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Rebecca Ore Papers

Identifier: RBSC-SFWA-046

Scope and Contents

The Rebecca Ore Papers consists of printed (paper-based) and handwritten manuscripts, along with a small amount of correspondence associated to those materials. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels; Series II consists of short stories; Series III contains plays; Series IV is made up of correspondence materials, Series V included personal notes and Series VI contains miscellaneous documents. The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication and the dates on the various works. Dates of publication and reprinting are taken from the author’s webpage,


  • created: 1973-2009
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/19/2010


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Conditions Governing Use

Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Biographical or Historical Information

Rebecca Ore, whose real name is Rebecca Brown, was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1948.  She was raised in South Carolina and eventually she moved to New York City in 1968, attending Columbia University while she was there.  While studying at Columbia she did a great deal of work with the St. Mark Poetry Project.  In 1975 she lived in San Francisco for a year, then moved to Virginia, then several other locations, gaining her Masters in English, before finally settling back down in Virginia, writing for ten years.  Eventually she moved to Philadelphia, writing, gardening, editing and even serving as a reporter and photographer for a local newspaper.  She has currently moved back to Virginia.  She owns a Border Terrier named Kit.

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Source of Acquisition

Rebecca Ore

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Repository Details

Part of the Northern Illinois University Repository

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115 US