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The Douglas Hulick Papers
On August 17, 2011, Douglas Hulick transferred a portion of his papers to Northern Illinois University. Property rights in the collection were transferred to Northern Illinois University Libraries. Literary rights are retained by Mr. Hulick; any copyrights so stated in the materials will continue in force. Reproduction from this collection is provided at the discretion of Mr. Hulick. Additional materials may be added to the collection at Mr. Hulick’s discretion. The materials in this collection are available for research to qualified scholars as determined by the Northern Illinois University Libraries without restrictions. Electronic materials are available to onsite researchers only, to comply with copyright restrictions.
Linear feet of shelf space: 2
Number of containers: 5
Scope and Content:
The Douglas Hulick Papers consists of printed (paper-based) and handwritten edited manuscripts, a small amount of correspondence associated to those materials, and miscellaneous revision notes taken while writing his book Among Thieves. The collection is divided into series based upon format. Series I consists of novels (Wyrdsmiths revision drafts & critiques), Series II includes correspondence letters and e-mails (beta comments and critique notes from Wyrdsmiths), Series III contains miscellaneous notebooks filled with revision/in progress notes, and Series IV corresponds to documents (copy proofs, notes, revisions, etc…) and images from his thumb drive (USB drive). Throughout the paperwork, the title for his book Among Thieves was Dust & Steel before it was changed to the current title. There are also a few hardcopy papers and documents on his thumb drive that mention the story being called Among Shadows as well before having the official title of Among Thieves. Information on Among Thieves can be found at www.douglashulick.com.
Douglas Hulick was born in Fargo, ND and while growing up he moved a lot (staying in the vicinity of the Midwest), until settling in Chicago, IL. He went to college at University of Illinois and after studying under many different majors, he finally decided to get his B.A. in History with a minor in English. That decision then led to an M.A. in Medieval History and a try at a Ph.D, which was happily discarded. After graduating, Douglas tried his hand at whatever job he could find, but ended up being completely content in being a stay at home dad. It was then that a book, “A Dictionary of the Underworld” by Eric Partridge inspired him to start thinking about writing a ‘thieves’ story, and thus, Among Thieves was born. It was picked up by ROC/Penguin U.S.A. in 2009. When he’s not writing or looking after his two boys, he’s teaching Italian rapier fencing, cooking, or hanging in coffee shops. He currently lives in Minnesota with his wife and two children.
Collection Processor(s): T. Arnold
Last updated: 09/08/2011