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PCL MS 001 Norman Daniels Collection

Norman Daniels was an author of several genres of popular fiction. Literary manuscripts, television and radio scripts, and printed stories form the core of the collection.

Norman Daniels and his wife Dorothy had transferred the bulk of their manuscripts and collections to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, by 1985. The collection is open to research, however, the duplication of materials must comply with applicable copyright laws. Questions about this collection should be directed to the archivist. This register was compiled Mark R. McDermott, Graduate Assistant in Popular Culture Studies, in May 1986 and updated in July 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 002 Dorothy Daniels Collection

Dorothy Smith Daniels was a prolific writer of novels of the Gothic genre. The core of the Dorothy Daniels Collection consists of correspondence, fan mail, literary manuscripts, galley sheets, story synopses, and books, dating from 1965 to 1985. In 1969, Dorothy Daniels began transferring her literary manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, and continued to send additional manuscripts as they were written or published. The collection is open for research, however, the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register has been compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in March 1986 and updated July 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 003 John C. Cooper Collection

John Charles Cooper is a professor of religion and a prolific author of religious works. Literary manuscripts, lectures/speeches and sermons form the core of the collection.

In 1975, Cooper began transferring his literary manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, and continued to send additional manuscripts for many years as they were written or published.

The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy white Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in April 1986 and updated in July 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 004 Marta Haake Labus Collection

Marta Haake Labus is a comedy-mystery writer. She writes under the pseudonym Claire McCormick. Literary manuscripts of three of her books form the core of the collection.

In 1983, Marta Labus first began transferring her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, however, the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in March 1986, revised with an addendum in July 1992, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 005 Willo Davis Roberts Collection

Willo Davis Roberts was a writer of mystery, suspense, gothic, historical and juvenile novels. Literary manuscripts and galley sheets from seven of her works form the core of this collection.

In 1973, Willo Davis Roberts began transferring her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green state University. The collection is open for research, however, the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in March 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

Please note that the Grummond Children's Literature Collection located at the University of Southern Mississippi (http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/degrum/public_html/html/research/findaids/DG0822.html) holds additional materials by Willo Davis Roberts.


PCL MS 006 Jonathan Slott Collection

Jonathan Slott was a writer, director, and producer of radio, television, and moving pictures. Radio and television scripts and literary manuscripts form the core of the collection.

In 1975, Slott began transferring his manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, however, the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Library Associate II, in April 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 007 Joanna Russ Collection

Joanna Russ was an author of science fiction and literary criticism. Literary manuscripts form the core of the collection.

In 1969, Russ began transferring her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, with additions in 1976 and 1998. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works, whether authored by Joanna Russ or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.

This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Library Associate II, in April 1986 and updated in July 1992 with an addendum and again in August 2009 by Patricia Falk. The colelction was reprocessed, the inventory was revised and finding aid updated in April 2017 by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown.


PCL MS 008 Morris Hershman Collection

Morris Hershman is an author of mystery, gothic, and western novels as well as a contributor of over one hundred short stories to periodicals.

In 1975, Hershman first began transferring his manuscripts and books to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, however, the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in April 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk. *Addendum Inventory completed January 1, 1992, by Susan Irwin, Graduate Library Assistant, Browne Popular Culture Library.


PCL MS 009 Ralph Maloney Collection

Ralph Maloney was an author of the mystery genre. Literary manuscripts and correspondence form the core of his collection. He wrote both under his name and the pseudonym, Jack Liston.

In 1972, Ralph Maloney first began transferring his manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, however, photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in April 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 010 Dee Brown Collection

Dee Brown is an author of western novels and American history. The manuscripts and research notes for Yellowhorse form the core of the collection. The collection comprises approximately 0.7 linear feet.

In 1969, Brown transferred the manuscript for Yellowhorse to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research; however, any reproduction or citation of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws.

This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Associate II, May, 1986 and revised by Mary Zuzik, Library Associate II, July 2007. The finding aid was updated by Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in May 2017.


PCL MS 011 Frederick C. Crews Collection

Frederick C. Crews is an author of parodies and has long been established as a practitioner of psychoanalytical literary criticism. The collection, transferred to the Browne Popular Culture Library in 1969, is comprised of literary manuscripts and publishers correspondence.

This collection is open for research, however, the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in May 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 012 Steve Allen Collection

Although best known for his forty-year career in television, Steve Allen has also worked in radio, motion pictures, the theatre, and in concert and club venues. Allen's years in show business include successes in almost every entertainment medium. He has been a radio writer, announcer, host, and comedian; television scriptwriter, producer, host, and comedian; jazz and popular music composer, lyricist, singer, and pianist; Broadway playwright and actor; and motion picture actor. He has been extremely active outside the entertainment industry, as well, as a teacher, traveler, lecturer, pundit, and public advocate. Allen is also a widely-published journalist, essayist, poet, and novelist.

In 1974, Allen initially donated materials to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. Additional materials were donated in 1990. The collection is open for research, but the duplication of any materials must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library, in May 1986, updated in March 1991, and again in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 013 Eric Allen Collection

Eric Allen is an American author of the western genre. The Hanging at Whiskey Smith manuscript is the core of the collection.

In 1969, Allen transferred this manuscript to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of the manuscript must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in May 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

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PCL MS 014 William Charles Anderson Collection

William Charles Anderson is an author of humorous books. Literary correspondence, manuscript, and reviews for Pandemonium on the Potomac form the core of the collection.

In 1969, Anderson transferred these papers to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of the manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Library Associate II, in May 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 016 Jennette Letton Collection

Jennette Letton is an author of historical drama and suspense novels. Literary manuscripts form the core of this collection. In 1969, Jennette Letton began transferring her manuscripts to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University.

The collection is open for research, but photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in May 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 017 John M. Patterson Collection

John M. Patterson was an author of the mystery genre. Literary manuscripts and correspondence form the core of the collection.

In 1969, Patterson transferred his manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright 1aws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in May 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

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PCL MS 018 Karl Edward Wagner Collection

Karl Edward Wagner is best known as a writer of fantasy and horror and also as an editor for anthologies in these genres. The collection reflects both aspects of his work. This material was donated by Gary Hoppenstand in December 2010 and forms part of the Gary Hoppenstand Adventure Fiction Collection. The collection has no restrictions placed upon its’ use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when duplicating any unpublished or published works included in the collection.


PCL MS 019 Patricia McGerr Collection

Patricia McGerr was a fiction writer of mystery novels and short stories. Between the years 1946 and 1975 she wrote 17 novels and over 50 short stories. The Patricia McGerr Collection is comprised of 1/2 linear feet and includes items produced by or used by McGerr during her research and writing process. Some of these items include: research notes, manuscript drafts, newspaper articles, and correspondence. McGerr’s research notes and literary manuscript for her novel Murder is Absurd forms the core of this collection.

In 1969 McGerr transferred her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library. The collection spans the years 1962-1965. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in May 1986, updated July 1992 and reconditioned by Annie Rose Land, Popular Culture Library Associate I, in June 2013.


PCL MS 021 Sidney Shelley Collection

Sidney Shelley is an author of fiction. The literary manuscript for Bowmanville Break is the core of the collection.

In 1969 Sidney Shelley transferred this manuscript to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of the manuscript must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in May 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 022 Jay Mechling Collection

Jay Mechling is an Associate Professor and Chair of the American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of numerous articles pertaining to various aspects of American Studies, Popular Culture, and the Boy Scouts.

In 1984, this collection of articles was transferred to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but permission to cite or quote must be obtained from the author. Photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in June 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 023 Florence Hershman Collection

Florence Hershman is an author of the romance genre. The literary manuscript for The Moreland Legacy is the core of the collection. She writes under the pseudonyms, Diana Haviland and Diana Browning.

In 1985, Florence Hershman began transferring manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, In June 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

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PCL MS 024 Jack H. Bailey Collection

Jack H. Bailey is a fiction writer employed in the California aerospace industry. The literary manuscript and galley sheets for Icarus Complex form the core of the collection.

Bailey transferred this manuscript to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in June 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 025 Martha Anne Guice Wingate Collection

Martha Anne Guice Wingate is an author of the mystery genre. The core of the collection consists of literary manuscript and correspondence dating from 1971 to present. She writes under Martha G. Webb and the pseudonym, Lee Martin.

In 1985, Martha Anne Guice Wingate first began transferring her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in June 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

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PCL MS 026 Susy Smith Collection

Susy Smith is an author of books on psychic phenomena. Her literary manuscripts form the core of this collection.

In 1969, Susy Smith first began transferring her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. This collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in June 1986, revised in July 1992, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

Addendum completed December 1991 by Susan Irwin, Graduate Library Assistant, Browne Popular Culture Library.


PCL MS 027 Millen Brand Collection

Millen Brand was a novelist, screenwriter, juvenile author, poet, and contributor to various literary magazines and anthologies. His most popular works dealt with the care of mental patients. Book jacket manuscripts form the core of the collection.

In 1969, Millen Brand first began transferring his manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in June 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.