Explore Michael Craft’s physically archived files.

Above: Meeting in Rancho Mirage, Cherry Williams and I reviewed the inventory of files that had overtaken my kitchen during recent weeks.

Below: The archive of my author’s papers will be housed at the Tomás Rivera Library on the Riverside campus of the University of California.

In late August 2017, I was surprised and flattered to get an email from Cherry Williams, Director of Distinctive Collections at the University of California, Riverside, asking if I would consider donating my author’s archives, to be housed and cataloged among UCR’s “special collections.” I replied with an enthusiastic yes, and the process began. October 19, Cherry drove to Rancho Mirage, and we loaded up her SUV.

I feel truly honored to join the company of noted authors whose professional papers are archived in the University of California’s library system.

— Michael Craft

Above: By signing the “deed of gift,” I transferred ownership of my physical archives to the University of California, Riverside.