Browne Popular Culture Library
A-Z List of Manuscript Collections
The BPCL's manuscript collections support and complement existing print collections in the areas of popular fiction, popular entertainment, and the graphic arts. Many of our manuscripts also document the history of popular culture and pioneers in the field. We have many donated author manuscript collections as well as a number of special collections represented here.
This is a list of our existing finding aids for manuscript collections. We have additional manuscript collections with inventories - stop by the BPCL Service Desk for details.
PCL MS-13 Eric Allen Collection
Eric Allen is an American author of the western genre. The Hanging at Whiskey Smith manuscript is the core of the collection.
PCL MS-12 Steve Allen Collection
1939, 1951-1990, n.d.
The Steve Allen Collection contains manuscripts for five books, 89 speeches, and 451 articles
PCL MS-14 William Charles Anderson Collection
The William Charles Anderson Collection houses the literary correspondence, galley sheets, promotional material and reviews for Pandemonium on the Potomac.
PCL MS-203 The Atomic Age Opens Collection
Includes two scrapbooks with mail art postcards solicited by the PCL for an exhibition that was part of the conference "The Atomic Age Opens: American Culture Confronts the Bomb," marking the 50th anniversary of the atomic bomb. Also included are brochures and programs, a copy of a book containing a selection of conference papers, and a copy of an exhibition text for another display shown in the library at that time. 1.5 cu. ft.
PCL MS-109 Michael Avallone Collection
The Michael Avallone Collection consists of correspondence with Michael Cook as well as other letters praising or criticizing his written works. Michael Avallone was a freelance writer, editor, cartoonist, and film critic.
PCL MS-24 Jack H. Bailey Collection
Jack H. Bailey is a fiction writer employed in the California aerospace industry. The literary manuscript and galley sheets for Icarus Complex form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-50 John Ball Collection
Includes the manuscript for Singapore, the last novel in the Tibbs series.
PCL MS-174 Becky Barker Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1986 and 2003.
PCL MS-118 Michael Bowen Collection
Manuscript for novel written in 1989.
PCL MS-27 Millen Brand Collection
This series includes book jacket manuscripts. Promotional one liners for some of the books are included. Two pages of miscellaneous manuscripts are found at the end of the collection.
PCL MS-189 Alice Brilmayer Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 2000 and 2004.
PCL MS-10 Dee Brown Collection
Manuscript and supporting materials mainly for Yellowhorse.
PCL MS-107 Ray B. Browne Collection
Includes correspondence, files, literary manuscripts and printed materials.
PCL MS-164 Dixie Browning Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1987 and 2003.
PCL MS-149 Pamela Browning Collection
Notes and a manuscript to one of her novels and correspondence with other romance writers comprise the core of this collection.
PCL MS 205 Ludima Gus Burton Collection
Manuscript and supporting material for novels written between 2000 and 2005.
PCL MS-30 Jeffrey A. Carver Collection
1967, 1974-1977, 1978-1982, 1984-1989, 1990, n.d.
Jeffrey A. Carver is an author of the science fiction genre. Literary manuscripts and related materials form the core of this collection.
PCL MS-217 Nancy J. Cohen Collection
The Nancy J. Cohen Collection is comprised of six cubic feet of correspondence, manuscripts, book publicity, articles and conference programs from 1994 to 2009. The manuscripts form the nucleus of the collection and include futuristic romance titles written by Cohen as author Nancy Cane and mysteries created for her Bad Hair Day Series.
PCL MS-122Consortium of Popular Culture Collections in the Midwest Collection
The Consortium of Popular Culture Collections in the Midwest (CPCCM) was established in 1990 with its archives being housed at the Browne Popular Culture Library.
PCL MS-3 John C. Cooper Collection
John Charles Cooper is a professor of religion and a prolific author of religious works. Literary manuscripts, lectures/speeches and sermons form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-141 Michael B. Corbett Collection
1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
The Michael B. Corbett Collection houses thirty-four parcels of Mail Art. Each bundle is comprised of approximately forty individual pieces of Mail Art.
PCL MS-11 Frederick C. Crews Collection
Frederick C. Crews is an author of parodies and has long been established as a practitioner of psychoanalytical literary criticism. The collection is comprised of literary manuscripts and publisher's correspondence.
PCL MS-169 Linda L. Crockett Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1994 and 1998. Some novels written under pseudonym Linda Castle.
PCL MS-2 Dorothy Daniels Collection
The Dorothy Daniels Collection houses 110 manuscripts of 56 books, 28 synopses, 16 sets of galley sheets and 127 books.
PCL MS-1 Norman Daniels Collection
Norman Daniels is an author who has worked in several genres of popular fiction. Literary manuscripts, television and radio scripts, and printed stories form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-41 Marjorie Dorner Collection
1987, 1989, 1990, 1992
Marjorie Dorner is a contemporary American author of mystery-suspense novels, literary short stories, and one play. The manuscripts of working and final versions of her four mystery-suspense novels form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-28 Richard Elman Collection
1963, 1973, n.d.
The Richard Elman Collection houses the literary manuscripts for his poetry, radio show (Strange Case of Major Arch Roberts), and book (Uptight With The Stones).
PCL MS-195 Gwynne Forster Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1998 and 2001.
PCL MS-131 Rebecca A. Freligh Collection
Rebecca A. Freligh is a feature writer for the Cleveland Plain Dealer. An original manuscript with editorial corrections comprises the core of this collection.
PCL MS-213 The Future of Popular Culture Studies in the 21st Century
Proceedings, correspondence, session proposals, papers and other documents.
PCL MS-184 Patricia Gaffney Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1990 and 2004.
PCL MS-185 Roberta Gellis Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1964 and 1999. Some work published under the pseudonyms of Max Daniels, Priscilla Hamilton and Leah Jacobs.
PCL MS-65 Andrew M. Greeley Collection
1985, 1986, 1987, 1988
The Andrew M. Greeley Collection houses original drafts for eleven of his works and one critical dissertation of his novels by Ingrid H. Shafer.
PCL MS-29 William M. Green Collection
William M. Green is an author of the mystery genre. Literary manuscripts and related materials form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-32 The Guymon Detective Fiction Collection
Correspondence, literary manuscripts, and other non-book material relating to the life and career of E. T. (Ned) Guymon, Jr., one of the world's leading collectors of mystery and detective fiction books.
PCL MS-198 Shirley T. Hailstock Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1995 and 2000.
PCL MS-23 Florence Hershman Collection
Florence Hershman is an author of the romance genre. The literary manuscript for The Moreland Legacy is the core of the collection. She writes under the pseudonyms, Diana Haviland and Diana Browning.
PCL MS-8 Morris Hershman Collection
The Morris Hershman Collection consists of printer's manuscripts of six of his books. Included are related materials such as book jackets (Lady Fortune, Lover's Knot, and Scapegrace). The manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title.
PCL MS-146 Lucetta L. Hynnes Collection
The manuscript of one of her novels, a set of proofs and a package of correspondence between herself and her editor comprise the core of the collection.
PCL MS-111 Robert Irvine Collection
The Robert Irvine Collection consists of his manuscripts and outlines for novels written between the years 1978 and 1994. Robert Irvine was an American mystery writer.
PCL MS-68 Carl Jacobi Collection
The Carl Jacobi Collection is comprised of six linear feet of correspondence, files, diaries, literary productions, printed materials, and photographs documenting the private and professional life of this notable author of horror, fantasy, science, and adventure fiction.
PCL MS-69 Sheldon R. Jaffery Collection
Jaffery's interests specifically lie in the Arkham House book series, the DAW book series, and pulp magazine fiction. These topics are the focus of his manuscripts and research materials, which make up the core of the collection.
PCL MS-140 Joan Kahn Collection
1957, 1969, 1972, 1973, 1977, 1980, 1983
Joan Kahn was an editor of mystery and suspense novels. Correspondence and miscellaneous articles concerning some of the books she edited form the core of this collection.
PCL MS-160 Jayne Ann Krentz Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1996 and 2005.
PCL MS-166 Sylvie Kurtz Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1996 and 2005.
PCL MS-4 Marta Haake Labus Collection
Marta Haake Labus is a comedy-mystery writer. She writes under the pseudonym Claire McCormick. Literary manuscripts of two of her books form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-16 Jennette Letton Collection
Jennette Letton is an author of historical drama and suspense novels. Literary manuscripts form the core of this collection.
PCL MS-153 Cathie Linz Collection
Notes, galleys to one manuscript and ten original, copy-edited manuscripts comprise the core of this collection.
PCL MS-9 Ralph Maloney Collection
The Ralph Maloney Collection houses the literary manuscripts for his books, short stories and motion picture scripts.
PCL MS-145 Margery Allingham Society Collection
Seven separate issues of the United States version of the Bottle Street Gazette, the newsletter published by the Margery Allingham Society, comprises the core of this collection.
PCL MS-156 Maumee Valley Romance Writers
Correspondence, minutes, literary manuscripts, subject files relating to activities of Chapter 126 of the Romance Writers Association, including the organization of two conferences on the writing of romance fiction sponsored in cooperation with the Browne Popular Culture Library.
PCL MS-138 Michael M. McDowell Collection
The Michael McEachern McDowell Collection includes 20 cubic feet of correspondence and manuscripts dating from 1966-2001. This author of predominantly horror and occult-themed novels and screenplays began donating his collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library around 1987 until his death in 1999.
PCL MS-19 Patricia McGerr Collection
Patricia McGerr was a fiction writer of mystery novels and short stories. The Patricia McGerr Collection houses the literary manuscripts for the book Murder is Absurd.
PCL MS-22 Jay Mechling Collection
The Jay Mechling Collection houses photocopies and reprints of published articles.
PCL MS-181 Kathleen Morgan Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1991 and 1996.
PCL MS-112 Marcia Muller Collection
Manuscripts of novelist Marcia Muller's novels, short stories and other writings as well as correspondence with her agent, publishers, other writers and her readers. Miscellaneous files and copies of interviews are also included.
PCL MS-82 Hester Mundis Collection
Manuscript of an article written about gothics.
PCL MS-102 Jerrold Mundis Collection
The Mundis Collection of .2 linear feet consists of the manuscript Echo in a Dark Wind and a set of edits for the manuscript.
PCL MS-139 Paul S. Newman Collection
A manuscript for the text of a DarkWing Duck comic book is the core of the collection.
PCL MS-168 Linda Varner Palmer Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1996 and 1998
PCL MS-17 John H. Patterson Collection
John H.Patterson was an author of the mystery genre. Literary manuscripts and correspondence form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-31 Dick Perry Collection
1963-1964, 1966, n.d.
Dick Perry is an author of humorous non-fiction articles and books. Literary manuscripts and related materials form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-154 Susan Elizabeth Phillips Collection
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a contemporary American author of romance novels beginning with The Copeland Bride in 1982 and followed up to present by numerous award winning books. Her collection is comprised of 10 cubic feet of manuscript drafts, edited copies, galleys, research notes, publicity materials and some fan mail and miscellaneous correspondence mostly pertaining to manuscript editing.
PCL MS-44 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Archives
Includes some proceedings, photographs, conference programs, academic papers, newsletters from the PCA and related regional associations.
PCL MS-216 Popular Press Collection
The Bowling Green State University Popular Press was begun by Ray and Pat Browne in 1967 as a means to publish the Journal of Popular Culture. By 1969 the press began to publish books. It was the official mouth-piece of what was then a fledgling movement to promote the academic study of every day life and became one of the foremost university presses to focus the majority of its publishing on topics relevant to this study of popular culture.
PCL MS-152 Bill Pronzini Collection
Includes manuscripts of writer Bill Pronzini's novels, short stories and other writings, as well as correspondence with his agent, publishers, editors, other writers and fans. Other files include reviews, interviews, book jacket designs, and audio recordings of many of Pronzini's works.
PCL MS-15 John Henry Reese Collection
The John Henry Reese Collection houses the literary manuscript for his book Singalee. Included are related materials such as foundry proofs and final galley sheets.
PCL MS-88 Ruth Rendell Collection
Literary manuscripts of non-series novels and stories form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-33 William F. Ringle Collection
William Frank Ringle was an anthropologist and instructor at the University of Illinois and at Iowa State University. The collection centers on Ringle's personal interest and professional research into the beat generation of the late 1950s to early 1960s; the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s, including radical social history and politics, Ethnopharmacology drug culture, rock music, and alternative publications; black history and culture, including music; native American history and culture; and miscellaneous other subjects.
PCL MS-5 Willo Davis Roberts Collection
Roberts was a writer of mystery, suspense, gothic, historical and juvenile novels. Literary manuscripts and galley sheets from seven of her works form the core of this collection.
PCL MS-7 Joanna Russ Collection
Joanna Russ is an author of the science fiction genre. Literary manuscripts form the core of the collection.
PCL MS-144 Glenda Sanders Collection
Original typescripts of 27 of her novels, 12 synopses, 12 book cover art forms, and one short story comprise the core of the collection.
PCL MS-48 Allen and John Saunders Collection
John Allen Saunders, who for most of his professional life went by the name of Allen, was a professor, journalist, novelist, playwright, and philanthropist, but was best known as the writer behind several comic strips, most notably Mary Worth and Steve Roper. This collection reflects his vast array of occupations and interests.
PCL MS-193 Darlene Scalera Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1999 and 2002.
PCL MS-20 Elizabeth Seeman Collection
The Elizabeth Seeman Collection houses the literary manuscript for In The Arms of the Mountain, an autobiographical book.
PCL MS-21 Sidney Shelley Collection
Sidney Shelley is an author of fiction. The literary manuscript for Bowmanville Break is the core of the collection.
PCL MS-49 Anthony Slide Collection
Research files, correspondence, manuscripts, reviews, and clippings relating to Slide's research and published works.
PCL MS-6 Jonathan Slott Collection
Jonathan Slott is a writer, director, and producer of radio, television, and films. Radio and television scripts and literary manuscripts for the core of this collection.
PCL MS-26 Susy Smith Collection
This collection includes printer's manuscripts and original edited typewritten manuscripts for Smith's 1971 book Confessions of a Psychic, as well as typewritten manuscripts with handwritten corrections for five other works relating to psychic phenomena including her latest donation Ghost Writers in the Sky.
PCL MS-148 Henry Steeger Collection
The Henry Steeger Collection houses correspondence with Nils Hardin, the founder, publisher, and editor of Xenophile.
PCL MS 206 Valerie Taylor Collection
Manuscripts and supporting material for novels written between 1992 and 2003.
PCL MS 18 Karl Edward Wagner Collection
Karl Edward Wagner is best known as a writer of fantasy and horror and also as an editor for anthologies in these genres. The collection reflects both aspects of his work.
PCL MS-25 Martha Anne Guice Wingate Collection
The Martha Anne Guice Wingate Collection houses the literary manuscript for her books, which are arranged alphabetically by title. Included with the manuscripts are related materials such as publishing correspondence, galley sheets, and book contracts.
PCL MS-180 Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Collection
The Chelsea Quinn Yarbro Collection is comprised of 17 cubic feet of manuscripts and correspondence from 1978-1999. The manuscripts include primarily historic and contemporary horror novels and some western, science fiction, and romantic suspense.