The collection consists of the papers
of author, playwright, and screenwriter Michael Craft. Materials in the collection include
manuscripts, notes, research materials, correspondence, promotional materials, reviews and
other items related to Craft's career and creative works, most notably the Mark Manning and
Claire Gray series.
Michael Craft, whose full name is Michael Craft Johnson, was born in Elgin, Illinois in
1950. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning his bachelor's in
graphic design. After graduating he attended several years of graduate school at the
University of Illinois Institute for Communications Research, but left in 1976 to pursue a
5.86 Linear Feet
(14 boxes, 1 map case folder)
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries,
Special Collections & University Archives. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Distinctive
Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University
of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
The collection is open for research.