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Sharon Webb papers

Sharon Webb papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sharon Webb papers
Creator: Webb, Sharon
Inclusive Dates: 1986
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.2 Linear Feet (3 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms2575
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of papers of Sharon Webb from 1986. The papers contain correspondence, manuscripts of her works, and printed material relating to science fiction. The correspondence includes letters from readers, members of various science fiction associations, family members, and other science fiction writers. The majority of the manuscript material is of "Pestis 18."

Collection Description

Historical Note

Sharon Lynn Webb, Georgia science fiction author and resident of Blairsville, Georgia. Webb was born in Tampa, Florida on February 29, 1936, the daughter of William Wesley Talbott and Eunice Geraldine Tillman. On February 6, 1956, she married W. Bryan Webb. Their children were Wendy, Jerri, and Tracey.

From 1953 to 1956, Webb was a student Florida Southern College. She studied at the University Miami in 1962. In 1972, she earned her associate degree in Nursing from the Miami-Dade School Nursing. During this period (from 1960 to 1966), she worked as a freelance writer. She was an RN for the South Miami Hospital from 1972 to 1973 and for Union General Hospital, Towns County Hospital, Blairsville, Georgia from 1973 to 1981.

Webb is the author of RN (1981), Earthchild (1982), Earth Song (1983), Ram Song (1984), Adventures of Terra Tarkington (1985), Pestis 18, 1987, The Halflife (1989), and over 40 short stories. She is a member of the Author's Guild/League and Science Fiction Writers of America where she served as south/central director and as a member of the board directors. (Who's Who on the Web, retrieved February 16, 2010)

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sharon Webb papers. MS2575. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 January 28.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Science fiction -- Societies, etc.
Science fiction, American -- 20th century.
Women authors, American -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

For related materials in this repository see the following collections:

Sharon Webb papers, MS 2113, MS 2380, and MS 2452.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Printed Material

11Science Fiction Convention Program Books
11Boskone XXIII-Xeroxed excerpt of program book [Boston, MA], February 14-16, 1986
11Confederation [1986 WorldCon]-Progress Report 1 [Atlanta, GA], August 28-September 1, 1986
11Confederation [1986 WorldCon]-Progress Report 2 [Atlanta, GA], August 28-September 1, 1986
11Confederation [1986 WorldCon]-Progress Report 3 [Atlanta, GA], August 28-September 1, 1986
11World Fantasy Convention '86 [Providence, RI], October 30-November 2, 1986
12Science Fiction Convention Flyers (2 items)
12a-bNovel Class handouts and outline

2. Manuscripts


13Anagnostos, Billy [fan mail]
Manuscript letter signed, 23 May 86
14Bunge, Idonia [family?]
Manuscript letter signed, 29 June, [861]
15Caruthers-Montgomery, P. L. [Big Name Fane]
Typed letter signed, 9 February 86
Typed card signed, 11 September 86
16Ford, John M. (Mike) [Writer]
Typed Christmas poem ['Winter Solstice, Camelot Station'], December, 86
17Hughes, Diane [Big Name Fan]
Manuscript letter signed, 17 March 86
Manuscript letter signed, 20 May 86
18May, Joseph E. Jr.
Manuscript letter signed, 31 January 86
Manuscript postcard signed, 26 February 86
19McDevitt, Jack [Writer]
Typed letter signed, 6 December 86
110Newell, John R. (Klon) [Big Name Fan]
Typed letter signed, 25 January 86
111Osso, Tony [fan mail]
Manuscript letter signed, 23 May 86
112Russell, Dam [fan mail]
Manuscript letter signed, 22 October 86
113Sucharitkul, Sompang [diplomat-teacher]
Manuscript letter signed, 19 March 86
114Sucharitkul, Somtow [Writer-composer]
Cake recipe with manuscript notes, 16 February 86
115Townsend, Gary D. [Writer]
Typed letter signed, 17 May 86
Typed letter signed, 18 December 86
116Webb, Jerri [daughter]
Manuscript letter signed, 1 June 86
Manuscript letter signed, 21 August 86
117Webb, Tracy [daughter]
Manuscript card signed, ca. February 86
Manuscript postcard signed, 8 May 86
Manuscript postcard signed, 23 August 86
Typed letter signed, n.d.
Newspaper clippings, n.d.

Correspondence-Greeting Cards

118Birthday from PhoenixCon guests
118Birthday from PhoenixCon committee
118Birthday from Jerry [Page?]
118Birthday from Barbara, Brad, Jonathan & Amy Strickland
118Birthday from Mother
118Birthday from Angela and Larry
118Birthday from Tracy [Webb]
118Mother's Day from Jerri, Josh & Wes [Thompson]
118Mother's Day from Wendy & Steve [Nesheim]
118Mother's Day from Bryan Webb
118Christmas from Merrilee [Heifetz]
118Christmas from Michael A. Morgan
118Christmas from Ed Kramer
118Christmas from David Cherry
118Christmas from Kirk, Katherine, & Kimberly Thompson
118Christmas from Tracy & Werner K----
118Christmas from Jerry [Page?]
118Christmas from Mary [?]
118Christmas from Ray & Sue [?]
118Christmas from Barbara Harmon
118Christmas from Klon [John R. Newell]
118Christmas from Barbara, Brad, Jonathan & Amy Strickland
118Christmas from Diane & Roy [Coker]
118Christmas from unidentified
118New Years from Barbara & Brad Strickland

Correspondence-Business and Convention

119Ahern, Jerry & Sharon [Writers]
Typed letter signed, 18 October 86
120Amis, Bill [Science Fiction & Mystery Book Store]
Typed letter signed, 29 June 86
121Aronica, Lou [Bantam Books]
Typed letter signed, 10 March 86
Typed letter signed, 22 April 86
122Balazs, Frank [Bluejay Books]
Typed letter signed, 9 September 86
123Bischoff, David
Typed letter signed, n. d.
123Crossword puzzle by Sharon Webb
124Datlow, Ellen [Omni]
Typed letter signed, 9 February 86
125Davis, Bob
Typed letter signed, 9 February 86
126Denicola, Lynne [ON THREE Magazine]
Typed letter signed, 21 October 86
127Deyo, David [Unnameable Press]
Typed letter signed, 10 March 86
Typed letter signed, 20 March 86
Typed letter signed, 27 March 86
Prospectus for All The Devils Are Here
128Ferman, Edward [Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction]
Typed letter signed, 9 July 86
Typed letter signed, 11 August 86
129Golding, Val J. [ON THREE Magazine]
Typed letter signed, 2 January 86
Typed letter signed, 12 May 86
130Gould, Steven [Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA)]
Typed letter signed, 14 May 86
131Hartwell, David [Arbor House]
Typed letter signed, 22 April 86
132Heifetz, Merrilee [author's agent]
Typed letter signed, 22 January 86
Typed letter signed including copy of agency agreement, 17 April 86
Author's typed letter, 22 April 86
Typed letter signed, 5 May 86
Typed letter signed, 24 July 86
Typed letter signed, 11 November 86
Typed letter signed, 15 December 86
133Karl, Jean [Athenaeum]
Typed letter signed, 14 April 86
Author's typed letter, 22 April 86
Typed letter signed, 28 April 86
Typed letter signed, 2 May 86
134Killough, Lee [SFWA]
Typed letter signed, 11 September 86
135Kramer, Ed [DragonCon]
Typed letter signed, 18 August 86
Author's typed letter (xerox), 27 August 86
136Larson, Majliss
Typed letter, signed, 31 January 86
137Leone, Adele [author's former agent]
Typed letter signed, 10 January 86
Typed letter signed, 27 April 86
138Lock, Owen [Del Rey Books]
Typed letter signed, 30 April 86
139Markief, Antonia
Typed letter signed, 8 April 86
140Martin, George R. R. [Twilight Zone]
Typed letter signed, n.d.
141Miller, Chris [Avon Books]
Typed letter signed, 13 January 86
Typed letter signed, 20 January 86
142Montgomery, Rebekah [National Doll World]
Typed letter signed, 22 August 86
143Pautz, Peter D. [House of Horror]
Typed letter signed with enclosed prospectus, 20 January 86
Typed letter signed, 5 August 86
144Petersen, Alan [ON THREE Magazine]
Typed letter signed (xerox), n.d.
145Schafer, David [WindyCon]
Typed letter signed, 30 April 86
146Sheffield, Charles [SFWA]
Author's typed letter (xerox), 3 February 86
Typed letter signed, 16 February 86
Author's typed letter (xerox), 22 February 86
147Stevens, Mark [Science Fiction and Mystery Book Store]
Manuscript letter signed, 3 March 86
148Strickland, Brad & Barbara [PhoenixCon]
Manuscript note signed, n. d.
Typed letter with manuscript addenda & convention program, 3 February 86
149Tucker, Wilson
Typed letter signed, 12 August 86
150Valentine, Glenn [Con-Stellation]
Typed letter signed, 27 February 86
151Warren, Bill
Typed letter signed, 6 May 86
152Webb, Bryan
Typed expense summary for ConFederation SFWA suite, n. d.
153Webb, Sharon
Author's typed letter signed to Charles C. Ryan with manuscript note from Charles C. Ryan, 18 February
Updated bibliography, 4 April
Author's typed letter (xerox) to Pat Buckley, 22 April
Note re: bankruptcy of SOFTTALK, 26 June
Note re: Confederation, n.d.
Author's typed letter (xerox) to SFWA Suite Volunteers, 31 July
Biography from Who's Who in U.S. Writers, Editors & Poets 1986-87, n.d.
154Whitley, Eva. C. [Disclave]
Typed letter signed with manuscript note, 15 April
155Wiesenfeld, Nancy [TOR Books]
Typed letter signed, 9 June
156Yolan, Jane [SFWA]
Xeroxed review of Dragons & Dreams, 27 March
Typed letter (xerox) to Adele Leone Agency, Inc., 11 December


Longer Works

21Pestis 18
Typed double-spaced synopsis & partial draft labeled "Original"
Typed double-spaced fragmentary draft labeled "Revision Draft", some manuscript notes
Typed double-spaced draft labeled "...and yet another revision"
Typed double-spaced (incomplete) draft labeled "Pestis 18, final draft" [but not actually final draft]
3Typed double-spaced draft labeled "Pestis 18, final draft"