PCL MS 188 Olivia (Libby) Hall Collection
|Title||PCL MS 188 Olivia (Libby) Hall Collection|
The Olivia (Libby) Hall Collection contains approximately 4.5 linear feet of literary manuscripts, correspondence and other materials related to the craft of writing. The collection contains literary manuscripts dating from 1994-2002, with correspondence dating from 1983-2002. The materials were donated by Ms. Hall in 2000, with additional donations in 2001, 2002 and 2003. There are no restrictions placed on the collection for scholarly use, however all copyright and related interests remain with the author or her assigns.
The collection inventory was completed by Mary Koslovsky in 2006. The finding aid was completed by Steve Ammidown, Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist, in July 2016.
Olivia (Libby) Hall is a prolific author (writing as Laurie Paige), mathematician and form NASA engineer. Ms. Hall has served as President and Vice President of the Romance Writers of America (“RWA”), and for many years was responsible for compiling publishing statistics for the organization. In 2001, she received the RWA Emma Merritt Service Award for her contributions. As Laurie Paige, she has published more than 70 novels, primarily for publishers Silhouette and Harlequin. Laurie Paige has created or contributed to a number of series, including Windraven, The Seven Devils, Montana Mavericks, Wild River, and All-American Sweethearts.
|Scope and Content|
The Olivia (Libby) Hall Collection is comprised of approximately 4.5 linear feet of copy-edited literary manuscripts, correspondence with editors, synopses, character studies, continuity bibles, and cover art information. The literary manuscripts encompass 30 novels and one short story.
This collection provides a glimpse of the process of a romance writer, including the writing and copy-editing processes. Researchers can also understand the attention to detail required when writing a series of books, both as an individual and as part of a group of authors.
Arranged chronologically, then by novel
Included with each manuscript is generally a synopsis and list of characters. Some also include cover art information, story outlines and/or series-related information such as continuity bibles.
Primarily correspondence with editors or publishers’ representatives regarding the publishing process.