Warren Norwood Collection, 1962-2005Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

By Laurel Alexander, Whitney Willis, Perri Hamilton

Collection Overview

Title: Warren Norwood Collection, 1962-2005Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Predominant Dates: 1982-1989
ID: 01/ AR0800
Primary Creator: Norwood, Warren (1945 - 2005)
Extent: 67.0 Boxes
Languages: English


Warren Norwood, North Texas alumnus and the author of several popular science fiction and fantasy novels, deposited his collection with the Rare Book Room in the late 1990s. The Rare Book Room merged with the UNT Archives and is now known as Special Collections. His collection includes manuscripts, outlines, correspondence, publications and posters related to his writing career.

Subject/Index Terms

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Archives and Rare Books department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Depending on any access restrictions noted above, you may be able to request items be delivered to our reading room, or that we make reproductions for you. Just click on either the or icons in the listings below to be routed to our request form.

Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Source: Warren Norwood
Acquisition Method: Gift
Processing Information: Entered 6/03/2014 by Laurel Alexander and Whitney Willis.


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Box and Folder Listing

  • Series 23: Personal ArtifactsAdd to your cart.

    Artifacts from Warren Norwood's personal life.
    • Box 61: School, Military, and SciFi artifactsAdd to your cart.

      Barcode: 50055
      • Folder 1: OKon-related materials, 1984, 1992Add to your cart.

        Contains a programs for Big Okie is Watching You, which Warren Norwood attended as a pannelist, as well as for the last OKon, which Warren Norwood attended as a guest. He is mentioned on page 23 under the "OKon Irregulars" section. Warren Norwood was the 1991 OKon Toastmaster. This folder also contains a booklet about OKon titled "OKon Confidential, The True Story!"
      • Folder 2: Misc. personal artifacts, 1981 to 2003Add to your cart.

        Contains a programs of events to CollegeCon II 1981, three books of dulcimer music scores, a program for The 7th Annual High School Playwriting Project Staged Readings from 2003, the publication "At the Forefront" by William R. Edwards, the publication "Corruption of the Innocent" by Amy Thomson, and a copy of The Writer with highlights of job postings.
      • Folder 3: Photographs and funeral service program, July 12, 2005, undatedAdd to your cart.

        Three photographs of Warren Norwood as an adult, photo development envelopes with negatives, and copies of the program for Warren Norwood's funeral service.
      • Folder 4: High School artifacts, 1959 to 1963Add to your cart.

        • Item 1: National High School Poetry Association, undatedAdd to your cart.

          A National High School Poetry Association Certificate of Acceptance for the poem "Memories" by Warren Norwood for publication in the annual Anthology of High School Poetry. (See Box 56, Item 1: Voice of America for the anthology.)
        • Item 2: "Miss Teenage America" clipping, undatedAdd to your cart.

          A clipping about the teenage judges for the "Miss Teenage America" contest for which Warren Norwood was one of the judges. Clipping includes a photo of Norwood and the other judges.
        • Item 3: High School graduation program, May 28, 1963Add to your cart.

          A program for Warren Norwood's graduation from Arlington Heights Senior High School on May 28, 1963.
        • Item 4: Football team photograph and ribbon, undatedAdd to your cart.

          A black/white high school football team photo. Included with the photo is a yellow ribbon reading "Hornet Sting: The Bronco," with images of two football players and a hornet stinging a bronco.
        • Item 5: Class photograph, undatedAdd to your cart.

          A black/white junior or senior high school class photo. There are 15 signatures on the back of the photograph
        • Item 6: "Miss Teenage America" photograph, undatedAdd to your cart.

          A photograph from the "Miss Teenage America" contest. Warren Norwood can be seen holding the trophy for the contest.
        • Item 7: The Jabberwocky, 1960Add to your cart.

          A copy of The Jabberwocky- The Arlington Heights High School Magazine, Spring 1960 issue.
        • Item 8: The Jabberwocky, December 18, 1959Add to your cart.

          A copy of The Jabberwocky: Special Chiristmas Portfolio Issue from 1959.
      • Folder 5: Army artifacts, 1966 to 1968-08Add to your cart.

        Contains a letter written to Warren Norwood when he was a sergeant at Fort Hood from Sp4 E.L. Eliason on August 7, 1968; a copy of the Armored Sentinel Style Book and The Army Personal Affairs Handbook; and the publication Tour 365- USARV Returnee Magazine, Spring-Summer 1968 issue.
      • Folder 6: Army paperwork, September 10, 1967 - November 17, 1967Add to your cart.

        Department of the Army paperwork for Warren C Norwood.
      • Folder 7: National Vietnam War Museum, 1999 to 2000Add to your cart.

        Contains printouts from the National Vietnam War Museum website including press releases, and sponsorship information; two NVWM board meeting agendas and a NVWM tresurer's report; a booklet and brochure about the museum; and Weatherford Democrat clippings regarding plans for the building of the museum.
      • Item 1: Airborne: The First Three Years, June 25, 1963Add to your cart.

        Contains a pictorial history of the first three years of the 173D Airborne Brigade in Vietnam.
      • Item 2: Vietnam: The Second Year, undatedAdd to your cart.

        A book titled Vietnam: The Second Year, a pictoral history about the 173D Airborne Brigade (Separate) in the Vietnam war. Contains notes and signatures from Warren Norwood's fellow soldiers and a map of Vietnam.
    • Box 63: Trade publicationsAdd to your cart.

      Barcode: 640064
      • Folder 1: Science Fiction Chronicle, 1984-08; 1985-08 to 11; 1988-06Add to your cart.

        Issues of Science Fiction Chronicle-The Monthly SF and Fantasy News magazine kept by Warren Norwood. The publications have sections of interest highlighted.  Issue 73 of October 1985 mentions Warren Norwood on page 10. This folder contains the August of 1984, September, October, and November of 1985, June and July of 1986, and June of 1988 issues.
      • Folder 2: Locus, 1986-08, 1986-10 to 12Add to your cart.

        Issues of Locus, The Newspaper of the Science Fiction Field kept by Warren Norwood.  The publications have sections of interest highlighted.  This folder contains the August, October, November, December 1986 issues.
      • Folder 3: Locus, 1986-03, 1986-05 to 07Add to your cart.

        Issues of Locus kept by Warren Norwood with sections of interest highlighted. This folder contains the March, May, June, and July of 1986 issues.
      • Folder 4: Locus, 1988-02, 1988-05 to 08Add to your cart.

        Issues of Locus kept by Warren Norwood with sections of interest highlighted. Issue #331 of August 1988 mentions Warren Norwood on page 9. This folder contains the February, April, May, June, July, and August of 1988 issues.
    • Box 64: Personal ArtifactsAdd to your cart.

      Barcode: 641484
      • Item 1: Sonic Brutality, 1993Add to your cart.

        Contains a CD album by Damien Lee Thorr called Sonic Brutality. Includes CD and liner notes. Warren Norwood is mentioned in the musician's thanks.
      • Folder 1: The South Campus Script, 1988Add to your cart.

        Contains The South Campus Script, a writing magazine of Tarrant County Junior College South Campus.
      • Folder 2: Van Cliburn Foundation, 1999-2000Add to your cart.

        Contains a newsletter of the Cliburn News and a program from the Second International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs. Warren Norwood was the Associate Director of Development of the Van Cliburn Foundation.
      • Folder 3: Offprint of "Romance Notes", 1969Add to your cart.

        Contains an offprint of Two Moments in the Life and Poetry of Dionisio Ridruejo by Maria Jean Zupanchich.
      • Folder 4: NolaCon II, 1988Add to your cart.

        Contains a program for a science fiction convention, NolaCon, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
      • Folder 5: L.A. Con, 1984Add to your cart.

        Contains a program for L.A. Con II at the Anaheim Convention Center. Contains Warren Norwood as an award Nominee for  Best New Writer of Bantam Books. Also includes some correspondence between Norwood and programming containing details of his appearance at LA Con II.
      • Folder 6: Works from Friends, undatedAdd to your cart.

        Contains drafts of short stories sent to Warren Norwood. Includes The Man With the Twisted Tooth by Patrick Henderson and The Public House Parodies by Larry Heald.
      • Folder 7: Puzzle Factor, Draft, 1984-11Add to your cart.

        Contains cover art of Mother Earth and Jitterbug by Mike McQuay. Warren Norwood wrote a review for both books on the back cover. Mother Earth is signed by the author. Includes drafts of Puzzle Factor by Mike McQuay which Warren Norwood helped edit.
      • Folder 8: Convention Materials, undatedAdd to your cart.

        Contains correspondence pertaining conventions.

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