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Collection Overview

Title: The Charley Perlberg Papers, 1979-2002

Predominant Dates:1980-1990

ID: RBSC/APL/001

Extent: 6.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series I consists of novels, and proposals for novels; Series II consists of short stories, and Series III includes published materials about Perlberg's work, mostly publicity clippings from appearances.

Date Acquired: 11/00/2007

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Charley Perlberg Papers consists of printed manuscripts, correspondence, and publicity related to novels written by Charley Perlberg under a variety of pseudonyms. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels, and proposals for novels; Series II consists of short stories, and Series III includes published materials about Perlberg's work, mostly publicity clippings from appearances. Correspondence related to the physical manuscripts of particular stories, novels, and plays is located with those materials. Novels are organized within their series based upon original date of publication. Short stories are listed in the order that they occurred in the collection as donated. Dates of publication and reprinting are generally taken from the bibliography provided by the author's widow. Publicity materials are listed in the order that they occurred in the collection as donated. Annotations on post-it notes from Perlberg's widow, Marilyn, can be found throughout the collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: no restriction

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection were transferred to Northern Illinois University Libraries. Literary rights are retained by Ms. Perlberg; any copyrights so stated in the materials will continue in force. Reproduction from this collection is provided at the discretion of Ms. Perlberg. The materials in this collection are available for research to qualified scholars as determined by the Northern Illinois University Libraries without restrictions.

Acquisition Source: Perlberg, Marilyn

Other URL: http://www.ulib.niu.edu/rarebooks/index.cfm


Box and Folder Listing


Browse by Series:

[Series I: Novels],
[Series II: Short Stories],
[Series III: Publications about Perlberg],
[All]

Series I: Novels
Box 1
Folder 1: "Showdown Country" [Rough typescript with holograph markings], 1980
Folder 2: "Showdown Country" [Copy-edited manuscript with editorial markings and cover letter], 1980
Folder 3: "Hard Rider" [Copy-edited manuscript], 1981
Box 2
Folder 1: "Vengeance Breed" [Rough typescript with holograph markings], 1982
Folder 2: "Vengeance Breed" [Carbon copy of clean submission typescript], 1982
Folder 3: "Vengeance Breed" [Copy-edited manuscript], 1982
Folder 4: "Vengeance Breed" [Page proofs], 1982
Box 3
Folder 1: "Tong War, Ryder #4" [Copy-edited manuscript], 1987
Folder 2: "Badlands Blood, Ryder #6" [Chapter synopses], 1987
Folder 3: "Badlands Blood, Ryder #6" [Rough typescript with holograph markings], 1987
Folder 4: "Badlands Blood, Ryder #6" [Photocopy of original typescript], 1987
Box 4
Folder 1: "Badlands Blood, Ryder #6" [Revised typescript to fit Ryder series], 1987
Folder 2: "The Hangman" [Series bible, concept document], 1989
Folder 3: "Quick Drop, Hangman #1" [Typescript], 1989
Folder 4: "Quick Drop, Hangman #1" [Typescript with annotations of selected chapters], 1989
Folder 5: "Blood Knot, Hangman #2" [Typescript], 1989
Folder 6: "Panhandle Payback, Cutter #1" [Copy-edited manuscript], 1990
Box 5
Folder 1: "Rough Trade, Mountain Jack Pike #15" [Page Proofs], 1993
Folder 2: "Passion's Road" [Typescript, Chapter 1 through 10, unpublished romance novel, as Pauline Ashland], circa 1987
Folder 3: "Passion's Road" [Typescript, Chapter 11 through 18, unpublished romance novel, as Pauline Ashland], circa 1987
Folder 4: "Passion's Road" [Typescript, Chapter 19 to End, unpublished romance novel, as Pauline Ashland], circa 1987
Folder 5: "Passion's Road" [Revised Typescript, Chapter 1 through 10, unpublished romance novel, as Pauline Ashland], circa 1987
Box 6
Folder 1: "Passion's Road" [Revised Typescript, Chapter 11 through 18, unpublished romance novel, as Pauline Ashland], circa 1987
Folder 2: "Passion's Road" [Revised Typescript, Chapter 19 to end, unpublished romance novel, as Pauline Ashland], circa 1987
Folder 3: "Time Trippers" [Printed proposal for unpublished SF novel, including synopsis and sample chapters], circa 1990's
Folder 4: "Time Trippers" [Printed proposal for unpublished SF novel, including synopsis and sample chapters, copy 2], circa 1990's
Folder 5: "Time Trippers" [Printed proposal for unpublished SF novel, including synopsis and sample chapters, copy 1], circa 1990's
Folder 6: "Time Trippers" [Printed proposal for unpublished SF novel, including synopsis and sample chapters, copy 2], circa 1990's
Folder 7: "Time Trippers" [Printed proposal for unpublished SF novel, including synopsis and sample chapters, copy 3], circa 1990's
Box 7
Folder 1: "The Flintlock Saga" [Proposal for trilogy of books that was accepted by a book packager that went out of business before publication], 1993
Folder 2: "Pioneer Heritage Series" [Fact-Sheet for proposal for series of books, adapted from Flintlock Saga], 1998
Folder 3: "Pioneer Heritage Series" [Proposal for series of books, adapted from Flintlock Saga, copies 1-3], 1998
Folder 4: "Pioneer Heritage Series" [Proposal for series of books, adapted from Flintlock Saga, copies 4-5], 1998
Folder 5: "Pioneer Heritage Series" [Longer version of proposal for series of books, adapted from Flintlock Saga, copy 1], 1998
Folder 6: "Pioneer Heritage Series" [Longer version of proposal for series of books, adapted from Flintlock Saga, copy 2], 1998
Folder 7: "Pioneer Heritage Series" [Another version of proposal for series of books, adapted from Flintlock Saga, copy 1], 1998
Box 8
Folder 1: "A Hard, High Country" [Proposal for unpublished novel, original typescript and photocopy of original typescript], circa 1990's
Folder 2: "Trail Man's Law" [Proposal for unpublished novel], 1991
Folder 3: "Harker's Guns" [Proposal for unpublished novel], 1991
Folder 4: "Badge Packer" [Proposal for unpublished novel], circa 1990's
Folder 5: "Redemption at Pronghorn Creek" [Proposal for unpublished novel for inspirational fiction market], circa 1990's
Folder 6: "Meacham" [Unpublished manuscript, also marketed as Gundown Trail], circa 1990's
Folder 7: "Kidnap" [Unpublished manuscript, developed from Meacham], circa 1990's
Box 9
Folder 1: "Bold Rapture" [Unpublished partial manuscript for romance novel as Paulina Ashland], 1991
Folder 2: "The Calico Wagons" [Proposal for unpublished novel for inspirational fiction market, copies 1-3], circa 1990's
Folder 3: "The Calico Wagons" [Proposal for unpublished novel for inspirational fiction market, copies 4-6], circa 1990's
Folder 4: "Millville" [Fragment of unpublished manuscript], circa 1980's
Series II: Short Stories
Box 1
Folder 1: "Alien Lessons" [Typescript], circa 1990's
Folder 2: "In a 'Bot's Eye" [Typescript], circa 1990's
Folder 3: "Football Widow" [Typescript], circa 1980's
Folder 4: "Getting Even" [Typescript], circa 1980's
Folder 5: "Getting Even" [Typescript, copy 2], circa 1980's
Folder 6: "Crash" [Typescript], circa 1980's
Folder 7: "Crash" [Typescript, copy 2], circa 1980's
Folder 8: "I Didn't Kill My Brother, circa 1980's
Folder 9: "A Real 'Blast' of an Evening" [Typescript], circa 1980's
Folder 10: "Oscar Must Die" [Typescript], circa 1980's
Folder 11: "A Crime for Love" [Typescript], circa 1980's
Folder 12: "The Stowaway" [Typescript], circa 1980's
Folder 13: "Current Stories" [NIU bluebook], circa 1980's
Folder 14: "It was dark under the trees, circa 1980's
Folder 15: "The Mahoney Investigation" [Typscript and secondary manuscript], circa 1980's
Folder 16: "Death in the Apartment Upstairs" [Typescript], circa 1980's
Series III: Publications about Perlberg
Box 1
Folder 1: [Heartland Writers' Conference Newspaper], 15-Aug-92
Folder 2: [Heartland Writers' Conference Newspaper], 14-Aug-93
Folder 3: [NIU English PhD Alumni newsletter], circa 1992
Folder 4: Roundup Quarterly 3:4 [Notice of Duff McCoy, Cutter #3: Savage Blood], Summer 1991
Folder 5: Branson Beacon [Ozark Writers' League Column on Relocating to Ozarks], Nov. 18, 1990
Folder 6: Branson Beacon [Ad for bookstore appearance], Dec. 6, 1990
Folder 7: Branson Beacon [Notice of panel at Ozark Writers' League meeting], 8-May-91
Folder 8: Branson Beacon [Notice of book signing], 15-May-91
Folder 9: [Photocopy of invitation for bookstore event], 24-May-91
Folder 10: Branson Beacon [Notice of book signing], 22-May-91
Folder 11: Taney County Republican [Notice of talk at Forsyth Library], Dec. 4, 1991
Folder 12: [Missouri Writers' Guild Annual Conference Schedule], April 24-25, 1992
Folder 13: Branson Beacon [Perlberg named as judge in writing contest], 21-Mar-92
Folder 14: The News-Leader [Notice of book signing], May 24-26, 1991
Folder 15: The News-Leader [Notice of book signing], 19-May-91
Folder 16: "Ozarks Writers' League" Branson Beacon, 29-May-91
Folder 17: Daily Democrat [Article mentions Perlberg as present at signing, with a flyer for the signing], Jan. 16, 1992
Folder 18: [Program for group book signing held in honor of opening the Center for Performing Arts], Sept. 16, 1992
Folder 19: "Abilene Gun Down" by Jory Sherman [Photocopies of cover and dedication for Perlberg], No Date
Folder 20: [Author biography], 1995-1999
Folder 21: "News Release" [Obituary written by Marilyn Perlberg], 2002
Folder 22: [Photograph of Charley Perlberg writing his first novel], 5-Mar-79
Folder 23: [Pre-publication flats for selected novels, 14 items], No Date

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