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PCL MS 166 Sylvie Kurtz Collection

Introduction

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 Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished and published works, whether authored by Sylvie Kurtz or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.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.

Biographical Sketch

Sylvie Kurtz made the decision to become a writer while flying an eight hour solo flight across the country in a Pipe Arrow plane. She realized that the stories from her imagination were more entertaining than a pilot's life. Although she went on to earn her pilot's license, she began to write down her fictional adventures and submit them for publication.

She has published more than 30 romance and suspense novels. Her work has been nominated for awards by Romantic Times, including “Best First--Category Romance”, “Best Harlequin Intrigue” and the Romantic Times Bookclub Magazine “Career Achievement for Series Romantic Adventure.” 

Scope and Content

The Sylvie Kurtz Collection contains 5 cubic feet of manuscripts, correspondence, proofs, galleys, notes, promotional items, and reviews, dating from 1996-2005. The 4.5 cubic feet of novel manuscripts make up the largest part of the collection. Because of the completeness of this series, the researcher can trace the evolution of many of her works from story outlines to publication. Also included are notes on character development and revisions. In addition, there are interviews with the author.

The correspondence comprises one-half cubic foot of the collection. Editorial correspondence (1999-2002) contains her correspondence with editors, other writers and research resources. Reader correspondence (1999-2002 plus undated) contains personal opinions and questions from the public.

Series Description

Literary Manuscripts
Novel Manuscripts
1996-2007
Arranged chronologically, then by novel
May include an edited manuscript, proofs and galleys, notes with story background, character information, and synopsis. Promotional items relating to the novel are filed with the manuscripts and may include cover art, style sheets, book covers and bookmarks.
Correspondence
Editorial Correspondence
1999-2002 and undated
Arranged chronologically
Correspondence from editors, other writers, and author requests for background information to help with character development.

Reader Correspondence
1999-2002
Arranged chronologically
Correspondence from individual readers.

Inventory

Box 1
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Broken Wings 1996
1 Edited manuscript. Prologue - Chapter 2  
2 Edited manuscript. Chapters 3-4
3 Edited manuscript. Chapters 5-6
4 Edited manuscript. Chapters 7-8
5 Edited manuscript. Chapters 9-10
6 Edited manuscript. Chapters 11-12
7 Galley. Chapters 1-5
8 Galley. Chapters 6-12
9 Author Notes
10 Promotional items
11 Synopsis
Box 2
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Silver Shadows 1997
1 Edited manuscript. Chapters 1-3  
2 Edited manuscript. Chapters 4-6
3 Edited manuscript. Chapters 7-10
4 Edited manuscript. Chapters 11-13
5 Edited manuscript. Chapters 14-17
6 Edited manuscript. Chapters 18-20
7 Edited manuscript. Chapters 21 - Epilogue
8 Proof. Chapters 1-9
9 Proof. Chapters 10-19
10 Proof. Chapters 20-23
11 Author Notes
12 Promotional Items
13 Synopsis
One Texas Night 1999
14 Edited manuscript. Chapters 1-3  
15 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
16 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
17 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-12
18 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13-15
19 Characters
20 Promotional Items
21 Synopsis
Box 3
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Alyssa Again 2000
1 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
2 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
3 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
4 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-12
5 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13-15
6 Brief Story Structure
7 Cover Art Information
8 Detailed Story Structure
9 Editor Correspondence
10 Reviews
11 Synopsis
Blackmailed Bride 2000
12 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
13 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-7
14 Edited manuscript, Chapters 8-10
15 Edited manuscript, Chapters 11-14
16 Editor Correspondence
17 Cover Art Information
18 Author Notes
19 Promotional Items
20 Synopsis
Box 4
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
A Little Christmas Magic 2001
1 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
2 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
3 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
4 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-12
5 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13-16
6 Book Cover
7 Cover Art Information
8 Editor Correspondence
9 Story Engine Settings
10 Synopsis
Red Thunder Reckoning 2001
11 Edited manuscript, Prologue - Chapter 3  
12 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
13 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
14 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-12
15 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13 - Epilogue
16 Characters
17 Cover Art Information
18 Editor Correspondence
19 Story Structure
20 Style Sheet
21 Synopsis
Box 5
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Remembering Red Thunder 2001
1 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-2  
2 Edited manuscript, Chapters 3-6
3 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
4 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-12
5 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13 - Epilogue
6 Book Cover
7 Characters
8 Cover Art Information
9 Style Sheet
10 Synopsis
Box 6
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Under Lock and Key 2002
1 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
2 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
3 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
4 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-13
5 Edited manuscript, Chapters 14-17
6 Proof, Chapters 1-4
7 Proof, Chapters 5-7
8 Proof, Chapters 8-11
9 Proof, Chapters 12-14
10 Proof, Chapters 15-17
11 Bookmark
12 Correspondence
13 Cover Art Information
14 Characters
15 Synopsis
Box 7
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Heart of a Hunter 2004
1 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-4  
2 Edited manuscript, Chapters 5-8
3 Edited manuscript, Chapters 9-12
4 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13-15
5 Edited manuscript, Chapters 16 - Epilogue
6 Cover Art Information
Eye of a Hunter 2005
7 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
8 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-7
9 Edited manuscript, Chapters 8-12
10 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13-15
11 Edited manuscript, Chapters 16-18
12 Characters
13 Cover Art Information
Mask of a Hunter 2005
14 Edited manuscript. Chapters 1-3  
15 Edited manuscript. Chapters 4-5
16 Edited manuscript. Chapters 6-8
17 Edited manuscript. Chapters 9-11
18 Edited manuscript. Chapters 12-14
19 Edited manuscript. Chapters 15-16
20 Cover Art Information
21 Synopsis
Box 8
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Ms. Longshot 2005
1 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
2 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
3 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
4 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-12
5 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13-15
6 Notes (Folder 1)
7 Notes (Folder 2)
Personal Enemy 2005
8 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
9 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
10 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
11 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-12
12 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13-15
13 Edited manuscript, Chapters 16-18
14 Synopsis
Box 9
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Pride of a Hunter 2005
1 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
2 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-7
3 Edited manuscript, Chapters 8-10
4 Edited manuscript, Chapters 11-13
5 Edited manuscript, Chapters 14-15
6 Synopsis
Rose at Midnight 2005
7 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
8 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
9 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
10 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-12
11 Edited manuscript, Chapters 13 - Epilogue
12 Characters
13 Cover Art Information
14 Synopsis
15 Bookmark
Box 10
Correspondence
FolderDescriptionDate
1 Editorial Correspondence 1999-2002
2 Reader Correspondence 1999-2002, n.d.

 

Box 11
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Honor of a Hunter 2007
1 Copy-edited manuscript  
2 Line-edited manuscript  
3 Writing notes  
Spirit of a Hunter 2007
4 Copy-edited manuscript  
5 Line-edited manuscript  
6 Writing notes