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PCL MS 084 Alexei and Cory Panshin Collection

The Alexei and Cory Panshin Collection consists of approximately 4.5 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Alexei and Cory Panshin between 1969 and 1975. Additional materials were purchased by the Browne Popular Culture Library in 1987. 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 Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.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 192 Sandra Springer Collection

The Sandra Springer Collection consists of 0.8 linear feet of manuscript materials. The materials largely relate to fanzines and fandom surrounding Star Trek and The ProfessionalsThe materials were donated by Sandra Springer's family in 1998. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however all copyright and related interests remain with the authors of the indcluded works. The collection was processed and the finding aid completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in August 2016.


PCL MS 196 Richard Erlich Collection

The Richard Erlich Collection consists of approximately 4 linear feet of manuscript materials, including correspondence, business files, and academic manuscripts. The materials primarily relate to Erlich's book Coyote's Song: The Teaching Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, but also contain materials relating to his unpublished book The Starmont Reader's Guide to Ursula K. LeGuin as well as Clockworks: A Multimedia Bibliography [i.e., List] of Works Useful for the Study of the Human/Machine Interface in SF, written with Thomas P. Dunn, his frequent collaborator.

The collection was donated in 2006 by Dr. Erlich to the Browne Popular Culture Library. At the request of Dr. Erlich, files containing correspondence between himself and Ursula K. Le Guin are currently restricted, however there are no other restrictions placed on the materials for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission from the author when reproducing any unpublished or published works included in the collection.

The collection was processed and the finding aid prepared by Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in October, 2016.


PCL MS 224 Alice J. Mills Kirk/Spock (K/S) Fanzine Collection

The Alice J. Mills Kirk/Spock (K/S) Fanzine Collection represents nearly four decades of participation in the Star Trek slash fanfiction movement, from the 1970s until Alice Mills’ death in 2015. The collection is primarily comprised of fanzines centered on the Kirk/Spock (K/S) relationship from the original Star Trek television series and subsequent movies. It is the “/” between the names of Kirk and Spock from which the term “slash” fiction is derived. In addition to Kirk/Spock, the collection also contains materials from fandoms such as Jack/Ennis or B/B (Brokeback Mountain); Garak/Bashir (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine); Love Noir Deux (A Donald Strachey Mystery Slash Zine), and several non-fandom works.  Also included are audio cassettes featuring notables such as William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, a collection of photographs, and original fan art.

There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscript materials as well as published works. The collection was donated in March 2015 by the Mills family.  The inventory was completed by Sylvio Lynch III, Ph.D. candidate in American Cultural Studies, in June 2016 and the finding aid was completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist in September 2016. Special thanks to Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook, Reference Librarian, Massachusetts Historical Society and Hanna Clutterbuck-Cook, Processing Assistant, Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, for their technical assistance in completing this finding aid.


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 069 Sheldon R. Jaffery Collection

Sheldon R. Jaffery was a practicing attorney in Cleveland, Ohio with a personal interest in science fiction, fantasy, horror fiction, and pulp magazines. The Jaffery Collection centers on the manuscripts of the books Jaffery published throughout the 1980s which deal with these genres. The material dates from 1947 to 1989, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1980s. Jaffery's interests specifically lie in the Arkham House book series, the DAW book series, and pulp magazine fiction. These topics are the focus of his manuscripts and research materials, which make up the core of the collection. Also housed in the Browne Popular Culture Library are a substantial number of specialist catalogs accrued by Jaffery as a collector/dealer in rare science fiction and fantasy books and posters.

The initial collection was acquired by the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in December, 1987, and a second shipment was received in January, 1990. The collection was organized and arranged at the Browne Popular Culture Library by Dana Sergent, who also prepared the biographical sketch and box/folder inventory.

The collection is open to public access for research; however, the duplication of any materials must comply with applicable copyright laws.

This register was compiled by Brenda McCallum, head librarian, and Dana Sergent, graduate research assistant, Popular Culture Library, January, 1990 and updated in September 2009.


PCL MS 180 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Collection

The Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Collection is comprised of 17 cubic feet of manuscripts and correspondence from 1978-1999. 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 February to May 1999 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.


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 139 Paul S. Newman Collection

Paul S. Newman is a contemporary creator of comic book stories, ranging from science fiction to humor. A manuscript for the text of a DarkWing Duck comic book is the core of the collection.

In 1995, Paul S. Newman transferred one 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 Kirk Richardson under the supervision of Jean Geist, Popular Culture Associate II. It was updated in September 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 068 Carl Jacobi Collection

The Carl Jacobi Collection is comprised of six linear feet of correspondence, files, diaries, literary productions, printed materials, and photographs documenting the private and professional life of this notable author of horror, fantasy, science, and adventure fiction. The collection spans approximately 100 years beginning with Jacobi family documents from 1896 and ending with correspondence dated 1996 — a year before Carl Jacobi's death.

The collection was donated by Mr. Jacobi to the Popular Culture Library beginning in 1987 with later installments added by his estate after his death in 1997. There are no restrictions placed upon the use of this collection for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works whether authored by Carl Jacobi or by other writers whose work may be found in this collection.

The collection was arranged and described by Eric Honneffer December 2011.


PCL MS 065 Andrew M. Greeley Collection

Andrew Greeley is a contemporary sociologist and Roman Catholic priest who has authored numerous nonfiction and fiction works. Eight spiral-bound drafts, one galley, one page-proof, two screenplays plus one critical analysis by Ingrid H. Shafer comprise the core of this collection.

In 1989, Michael Marsden transferred the first manuscripts in this collection of Andrew M. Greeley's works to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. 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 February 1999. It was updated in September 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.


PCL MS 030 Jeffrey A. Carver Collection

Jeffrey A. Carver is an author of the science fiction genre. Literary manuscripts and related materials form the core of this collection.

In 1985, Jeffrey A. Carver first began transferring his 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 July 1986, updated in July 1992, and again in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


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.