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James E. Bassett Jr. Papers 1929-1977, n.d.


Correspondence, 1940-1963, n.d.

Catalog Number:M213.1

Series Description:
Contains Bassett's letters from various posts during WWII and during the Nixon campaigns of 1952, 1956 and 1960. The correspondence is primarily addressed to Bassett's wife.

Arrangement: Chronological

Restrictions: None.


Literary drafts, 1930-1977, n.d.

Catalog Number:M213.2

Series Description:
Contains the typed manuscripts of Bassett's books "Favorite Son" and "Ugly Year, Lonely Man: A Political Journal of 1956." Also included are manuscripts of his short stories and plays.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


Naval records, 1941-56.

Catalog Number:M213.3

Series Description:
Contains naval records from Bassett's service during WWII. Also included are scrapbook items.

Arrangement: Chronological.

Restrictions: None.


Photographs, 1941-1967, n.d.

Catalog Number:M213.4

Series Description:
Contains photographs from Bassett's time in the Navy as well as when he worked on the Nixon Campaign. This series also contains a scrapbook of a Naval trip to Hawaii.

Arrangement: Alphabetical by subject.

Restrictions: None.


Memorabilia, 1929-1977.

Catalog Number:M213.5

Series Description:
Series includes scrapbooks documenting Bassett's time as a student at Bowdoin (1930-34) and a naval officer in the Pacific during World War II (1945), as well as Bassett's travels to the Indies (1940) and participation in the "Trans World Airlines Super G Constellation California to Europe Preview Flight" (1955).

Arrangement:

Restrictions: None.


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