George R. R. Martin Collection - Fully Processed
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Brief Description: This collection consists of the personal papers, manuscripts, memorabilia, and other associational material of science fiction and fantasy author George R. R. Martin. (C000004)
Held at:
Cushing Library
5000 Texas A&M
College Station, TX 77840
Phone: (979) 845-1951
Fax: (979) 845-1441
Email: Aeon [at] lib-gw.tamu.edu
Record Series Number: 00/C000004
Created by: Martin, George R.R.
Volume: 300.0 Boxes
Arrangement:

Materials are arranged as they are received chronologically.

Series I consists of Martin's correspondence, manuscripts, and other personal papers.

Series II consists of assorted merchandise and other products related to Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire cycle of fantasy novels as well as the HBO Game of Thrones television show.

Series III consists of personal financial records and is closed to researchers.

Series IV consists of oversized materials, most of it tie-in merchandise from the HBO Game of Thrones television show. Included in this series are limited edition replicas of various weapons from the show and from the Song of Ice and Fire novels.

Access Restrictions:

The majority of the Martin collection is available to all researchers. Researchers requesting access to closed materials must present a letter of permission from George R. R. Martin.  Users should obtain such permission prior to visiting the Cushing Library.

At Mr. Martin's request, all manuscript materials for A Dance With Dragons will be closed until the publication of The Winds Of Winter, at which time they will be made available again. When Cushing Library receives the manuscript for The Winds Of Winter, it will likewise be closed to researchers until A Dream of Spring (the final book in A Song of Ice and Fire) is published.

At Mr. Martin's request, all personal and financial correspondence (including correspondence to and from Mr. Martin's literary agents) in the collection is closed to researchers until 2020. At that time, Mr. Martin will reevaluate his decision to close this portion of the collection.

If correspondence is requested, check before providing to researchers to make sure that no financial information is included. If such information is identified, it must be redacted before use.

Genres/Forms of Material
Manuscripts
Personal Papers
Science Fiction
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Physical Access Notes: Some of the materials relating to Beauty and the Beast contain personally identifiable information. These materials have been checked by Reading Room staff before being made accessible to researchers, and have been redacted. Only redacted versions should be made available to researchers.
Technical Access Notes: No Restrictions.
Acquisition Notes: Received from George R.R. Martin  Official depository of Martin's papers.