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John J. Pullen collection (M153)

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Title:
John J. Pullen collection
Creator:
Pullen, John J.
ID:
M153
Date [inclusive]:
1954-1983
Extent:
8.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Notes and manuscripts for Pullen's books "The Twentieth Maine", and "A Shower of Stars: The Medal of Honor, The 27th Maine", and other publications. Both manuscripts are accompanied by the photographs, maps, and sketches used as illustrations for the works.
Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Preferred Citation:

John J. Pullen Papers, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine.

John James Pullen was born in North Amity, Maine on December 17, 1913 and received an honorary degree from Bowdoin in 1958. He is the author of "The Twentieth Maine" (1957), "A Shower of Stars: The Medal of Honor and The 27th Maine" (1966), "Patriotism in America" (1971), "The Transcendental Boiled Dinner" (1972) and "Comic Relief: the Life and Laughter of Artemus Ward, 1834-1867" (1983).

Notes and manuscripts for Pullen's books "The Twentieth Maine", and "A Shower of Stars: The Medal of Honor and The 27th Maine". Both manuscripts are accompanied by the photographs, maps, and sketches used as illustrations for the works. In addition, there is cover art for "The Twentieth Maine". There are also research files, typescript drafts and other materials related to the research, composition, and publication of "Comic Relief: the Life and Laughter of Artemus Ward, 1834-1867".

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

Materials used in the research, writing, and publication of John Pullen's book "The Twentieth Maine". Includes correspondence between John Pullen and various historians, historical societies, and individuals, and materials used in the research and writing of the novel. Research materials include excerpts of Civil War journals and other primary source items.

Sub-Series Description:

Correspondance between John Pullen and various historians, historical societies, and individuals regarding acquisition of materials for Pullen's book "The Twentieth Maine".

Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Acess Restrictions:

No restrictions

B

Box 1 Folder 1

C

Box 1 Folder 2

D-G

Box 1 Folder 3

H

Box 1 Folder 4

J-L

Box 1 Folder 5

M

Box 1 Folder 6

N-O

Box 1 Folder 7

P-R

Box 1 Folder 8

Publishers

Box 1 Folder 9

S-T

Box 1 Folder 10

W

Box 1 Folder 11

Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Sub-Series Description:

Material used in by John Pullen in the research and writing of the novel "The Twentieth Maine". Includes excerpts of Civil War soldiers' journals and other primary source materials, printed sources and materials including maps and images, and other assorted research notes. Separated by subject.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

20th Maine

Box 1 Folder 12

44th New York

Box 1 Folder 13

83rd Pennsylvania

Box 1 Folder 14

Army Life

Box 1 Folder 15

Bibliography

Box 1 Folder 17

Bugle Calls and Infantry Tactics

Box 1 Folder 18

Chamberlain

Box 1 Folder 19

Confederate Stories

Box 1 Folder 20

Fredericksburg

Box 1 Folder 21

Gettysburg

Box 1 Folder 22

Illustrations, part 1

Box 1 Folder 23

Illustrations, part 2

Box 1 Folder 24

Letters of Livermore, Chamberlain, and Hutchins

Box 1 Folder 25

Log and Gazeteer

Box 1 Folder 26

Maine Bugle

Box 1 Folder 27

Medical

Box 1 Folder 28

Miscellaneous

Box 1 Folder 29

National Archives and Library of Congress

Box 1 Folder 30

Official Records, Laws, and Texts

Box 1 Folder 31

Page-Plum R. Record

Box 1 Folder 32

Petersburg and Appomatox

Box 1 Folder 33

Postmaster Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 34

Towns of Maine

Box 1 Folder 35

Various

Box 1 Folder 36

Wilderness

Box 1 Folder 37

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Sub-Series Description:

Materials used in the publishing of John Pullen's novel "The Twentieth Maine". Includes three manuscripts, and several illustrations, including cover art and original printing blocks.

Working Manuscript

Box 1 Folder 38

Manuscript of "The Twentieth Maine" from which the Pritner Set the Type, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 39

Manuscript of "The Twentieth Maine" from which the Pritner Set the Type, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 40

Manuscript of "The Twentieth Maine" from which the Pritner Set the Type, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 41

Manuscript of "The Twentieth Maine", Heavily Annotated, n.d.

Box 1 Folder 42

Manuscript of "The Twentieth Maine", Heavily Annotated, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 1

Manuscript of "The Twentieth Maine", Heavily Annotated, n.d.

Box 2 Folder 2

Cover art for "The Twentieth Maine"

Ovsz-Box C2

Line drawings from "The Twentieth Maine"

Ovsz-Box C2

Photographs from "The Twentieth Maine"

Ovsz-Box C2

Photographs from "The Twentieth Maine"

Ovsz-Box D

Maps from "The Twentieth Maine"

Ovsz-Box C2

Maps and photographs from "The Twentieth Maine"

Ovsz-Box D

Negative prints from the manuscript material

Ovsz-Box D

Printing blocks used for "The Twentieth Maine"

Box 8

Printing blocks used for "The Twentieth Maine"

Box 9

Miscelaneous Materials for "The Twentieth Maine, 1.0

Box 2 Folder 3

Acess Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

Correspondence between John J. Pullen and various individuals and organizations regarding research for the novel "A Shower of Stars", as well as advertisements, publications, book reviews, and speaking engagements. Correspondance includes transcripts of Civil War diaries and letters, as well as photographs of the medals. Early drafts and annotated manuscripts of the novel "A Shower of Stars"

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Sub-Series Description:

Correspondence between John J. Pullen and various individuals and organizations regarding research for the novel "A Shower of Stars", as well as advertisements, publications, book reviews, and speaking engagements. Includes corespondence with Department of Defense, National Archives, The British Museum, medal collectors, and descendents of 27th Maine veterans. Correspondance includes transcripts of Civil War diaries and letters, as well as photographs of the medals taken specifically for the publication.

A

Box 2 Folder 4

Acknowledgements

Box 2 Folder 5

Advertising

Box 2 Folder 6

Appendix

Box 2 Folder 7

Archives

Box 2 Folder 8

Army, Airforce, and Navy Regulations and Medals

Box 2 Folder 9

B

Box 2 Folder 10

Bibliography

Box 2 Folder 11

Bibliographical Notecards

Box 2 Folder 12

C

Box 2 Folder 13

C

Box 2 Folder 14

Caroll, Gladys Hasty

Box 2 Folder 15

Cobb, Calvin H. Jr. and Charles C.

Box 2 Folder 16

Color Slides

Box 2 Folder 17

The Company Clerk

Box 2 Folder 18

D

Box 2 Folder 19

Descendents of 27th Maine

Box 2 Folder 20

Descendents of 27th Maine

Box 2 Folder 21

Descendents of 27th Maine

Box 2 Folder 22

Diaries and Letters

Box 2 Folder 23

F

Box 2 Folder 24

Freedoms Foundation

Box 2 Folder 25

G

Box 2 Folder 26

H

Box 2 Folder 27

Heffernan, Lt. Col. John Paul

Box 2 Folder 28

Heffernan, Lt. Col. John Paul

Box 2 Folder 29

Hey, Chas P.

Box 2 Folder 30

Hey, Chas P.

Box 2 Folder 31

K

Box 2 Folder 32

Kenworthy, Jane

Box 2 Folder 33

Kenworthy, Jane

Box 2 Folder 34

Kittery

Box 2 Folder 35

L

Box 2 Folder 36

Libby, R.J.

Box 2 Folder 37

Library of Congress

Box 2 Folder 38

Lippincott

Box 2 Folder 39

Lippincott

Box 2 Folder 40

Lippincott

Box 2 Folder 41

Loyal Legion and Public Library

Box 2 Folder 42

M

Box 2 Folder 43

Maine Adjutant General

Box 2 Folder 44

Medal Board of Review

Box 2 Folder 45

The Maine Bugle

Box 2 Folder 46

Medal Lists

Box 2 Folder 47

Medals Miscellaneous

Box 2 Folder 48

Medal Owners

Box 3 Folder 1

Microfilm from the British Museum

Box 7

Microfilm from the National Archives, 3 Reels

Box 7

Microfilm of Stone's History of the 27th Maine

Box 7

Microfilm used for Research

Box 7

N

Box 3 Folder 2

Neal, Francis F.

Box 3 Folder 3

Newspapers

Box 3 Folder 4

O

Box 3 Folder 5

P

Box 3 Folder 6

Photographs

Box 3 Folder 7

Proposed photographs and illustrations for the novel

Ovsz-Box C2

Portsmouth Library

Box 3 Folder 8

R

Box 3 Folder 9

Reprint

Box 3 Folder 10

Research Notes

Box 3 Folder 11

Research Notes

Box 3 Folder 12

Reviews

Box 3 Folder 13

S

Box 3 Folder 14

Schussele, Christian

Box 3 Folder 15

Taylor, Paul

Box 3 Folder 16

Tobey, Elwin C. (1957 and 1963)

Box 3 Folder 17

Tobey, Elwin C. (1964)

Box 3 Folder 18

Tobey, Elwin C. (1965)

Box 3 Folder 19

Tobey, Elwin C. (1966)

Box 3 Folder 20

U-V

Box 3 Folder 21

Unused Illustrations

Box 3 Folder 22

W-Y

Box 3 Folder 23

Wentworth, Mark F.

Box 3 Folder 24

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Arrangement:

Chronological

Sub-Series Description:

Early drafts and annotated manuscripts of the novel "A Shower of Stars"

February 1964 Manuscript

Box 3 Folder 25

December 1965 Manuscript Sent to Typist

Box 3 Folder 26

December 1965 Manuscript Sent to Typist

Box 3 Folder 27

"An Early and Very Rough Manuscript" n.d.

Box 3 Folder 28

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions.

Series Description:

Materials regarding research, writing, and publication of "Comic Relief". Includes correspondence with libraries, collectors, and relatives of Artemus Ward. Aso includes correspondence with various publishers. Wide variety of research materials for including notes, photocopies of letters, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook of Artemus Ward's death, will, and settlement of estate. Handwritten manuscript.

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Arrangement:

Alphabetical

Sub-Series Description:

Correspondence regarding both research and publication of "Comic Relief". Includes correspondence with libraries, collectors, and relatives of Artemus Ward. Aso includes correspondence with various publishers.

Author Questionnaire

Box 3 Folder 29

A

Box 3 Folder 30

B

Box 3 Folder 31

C

Box 4 Folder 1

D

Box 4 Folder 2

Duplicate of Comic Relief Permissions File Transfered to Shoestring Press

Box 4 Folder 3

DuPre

Box 4 Folder 4

E

Box 4 Folder 5

Expenses 1967-1971

Box 4 Folder 6

Expenses 1978

Box 4 Folder 7

F

Box 4 Folder 8

Family Permissions

Box 4 Folder 9

G

Box 4 Folder 10

H

Box 4 Folder 11

Mr. Henry

Box 4 Folder 12

I

Box 4 Folder 13

Illustrations

Box 4 Folder 14

J

Box 4 Folder 15

K

Box 4 Folder 16

L

Box 4 Folder 17

London Trip

Box 4 Folder 18

M

Box 4 Folder 19

Ms. Mtl

Box 4 Folder 20

N

Box 4 Folder 21

O

Box 4 Folder 22

P-Q

Box 4 Folder 23

Promotion 2

Box 4 Folder 24

R

Box 4 Folder 25

Regnery

Box 4 Folder 26

S

Box 4 Folder 27

Shaw, Charles A.

Box 4 Folder 28

T

Box 4 Folder 29

Toledo

Box 4 Folder 30

U-V

Box 4 Folder 31

W

Box 4 Folder 32

Will

Box 4 Folder 33

XYZ

Box 4 Folder 34

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Sub-Series Description:

Wide variety of research materials for "Comic Relief" including notes, photocopies of Artemus Ward letters, newspaper clippings, and a scrapbook of Artemus Ward's death, will, and settlement of estate.

Research Notes

Box 5 Folder 1-18

Miscellaneous

Box 5 Folder 19

Miscellaneous Notebook and Notes

Box 5 Folder 20

Notes from Binder

Box 5 Folder 21

Access Restrictions:

No restrictions

Sub-Series Description:

Handwritten manuscript of "Comic Relief: The Life and Laughter of Artemus Ward"

Original Manuscript, 3.0

Box 6 Folder 1-6
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