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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 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 049 Anthony Slide Collection

Anthony Slide is an internationally known film historian, scholar and writer of numerous works devoted to such topics as silent film, motion picture preservation, the entertainment industry and specific literary subjects. The Anthony Slide Collection begins in approximately 1964 and runs to the present with a heavier concentration of documentation starting in the 1980's. Dr. Slide continues to add to his collection since its donation to the Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL) at Bowling Green State University in April 1989. Currently twenty-five cubic feet of files focus upon Slide's own publications, projects, consultation work, activities at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), editing others' manuscripts and assisting writers of various entertainment and motion picture topics to get published.

Correspondence, manuscripts, and research files predominate in the collection, reflecting the full spectrum of Anthony Slide's activities as writer, historian, documentary maker, consultant to various groups and organizations, and mentor to other writers.

Dr. Slide does retain copyright to unpublished works contained within his papers. The collection was inventoried by BPCL staff. It was processed and the finding aid prepared at Bowling Green State University by Eric Honneffer, Center for Archival Collections (April 5, 2004). The collection was reorganized in July 2008.

 


PCL MS 031 Dick Perry Collection

Dick Perry is an author of humorous non-fiction articles and books. Literary manuscripts and related materials form the core of the collection.

In 1969, Dick Perry first began transferring his manuscripts 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 July 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 138 Michael M. McDowell Collection

The Michael McEachern McDowell Collection includes 20 cubic feet of correspondence and manuscripts dating from 1966-2001. This author of predominantly horror and occult-themed novels and screenplays began donating his collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library around 1987 until his death in 1999. His literary executor, Laurence Senelick, continued to transfer additions after that date. No restrictions have been placed on the use of the collection for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works whether authored by McDowell or by other authors whose work may be found in this collection. The documents were arranged and described by Eric Honneffer and the finding aid completed by him in January 2010.


PCL MS 028 Richard Elman Collection

Richard Elman is a professional writer of novels, articles, stories, reviews, and poetry. Literary manuscripts form the core of the collection. He writes both under his name and under the pseudonyms Eric Pearl, John Howland Spyker, Delmar Hanks, and Michael Parnell.

In 1969, Richard Elman 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, revised in November 1989, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 001 Norman Daniels Collection

Norman Daniels is an author who has worked in 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. This register was compiled Mark R. McDermott, Graduate Assistant in Popular Culture Studies, in May 1986 and updated in July 2009 by Patricia Falk.