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Guide to the Papers of Michael Thomas Hinkemeyer

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Educator and novelist. Born and grew up in Stearns County, MN. Educated at St. John's University, Collegeville, and Northwestern University (M.A., PhD.). Taught at Queens College, 1971-1976. Began writing fiction in 1965. First work published in 1974. Began writing gothic fiction under the pseudonym "Vanessa Royall" in 1978. Began writing under the pseudonym "Jan Lara" in 1988.

Papers include holographs (one unpublished), edited manuscripts, transcripts and the tapes of a press conference and speeches at St. Cloud State University, October 4-5, 1979, and autographed copies of published works. Information on literary rights is contained in the depository agreement dated October 4, 1979.

Accessions: October 4, 1979; March 17, 1980; March 24, 1980; December 
1980; August 1, 1981; September 10, 1982; September 5, 1984; September 
13, 1984; September 21, 1984; May 1987; Dec. 1988; March 1990; Oct. 1990. 

BOX 1

Folder

1	Guide to the papers of Michael Thomas Hinkemeyer.

2	Autobiographical data, September 1979.

3	Correspondence, 1976-

	Primarily correspondence between M. Hinkemeyer and John Berling, 
Dean of the Learning Resources Services, St. Cloud State University.

4	St. Cloud State University, October 4-5, 1979.

	Agendas, letter of invitation, *copy of the depository agreement, 
banquet guest register, and other items concerning the visit of M. 
Hinkemeyer.

5-6 	St. Cloud State University, October 4-5, 1979. 

	Transcripts and audio- and video-tapes covering the signing of the 
depository agreement, a press conference, remarks at the Recognition 
Banquet, and a meeting with the students and faculty of St. Cloud State 
University. *Copy of release statement.

7	Media coverage, 1978-

	Clippings, press releases, etc.

8	Articles, 1971-1976.
	
	Educational articles published in Clearing House.

9	Book reviews, 19 - .

	*Originals held in the University Archives, LRS.


BOX 2		Galley proofs (uncut), 1978-

Folder
1	"The Creator", 1978.

	(Received 4 October 1979)

2	"The Harbinger",1980.

	(Received 17 March 1979)
					
 
BOX 3

Folder

1-2 	"Monahan: an American Tragedy", 1972-1973. 

	Unpublished novel.
	(Received 4 October 1979)

3	"A Terror Below: a Story of the Occult", 1973.

	Holograph. Published (Fawcett) as The Dark Below, 1974. Two 
letters from Fawcett.
	(Received 4 October 1979)

4	The Dark Below, Fawcett, 1974.

	Autographed.


BOX 4

Folder

1	"Summer Solstice" or "The Return", 1975.

	Holograph.
	(Received 4 October 1979)

2-3	 "Summer Solstice", 1976.

	Typescript corrected by author. The last page in folder 3 is missing.
	(Received 4 October 1979)
	
4	Fields of Eden, Putnam, 1977; Pocket Books, 1977.

	Both copies autographed.


BOX 5

Folder

1-2	 "The Creator", 1978.
	
	Typescript. Final copy-edited version (?),with handwritten corrections.
	(Received 10 September 1982)

3	The Creator, Pinnacle, 1978.


BOX 6

Folder
1-5 	"Flames of Desire", 1978.

	Typescript. Copy-edited with handwritten revisions.
	(Received 5 September 1984)

6	Flames of Desire, Dell, 1978.

	By Vanessa Royall.
	(Received 3 December 1984)


BOX 7

Folder

1-4	 "Come Faith, Come Fire", 1979.

	Typescript. Complete copy-edited version.
	(Received 10 September 1982)

5	Come Faith, Come Fire, Dell, 1979.

	By Vanessa Royall. Autographed.


BOX 8

Folder

1-2	 "The Harbinger", 1980.

	Edited first draft, entitled "Dark Angels Pass By". Folder 1, page 
125 is missing.
	(Received 17 March 1979)

3-4	 "The Harbinger", 1980.
	
	Edited second draft.
	(Received 24 March 1980)

5	The Harbinger, Pocket Books, 1980.

	Autographed.


BOX 9

Folder

1-3 	"Firebrand's Woman", 1980.

	Original typescript; written February-July, 1979. Preceded by letter 
dated October 2,1979, from editor Andrea Cirillo on suggested 
revisions, with handwritted notes by the author.
	(Received December 1980)

4	Firebrand's Woman, Dell, 1980.

	By Vanessa Royall.


BOX 10

Folder
1	"Lilac Night", 1981.

	Holograph. Partial first draft, fall 1978.
	(Received 10 September 1982)

2	"Lilac Night", 1981.

	Second draft (?), typed with handwritten additions, corrections, 
1979.
	(Received 10 September 1982)

3	"Lilac Night", 1981.

	Typescript. Excerpt prepared for submission, early in 1979.
	(Received 10 September 1982)

4-6 	"Lilac Night", 1981.

	Original typescript.
	(Received 1 August 1981)


BOX 11

Folder

1-3 	"Lilac Night", 1981.

	Typescript (photocopy). Copy-edited with hand-written revisions.
	(Received 5 September 1984)

4	"Lilac Night", 1981.

	Author galleys.
	(Received 5 September 1984)


5	Lilac Night: A Novel of Revenge, Crown, 1981;
	Lilac Night: A Novel of Revenge, Ace, 1982.

	Autographed copy (paperback).


BOX 12

Folder

1	"Wild Wind Westward", 1982.

	Original working outline. Photocopy.
	(Received 10 September 1982)

2-6 	"Wild Wind Westward", 1982.

	Photocopy of copy-edited (?) typescript with handwritten corrections.
	(Received 10 September 1982)

7	Wild Wind Westward, Dell, 1982.

	By Vanessa Royall.
	(Received 3 December 1984)


BOX 13

Folder

1-5 	"Seize the Dawn", 1983.

	Original typescript, first draft.
	(Received 10 September 1982)

6	Seize the Dawn, Dell, 1983.

	By Vanessa Royall. Autographed copy.
	(Received 21 September 1984)


BOX 14

Folder

1-3	 "A Time to Reap", 1984.

	Original typescript, first draft.
	(Received 5 September 1984)

4-8	 "A Time to Reap", 1984.

	First draft, revised. Typescript (photocopy).
	(Received 13 September 1984)

9	A Time to Reap, St. Martin's Press, 1984.

	Autographed copy.
	(Received 5 September 1984)


BOX 15

Folder

1-7 "The Passionate and the Proud", 1983. 

	Original typescript. Complete, unedited.  Written between 6/16/83 
and 9/17/83. 
(Received May 1987.)

8	The Passionate and the Proud, Dell, 1984.

	By Vanessa Royall.
	(Received 14 September 1987.)


BOX 16

Folder

1-6	 "Fourth Down, Death," 1985.

	Original manuscript. Complete.
	(Received May 1987.)

7-10 	"Fourth Down, Death," 1985.

	Revised and edited photocopy of typescript.
	(Received May 1987.)


BOX 17

Folder

1-2 	See above.

3	Specifications and corrections.

	Photocopy.

4	Fourth Down, Death. St. Martin's Press, 1985.


BOX 18

Folder

1	"Fires of Delight," 1984.

	Outline.
	(Received May 1987.)

2-7	 "Fires of Delight," 1984.

	Original typescript. Revised and edited. Written between September
2 and November 12, 1984.
	(Received May 1987.)


BOX 19

Folder

1-3	 "Limbo", 1986.

	Holograph. Partial first draft of a work-in-progress suspense 
novel. Written between April 4, 1986 and July 11, 1986.
	(Received May 1987.)

4	Summer Solstice. Berkley, 1976.

	Autographed.

5	Fires of Delight. Dell, 1986.

	By Vanessa Royall.

6	Limbo. Popular Library, 1988.

	By Jan Lara.


BOX 20

Folder

1	Soulcatchers. Popular Library, 1990.

	By Jan Lara.

	Autographed.

2	The Order of the Arrow. TOR, 1990.

	Autographed.

3	"Souleaters."

	"Outline for a novel of horror."

	Includes holographic corrections and changes by the author.

4-5	 "Soulcatchers."

	Copy-edited manuscript.

6	"A Web of Time."

	Outline for a novel.

	Unpublished.


BOX 21

Folder

1-3 	"Limbo."

	Copy-edited manuscript.

4-6	 "Slow Death."

	Typescript.  Holographic editing by author.

	Work in progress.


BOX 22

Folder

1-4 	"Order of the Arrow."

	Original manuscript.

5-7	"Order of the Arrow."

	Copy-edited manuscript.


BOX 23

Folder

1-4	 "The Coming"

	Typescript.

	Work in progress.

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