The Anne McCaffrey papers is comprised of manuscripts, galley proofs, notes, correspondence, and other material related to
the writings of Anne McCaffrey between 1957-1999. Although this collection does not span McCaffrey's entire career, it offers
a representative sample of her literary opus. This collection primarily contains material regarding her signature works of
science fiction and fantasy but also includes McCaffrey's early essays, unpublished works, and books she wrote on various
other topics such as romance, horse breeding, and cooking.
On April 1, 1926, Anne Inez McCaffrey was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to George Herbert McCaffrey and Anne Dorothy McElroy
McCaffrey. Her father was a United States Army Colonel and her mother worked as an advertising copywriter in Boston. In 1947,
cum laude from Radcliffe College, majoring in Slavonic Languages and Literatures. Her unpublished honors thesis was titled
Eugene Ivanovich Zamiatin, with Special Emphasis on His Utopian novel, We. A copy of the thesis is in the manuscript division of the George Arents Library in Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.
In 1948 McCaffrey worked in New York City as a copywriter and layout artist for the Liberty Music Shops. There she wrote advertisements
based on lines from
Bartlett's Famous Quotations. She also worked as the Secretary to the Sales Manager of Helena Rubenstein, Inc.
33.0 linear feet
(66 document boxes)
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
This collection is open for research.