Browne Popular Culture Library

PCL MS-13: Eric Allen Collection

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Transfers | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory


Eric Allen is an American author of the western genre. The Hanging at Whiskey Smith manuscript is the core of the collection.

In 1969, Allen transferred this manuscript to the Browne Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of the manuscript must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in May 1986, and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.

Biographical Sketch 

Eric Allen was born on September 30, 1916, in Roland, Oklahoma. He has written more than a dozen novels, most of the centered around the town Whiskey Smith. Allen also writes under the pseudonym Jonathan Busby.


The following book has been transferred from the collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library main stack area. The call number for this book may be found in the BGSU Libraries catalog or by clicking on the title below.

Scope and Content 

The Eric Allen Collection houses one manuscript for The Hanging At Whiskey Smith. Researchers interested in the western genre will find this collection of value.

Series Description  

Literary Productions

Manuscripts (Literary)
This series contains one typed manuscript.


Box 1
The Hanging at Whiskey Smithn.d.
1Typed carbon manuscript, pp. 1-99 
2Typed carbon manuscript, pp. 100-181