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Shaara - Financial and Legal Papers
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Series V: Financial and legal papers, 1950-1988 (0.25 linear feet)

Financial and legal papers provide information about Shaara's publishing income; among these are contracts, royalties and earnings statements, and some tax files. Papers related to his personal expenditures are filed under bills and invoices Also included is Shaara's ledger book that details addresses and entries of manuscript submissions, acceptance status, the number of words per story, the amount paid when accepted, and records of correspondence from magazines. This is an invaluable resource that documents his early publishing attempts. According to his ledger, "Grenville's Planet", was his first published science fiction story; it originally appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1952.

Shaara's financial and legal papers are arranged in four subcategories: Bills and invoices, Contracts, Royalties and earning statements, and Income tax. Within each subcategory, materials are arranged alphabetically by corporate name. Honorariums for speeches and personal appearances were filed under Royalties and earning statements - - Schools, colleges, and universities. Correspondence placed with particular financial and legal records was retained within the file folder.

Other materials related to this series can be found in Series III: Correspondence - - Agents and Publishing Activities; Series III: Correspondence - - Financial and legal;
Series III: Correspondence - - Professional activities.

Series
Box
Folder

Item Description

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 1

Bills and invoices - - (North Florida Hearing Aid Centers), 1988.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 2

Contracts - - (Analog), 1975.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 3

Contracts - - (Curtis Publishing), 1966.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 4

Contracts - - (David McKay Company), 1974.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 5

Contracts - - (McCall Publishing), 1973.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 6

Contracts - - (McGraw-Hill Book Company), 1977, 1980.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 7

Contracts - - (New American Library, Inc.), 1966.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 8

Contracts - - (Revue Productions), 1957-1958.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 9

Contracts - - (W.H. Allen Company), 1975.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 10

Royalties and earning statements - - (Shaara’s ledger book), 1950-1973.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 11

Royalties and earning statements - - (A.M. Health and Company), 1968.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 12

Royalties and earning statements - - (Ballantine Books), 1975.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 13

Royalties and earning statements - - (Mrs. Groff (Florence) Conklin), 1971

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 14

Royalties and earning statements - - (Curtis Publishing Company), 1966.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 15

Royalties and earning statements - - (David McKay Company), 1973-1981.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 16

Royalties and earning statements - - (John Cushman Associates), 1974-1975.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 17

Royalties and earning statements - - (International Press Agency), 1968.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 18

Royalties and earning statements - - (McCall Publishing Company), 1967.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 19

Royalties and earning statements - - (McGraw-Hill Book Company), 1978-1979, 1981, 1984-1985, 1987-1988.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 20

Royalties and earning statements - - (National Broadcasting Company), 1964.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 21

Royalties and earning statements - - (New American Library), 1968-1973.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 22

Royalties and earning statements - - (Pocket Books), 1983.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 23

Royalties and earning statements - - (Robert Harben), 1973.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 24

Royalties and earning statements - - (Schools, Colleges, Universities) -- [Columbia University, Dickinson College, University of South Florida - - Florida Suncoast Writers’ Conference, University of Southern Mississippi, U.S. Army War College], 1975-1976, 1987 and n.d.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 25

Royalties and earning statements - - (Street & Smith Publications, Incorporated), 1951.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 26

Royalties and earning statements - - (Simon & Schuster), 1981.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 27

Royalties and earning statements - - (Thomson & Company, Ltd.), 1968.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 28

Royalties and earning statements - - (W.H. Allen & Company, Ltd.), 1977, 1980.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 29

Royalties and earning statements - - (Ziff-Davis Publishing Company), 1954.

Series 5
Box 9
Folder 30

Taxes - - (1099-MISCs), 1966-1967, 1973-1974, 1976-1977, 1979, 1980.

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