society for Creative Anachronism clothing, circa 1982
Amorial Fighting Surcote, Man-at-Arms Surcote, and Heraldic Banner.
22Photographs, 1974-2008
Photographs of Tom Deitz' first book and the Society for Creative Anachronism.
1Visual Art, circa 1962-1990
Theatrical backdrop, single-point perspective study, Neuschwanstein Castle, Sunshaker's War publicity slick.