Sturgeon Papers Go to University of Kansas

The University of Kansas has received a collection of Theodore Sturgeon’s private letters, manuscripts, and other papers as a gift from the late writer’s daughter, Noel Sturgeon. Highlights from the collection include the original manuscript and multiple film script treatments of More Than Human, his notes and outline for one of the Star Trek episodes he wrote, and  personal documents, correspondence, and story ideas and drafts shared with other major figures of 20th century science fiction.

The papers will become part of a definitive Theodore Sturgeon collection, to be established at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas.  KU is also is home to the Center for the Study of Science Fiction, which presents the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for the best short science fiction at its annual Campbell Conference.