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Sean M. Murphy Papers

Identifier: RBSC-SFWA-035

Scope and Contents

The Sean M. Murphy papers are printed and handwritten (paper-based) materials that contain manuscripts, notes, critiques, and poetry.  The papers are divided into series based upon format.  Series I consists of Novels, Series II contains Short Fiction & Poetry, Series III is Digital Media, and Series IV is for Oversized materials.  The oversized materials can be found in SPO Manuscripts in the Rare Books Department.


  • created: 1996-2007
  • Other: Date acquired: 07/04/2009


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

Sean M. Murphy is currently a photographer with a passion for capturing life's moments through a lens.  Photography runs in the Murphy family and his grandmother had the nickname of Mrs. Click because she was never without her camera.  A former member of the Wyrdsmtihs writer's group, Murphy has written novels, short fiction, and poetry.  He is also the brother-in-law of another author, Kelly McCullough.  Sean currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. For more information about Sean M. Murphy, please visit his websites at:  (current photography website)  (former website)  (Wyrdsmith's webpage)

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Arrangement Note

Series I is Novels, Series II contains Short Fiction & Poetry, Series III is Digital Media, and Series IV is Oversized Material.

Source of Acquisition

Sean Micheal Murphy

Accruals and Additions

Additional donation by S.M. Murphy in July 2011

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Repository Details

Part of the Northern Illinois University Repository

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115 US