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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 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 186 Malice Domestic Collection

The Malice Domestic Collection consists of the manuscripts of several editions of the mystery story compilation series, Malice Domestic. Cover proofs are included with the manuscripts for volumes 8 and 9. The collection was transferred to the Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University by Elizabeth Foxwell, series editor, in 1999 and 2000. The collection is open for research, but researchers should be aware that the copyright for each story rests with its author and that researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works. This finding aid was completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in July 2016.


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 088 Ruth Rendell Collection

Ruth Rendell is a contemporary British writer of series detective novels and non-series mystery-suspense novels and stories. Series novels and stories are written under her own name while non-series works have often been published under the pseudonym Barbara Vine. Literary manuscripts of non-series novels and stories form the core of the collection.

In 1986 Ruth Rendell transferred two manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. An additional donation of three manuscripts followed in 1987, and additions to the collection are anticipated. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Kevin Lause under the supervision of Jean Geist, Popular Culture Library Associate II. It was updated in September 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 152 Bill Pronzini Collection

Bill Pronzini, pulp aficionado and creator of the Nameless Detective series has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as “a master of the modern mystery.” Since becoming a professional writer in the late 1960s, he has published over sixty novels within the mystery/suspense and western genres, not to mention numerous short stories, anthologies and single-author collections which he edited or coedited. His collaboration with such authors as Jeffrey Wallmann, Michael Kurland, John Lutz, Barry N. Malzberg, Collin Wilcox, Jack Anderson, Martin H. Greenberg, Ed Gorman and of course Marcia Muller has kept pace with his own considerable output. Further references to Pronzini-Muller collaborations may be found in her collection, MS-112, at the Browne Popular Culture Library.

The Pronzini Collection dates from 1991 to the present. The only exceptions are reference cards for sold and unsold Pronzini writings, 1966-1977, and a 1987 manuscript for Son of Gun in Cheek. The collection contains manuscripts of his novels, short stories and other writings, as well as correspondence with his agent, publishers, editors, other writers and fans. Other files include interviews, articles, photos about Pronzini and book publicity. Audio book recordings are also found here. The California State Library Foundation owns the Pronzini literary archive from 1967 to 1991.

Bill Pronzini transferred his collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in March 1997. 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, whether authored by Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller or by other writers whose work may be found in this collection.

This finding aid was prepared by Eric Honneffer in December 2005 and updated in May 2010.


PCL MS 016 Jennette Letton Collection

Jennette Letton is an author of historical drama and suspense novels. Literary manuscripts form the core of this collection. In 1969, Jennette Letton began transferring her manuscripts to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University.

The collection is open for research, but photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in May 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.


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 140 Joan Kahn Collection

Joan Kahn was an editor of mystery and suspense novels. Correspondence and miscellaneous articles concerning some of the books she edited form the core of this collection.

Olivia Kahn transferred material from Joan Kahn's personal library to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in August 1995. The collection is open for research; however, 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 1997. It was updated in September 2009 by Patricia Falk.


PCL MS 041 Marjorie Dorner Collection

Marjorie Dorner is a contemporary American author of mystery-suspense novels, literary short stories, and one play. The manuscripts of working and final versions of her four mystery-suspense novels form the core of the collection.

Marjorie Dorner transferred her manuscripts to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in December 1993. The collection is open for research, but photocopying or other duplication of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Kevin Lause under the supervision of Jean Geist, Popular Culture Library Associate II in September 1996 and updated in September 2009 by Patricia Falk.


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 024 Jack H. Bailey Collection

Jack H. Bailey is a fiction writer employed in the California aerospace industry. The literary manuscript and galley sheets for Icarus Complex form the core of the collection.

Bailey transferred this 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 Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in June 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.