Browne Popular Culture Library
PCL MS-14: William Charles Anderson Collection
William Charles Anderson is an author of humorous books. Literary correspondence, manuscript, and reviews for Pandemonium on the Potomac form the core of the collection.In 1969, Anderson transferred these papers to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of the manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Library Associate II, in May 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.
William Charles Anderson was born on May 7, 1920, in La Junta, Colorado. He married Wilma Y. Duncan on August 17, 1941. They had one daughter. On July 10, 1948, he married Dorotha Marie Power. They have two children. Anderson attended Boise Junior College, 1939-1940; Fort Hays College (now Fort Hays Kansas State College), 1941; and the University of Maryland, 1944.
Anderson joined the United States Air Force in 1941 and retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1964. He has been a full-time writer since 1964. Anderson holds the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with two clusters, Commendation Medal, Presidential Citation, Berlin Airlift ribbon, European Theater ribbon with five battle stars, and Humanitarian Medal.
Anderson has authored screenplays including “Hurricane” for ABC-TV. His books have been transformed to braille and tapes for the blind.
Anderson died on May 16, 2003.
The following books have been transferred from the collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library main stack area. Call numbers for these books maybe found in the BGSU Libraries Catalog.
- Pandemonium On The Potomac, 1966
- Penelope, The Damp Detective, 1974
Scope and Content
The William Charles Anderson Collection houses the literary correspondence, galley sheets, promotional material and reviews for Pandemonium on the Potomac.Researchers interested in a complete collection of literary correspondence for one book will find this collection of value.
- Literary Correspondence
- Arranged chronologically
- This series includes mostly publisher's correspondence.
- Manuscript (Literary)
- This series includes bound galley sheets.
- Promotional Materials
- September 18, 1966
- This series includes a story synopsis and review by Robert Mirisch.
- Arranged chronologically
- This series includes photocopy newspaper reviews.
General literary correspondence
|Pandemonium On The Potomac|
|2||Bound galley sheets||1966|
|3||Story synopsis and review by Robert Hirisch||September 28, 1966|
|4||Photocopy newspaper clippings of reviews||1966-1967|
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