PCL MS 095 Steve Sherman Collection
|Title||PCL MS 095 Steve Sherman Collection|
|Introduction||Steve Sherman is an author of fiction and non-fiction works. Literary manuscripts are the basis for this collection. The materials were donated by Mr. Sherman to the Browne Popular Culture Library in 1987 at the request of Dr. Raymond Browne. The collection is open for research, however, photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. The initial inventory for this collection was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in October 1989, and the finding aid was completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts Archivist, in July 2016.|
|Biographical Sketch||Steve Sherman was born July 26, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. Prior to becoming a full-time author, Mr. Sherman was a teacher in California and Alaska, a reference librarian at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. He relocated to New Hampshire in 1971 and began a career as a freelance writer authoring works on topics as diverse as libraries and wood stoves, as well as books on hiking by bicycle and through-hiking the Appalachian Trail. He also published in national and specialty magazines.|
Mr. Sherman’s first novel, The Maple Sugar Murders, was published in 1987 and was the first of his New England Cozy series, of which there are currently two other books, Primary Crime (2000) and Highboy (2001). Published copies of each of these books are available for review at the Browne Popular Culture Library.
|Scope and Content||The Steve Sherman Collection includes two annotated copies of the literary manuscript for The Maple Sugar Murders, including editor’s notes and suggested changes, both typewritten and in several different handwritings. One of the copies is on yellow paper and contains the handwritten inscription, “Finished May ‘86”. The other copy is on white paper, with a typed title page.|
|Series Description||Manuscripts, Literary|
Arranged by type of material
This series includes two manuscripts for one published work with typed and handwritten corrections and additions.