Jim Murphy papers
Scope and Contents note
Collection contains the original book proposal, publication papers, manuscripts, drafts, photographs, jacket art and other papers relating to Jim Murphy's book, The Great Fire. It also includes two copies of the finished book, hardback and paperback. Murphy's notes to himself can be found throughout the collection on small pieces of paper and in the margins of his manuscripts. Materials date from circa 1992 to 1995.
- approximately 1992-1995
- Murphy, Jim, 1947- (Person)
Conditions Governing Access note
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use note
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Jim Murphy papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Jim Murphy (b. 1947) is an American young-adult author.
Jim Murphy was born in Kearney, New Jersey in 1947. He attended Rutgers University and completed graduate work at Radcliffe College before beginning work at Seabury Press in juvenile publishing. He later became a freelance writer, publishing his first work in 1978. Much of his work is nonfiction, historical books for young adults.
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Papers related to the creation of a book as well as two copies of the finished book, written by Jim Murphy, circa 1992-1995.
Custodial History note
Donated by Jim Murphy in 2000.
Immediate Source of Acquisition note
Donated; Jim Murphy; 2000.
Literary Manuscripts. This collection concerns the writing of a nationally recognized children's and young adult author.
Processing Information note
Processed; H. Christine Broomhead; May 29, 2007.
- Register of Jim Murphy papers
- Karen Glenn and H. Christine Broomhead, student processors and John Murphy, curator
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.