PCL MS 164 Dixie Browning Papers
|Title||PCL MS 164 Dixie Browning Papers|
The Dixie Browning Papers consits of approximately 1.25 cubic feet of manuscript materials by the author. Dixie Browning began transferring her manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in July 1998. 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. Please contact the BPCL reference email with any questions about this collection.
This finding aid prepared by Mary Koslovsky in November 2005. The collection was reprocessed and the finding aid updated by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in November 2019.
Romance writer Dixie Browning (born 1930) is a prolific author who has published more than 80 contemporary and historical romance novels. She has also written historical novels, written with her sister Mary Burrus Williams under the pen name of Bronwyn Williams.
Browning began her writing career in 1976 with a weekly newspaper column and from there moved on to romance writing. She says that she has had no formal training to be an author, only a love of good stories.
She has given a number of workshops for the Romance Writers Association and has won a number of awards for her writing including a RITA, three Maggies for best historical of the year, seven top awards from the North Carolina Press Club and five first place awards from the National Federation of Press Women.
In addition to being a published author, Browning is an accomplished watercolor painter. She also helped organize the North Carolina Watercolor Society and served as its first president. She currently lives in North Carolina.
|Scope and Content|
The Dixie Browning Collection consists of 1.25 cu. ft. of edited manuscripts and galleys by both Dixie Browning and Bronwyn Williams, dating from 1999-2003. Also included in the collection is a small sampling of editor's production and style sheets and promotional material. Correspondence is very limited, consisting of only a few letters from editors, which have been kept with the appropriate manuscript.
The materials in this collection will provide researchers with a look at the process of writing and revising category romance novels.