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PCL MS 171 Peggy Moreland Collection

Introduction

The Peggy Moreland Collection consists of literary manuscripts donated by the author. There are no restrictions placed on this collection for scholarly purposes. Copyright of all materials is retained by the author or her assigns, and researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works. The materials were donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library in 1998. The finding aid was completed by Manuscripts and Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown in July 2016.

Biographical Sketch

Peggy Moreland is the pen name of Peggy Morse, née Bozeman, a writer of contemporary romances mostly set in her home state of Texas.  She has written more than 40 books, including the series A Piece of Texas, The Tanners of Texas, Texas Brides, Texas Grooms, and Trouble in Texas.  In 1997 she fulfilled a lifelong dream by competing in her first rodeo and brought home two silver championship buckles, one for Champion Barrel Racer, and a second for All-Around Cowgirl.

Scope and Content

The collection contains literary manuscripts for four novels written by Peggy Moreland. There are copyedited manuscripts for A Sparkle in the Cowboy’s Eyes, The Rancher’s Spittin’ Image, The Restless Virgin, and A Willful Marriage. Galley proofs are included for A Sparkle in the Cowboy’s Eyes, The Rancher’s Spittin’ Image, and The Restless Virgin. A small number of bookmarks and other promotional pieces are included as well.

Series Description

Manuscripts, Literary
Arranged as received, and then by page number
1995-1996, 1998, undated

Inventory

Box 1

Folder

Description

Date

1

Peggy Moreland press kit envelope, includes bookmarks and promotional flyers

Undated

A Willful Marriage

1995-1996

2

Copyedited manuscript

1996

3

Manuscript

1995

The Rancher’s Spittin’ Image

1998

4

Galley proof

1998

5

Manuscript

Undated

A Sparkle in the Cowboy’s Eyes

Undated

6

Manuscript

Undated

 

Box 2

Folder

Description

Date

A Sparkle in the Cowboy’s Eyes (cont'd)

1998

1

Galley proof

1998

2

Manuscript

Undated

A Restless Virgin

1998

3

Galley proof

1998

4

Manuscript

Undated

5

Line/copy edit

Undated