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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 Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works, whether authored by Becky Barker or other writers whose works may be found in this collection.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 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 Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works, whether authored by Alice Brilmayer or by other writers whose work may be found in this collection.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 164 Dixie Browning Collection

Dixie Browning began transferring her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in July 1998. She also donated some paperback editions of her books which have been added to the BPCL holdings. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all manuscripts and published works authored by Dixie Browning.

This finding aid prepared by Mary Koslovsky in November 2005.


PCL MS 149 Pamela Browning Collection

Pamela Browning is a contemporary author of romance novels. Notes and a manuscript to one of her novels and correspondence with other romance writers comprise the core of this collection.

Pamela Browning transferred her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in September 1996. The collection is open for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Kirk Richardson under the supervision of Jean Geist, Popular Culture Library Associate II in November 1996 and was updated in September 2009 by Patricia Falk.

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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 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 169 Linda L. Crockett Collection

The collection of Linda L. Crockett contains 2 cubic feet of edited manuscripts and galleys for novels and other documents dating from 1992 - 1998.

The collection also contains some personal correspondence and notes, a press kit, promotional items and conference, convention and membership materials. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all manuscripts and published works authored by Linda Crockett.

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

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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 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 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 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 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 146 Lucetta L. Hynnes Collection

Lucetta L. Hynnes is a contemporary American author of historical romance novels. The manuscript of one of her novels, a set of proofs and a package of correspondence between herself and her editor comprise the core of the collection.

Lucetta L. Hynnes transferred her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in August 1996. The collection is open for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was complied by Kirk Richardson under the supervision of Jean Geist, Popular Culture Library Associate II in November 1996 and updated in September 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 160 Jayne Ann Krentz Collection

The Jayne Ann Krentz Collection consists of 1/4 linear feet and contains many of her personal works, publicity materials, articles, an audio script, and personal accomplishments/awards. The collection centers on Jayne Ann Krentz’s mission to mainstream Romance Literature and Popular Fiction, literary forms that historically have been criticized for not being "realistic" and "meaningful." Krentz believes that Romance Literature should be mainstreamed into society as a study of ancient heroic virtues that celebrate the heroic aspects of both feminine and masculine genders and the healing power of love.

The collection was donated by Jayne Ann Krentz through a series of installments in 1997, 1999, and 2002. There are no restrictions placed upon the use of this collection for scholarly purposes. The collection is open for research; however, photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works authored by Jayne Ann Krentz . The collection was arranged and described by Annie Rose Land June 2013.


PCL MS 166 Sylvie Kurtz Collection

Sylvie Kurtz transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in August 1998, with additional donations made from 1999 to 2007. 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, whether authored by Sylvie Kurtz 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 2016.


PCL MS 153 Cathie Linz Collection

Cathie Linz was an author of contemporary and paranormal romance novels. Notes, galleys to one manuscript and ten original, copy-edited manuscripts comprise the core of this collection.

Cathie Linz first transferred her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in June 1997, with an additional donation in 2001. The collection is open for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Kirk Richardson under the supervision of Jean Geist, Popular Culture Library Associate II in February 1998. It was updated in September 2009 by Patricia Falk and in September 2016 by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown.


PCL MS 156 Maumee Valley Romance Authors, Inc. Collection

The records of the Maumee Valley Romance Authors, Inc., formerly known as Maumee Valley Romance Writers of America, consist of approximately 0.4 cubic feet and were donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library in 1997 by Denise Koch, with additional donations made in 1998, 2000 and 2001 by Joyce Lane. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all published and unpublished works found in this collection.

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


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 082 Hester J. Mundis Collection

The Hester J. Mundis Collection consists of approximately 0.2 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Hester J. Mundis in 1969. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the archivist. 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 found in this collection.


PCL MS 102 Jerrold Mundis Collection

Jerrold Mundis is a writer, speaker, and counselor. He has written 17 novels, 13 non-fiction books, and around 100 short stories, essays, and articles. He has written under various pseudonyms, including Robert Calder, Eric Corder, and Julia Withers. Two of his well known novels are Gerhardt's Children and The Dogs. His works have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Harper's Weekly, and been selected for The Book-of-the-Month Club.

The Mundis Collection of .2 linear feet consists of the manuscript Echo in a Dark Wind and a set of edits for the manuscript. This manuscript was donated to Bowling Green State University in May 1969. The collection has no restrictions placed upon its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works.

This finding aid was prepared by Patty Falk in September 2011.


PCL MS 168 Linda Varner Palmer Collection

Linda Varner Palmer transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in September 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.

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

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PCL MS 154 Susan Elizabeth Phillips Collection

     Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a contemporary American author of romance novels beginning with The Copeland Bride in 1982 and followed up to present by numerous award winning books.  Her collection is comprised of 4 linear feet of manuscript drafts, edited copies, galleys, research notes, publicity materials and some fan mail and miscellaneous correspondence mostly pertaining to manuscript editing.

     Susan E. Phillips began transferring her manuscripts to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in June 1997.  The collection is open for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws.  This register was compiled by Debbie Chimahusky under the supervision of Jean Geist, Popular Culture Library Associate II in November 1998 and revised and expanded by Eric Honneffer in February 2008. 

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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 144 Glenda Sanders Collection

Glenda Sanders is a contemporary American author of romance novels. Original typescripts of twenty-seven of her novels, twelve synopses, twelve book cover art forms, and one short story comprise the core of the collection.

Ms. Sanders transferred her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in April 1996. The collection is open for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Debbie Chimahusky under the supervision of Jean Geist, Browne Popular Culture Library Associate II in March 1999. It was updated in September 2009 by Patricia Falk.

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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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