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Special Collections: Guide to the Lee H. Sansom Collection

Collection title: Lee H. Sansom Collection
Collection number: MS 1546
Dates of collection: 1984-2002
Size of collection: 1 box
Provenance: Gift of Edward Babbott and Cynthia Sansom Babbott in October 2009
Restrictions on access and use: Collection kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains articles about Stephen King and his work collected by Lee H. Sansom. The collection also contains a letter King wrote to Sansom on January 12, 1984, regarding the publication of King’s The Dark Tower.

Numerous books by and about Stephen King were also included in this gift. These have been added as the Sansom Collection in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library and each title is reflected in the library’s on-line catalog.

According to biographical material received with the collection, Sansom had a passion for the writings of Stephen King, an author he discovered while in high school. He eagerly acquired each new title of King’s work and saved articles about King as well, gaining pleasure from reading King’s writings and building his collection.

Contents of Box

Box 1


1 Cosmo talks to: Stephen King, heavyweight horror writer, undated

2 Entertainment Weekly, Sept. 27, 2002: Stephen King calls it quits

3 Grimoire #2, 1991

4 Maine, Fall, 1989: The student King

5 Reader’s Digest, Jan., 2001: The story that shocked Stephen King

6 Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, Feb. 1986: Stephen King special

7 Time, Oct. 6, 1986: King of horror

8 TV Guide collector’s ed., Feb. 13, 1999: In the eye of the Storm

9 TV Guide, Jan. 26, 2002: Stephen King’s Rose Red

10 Phantasmagoria #4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 1997-2000

11 Book publicity materials for Nightmares & dreamscapes by Stephen King; The Stephen

King companion by George Beahm

12 Information about Lee H. Sansom

Letter (framed) from Stephen King to Lee Sansom, Jan. 12, 1984, concerning King’s The Dark Tower

Finding Aids for selected manuscript collections in the Special Collections Department at Fogler Library are accessible online in URSUS, in a browsable Guide to Manuscript Collections. Please contact Special Collections at or (207) 581-1686 for further information.

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