PCL MS 009 Ralph Maloney Collection
|PCL MS 009 Ralph Maloney Collection
Ralph Maloney was an author of the mystery genre. Literary manuscripts and correspondence form the core of his collection. He wrote both under his name and the pseudonym, Jack Liston.
In 1972, Ralph Maloney first began transferring his manuscripts to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, however, photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in April 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.
Ralph Liston Maloney was born in 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1951. In 1955, he married Joan Wilgus and they had three children. He died on November 22, 1973, of a liver ailment in New York City.
Maloney was a member of the Authors Guild, The Mystery Writers of America, and was an honorary member of the American Association of Boxing Managers. He wrote six books and was a contributor of short stories to The Atlantic Monthly and other periodicals. He also wrote documentary film scripts for British television.
|Scope and Content
The Ralph Maloney Collection houses the literary manuscripts for his books, short stories and motion picture scripts. Included are related materials such as publishing correspondence, galley sheets, a book outline Nixon Recession Affair and a first edition unbound book Great Bonacker Whiskey War.
Researchers interested in the mystery genre with a twist of humor will find this collection of research value.
The following books have been transferred from the collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library main stack area. Click on the titles below to find their call numbers.