Robin Hardy papers, (bulk 1970-1995).

Title
Robin Hardy papers, 1914-2001 (bulk 1970-1995).
Author
Hardy, Robin, 1952-
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid
0

Details

Additional Authors
Cloverdale Press.
Description
15 linear ft. (37 boxes, 1 oversized folder).
Genre/Form
  • Diaries.
  • Photographs.
  • Sound recordings.
  • Video recordings.
  • Works of art.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • Series X. of the papers is closed until 2028.
Source (note)
  • Estate of Robin Hardy
Biography (note)
  • Robin Clarkson Hardy, gay activist, writer, editor and producer of adventure fiction, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 4806
Author
Hardy, Robin, 1952-
Title
Robin Hardy papers, 1914-2001 (bulk 1970-1995).
Summary
The papers reflect the personal life and career of Robin Hardy, Canadian-born gay activist, writer and editor of action/adventure fiction who emigrated to the United States from Canada in 1984. The papers consist of Hardy's personal and family correspondence; editorial correspondence and papers reflecting his work as a writer and editor; clippings of published articles; typescript drafts and outlines of stories, novels and other writings, including his book on the AIDS epidemic, The Crisis of Desire; personal miscellany including high school and college compositions; diaries; photographs; printed matter relating to AIDS; and sound and video recordings.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Series X. of the papers is closed until 2028.
Biography
Robin Clarkson Hardy, gay activist, writer, editor and producer of adventure fiction, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Although he received a law degree from Dalhousie University in 1976, he turned his talents to journalism and creative writing. He settled for a time in Toronto, where he became a staff writer and member of the editorial collective of Body Politic, a respected gay news magazine with an international circulation. He published numerous essays and reviews on gay life and culture in the gay and straight press, produced radio documentaries for CBC Toronto, and served as human rights organizer for the Coalition of Gay Rights.
After living for several years in Europe, Hardy emigrated to the United States in 1984, settling in New York City. Here he established a career as editor, writer and producer of fiction for the adult, young adult, and juvenile markets. From 1987 to 1991 he was executive editor of The Cloverdale Press which specialized in producing action/adventure fiction, westerns, and thrillers for Avon, Bantam, Dell, Ballantyne and other publishers. He was ghostwriter under several pseudonyms of numerous young adult novels in mystery and horror series. His book, Call of the Wendigo (N.Y., Bantam, 1994), the first young adult novel published under his own name, was a great popular success. His manuscript on the AIDS crisis, "Landscape of Death," was incomplete at the time of his death in 1995. The manuscript was completed by his friend, David Groff, and published (1996) by Houghton-Mifflin under the title The Crisis of Desire.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Authors.
Added Author
Cloverdale Press.
Research Call Number
MssCol 4806
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