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Merrie Haskell Papers

Identifier: RBSC-SFWA-060

Scope and Contents

The Merrie Haskell papers contain printed and handwritten (paper-based) documents that consist of novels, short fiction, notes, materials from workshops/conventions, as well as oversized items, such as collages based on her novels. Her papers also contain digital media in the form of CD-ROMs. The papers are divided into series based upon format. Materials from her three novels, The Princess Curse, Handbook for Dragon Slayers, and The Castle Behind Thorns, make up Series I: Novels. Series II contains her Short Fiction, while Series III consists of Notes pertaining to upcoming books, writing young adult fiction, and planners. Series IV are mateials from Workshops & Conventions that Merrie has attended or participated in. Series V contains all Digital Media and Series IV is for Oversized material that can be found in SPO Manuscripts in the Rare Books Department.


  • created: 1994-2014
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/06/2011


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 creators.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Biographical or Historical Information

Merrie Haskell (md. Fuller) wrote her first story at the age of seven. She grew up in Michigan and North Carolina, later graduating from the University of Michigan's Residential College in 2002 with a degree in Biological Anthropology. Merrie has worked in libraries since her student years and she currently works at MLibrary at the University of Michigan. She writes her novels and short fiction in her spare time. Her second novel, Handbook for Dragon Slayers, won the Schneider Family Book Award for Middle Grades in 2014. The Princess Curse was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature in 2013. Her third novel, The Castle Behind Thorns, is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her short fiction has also been published in many noteable magazines, including Nature, Asimov's, and Strange Horizons. Merrie was a sponsored author at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Youth Literature Festival in 2014 and she also served on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America jury for the the Andre Norton Award. For more information on Merrie Haskell, please visit her webpage:

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Arrangement Note

Series I is Novels, Series II is Short Fiction, Series III contains Notes, Series IV is Workshops & Conventions, Series V contains Digital Media, and Series VI is for Oversized Materials.

Source of Acquisition

Merrie Haskell Fuller

Accruals and Additions

Additions by Merrie Fuller: 11/09/2013, 03/17/2016

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Repository Details

Part of the Northern Illinois University Repository

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115 US