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Carl Jacobi papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss045

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains correspondence with editors of pulp magazines and drafts of short stories written for a variety of magazines.

Dates

  • 1929-1971

Language of Materials

English

Restrictions on Access

The collection is open and available for use by researchers in the Andersen Library Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use

Unrestricted photocopying of the papers will be permitted with the exception of all correspondence which mentions rates paid for stories. Copyright is retained by the authors.

Biographical Note

Carl Jacobi is known as a writer of science-fiction, mystery, and fantasy materials. He attended the University of Minnesota from 1927-1930 and wrote for campus magazines. During his years at the University of Minnesota, he had his first works published by professional publications, including his works Rumbling Cannon and Moss Island. During his time at the University of Minnesota, Jacobi worked as an editor for The Minnesota Quarterly. After leaving college he continued to live and work in Minneapolis, working as a news reporter, reviewer, and sub-editor at the Minneapolis Star and writing short stories that were published in pulp magazines, including ones such as Thrilling, Ghost Stories, Startling Stories, and Thrilling Wonder Stories. During these years he had frequent contacts with the authors August Derleth, Donald Wandrei, and Clifford Simak. Up until his death, Jacobi wrote novels and published compilations of his work, including his final compilation, titled Smoke of the Snake, published in 1994. Jacobi died in 1997.

Extent

6 boxes (3 cubic feet)

Abstract

The collection contains correspondence with editors of pulp magazines and drafts of short stories written for a variety of magazines.

Arrangement

The collection is organized in three series:
  1. Correspondence
  2. Short Stories
  3. Publications

Physical Location

Mezz (R79, D4, S5)

Acquisition

Donated by Jacobi in 1974.

Related Material

See also the Carl Jacobi Collection in the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

Processing Information

The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Archives staff.
Title
Carl Jacobi papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Upper Midwest Literary Archives Collecting Area

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