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Collection Overview

Title: 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.

Collection Historical Note

Charley Perlberg, a former member of the Northern Illinois University faculty in the English department, published over 20 western-themed novels under multiple pseudonyms beginning in 1980. Mr. Perlberg was born March 7, 1935. He earned his MA (1969), and his PhD (1973) in English from Northern Illinois University. He served as an instructor in the English Department at NIU from 1982-1986. He published novels under the pseudonyms Charley Barstow, Jake Logan, Joseph Meek, Duff McCoy, G.A. Carrington, J.D. Bodine, Cole Weston, and Craig Foley. He was a member of The Author's Guild, Novelists, Inc., and the Ozarks Writers League. He has served as a judge for the Oklahoma Writers Federation Teepee award (1997), and the Western Writers of America Golden Spur Award Best Novel of the West (1992). Mr. Perlberg passed away on September 17, 2002, and is survived by his wife, Marilyn.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

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


Box and Folder Listing


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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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