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PCL MS 168 Linda Varner Palmer Collection

Introduction

Linda Varner Palmer transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in September 1998. 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 Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works.

This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in October 2005.

Scope and Content

The Linda Varner Palmer Collection consists of 1 cubic foot of manuscripts that have been edited with proofs for each of these and promotional book covers that were used for publicity purposes.

This collection would be useful for understanding the process of writing a manuscript, having it edited and reviewing the galley proofs of the manuscript before publication. This collection contains no personal correspondence or research notes from the author.

Series Description

Literary Manuscripts
Novel Manuscripts
1996-1998
Arranged chronologically
Includes edited manuscripts and proofs. The manuscripts are broken down into parts of two to three chapters each. Files may include correspondence with the editor.
Subject Files
Subject Files
1996-1998
Arranged chronologically
Includes a folder of correspondence and book covers that were used for publicity purposes.

Inventory

Box 1
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Won't You Be My Husband 1996
1 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
2 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
3 Edited manuscript, 3 Chapters 7-10
4 Proof, Chapters 1-3
5 Proof, 5 Chapters 4-6
6 Proof, 6 Chapters 7-10
New Year's Wife 1997
7 Edited manuscript, Prologue - Chapter 3  
8 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
9 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
10 Edited manuscript, Chapter 10 - Epilogue
11 Proof, Chapters 1-3
12 Proof, Chapters 4-6
13 Proof, Chapter 7 - Epilogue
Corporate Groom 1998
14 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
15 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-5
16 Edited manuscript, Chapters 6-7
17 Edited manuscript, Chapter 8 - Epilogue
Box 2
Manuscripts
FolderDescriptionDate
Corporate Groom (con't.) 1998
1 Proof, Chapters 1-3  
2 Proof, Chapters 4-6
3 Proof, Chapters 7-8
4 Proof, Chapters 9-10
Make Believe Husband 1998
5 Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3  
6 Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6
7 Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-9
8 Edited manuscript, Chapters 10-12
9 Proof, Chapters 1-4
10 Proof, Chapters 5-6
11 Proof, Chapters 7-9
12 Proof, Chapters 10-12
13 Correspondence
14 Promotional Book Covers

4 Cover Samples:
  • Corporate Groom
  • Make-Believe Husband
  • New Year's Wife
  • Won't You Be My Husband?
1996-1998

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