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MS 1131 - William Burl Thomas Papers (Bowling Green, Ohio)

The William Burl Thomas papers were donated to the Center for Archival Collections in January 2007 by David Anderson.

No restrictions exist on the use of this collection and duplication is permitted for research purposes. This finding aid was prepared by Lee N. McLaird, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections in November 2009.



MS 379 - William F. Nolan/Ray Bradbury Collection

The literary manuscripts, correspondence, and other non-book material in the Ray Bradbury Collection complement the comprehensive Bradbury book collection housed in the Rare Books Division. The materials date from 1936 when Bradbury began writing as a high school student up to the present time and includes manuscripts of many of his novels, short stories, poems, plays and screenplays, as well as notes, letters, recordings, original art, broadsides, photographs, pamphlets, posters, programs, transcripts, periodicals, and tearsheets.

The books and manuscripts of the Bradbury Collection were acquired in 1981 from William F. Nolan, the well-known author of Logan's Run and many other works and a long-time friend of Bradbury. Aided by access to Bradbury's personal files, Nolan spent over thirty-five years assembling the collection.

Photocopying of all manuscript material in the Collection is prohibited. Bradbury's letters may not be quoted without permission of either William Nolan or Ray Bradbury. The Dogs that Eat Sweet Grass may not be quoted without the permission of Mr. Bradbury.

This register was prepared by Nancy Steen, Rare Books Librarian in April 1986 and adapted for the World Wide Web in 2001 by Lee N. McLaird, Curator of Rare Books.


MS 415 - Eugene F. Ockuly Franklin Delano Roosevelt Collection

The correspondence and other non-book material of the FDR Collection span the years from 1914 until about 1980 with the preponderance falling between 1929 and 1950. Roosevelt's unique personal and political lives are reflected in the wide variety of pamphlets, brochures, clippings, press releases, and other materials which comprise the collection.

The collection was a gift to Bowling Green State University from Dr. Eugene Ockuly, a former Toledo physician, in 1979. Dr. Ockuly began collecting Roosevelt material in 1949 in anticipation of writing a book about the former President. He never found time for the book, but over the following thirty years, he amassed a large and diverse collection including over one thousand books. Both the books and manuscript materials are housed in the Center for Archival Collections Rare Books Division.

The collection is open for use by researchers. Standard copyright restrictions exist on the unpublished materials. This register was prepared by Nancy Steen, Rare Books Librarian, in February 1986.


MS 586 - BGSU Creative Writing Program Alumni Papers

The Bowling Green State University Creative Writing Program Alumni Papers have been gathered from the manuscript contributions of BGSU's MFA alumni. The first contributions include the MFA thesis and manuscript of alumna Judith Dunaway, donated by alumna Susan Carol Hauser in August 2004. She and other alumni have donated books and periodicals in which their work has appeared, and these have been added to the book and periodical holdings of BGSU's Rare Books and Special Collections. Manuscript material will be added to this collection as contributions arrive. Researchers bear the responsibility for securing copyright permission for copying and quoting from unpublished manuscripts. The finding aid was prepared by Lee McLaird, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, in December 2006.


MS 626 - Robert Peters Collection

The Robert Peters Collection was purchased by the Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University, in April, 1991. An additional gift of 71 publications written by Robert Peters was donated by the author in August, 1991. In June, 1996 and 1999, other gifts of contemporary poetry, criticism and manuscript material were made by Robert Peters. The entire collection consists of correspondence, subject files relating to poets and poetry publishing, literary manuscripts and journals, and a substantial book collection, covering American poetry after 1965.

No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Researchers are responsible for confirming copyright ownership of unpublished material. The finding aid was prepared by Lee McLaird, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections in April, 1992 and revised in August 1996 and June 1999, to incorporate the new material.


MS 69 - Jan Wahl Collection

The correspondence, literary manuscripts, original illustrations, galley proofs and other materials in the Jan Wahl Collection form a solid basis for beginning research into the life and career of one of the most widely-read contemporary authors of children's literature. Correspondence includes letters from friends, collaborators and publishers and deals for the most part with Wahl's work, although interesting personal asides can be found. Over eighty-five manuscript versions (both originals and copies) of approximately forty of the author's works form the core of the collection.

The core of the collection, spanning the years 1960 to 1980, was given to Bowling Green State University by Mr. Wahl in 1980 as a result of negotiations with Dr. Dwight Burlingame, Dean of Libraries and Learning Resources. On May 1, 1980 the Collection was formally dedicated and the Friends of the Libraries honored the author with festivities marking Jan Wahl Day. Signed copies of a number of his books are housed in the Rare Books Collection and most of his other titles can be found in Jerome Library. In recognition of his continuing work in children's literature and in the history of film, Bowling Green State University awarded Mr. Wahl the honorary degree Doctor of Letters on March 15, 1996. Additional material on this event was added at that time.

This collection is for research. However, unpublished correspondence may not be quoted without written permission of Mr. Wahl. Manuscripts may be photocopied only with the author's permission. This register was compiled by Nancy Steen, then Rare Books Librarian, in February 1985 and revised in September 1996 by Lee McLaird, Curator of Rare Books.


MS 693 - Carol Berge Collection

The Carol Bergé Collection was purchased by the Center for Archival Collections, Jerome Library, Bowling Green State University, in 1993. Additional correspondence dating from 1983-1985 was donated by the author in February 1994. An addition to the collection focusing on Bergé's last projects was donated to the collection by James Beach in 2012. The collection consists of correspondence, subject files relating to poets and poetry publishing, literary manuscripts, and a supporting book and periodical collection, dealing with American poet/author Carol Bergé and her circle. It complements and supports the Rare Books and Special Collections Division's modern poetry collection. Related collections include the Thomas F. Eckman Memorial Collection, the Virginia Stranahan Collection, the Robert Peters Collection, and the BGSU Creative Writing Program Collection.

This collection is open for scholarly use. No material from Berge's unpublished manuscripts or published works may be copied or quoted without permission of Carol Berge's literary executor. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works, whether authored by Bergé or by other writers whose works are found in this collection.

The finding aid was prepared by Lee N. McLaird, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections in 1996, revised in April 1997, January 2007, and November 2012.


MS 724 - Philip F. O'Connor Collection

The Philip F. O'Connor Papers were transferred to the Center for Archival Collections over the course of several months in 1993-1994. The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence; subject files relating to professional organizations, the Bowling Green State University Creative Writing Program and publishing; literary manuscripts; and a book collection, reflecting the personal and professional interests of author and university professor Philip F. O'Connor.

No restrictions exist on the research use of this collection, although researchers bear the responsibility for securing copyright permission for copying and quoting from unpublished manuscripts. The finding aid was prepared by Lee McLaird, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections, in October 1997.


MS 775 - Frederick W. Eckman Collection

The Frederick Eckman Papers were donated to the Center for Archival Collections in 1997, thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Martha Eckman and through the assistance of Paul Yon, Director of the Center for Archival Collections and Dennis East, Assistant Dean, Libraries and Learning Resources, Bowling Green State University. Additional materials have been donated by James Crowder, a cousin of Frederick Eckman, from time to time, and have been incorporated into the collection. The Frederick Eckman collection is open to all researchers. Researchers are responsible for securing permission to reproduce unpublished materials. The materials were processed and this register was prepared by Lee N. McLaird, Curator of Rare Books and Special Collections. The register was revised in Spring 2006.


MS 776 - Mary Jackson Collection

The Mary Jackson Papers were donated to the Center for Archival Collections in 1998 by Mary Jackson and through the assistance of Paul Yon, Director of the Center for Archival Collections. The collection is open to all researchers. Researchers are responsible for securing permission to reproduce unpublished materials.


MS 777 - Robert Beum Collection

The Robert Beum Papers were purchased by the Center for Archival Collections in September 1998, from Robert Beum. The collection is open to all researchers. Researchers are responsible for securing permission to reproduce unpublished materials.