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PCL MS 174 Becky Barker Collection

The Becky Barker Collection is 2.5 cubic feet of documents dating from 1986 - 2003. Becky Barker transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in October 1998 with additional donations in 1999, 2003, and 2004. 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 Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works, whether authored by Becky Barker or other writers whose works may be found in this collection.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in November 2005.


PCL MS 175 Kay Hooper Collection

The Kay Hooper Collection contains approximately 2 linear feet of literary manuscripts, representing ten of the author’s more than 60 novels.  The collection contains literary manuscripts dating from 1991-1998. The materials were donated by Kay Hooper in 1998 and 1999. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however all copyright and related interests remain with the author or her assigns. The finding aid was completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in July 2016.


PCL MS 180 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Collection

The Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Collection is comprised of 39 cubic feet of manuscripts and correspondence from 1978-2014. The manuscripts include primarily historic and contemporary horror novels and some western, science fiction, and romantic suspense. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library beginning in 1999, with an addition in 2014, and has no restrictions placed upon its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission from the author when duplicating any unpublished or published works included in the collection. The finding aid was completed by Patricia Falk in February 2010 and updated by Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in June 2017.


PCL MS 181 Kathleen Morgan Collection

Kathleen Morgan transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in 1991. 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 Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works whether authored by Kathleen Morgan or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.

This collection of 3.5 cubic feet of documents dates from 1991 to 1996 and consists of either original or edited manuscripts of the author's novels. The collection also contains the author's writing notes, character descriptions and cover art suggestions.

This finding aid prepared by Mary Koslovsky in October 2005.


PCL MS 183 Alice Duncan Collection

The Alice Duncan Collection consists of 3 linear feet of literary manuscripts and related promotional materials. The manuscripts represented here were written under her own name or as Rachel Wilson. There are no restrictions placed on this collection for scholarly purposes. Copyright of all materials is retained by the author or her assigns, and researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works. The materials were donated by Ms. Duncan in 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2009. The finding aid was completed by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in July 2016.


PCL MS 184 Patricia Gaffney Collection

Patricia Gaffney transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in September 1999 with additional materials donated in 2005. 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 Patricia Gaffney or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.

The collection consists of 6.5 cubic feet of documents dating from 1990-2004. It contains manuscripts, edited manuscripts, proofs, research notes, outlines, synopses, proposals and one audio script.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in January 2006.


PCL MS 185 Roberta Gellis Collection

The Roberta Gellis Collection consists of approximately 30 linear feet of documents and multimedia materials related to the author Roberta Gellis that date from 1951 to her passing in 2016. It contains manuscripts, outlines, proofs, handwritten first drafts of many published and unpublished works, computers disks containing manuscripts, and substantial amounts of her research.

Roberta Gellis transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in September 1999. An addition to the collection was made by her estate in 2016. 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 Roberta Gellis or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in January 2006. It was updated by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in September 2016.

The 2016 addition to the collection is not yet fully reflected in the inventory below, but is available for research. Please contact the archivist at sammido@bgsu.edu for more information.


PCL MS 187 Andrea Kent & Bette McNicholas Collection

The Andrea Kent & Bette McNicholas Collection consists of an original manuscript for the novel An Obsession With Honor, originally published by Warner Books in 1987. The manuscript was originally donated in December, 1999. This finding aid was completed by Manuscripts Archivist Steve Ammidown in July 2016.


PCL MS 188 Olivia (Libby) Hall Collection

The Olivia (Libby) Hall Collection contains approximately 4.5 linear feet of literary manuscripts, correspondence and other materials related to the craft of writing.  The collection contains literary manuscripts dating from 1994-2002, with correspondence dating from 1983-2002. The materials were donated by Ms. Hall in 2000, with additional donations in 2001, 2002 and 2003. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however all copyright and related interests remain with the author or her assigns.

The collection inventory was completed by Mary Koslovsky in 2006.  The finding aid was completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in July 2016.


PCL MS 189 Alice Brilmayer Collection

The Alice Brilmayer Collection consists of 2 cubic feet of novel manuscripts and a small section of author's files. The latter include judge's scoring sheets with comments from the NW Houston RWA Tenth Annual Lone Star Writing Competition and a proof of Night Secrets by Norah J. Perkin that was sent to Alice Brilmayer.

Alice Brilmayer also writes under the pen names of Alice Gaines and Alice Chambers. Her novels include themes of fantasy, mystery, historical and futuristic romance.

Alice Brilmayer transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in September 2000. 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 Alice Brilmayer or by other writers whose work may be found in this collection.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in November 2005.


PCL MS 190 Carolyn Males Collection

The Carolyn Males Collection consists of a manuscript for the novel Hawaiian Heat. The novel was co-written by Carolyn Males and Louise Titchener under the name Clare Richmond. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Carolyn Males in February 2000. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works. The finding aid was completed by Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in July 2016.


PCL MS 193 Darlene Scalera Collection

The Darlene Scalera Collection consists of 1.5 cubic feet of documents dating from 1999-2002. It is comprised of edited manuscripts, proofs, cover art information, outlines and notes, synopses, character information and one piece of correspondence regarding Man in a Million.

Darlene Scalera transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, BGSU, in March 2000 with additional materials coming in July 2002. 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 Darlene Scalera or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in November 2005.

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PCL MS 195 Gwynne Forster Collection

Gwynne Forster was a nationally known best-selling and award-winning author of more than 40 novels. Among the many awards she has received are the Black Writers Alliance 2001 Gold Pen Award, the 1999 Author of the Year by the Romance in Color web site and the Affaire De Coeur Magazine Award in 1999.

The collection of approximately 1.5 linear feet of documents dates from 1998 - 2001 and consists of edited manuscripts, galleys, one synopsis and one sample cover.

Gwynne Forster transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in September 2000. 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 Gwynne Forster or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in November 2005 and updated by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in January 2017.


PCL MS 197 Pamela Daoust Collection

The Pamela Daoust Collection contains approximately 4 linear feet of literary manuscripts and correspondence relating to more than 15 works by the author, writing as Katharine Kincaid.  The materials date approximately from 1985-1999. The materials were donated by Pamela Daoust in 2000. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however all copyright and related interests remain with the author or her assigns. The collection was processed and the finding aid completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in August 2016.


PCL MS 198 Shirley T. Hailstock Collection

The Shirley T. Hailstock Collection is comprised of approximately 3 linear feet of documents that date from 1995-2000. The collection consists primarily of edited manuscripts, galleys, editor correspondence and one mounted promotional poster for the novel Clara's Promise.

Shirley T. Hailstock transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in May 2001. 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 Shirley T. Hailstock or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in February 2006 and updated by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in January 2017.


PCL MS 199 Jill Marie Landis Collection

The Jill Marie Landis Collection contains one literary manuscripts by the author. The materials were donated by Jill Marie Landis in 1998. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however all copyright and related interests remain with the author or her assigns. The collection was processed and the finding aid completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in August 2016.


PCL MS 200 Julie Kenner Collection

The Julie Kenner Collection contains approximately 2 linear feet of literary manuscripts and associated materials for 8 works by the author.  The materials date approximately from 1999-2002. The materials were donated by Julie Kenner in 2005. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however all copyright and related interests remain with the author or her assigns. The collection was processed and the finding aid completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in August 2016.


PCL MS 205 Ludima Gus Burton Collection

Romance writer Ludima Gus Burton began writing romance novels in 1991 when she was 71 years old. She was published for the first time in 1999. To date, Avalon Romance has published all four of her novels.

The collection of 1.5 cubic feet dates from 2000 to the present and consists of draft and edited manuscripts, galleys, research notes and worksheets for the novels. Also included are two newspaper articles about her career as an author as well as an autographed promotional bookmark from her latest novel, The Wedding Cake.

Ludima Gus Burton transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University in September 2002. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished and published works in this collection.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in October 2005.

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PCL MS 206 Valerie Taylor Collection

The Valerie Taylor Collection is comprised of 1.5 cubic feet of documents dating from 1992-2003. It consists of manuscripts of novels as well as writing notes. Subject Files include general correspondence, Romance Writers of America membership materials, two magazines and two folders of writer's guidelines for publication in various periodicals.

Valerie Taylor transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in October 2002. 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 Valerie Taylor or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in October 2005.

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PCL MS 208 April Kihlstrom Collection

The April Kihlstrom Collection consists of four linear feet of literary manuscripts and related materials such as author’s notes and promotional matter. There are no restrictions placed on this collection for scholarly purposes. Copyright of all materials is retained by the author or her assigns, and researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works. The materials were donated by April Kihlstrom in 2004. The finding aid was completed by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in July 2016.


PCL MS 209 Gail Shelton Collection

The Gail Shelton Collection contains handwritten and typed literary manuscripts for one of the author’s works, written under the pen name Gail Dayton. The materials were donated by Gail Shelton in 2004. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however all copyright and related interests remain with the author or her assigns. The finding aid was completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in August 2016.


PCL MS 210 Virginia Myers Collection

Virginia Myers is an American writer of contemporary and inspirational romance fiction. Four original typescripts of her works and correspondence with publishers, editors, and literary agents among others compromise the core of this collection.

Virginia Myers transferred her manuscripts to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in September 1998 and November 1999. The collection is open for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This finding aid was compiled by Debbie Chimahusky under the supervision of Jean Geist, Popular Culture Library Associate in April 1999. The finding aid was updated by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist in August 2016 with help from Loran Ramm, Student Assistant.


PCL MS 214 Patricia McLinn Collection

The Patricia McLinn Collection contains approximately 9 linear feet of literary manuscripts and research materials for more than 20 works by the author.  The materials date approximately from 1991-2004. The materials were donated by Patricia McLinn in 2007. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however all copyright and related interests remain with the author or her assigns. The collection was processed and the finding aid completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in August 2016.


PCL MS 217 Nancy J. Cohen Collection

The Nancy J. Cohen Collection is comprised of 10 linear feet of correspondence, manuscripts, book publicity, articles and conference programs from 1994 to the present. The manuscripts form the nucleus of the collection and include futuristic romance titles written by Cohen under her own name and as Nancy Cane.

Nancy J. Cohen began donating the materials to the Browne Popular Culture Library in July 2007. There are no restrictions placed upon its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission from the author when duplicating any unpublished or published works included in the collection.

The finding aid was completed by Eric Honneffer in July 2009 and updated in January 2011. The finding aid was further updated by Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in August 2017.


PCL MS 218 Emilie McGee

The Emilie McGee Manuscript Collection contains materials for 48 of her 60 published works. The collection consists primarily of manuscripts, but notes and a detailed synopsis are available for select works. This collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Emilie McGee in May of 2012, with additional materials received in June of the same year. All documents are available for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was completed by intern Matt Kilmer in February, 2014.