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DeChancie (John) papers
MS 355  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: John DeChancie papers
    Date (inclusive): 1977-1999, undated.
    Collection Number: MS 355
    Creator: DeChancie, John
    Extent: 2.92 Linear Feet (8 boxes)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The John DeChancie papers is a collection of documents consisting of manuscripts, page proofs, and correspondence relating to the literary works of American comic fantasy and science fiction writer, John DeChancie.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. John DeChancie papers (MS 355). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of John DeChancie, 2011.

    Processing History

    The collection was processed by Julianna Gil in 2017.
    Processing of the John DeChancie papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Procesing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.

    Biographical Note

    John DeChancie was born on August 3, 1946, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. DeChancie attended public and private schools, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1968 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Philosophy. DeChancie worked for a television station as a technician, as well as a freelance cameraman for a motion picture. Later on, he focused on directing and producing educational films, television commercials, and industrial films for about 7-8 years. In 1979, DeChancie began writing fiction. “I Am The Grass” was DeChancie’s first fictional story to be sold to a professional magazine. Then in 1983 he sold Starrigger, his first fiction book, to ACE Books who published it in December of the same year. As an author, he has published numerous books including the Skyway series, Castle series, Dr. Dimension series, Castle Falkenstein series, and other books. DeChancie is also involved in writing screenplays and teleplays.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The collection contains documents from John DeChancie's literary career, inlcuding manuscripts, page proofs, articles, and memorabilia related to many of his works, and correspondence with publishers, science fiction societies, and other authors.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into two series as follows:
    • Series 1. Manuscripts & Related Materials, 1977-1999; undated.
    • Series 2. Correspondence, 1981-1985.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    DeChancie, John.
    Fantasy fiction.
    Science fiction.
    Science-fiction writers.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Correspondence.
    Manuscripts.
    Page proofs.