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PCL MS 023 Florence Hershman Collection


Florence Hershman is an author of the romance genre. The literary manuscript for The Moreland Legacy is the core of the collection. She writes under the pseudonyms, Diana Haviland and Diana Browning.

In 1985, Florence Hershman began transferring 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 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

Biographical Sketch

Florence Verbell Hershman married Morris Hershman on September 6, 1969. They are now divorced. She has a daughter from a former marriage. Hershman writes under the pseudonyms Diana Browning and Diana Haviland and has written The Passionate Pretenders, Defy The Storm, Fortune's Daughter, and Love's Promised Land in addition to The Moreland Legacy.

Florence Hershman died July 4th, 2008.

Scope and Content

The Florence Hershman Collection houses the literary manuscript, mostly the printer's manuscript, for The Moreland Legacy.

Researchers interested in the romance genre will find this collection of research value.

Series Description

Literary Production

Manuscripts, Literary
Arranged by title of work
This series includes the manuscript for The Moreland Legacy


Box 1
The Moreland Legacy 1977
1 Florence Hershman writing as Diana Haviland Original title: Mooncliff
Printer's manuscript, book information pages
2 Printer's manuscript, pp. 1-92
3 (Printer's manuscript, pp. 93-192)
4 (Printer's manuscript, pp. 193-307)
5 (Printer's manuscript, pp. 308-378)
6 (Printer's manuscript, pp. 379-492)