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Special Collections Research Center Receives Grant to Process Forrest J. Ackerman Papers
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation is providing Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) with a $17,000 grant to process the Forrest J. Ackerman Papers.
Ackerman was a popular American science fiction author, editor, agent, collector and fan. His papers include correspondence from 1930 to 1967 as well as fan mail; communications with other writers including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Andre Norton and others; and correspondence with book and film companies.
“This is especially gratifying to receive good news at such a difficult time,” says David Seaman, dean of Syracuse University Libraries and University Librarian. “We thank The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation for their support of our world-class special collections, and the faculty and students who benefit from them daily.”
“This grant will help SCRC process this popular collection and provide broader access to researchers globally,” says Petrina Jackson, director of the center. “SCRC benefits greatly from foundations and private donors that enable us to ensure resources like the Forrest J. Ackerman Papers are accessible for wider communities and long into the future.”