The Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies has worked with its donors for nearly 50 years to accumulate one of the most unique and expansive collections of popular culture related items held by any academic institution.
As we look towards the next 50 years, we will continue to rely on the generosity of our donors. The list below represents a partial list of materials that we are currently seeking. Before sending any items, please contact Head Librarian Nancy Down to determine the appropriateness of your donation for our collection.
We also accept cash donations via our online donation portal. Monetary donations give us the resources to acquire and process unique popular culture collections, and to share those materials with our research community.
Partial list of items currently sought:
Movies and Television: scripts, production related materials, promotional materials including posters and press kits
Romance Fiction: Manuscripts, author correspondence, materials showing the evolution of a novel, print editions, promotional materials
Mystery Fiction: Manuscripts, author correspondence, materials showing the evolution of a novel, print editions, promotional materials
Fanzines: We collect print Zines primarily related to social issues, television, movie, and literary fandoms.
Comic Books: Currently seeking pre-Comics Code titles, current trade collections, graphic novels, underground comix, original art, and certain promotional items
Memorabilia: Gently-used or still-packaged toys or other three dimensional memorabilia related to TV and movie properties.
If you have a donation, please contact:
Nancy Down, Head Librarian
Browne Popular Culture Library
Jerome Library 4th Floor
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403