Title: John Rackham manuscript
Call Number: Coll188
Creator: Rackham, John
Dates: circa 1973
Size: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Language: English
Abstract: Collection consists of one photocopy of the typescript for "Beanstalk" by John Rackham. Daw Books Inc.'s address and the number "#UQ1080" are included on the title page. The manuscript is 187 pages, and divided between two folders. A note on the front page, "Due July 6 '73," provides the estimated date for this undated manuscript.
Citation: John Rackham manuscript, Science Fiction Literary Manuscripts, Collection 188, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD).

Administrative/Biographical Note

John Rackham was the pen name of electrical engineer and science fiction author John Thomas Phillifent (1916-1976). Phillifent wrote numerous short stories and novels, as well as a few installments of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." series.

Scope & Content


Manuscript is divided into two folders and organized by page number.

Provenance Information

Provenance and Acquisition Information

Includes MSS-0860. Accession information unknown.

Processing Note

Manuscript was housed in two acid-free folders as part of the Rosenfeld Manuscripts collection. Previously assigned Ms. Coll #11 and MSS-0860.

Descriptive Rules Used

Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS)

Archives Processing Manual: Description (2015): The processing manual used in Special Collections for all descriptive platforms, including PastPerfect.

Access & Use

Finding Aids

Finding Aid: http://library.umbc.edu/speccoll/findingaids/coll188.php

Access Conditions

No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions and Use

Reproductions allowed for research purposes. Copyright maintained by the creator.

Subject Headings


Rackham, John

Phillifent, John T., 1916-1976


Science fiction

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