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- Anderson, Poul. "The Star Plunderer" (1952) in Galactic Empires 1, ed. by Brian Aldiss, 1976, takes the form of a "curious book found by excavators of the ruins of Sol City, Terra .... Whether or not the script, obviously never published or intended for publication, is a genuine record ... remains an open question...."
- Bear, Greg. "Hardfought" (1982); "Judgment Engine" (1993)
- Benford, Gregory. "Doing Lennon" (1975) sees a resurrected John Lennon (Henry Fielding) in the 22nd century who plans a comeback as another even more famous composer once "He has access to information storage, tapes, consultant help from outside, all the libraries of the planet." "Time Shards" (1979) references the Smithsonian Institution and a BiMillennial Vault with "artifacts, recordings, everything the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian thought important about their age" for the TriMillennium.
- Blish, James. "Beep" (1954) in Galactic Empires 2, ed. by Brian Aldiss, 1976, is about the galaxy-spanning protective Service and includes a scene where an agent is shown "a little history" through a "standard indoctrination tape". "A Style in Treason" (1970) in The Best of James Blish, ed. by Robert A.W. Lowndes, 1979, in which the traitor Simon de Kuyl not only creates counterfeit documents on a colony world in 5914 A.D., but also catalogs the Rood-Prince's library.
- Card, Orson Scott. "The Originist" by (1989) in Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov, ed. by Martin H. Greenberg, 1989, and Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card, 1990, is set in Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe.
- Dickson, Gordon R. "Zeepsday" (1956), in In Iron Years (1981). Science fiction that takes the form of a transcript record of a trial in the Galactic Court of People's Manners. See also The Novels of Gordon R. Dickson.
- The Estleman, Loren D. Valentino series in Ellery
Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1998-
- Fye, H.B. "Protected Species" (1951) in Galactic Empires 1, ed. by Brian Aldiss, 1976, concerns a colonization attempt by Terrans, archaeologists, and an alien species whose actions mimicked their human counterparts millennia ago; a few references to records
- James, Henry. "The Aspern Papers"
(1888) in The Aspern Papers
- McAuley, Paul J. "Recording Angel" (1995) in New Legends, ed. by Greg Bear, 1995
- Melville, Herman. "Bartleby
the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" (1853)
- Niven, Larry. "Bird in the Hand" (1970) describes a raid on the Beverly Hills Library by time-travelers and mentions the Smithsonian Institution for a similar purpose, to acquire information about or an actual 20th century American automobile.
- Phillips, Peter. "Lost Memory" (1952) in Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories #14 (1952), ed. by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, 1986. Robots on a distant world descended from a human space exploration vessel salvage a spaceship with a man aboard and proceed to disassemble it inside a museum shed.
- Seabright, Idris. "Brightness Falls from the Air" (1954) in Galactic Empires 1, ed. by Brian Aldiss, 1976, mentions a "clerk in the city of records"
- Shaara, Michael. "All the Way Back" (1952) in Galactic Empires 1, ed. by Brian Aldiss, 1976, involves contact between human space explorers and a galactic-dominating alien species; mention of the "archives of Earth"
- shahar, eluki bes "Read Only Memory" by in Science Fiction DAW, 30th Anniversary, ed. by Elizabeth R. Wollheim and Sheila E. Gilbert, 2002
- Turtledove, Harry. "Trantor Falls" (1989) in Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov, ed. by Martin H. Greenberg, 1989 is set in Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe.
- van Vogt, A.E. "Concealment" (1943) in Galactic Empires 2, ed. by Brian Aldiss, 1976, contains references to a photographic print, a star map and reports
- Zebrowski, George. "Foundation's Conscience" in Foundation's Friends: Stories in Honor of Isaac Asimov, ed. by Martin H. Greenberg, 1989 is set in Isaac Asimov's Foundation universe.
- Zelazny, Roger ."For a Breath I Tarry" (1966)
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