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Edward Gorman Papers

Identifier: MsC0613

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Scope and Contents

Ed Gorman's papers measure three linear feet and are arranged alphabetically by folder title. Included are various drafts and page proofs of his novels, beginning with Daddy's Little Girl, published in 1985; biographical articles; and copies of Mystery Scene.


  • Creation: 1990 -


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This collection is open for research.

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Biographical / Historical

Ed Gorman is a life-long resident of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is the owner and president of the advertising firm, Media Consultants. Gorman writes mysteries, westerns, and horror novels using his own name as well as the pseudonyms David Ransom, Will McLennan, and Robert Davis Chase. He is the editor/publisher of Mystery Scene magazine and contributes articles to many other newspapers and journals. He is married to fellow writer and Iowan, Carol Gorman.


3.00 Linear Feet

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Author of mysteries (the Tobin and Jack Dwyer series), westerns (as Leo Guild), and horror novels under several pseudonyms. Former advertising executive. Preliminary drafts of his writings.

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Method of Acquisition

Ed Gorman has given the University of Iowa Libraries his books and literary manuscripts over a period of years, beginning in 1990.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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