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Dorothy Garlock Papers

Identifier: MsC0607

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains unpublished material by Garlock, editions of her works that aren't original American editions, as well as foreign editions of her works. Most entries have an English version; the other languages are nested under the English language edition. The first American editions of her works, and foreign editions before the nineteen nineties are in the Iowa Authors collection.


  • Creation: 1980-1989


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Biographical / Historical

hough a Texas native, Dorothy Garlock now makes her home in Clear Lake, Iowa. At the age of forty-nine, she gave up a career as a journalist to engage in writing full-time. She is known in romance fiction circles as the "undisputed grand mistress of the frontier novel." She has written more than thirty-eight books. She sometimes writes under the names of Dorothy Glenn, Dorothy Phillips, and Johanna Phillips.


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Romance novelist from Love and Cherish (1980), a career started to avoid the boredom of retirement.

Method of Acquisition

These papers were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Dorothly Garlock over the years, beginning in 1982.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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