Philip Jose Farmer Papers, 1953-2011
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Brief Description: The Philip Jose Farmer Papers consists of printed (paper-based) copy edited manuscripts (Flight to Opar) and two galley proofs (The Magic Labyrinth), along with packaging materials with notes for Flight to Opar. Also present in the collection is the “The God Business” typescript, complete with holographic corrections, signed by Farmer. The short story (or novella) was first published in the March 1954 issue of Beyond Fantasy Fiction. The typescript is accompanied by a letter dated April 4, 1967, from Farmer to Richard Wald asking him if he has art work by Sidney Sime which he would be willing to sell.
Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RBSC/SFWA/021
Created by: Farmer, Philip Jose
Volume: 0.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/20/2011. Sale via The Fine Books Co. (David Aronovitz) for "The God Business" typescript and Farmer-Wald 1967 letter (Addendum 1). Purchased in 2013.
Arrangement: The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels, Series II includes miscellaneous materials, and Series III contains short stories. The majority of materials are organized within their series based upon original date of publication, followed by documents that contain no dates.
Biographical Note for Farmer, Philip Jose : also published as Trout, Kilgore, 1918-2009
Access Restrictions: Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.
Subject Index
Farmer, Phillip Jose
Riverwood Series
Science Fiction Writers of America
Genres/Forms of Material
science fiction
Rights/Use Restrictions: Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.
Acquisition Notes: Thomas Joyce Rare Books  Sale via Thomas Joyce Rare Books from the Philip Jose Farmer estate for materials in Series I and II and Addendum I.
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