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Guide to the Ronald Anthony Cross Papers, 1971-2019 and undated

Summary

Ronald Anthony Cross was an American science fiction and fantasy author. Collection includes a wide array of Cross' creative work, including short stories and novelettes, poems, essays, song lyrics, novels, and copies of his published work. In addition there is research he conducted for his published books, and often material related to the publishing process, including tracking sheets, correspondence, contracts, reviews, and royalty statements. Material dated past Cross' death has to do with republishing agreements.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11756
Title
Ronald Anthony Cross papers
Date
1971-2019 and undated
Creator
Cross, Ronald Anthony
Extent
9 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Includes a wide array of Cross' creative work, including short stories and novelettes, poems, essays, song lyrics, novels, and copies of his published work. In addition there is research he conducted for his published books, and often material related to the publishing process, including tracking sheets, correspondence, contracts, reviews, and royalty statements. Material dated past Cross' death has to do with republishing agreements.

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Arrangement

Organized into the following series: Writings, Research, and Correspondence.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Ronald Anthony Cross Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. Writings, 1971-2005 and undated

Includes a wide array of Cross' creative work, including short stories and novelettes, poems, essays, song lyrics, novels, and copies of his published work. Drafts and copy edited versions of his writings are often accompanied by a variety of other material, including Cross' tracking documents, correspondence, contracts, royalty payments, reviews, photocopies of the published piece, and other items related to the publishing process.

The Adventures of Lance the Lizard, 1993
Box 1
Air Kwatz, 1980
Box 1
Altogether Different, 1976-1989
Box 1
All the Way to Teelee Town, 1994
Box 1
Angel Thoughts, 1989-1990
Box 1
Apartments, 1984
Box 1
The Beautiful People are Dying Off, 1976-1988
Box 1
The Birds are Free, 1974-1977
Box 1
Born Killer, 1975-1982
Box 1
Carrot Sticks, 1990
Box 1
A Citizen of 3V, 1983-1988
Box 1
The Cloud Driver, 1973-1984
Box 1
Costume Party, 1986-1988
(1 Linear Feet, 1 turtle)

Terminal turtle

Box 1
Conman and Le Guin satires and King Kong and Fellowship of the Ring, 1976

Series contains all the descendants of Noah

Box 1
The Coutnry Store, 1987-1989
Box 1
The Dolls: A Tragic Romance, 1979-1997
Box 1
Double Trouble, 1976-1989
Box 1
Down the Hatch, 1984-1989
Box 1
Emaron or the Jewel Thief, Part 2, Or Water Kwatz, Part 2, 1984-1991
(1 items)
Box 1
An Entertainment (new version), 1987-1997
Box 1
An Entertainment (old version), 1975-1990
Box 1
Every Trembling Blossom, Every Singing Bird, 1988-1992
Box 1
The Exchange, 1973-1984
Box 1
The Experiment, 1987
Box 1
The Exterior Decorator, 1974-1982
Box 1
Fake Gods- Fake Twilight, 1975-1978
Box 1
The Fool, 1987-1988
Box 1
The Forming of the Brotherhood of the Dome, 1974
Box 1
The Forever Summer, 1982-1990
Box 1
The Front Page, 1988
Box 1
Gettign Off, 1974
Box 1
The Gladiator and the Priest, 1974-1976
Box 1
Glock Speak (new version), 1987-1995
Box 1
Glock Speak (old version), 1976-1986
Box 1
Golden Down, 1984
Box 1
The Gods are in the Streets (new version), 1988-1997
Box 1
Grovel for Tears, 1993
Box 1
Gruesome Twosome, 1976-1978
Box 1
Hanging out with Bitsy, 1990
Box 1
The Heart (revised), 1990-1995
Box 1
The Heart (old version), 1976-1986
Box 1
Hermes and the Magic Helmet, 1988-1990
Box 1
The Heavenly Blue Answer, 1985-1995
(2 folders)
Box 2
Hotel Mind Slaves, 1983-1985
Box 2
In the Garden, 1975-1979
Box 2
I Wonder What I'm Watching Now, 1989-1992
Box 2
The Initiate, 1983-1988
Box 2
It Can't Happen Here, 1975-1990
Box 2
Jack's Cafe, 1986-1990
Box 2
The Jewel Thief, 1972-1973
Box 2
Johnny's Inferno, 1989-1993
Box 2
Joy of Genre Cooking, 1985-1991
Box 2
Justifiable Homicide, 1986-1994
Box 2
The Last Ugly Man (new version), 1990
Box 2
The Last Ugly Man (old version), 1987-1990
Box 2
The Magician, 1988-1991
Box 2
The Man in the Red Suit, 1992
Box 2
The Man Who Saves the World, 1972-1984
Box 2
Mantra, 1984-2005
Box 2
The Mayflower Sinks, 1975-1980
Box 2
Monkey See, 1985-1990
Box 2
Moon Madness, 1984-1987
Box 2
Morely's Virus, 1979-1985
Box 2
New Improved Beach Ball, 1987-2005
Box 2
New Olympus, 1980-1985
Box 2
The One Way Man, 1974-1983
Box 2
Out of Spite, 1974-1985
Box 2
Paraoiadroid, 1985-1989
Box 2
Patterns, 1975-2005
Box 2
Pick up the Pieces, 1975-1980
Box 2
The Poor Little Black Girl, 1984-1988
Box 2
Puss in Boots, 1989-2005
Box 2
Quest for Beer, 1991-1995
Box 2
Reflection in a Window, 1989-1994
Box 2
Renegade (revised version), 1987-2005
Box 2
The Rose (Fire Kwatz), 1976-1984
Box 2
Rough Times in Laketown, 1974-1985
Box 2
Scream, 1977-1986
Box 2
Shape-Shifter, 1975-1981
Box 2
Shiva Shiva, 1984-1986
Box 2
The Singing Superheroes of France, 1985-1987
Box 2
The Sins of the Fathers, 1974-1981
Box 2
Slightly Pre-Kwatz, 1975-1986
Box 2
The Sparking Sea, Undated
Box 3
The Story of Three Cities, 1971-1983
Box 3
The Student, 1973-1985
Box 3
Sweet Dreams, 1974-1980
Box 3
The Third Wave, 1981-1995
Box 3
Two Bad Dogs, 1990
Box 3
Two Materials of Time and Space, 1974-1975
Box 3
Two Plotting Pods, 1980-1988
Box 3
War Games, 1975-1988
Box 3
Water Kwatz, or More Bible, Suckers, 1975-1995
Box 3
What Happened on the Edge, 1973-1989
Box 3
Whores, 1979-1989
Box 3
Three Women and the Men, 1988-1989
Box 3
Xerox Room, 1973-1988
Box 3
The Young Shaman, 1976-1983
Box 3
The Man Who Came Awake, Undated
Box 3
Pyramid Timestep, Undated
Box 3
Adventuresome Journey, 2001
(2 folders)
Box 4
American Fairy Tales Short Story Collection, Undated
Box 4
Mother Earth Blues, 1986-1987
Box 5
New Improved Beach Ball (new proposal), 1988
Box 5
[Notebook 1], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 2], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 3], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 4 and loose paper], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 5], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 6], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 8 and loose paper], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 9], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 11], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 12], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 13], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 14], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 15], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 16], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 17], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 18], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 19], Undated
Box 5
[Notebook 20], Undated
Box 6
[Notebook 21], Undated
Box 6
[Notebook 22], Undated
Box 6
[Notebook 7 and loose paper], Undated
Box 5
Poems, Illustrated Poems, Essays, Misc, Undated
Box 5
Time Travel, 1984-1988
Box 3
The Completion of Christianity, Undated
Box 3
The End of War, Undated
Box 3
Eulogy for Terry Carr and Generic Obituary, Undated
Box 3
The Idea of Death, 1986
Box 3
New SF, 1986
Box 3
Non Atman, Undated
Box 3
Silly White-Opp, 1988
Box 3
Spaced Out, 1989
Box 3
Music- Song Lyrics, Undated
Box 3
[Notebook 10], Undated
Box 5
[Contents of Audiovisual Files], Undated
Box 9
Songs from the White Guardian, Undated
Box 9
Dvd RL11756-DVD-0001
Songs from the White Guardian Written and performed by Ronald Anthony Cross, Undated
Box 9
Audio-cassette RL11756-CS-0001
The First Guardian, Undated
(3 folders)
Box 4
First Guardian Printout, 1999
Box 4
Lost Guardian Outline, Undated
Box 4
Beyond the Gods, Undated
(2 folders)
Box 4
Death Valley, Undated
(2 folders)
Box 4
The Girl Who Saved the World, 1988-1991
Box 4
Hotel and Mind Slaves Novel Proposal, 1977-1990
Box 4
Hunting Party, 2002
(2 folders)
Box 5
Isle of No Return Outline, 2002
Box 5
Pyramid Timestep, 2002
Box 5
Whores, 1988-1994
Box 5
The Fourth Guardian (paperback), 1994
Box 10
The Fourth Guardian (softback), 1994 March
Box 10
The Lost Guardian (paperback), 1995
Box 10
The Lost Guardian (hardback), 1995
Box 10
Prisoners of Paradise, 1988
Box 10
The White Guardian (softback), 1999 June
Box 10
The White Guardian (hardback), 1998 June
Box 10
Airfish, 1993
Box 10
Alpha Gallery, 1990
Box 10
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 1, 1980 April
Box 10
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 3, 1981 January
Box 10
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 4, 1981 July
Box 10
The Berkley Showcase Vol. 5, 1982 October
Box 10
Das Fest des heiligen Dionysos, 1984
Box 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1987 September
Box 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1988 October
Box 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1989 May
Box 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1990 March
Box 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1990 June
Box 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1990 September
Box 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1990 December
Box 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1991 May
Box 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction, 1991 August
Box 10
Far Frontiers, 1985 Winter
Box 10
Future Pastimes, 1977
Box 10
In the Field of Fire (paperback), 1987 November
Box 10
In the Field of Fire (softback), 1987 February
Box 10
In the Field of Fire (hardback), 1987 February
Box 10
Isaac Asimov's SF-Lite, 1993 March
Box 10
Isaac Asimov's Werewolves, 1999
Box 10
Kopernikus 10, 1984
Box 11
New Worlds #5, 1973
Box 11
New Worlds #6, 1974
Box 11
New Worlds 6, 1973
Box 11
New Worlds 7, 1974
Box 11
Orbit 20, 1978
Box 11
Other Worlds, 1979
Box 11
Psypherboria, 1986 Summer
Box 11
Psypherboria 4, 1987 Spring
Box 11
Psypherboria 5, 1987 Early Summer
Box 11
Psypherboria 7, 1987 Winter
Box 11
Psypherboria 9, 1988 Summer
Box 11
Psypherboria 11, 1988 Winter
Box 11
Pulphouse Issue 2, 1988
Box 11
Pulphouse Issue 3, 1989 Spring
Box 11
Pulphouse Issue 6, 1990
Box 11
["Rampike" Publication of American Fairy Tales #1], 1986
Box 7
Tales from Issac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1986
Box 11
Universe 16, 1986
Box 11
The Vietnam War in American Stories, Songs, and Poems, 1996
Box 11
Weird Tales (paperback), 1988 Summer
Box 11
Weird Tales (bound), 1988 Summer
Box 11
Weird Tales (paperback), 1988 Fall
Box 11
Weird Tales (bound), 1988 Fall
Box 11
Weird Tales (paperback), 1991 Fall
Box 11
Weird Tales (bound), 1991 Fall
Box 11
Wet Visions, 1988
Box 11
After Hours #25, 1995 Winter
Box 12
Eternity Science Fiction, vol. 1, no. 2, 1980
Box 12
Fantasy Book, 1983 February
Box 12
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1983 March
Box 12
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1984 May
Box 12
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1984 October
Box 12
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1989 May
Box 12
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1989 November
Box 12
Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, 1990 September
Box 12
Last Wave, 1984 Winter
Box 12
Last Wave, 1984 Autumn
Box 12
New Pathways, 1990 September
Box 12
Science Fiction Age, 1993 January
Box 12
Trumpet, 1981 Summer
Box 12

2. Research, undated

Includes primarily research Cross conducted for his published books. Among the material are style sheets; notes, lists, and questions regarding the works; photocopies of internet and other research completed, and reference materials. Includes some correspondence with publishers. There is a review of White Guardian, and a list of Cross' recommended readings.

"Read This", Undated
Box 3
Adventuresome Journey Notes and Questions, Undated
Box 4
First Guardian Notes and Questions, Undated
Box 4
Fourth G. Notes, etc., Undated
Box 4
Fourth Guardians- Questions, Undated
Box 4
Lost Guardian Notes and Questions, Undated
Box 4
Lost Guardian Reference, Materials, and Lists, Undated
Box 4
Lost Guardian Biblio, Notes, Questions, etc., Undated
Box 4
Xerox Info re Richard, Durnstein Pics, etc., Undated
Box 4
White G Notes, Questions and Correspondence, Undated
Box 4
White G- Review in Realms of Fantasy, Undated
Box 4

3. Correspondence, 1972-2019 and undated

Includes correspondence regarding the publishing and review of Crosses work, along with contracts. Cross also comments on the work of other writers and his own unpublished work. In addition, there are files on royalty statements and the Nebula Awards. Material dated past Cross' death involves republication of his work.

JJ Beals Buisness, 2001
Box 3
Music Copyright, 1973-1992
Box 3
Agencja Praw Autorskitch, 1986-1987
Box 3
Hans Alpers- Utoprop, 1982-1991
Box 3
Berkley Books, 1979-1983
Box 3
Bibliographies and Lists and Foreign Republishes, 2019
Box 3
Carr, Terry, 1986
Box 3
Chocolak, Misha, 1988-1989
Box 3
Contracts, misc. (Stories, etc.), 1982-1995
Box 3
Mailed to Richard Curtis, 2001
Box 3
Curtis, Richard, 1988-1994
Box 3
Edelman, Scott, 1986-2001
Box 3
Edelstein, Scott, Undated
Box 3
F and SF: Return of Copyrights, 1994
Box 3
Ferman, Ed (F and SF), 1994
Box 3
Frenkel, Jim, 1990-2001
Box 3
Frenkel and Henshan Notes and Phone calls, 2001-2004
Box 3
General Correspondence, 1980-1995
Box 3
Henshaw, RIch, 1994-2003
Box 3
Mooscock, Michael and Bailey, Hillary, 1974-1978
Box 3
Platt, Charles, 1972-1979
Box 3
Platt, Charles, 1986-1989
Box 3
Pohl, Frederik, 1974-1977
Box 3
Reviews, 1981-2011
Box 3
Rusch, Kris, 1989-1992
Box 3
Schweitzer, Darrell, 1985
Box 3
Silbersack, Jonn, 1979-1988
Box 3
Tanaka, Yohsiyuki, 1985-1987
Box 3
Torgeson, Roy, 1978-1981
Box 3
Von Gelder, Gordon, 1993
Box 3
Royalty Statements, 2001-2004
Box 3
Nebula Awards, 1989-1991
Box 3
Adventuresome Journey Inc. (submission record), 1986-2001
Box 4
Prisoners of Paradise Contracts, 1987-2005
Box 4
Fourth G: Copyright and Contract, 1993
Box 4
White G and Fallen G and First Guardian Contracts, 1994
Box 4
Lost G: Songs, 1994-1995
Box 4
Foreign Agency Copies of Contracts and Cancellations, Undated
Box 4
American Fairy Tales Short Stories, Undated
Box 4
Beyond the Gods, 1977-1993
Box 4
Death Valley (Blues), 2004
Box 4
Getting Out, 1985-1994
Box 4
The Fourth Guardian, 1983-1985
Box 4
Lost Guardian Correspondence, 1995
Box 4
White G Press Release to UCLA Library News, Undated
Box 4
White G Promo Letters and Copies and Tapes, 1998
Box 4
White G- Catalog Copy from TOR Catalog, Undated
Box 4
Prisoners of Paradise Author Questions and Misc, 1988
Box 5
Prisoners of Paradise Misc, 1988
Box 5
Prisoners of Paradise- Bruin Review and Interview, 1988
Box 5
The Show Portrait Outline, 2001-2005
Box 5
Vicious Circles, 1976
Box 5
 

Historical Note

Ronald Anthony Cross was born on 1937 September 12 in Hollywood California and died on 2006 March 1, in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California. He was an American science fiction and fantasy author.


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Provenance

The Ronald Anthony Cross Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger and Emile Therrien, August, 2019

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2019-0052

Material may not be organized beyond its original order.