Johnson, Emil Richard (1927-1997)
Scope:
The Emil R. Johnson collection includes manuscripts and correspondence.

The collection includes manuscript for novels, short stories, and articles. Novel manuscripts (published by Harper and Row) include Silver Street (1968), The Inside Man (1969), Mongo's Back in Town (1969), Cage Five is Going to Break (1970), The God Keepers (1970), Case Load-Maximum (1971), and The Judas (1971).

Collected short manuscripts (unpublished unless noted) include "The Great American Flop," "The Porcupine Got His Quills," "The Wolf and the Man," "Why the Crow is Black," "The Chase of Umak," "The Judas Knife," "Quiet Valley Christmas" (published in prison newspaper), "Chaos, Riot, Unrest, Dissent; I’d Call It Crud!" (published in Coronet). Additional manuscripts include The Derelict, The Bag Man, The Hands of Eddy Floyd, Rogue, Blind Man's Bluff, and Jane Doe.

Correspondence collected between 1967 and 1970 consists primarily of letters from publishers, agents, secretaries, and production editors. Notables include Joan Kahn (editor at Harper) and Lynn Nesbit (agent).
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Notable Figures
1. Johnson, E. Richard (Emil Richard), 1937-
Associated Subjects
1. Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
2. Literary Collections Subject Guide
3. Authors, American
4. Detective and mystery stories
5. American literature--20th century
6. Fiction