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Grant Carrington Papers

Identifier: RBSC-SFWA-057

Scope and Contents

The Grant Carrington papers contain printed and handwritten (paper-based) materials that are various publications and their drafts.  There are some correspondence.  The collection is divided into series based upon format.  Series I is Publications and Series II is correspondence.


  • created: 1958-2014
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/09/2014


Conditions Governing Access

Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Conditions Governing Use

Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries per the signed Deed of Gift Document. Literary Rights are retained by the content creator.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Biographical or Historical Information

Grant Carrington is a computer programmer and writer who first published in 1971.  Born in 1938 in New Haven, Connecticut, he grew up in North Haven and started writing stories in the 3rd grade, eventually graduating from North Haven High in 1956.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from NYU and his Master’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Florida.  After graduating, he worked throughout the years as a computer programmer for numerous places, including the Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Florida, the Naval Communications Command, the Savannah River Ecology Lab, the Westinghouse Corporation, and the Treasury Department of the United States, from which he retired in 2004. Grant has published one novel, Time’s Fool, which was later republished as Time’s Fool, and Other Stories in order to include accompanying short stories and the complete Timedipper story arc.  Over the years, he has published 40 short stories in science fiction, literature, and men’s magazines.  He has also published 3 songs, book and record reviews, articles, and plays.  After his retirement, he moved and now resides in Northampton, Massachusetts. For more information on Grant Carrington and his writings, please visit his page at: And (old page, but has an autobiography)

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Arrangement Note

Series I is Publications and Series II is correspondence.

Source of Acquisition

Grant Carrington

Accruals and Additions

Additions from Grant Carrington: 06/23/2014, 07/14/2014

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Repository Details

Part of the Northern Illinois University Repository

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115 US