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Robert Spencer Carr Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS Group 060

Scope and Content

Typescripts of The Rampant Age, The Bells of St. Ivan's, The Room Beyond, and one photograph.

Dates

  • 1927-1948

Creator

Access

The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born March 26, 1909, in Washington, D.C., died 1994 in Dunedin, Florida. A child prodigy, Carr was published in national magazines at the age of 15 and published his first novel, The Rampant Age (1928), at 17. He only authored two more novels, The Bells of Saint Ivan's (1944), and The Room Beyond. Science fiction works, Beyond Infinity (1951), a collection of stories, and Invaders (1954), were published later. Carr was a prominent proponent of Unidentified Flying Objects and is alleged to have perpetrated major hoaxes, including the notion that alien bodies were recovered from a UFO crash and autopsied by the U.S. government.

Sources: Warfel, Harry R., American Novelist of Today (1951), p.82; Carr, Timothy Spencer. "Son of Originator of 'Alien Autopsy' Story Casts Doubt on Father's Credibility," Skeptical Inquirer, July/August 1997, pp. 31-32.

Extent

1 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Typescripts of three novels by author, Robert Spencer Carr.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

Title
A Guide to the Robert Spencer Carr Papers
Status
Completed
Author
Finding aid prepared by Dept. Staff
Date
September 2004
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared Using Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

Contact:
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America
352-273-2755