H.P. Lovecraft Collection

Lovecraft, the eccentric Providence author of fantasy and horror tales for the pulp magazines of the 1920's, is now recognized as one of the seminal figures in the development of the science fiction genre. The collection includes extensive holdings of manuscripts, letters, editions of Lovecraft's works in all languages, periodicals, biographical and critical works, and many supportive collections of manuscript and printed materials of Lovecraft friends and associates. There are more than 1,000 books and magazines, in 20 languages, containing material by or about Lovecraft plus over 2,000 original letters and manuscripts of his essays, fiction and poetry. Many of the papers were deposited in the library a few months after Lovecraft's death in 1937; others have been added by gift and purchase over the years.

Note: In the summer of 2013, students in Brown's Public Humanities program developed an augmented reality tour of Lovecraft's Providence for NecronomiCon Providence. Further information is available at: calloflovecraft.com

Format(s): Books, Manuscripts, Letters
Library: John Hay
Contact(s): Christopher_Geissler@brown.edu

Access to the collection:

Online Finding Aid (BAMCO):
Guide to the Howard P. Lovecraft papers

Online Catalog (JOSIAH):
Individual records for most printed materials available on JOSIAH
General description of the collection available on JOSIAH
Josiah author search: H. P. Lovecraft
Lovecraft Collection

Other Online Access:
Publication: Books at Brown, Vol. 25, 1977
Publication: Books at Brown Vol. 38-39, 1991-1992
Publication: The Shadow out of Time (Bibliofile)
Publication: Mysterious Lovecraft Manuscript (Among Friends)
Non-brown Web Page: The H. P. Lovecraft Archive (Donovan Loucks)

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