||Samuel R. Delany, born April 1, 1942, in New York City, is an author, editor, professor, and literary critic, noted for his
work in the science fiction genre. Delaney's writing is often characterized by his interest in gender, sexual orientation,
race, and social issues. The Samuel R. Delany collection of manuscripts and correspondence comprises the Bamberger Books publisher's
archive of materials pertaining to the 1996 reprinting of Delany's 1979 memoir,Heavenly Breakfast, and the 2004 publication of Delany's novella, Phallos. Materials included are printed e-mail correspondence from Delany to publisher William Bamberger, undated corrections pages,
a book jacket proof, and author-corrected master page proofs for both works.