Nelson Bond Remembered

Nelson Bond’s alma mater, Marshall University in West Virginia, has not only archived his papers, it recently dedicated a room which recreates the office in his home where he wrote his stories.

Though Nelson didn’t live to see it — he died in 2006, just shy of his 98th birthday — Marshall University unveiled the Nelson Bond Room last month. It’s on the third floor of the James E. Morrow Library, behind a plate glass window. The same metal shelves that once lined the walls in his basement display copies of the magazines that hold his stories, with cover art ranging from the elegant paintings adorning issues of Bluebook magazine to the garish science fiction scenes fronting copies of Weird Tales and Thrilling Wonder Stories. Also displayed: the cumbersome Dictaphone set that Nelson used to compose his stories….

[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the link.]

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