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|General office files 1972-2000|
|Science fiction newsletters 1927; 1968-2004|
|Audio-visual materials 1986-1995|
|Title:||Bud Foote Papers|
|Size/Quantity:||4.0 linear feet (five document cases and one oversize folder)|
|Language:||This collection is written in English.|
|Repository:||Archives & Records Management, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Abstract:||The Bud Foote Papers consist of general office files, correspondence, newsletters, and audio-visual materials relating to Foote's extensive research in science fiction during his career as a faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology. A large number of Foote's published and unpublished papers and other writings on science fiction are also included in this collection.|
|General note||The monographs and serials in this collection will be cataloged and housed in the Archives at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Any remaining manuscript material will be added to these papers as they become available.|
Irving Flint "Bud" Foote (1930-2005) spent his career as a professor of English at the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His scholarly interest in science fiction extended to his teaching: He pioneered classes in the study of science fiction, as well as in speed reading and African-American studies.
Bud Foote was born on August 19, 1930 in Linconia, New Hampshire. Foote attended Princeton and received his B.A. in English and graduated in 1952 Summa Cum Laude. Later, Foote attended the University of Connecticut to obtain his M.A. in English before coming to Georgia Tech in 1957. As a professor at Georgia Tech, Foote influenced the curriculum as much as he influenced his students. Both a political activist and folk-music enthusiast, Foote was very passionate about the arts and teaching; he was very eclectic and on many occasions brought his banjo to class.
Foote published poetry, a novel, music and several short pieces of literature (sometimes under the pseudonym "Og, King of Bashan"). He amassed a large collection of over 8,000 science fiction books during his career.
Foote retired from Georgia Tech in 1999 after teaching for over thirty years. He died on March 12, 2005 after complications from a stroke.
The general office files in this collection consist of correspondence, teaching materials, and other general files relating to Bud Foote's research in science fiction. Foote's published and unpublished papers, including some poetry, are found in the Writings series. The third series includes extensive, though incomplete, runs of several science fiction newsletters. Five videotapes and two audiotapes containing interviews and lectures on science fiction form Series 4 of the collection.
This collection has been arranged into four series:
One 3 1/2" floppy disk, the videotapes and audiocassette tapes require special equipment.
Please cite [Item, Folder Title, Series Title], Bud Foote Papers (MS311), Archives, Library and Information Center, Georgia Institute of Technology.
Acquired from Bud Foote (accession numbers 1999.015, 2004.113, 2004.126).
Christine de Catanzaro processed these papers in September 2006.
Additional manuscript material may be added to these papers.
One piece of correspondence from Kim Stanley Robinson (December 1991) and a Bud Foote memorial booklet added April 2012.
Revisions to Finding Aid
No restrictions on access to the materials in Series 1 through 3, with tne exception of one floppy disk in Series 2, which requires special equipment to access. Please see archivist for access to audio-visual materials in Series 4.
Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.
The books in this collection will be cataloged separately, and the photographs will be processed as VAM311. Artifacts, including a set of science fiction playing cards, a globe titled "Winter," and a painting titled "Robot Relaxed" by Bud Foote's son, have been removed to the artifacts.
A print copy of this finding aid is available in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.
SERIES 1: General office files, 1972-2000
|1||1||Class materials: Myth and science fiction, Spring 1973|
|1||2||Class materials: Science fiction, undated|
|1||3||Conferences, fliers, 1981-1999; undated|
|1||6||Correspondence notes, ca. 1977-2000|
|1||7||Correspondence, materials on Jack Williamson, 1988|
|1||8||Correspondence, letters to editor, 1990-ca. 1993; undated|
|1||9||Correspondence, reviews, 1990-1991|
|1||14||Correspondence from Kim Stanley Robinson, December 1991|
|1||10||Directories: International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 1985-2000|
|1||11||Directories: Science Fiction Research Association, 1986-1999|
|1||12||General files, undated|
|1l||1||OVERSIZE: Posters, undated|
|1||13||Science fiction catalogs, 1973-1975|
SERIES 2: Writings, 1972-1999
|2||1||"The Board and the Book", undated|
|2||2||"Brass Tacks" (Letter to the editor), August 1991|
|2||3||"The Connecticut Yankee in the Twentieth Century", undated|
|2||4||"A Conversation with Kim Stanley Robinson", March 1994|
|2||5||"Dolphin" writings, ca. 1972-1973|
|2||6||"In the Wet, not on the Beach: The Other SF of Nevil Shute", June 3, 1999|
|2||7||"Independence Day" (poem), undated|
|2||8||"Jesus of Nazareth, Arthur of Britain, and the Groundhog of Punxatawney", March 23, 1991|
|2||17||Memorial program [includes biography and selected writings by Foote], ca. 2005|
|2||9||"Module the First: How to Read Science Fiction" drafts, 1997-1998|
|2||10||"Oedipus, Frankenstein, and the Connecticut Yankee", undated|
|2||11||"The Panchronicon: A New Hampshire Yankee in Queen Elizabeth's Court", undated|
|2||12||"Project" (3 1/2" floppy disk), undated|
|2||13||"Science-Fiction and the Subjective Correlative", April 18, 1982|
|2||14||"The Traveler to the Past as Seeker After Utopia", June 1991|
|2||15||"The Uses of the Past in Detective Fiction and Science Fiction", March 25, 1988|
|2||16||"Verne's Paris in the Twentieth Century", December 1995|
SERIES 3: Science fiction newsletters, 1927; 1968-2004
|3||1||Cotyledon, March 1997|
|3||2||"Dreams and Nightmares" 63-68, 2002-2004|
|3||3||Future Times 4/7-6/11 (issues missing), 2001-2003|
|3||4||Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction Newsletter, December 2000|
|3||5||International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Newsletter, Spring 1999; Fall 2001|
|3||6||John D. MacDonald Bibliophile, nos. 10-17, 1968-1972|
|3||7||Light's List, 2002-2003|
|3||8||Locus, May 1988-June 1988|
|3||9||New York Review of Science Fiction: Vol. 10 No. 4 - Vol. 12 No. 1 (issues missing), 1997-1999|
|4||1||New York Review of Science Fiction: Vol. 12 No. 8 - Vol. 13 No. 12 (issues missing), 2000-2001|
|4||2||New York Review of Science Fiction: Vol. 14 No. 1 - Vol. 15 No. 11 (issues missing), 2001-2003|
|4||3||Popular Culture Association Newsletter Vol. 2 No. 1, November 1972|
|4||4||Riverside Quarterly (flier), undated|
|4||5||Scavenger's No. 206, 224, April 2001-October 2002|
|4||6||Science Fiction Research Association Review No. 238-239, February 1999-April 1999|
|4||7||Science Fiction Research Association Review No. 244-258 (issues missing), January 2000-June 2002|
|4||8||Science Fiction Reserach Association Newsletter No. 16-47 (issues missing), October 1972-March 1976|
|4||9||Science-Fiction Studies (flier), undated|
|4||10||Star Line Vol. 17 No. 5 - Vol 27. No. 4 (issues missing), 1994-2004|
|4||11||The Steam Man, 1927|
SERIES 4: Audio-visual materials, 1986-1995
|5||1||Channel 16 interview with Bud Foote (Video), undated|
|5||2||Isaac Asimov (Video), undated|
|5||3||Professor's Tape - Course: ENGL3882 Lecture:5 (Video), January 19, 1995|
|5||4||Professor's Tape - Course: ENGL3882 Lecture:6 (Video), January 24, 1995|
|5||5||Professor's Tape - Course: ENGL3882 Lecture:7 (Video), January 26, 1995|
|5||6||Southwind No. 157 - Science Fiction and the South, April 10, 1986|
|5||7||Ursula K. Le Guin - The Shobe Story (Audio), March 14, 1991|