Browne Popular Culture Library
PCL MS-195: Gwynne Forster Collection
Gwynne Forster is a nationally known best-selling and award-winning author of four books of general mainstream fiction, 17 romance novels and 5 novellas. Among the many awards she has received are the Black Writers Alliance 2001 Gold Pen Award, the 1999 Author of the Year by the Romance in Color web site and the Affaire De Coeur Magazine Award in 1999.
The collection of 2 cubic feet of documents dates from 1998 - 2001 and consists of edited manuscripts, galleys, one synopsis and one sample cover.
Gwynne Forster transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University, in September 2000. 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 Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works, whether authored by Gwynne Forster or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.
This finding aid was prepared by Mary Koslovsky in November 2005.
Gwynne Forster (Gwendolyn Johnson-Acsadi) was born in North Carolina and grew up in Washington, D.C. She moved to New York to work as a demographer at the UN. She holds bachelors and master's degrees in sociology as well as a master's degree in economics demography.
While at the UN, she was chief of the Fertility Studies section of the Population Division. She was responsible for research and analysis of social, economic, cultural and demographic factors and conditions that influence fertility levels and trends throughout the world. These studies were published under the UN imprimatur and in the name of its Secretary-General.
She lives in New York City with her husband who is also a demographer. She is very active in her community, loves gardening, enjoys jazz, opera, classical music, singing and gourmet cooking. She also gives lectures on writing and is a free-lance journalist.
The Gwynne Forster Collection is comprised of 2 cubic feet of manuscripts, galleys, one synopsis and one art cover. The collection dates from 1998 - 2001.
Although the collection is primarily author's manuscripts, researchers will see the process of writing a novels and having it published. A first and second draft of Obsession allows readers to see revisions and additions by the author. The proofs will show researchers an additional step in the publishing process.
- Literary Productions
- Novel Manuscripts
- 1998 - 2001
- Arranged chronologically
- Gwynne Forster's collection includes manuscripts, proofs, one synopsis and one sample cover. The manuscripts are broken down into parts of 2-3 chapters each.
|1||Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-2|
|2||Edited manuscript, Chapters 3-4|
|3||Edited manuscript, Chapters 5-6|
|4||Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-8|
|5||Edited manuscript, Chapters 9-10|
|6||Edited manuscript, Chapters 11-12|
|7||Edited manuscript, Chapters 13-14|
|8||Edited manuscript, Chapter 15|
|9||Revised manuscript, Chapters 1-3|
|10||Revised manuscript, Chapters 4-6|
|11||Revised manuscript, Chapters 7-8|
|12||Revised manuscript, Chapters 9-10|
|13||Revised manuscript, Chapters 11-13|
|14||Revised manuscript, Chapters 14-15|
|Against the Wind||1999|
|1||Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3|
|2||Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-5|
|3||Edited manuscript, Chapters 6-7|
|4||Edited manuscript, Chapters 8-10|
|5||Edited manuscript, Chapters 11-12|
|Fools Rush In||1999|
|6||Proof, Chapters 1-4|
|7||Proof, Chapters 5-9|
|8||Proof, Chapters 10-15|
|9||Proof, Chapters 1-4|
|10||Proof, Chapters 5-9|
|11||Proof, Chapters 10-15|
|12||Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-2|
|13||Edited manuscript, Chapters 3-4|
|14||Edited manuscript, Chapters 5-6|
|Midnight Magic (con't.)||2000|
|1||Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-8|
|2||Edited manuscript, Chapters 9-10|
|3||Edited manuscript, Chapters 11-12|
|4||Edited manuscript, Chapters 1-3|
|5||Edited manuscript, Chapters 4-6|
|6||Edited manuscript, Chapters 7-8|
|7||Edited manuscript, Chapters 9-10|
|8||Edited manuscript, Chapters 11-12|
|9||Edited manuscript, Chapters 13-15|
|11||Galley, Chapters 1-3|
|12||Galley, Chapters 4-6|
|13||Galley, Chapters 7-9|
|Swept Away (con't.)||2000|
|1||Galley, Chapters 10-12|
|2||Galley, Chapters 13-15|
|Going to the Chapel||2001|
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