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Bud Sparhawk Papers

Identifier: RBSC-SFWA-050

Scope and Contents

The collection contains printed and handwritten manuscripts of short stories, novellas/novelettes, and novels, as well as galleys of published works. The collection also includes a large amount of correspondence between Sparhawk and various publishers, writers, and agents, as well as material related to his careers in the Air Force and as an engineer. Series I contains novel manuscripts. Series II contains novella/novelette manuscripts and galleys. Series III contains short story manuscripts and galleys. Series IV contains correspondence arranged chronologically. Series V contains articles written by Sparhawk for SFWA newsletters as well as engineering publications. Series VI contains contracts which are bundled with correspondence, payment, galleys, and manuscripts for each published work. Series VII contains miscellaneous material.


  • created: 1968-2013
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/24/2011


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

Biographical or Historical Information

Bud Sparhawk is a hard science fiction short story writer who started writing in 1975 with three sales to ANALOG. Since returning to writing his works have appeared in ANALOG, Asimov’s, several “Best of” anthologies as well as in other print media and on-line magazines both in the United States and Europe. He has two short story collections and one novel (released in December 2008.) He has been a three-time Nebula finalist. He lives in Annapolis, Maryland and is a frequent sailor on the Chesapeake Bay. A complete biography, lists of stories, copies of articles, and other material can be found at his web site:

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Arrangement Note

The collection is divided into seven series: Novels, Novellas/Novelettes, Short Stories, Correspondence, Articles, Contracts, and Miscellaneous. All are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically.

Source of Acquisition

Bud Sparhawk

Accruals and Additions

Additions donated by Bud Sparhawk on 01/12/2012, 01/23/2013, 01/11/2014, 01/28/2015, 01/12/2016, 01/12/2017, 02/27/2018, 04/08/2019

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Repository Details

Part of the Northern Illinois University Repository

Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL 60115 US