Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Collection on Philip K. Dick
Date (inclusive): 1952-1992, undated
Collection Number: MS 199
2.25 Linear Feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: The Collection on Philip K. Dick consists of press clippings, publications, short stories and manuscripts regarding Philip
K. Dick, an American novelist who has published almost entirely in the science fiction genre. His works have been published
in numerous literary magazines, such as
Amazing Stories, and
Fantasy and Science Fiction. The collection also consists of newsletters from the Philip K. Dick Society, and photographs and press booklets from the
Languages: The collection is in English, French, and German.
The collection is open for research.
Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction,
and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and
publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by
copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions
apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for
obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
[identification of item], [date if possible]. Collection on Philip K. Dick (MS 199). Special Collections & University Archives,
University of California, Riverside.
Purchased from Thomas Loock, 1997.
The collection was processed by Julianna Gil in 2017.
Processing of the Collection on Philip K. Dick was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California,
Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project
was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.
Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago, Illinois on December 16, 1928 to Dorothy Kindred Dick and Joseph Edgar Dick, along with
his twin sister, Jane. He and his parents moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, then moved back to Washington with his mother.
In June 1938, Philip and his mother returned to California, where he began to find interest in science fiction literature.
Dick was married five times, beginning with Jeanette Marlin in 1948, to Leslie (Tessa) Busby from 1973 to 1977. He had also
three children (Laura, Isolde, and Christopher) with his last three wives.
Philip Dick wrote one hundred and twenty-one short stories and published most of them to literary magazines, such as
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction,
Worlds of Tomorrow, and
Amazing Science Fiction. He also published forty-four novels, including
The Man in the High Castle and
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Dick’s work has been adapted to numerous films and television shows, such as
The Man in the High Castle on AmazonVideo,
Blade Runner, and
Dick passed away on March 2, 1982 in Santa Ana, California. A year after his death, the Philip K. Dick Award for science fiction
writing was inaugurated.
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection contains press clippings, publications, and other items related to Philip K. Dick, an American novelist who
has published almost entirely in the science fiction genre. Materials in the collection include photocopied short stories,
books and magazines, manuscripts, comic books, photographs, correspondence, and a full run of the Philip K. Dick Society newsletter.
The collection is arranged into seven series as follows:
- Series 1. Essays and Short Stories, 1952-1976
- Series 2. Magazines and Newspapers, 1972-1976
- Series 3. Manuscripts, 1964-1980; undated
- Series 4. Translated Stories, 1976.
- Series 5. Philip K. Dick Society, 1983-1992; undated
- Series 6. Correspondence, 1976-1978
- Series 7. Publicity, 1988; undated
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Dick, Philip K.
Philip K. Dick Society
Genres and Forms of Materials
Clippings (information artifacts).