Finding aid created by: --
Date: circa 1967
|22 Mar 2008||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Title:||John Brick Papers|
|Quantity:||5.5 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American novelist, author (1922-1973). Correspondence, primarily in connection with the Author's Guild; manuscript novels and stories; galley proofs; photographs, and printed material, including articles and newspaper clippings by and about Brick. Manuscripts for novels Borne on the wind, Panther Mountain, Richmond Raid, Rogue's Kingdom, The Strong Men, and The Tyger.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
John Brick (1922-1973) was an American author of historical novels and children's books. Born in Newburgh, New York he attended Newburgh Free Academy and later studied creative writing at Columbia University.
His first published novel was Troubled Spring in 1950; other works include The Raid (1951), Homer Crist (1952), The Rifleman (1953), and Jubilee (1956). In addition to his writing, Brick was managing editor of Export Trade (1945-49), a staff writer for Life magazine (1960-61), assistant to the president of University of Toledo, Ohio (1962-63), and a professional staff member of United States Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee (from 1963).
John Brick was a member of the Authors Guild, P.E.N., and the Authors League.
The John Brick Papers consist of incoming and outgoing correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, and published material.
Incoming correspondence and Outgoing correspondence consist of letters to Brick or written by him, respectively, and includes that of both individuals and organizations.
Subject files include book jackets, bulletins, business transactions, certificates, lists, notes, photographs, and so on.
Manuscripts contains original and typescript copies of novels and stories, as well as one speech.
Published material contains printed matter: galley proofs of some of Brick's books, magazine articles by and about him, newspaper clippings by and about him, and reviews of his books.
Incoming correspondence is arranged alphabetically by sender; outgoing is arranged chronologically. Subject files are arranged alphabetically by topic. Manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by title. Published material is arranged alphabetically by type and then, if applicable, by title.
One box (Box 12) was added to the collection in 1967 but has not been physically integrated into it.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Brick, John, 1922-
Borne on the wind.
American literature -- 20th century.
Genres and Forms
Clippings (information artifacts)
Manuscripts for publication.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
John Brick Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 12||A - W 1962-1966|
|Box 1||Authors Guild|
|Box 1||Breslin, Howard and Pat|
|Box 1||Donadio, Candida|
|Box 1||Doubleday and Company, Inc.|
|Box 12||Doubleday and Company, Inc. 1964, 1965|
|Box 1||Farrar, Mrs. Margaret|
|Box 1||Farrar, Straus, Young & Company, Inc.|
|Box 2||Hart, Moss (Authors Guild)|
|Box 2||Hatfield, Ernest I.|
|Box 2||Heggie, Peter (Authors Guild)|
|Box 2||Hersey, John (Authors Guild)|
|Box 2||Hoover, J. Edgar|
|Box 2||Kelly, Michael|
|Box 2||Kerr, Lowell|
|Box 12||McIntosh, Mavis 1964, 1965, undated|
|Box 2||McIntosh, Mavis and McKee, Elizabeth (literary representatives)|
|Box 2||Miller, Merle (Authors Guild)|
|Box 2||N - O|
|Box 12||Pearce, Charles A. (Deull, Sloan and Pearce, Inc.) 1961, 1962, 1964|
|Box 2||Pearce, Charles A. (Deull, Sloan and Pearce, Inc.)|
|Box 12||G. P. Putnam's Sons 1963, 1965|
|Box 2||Roulston, Margaret Hillis (Authors Guild)|
|Box 3||Shirer, William L. (Authors League)|
|Box 3||Sillicox, Luise (Authors League)|
|Box 3||Stephens, Willis H.|
|Box 3||Stout, Rex|
|Box 3||T - V|
|Box 3||Wouk, Herman (Authors League)|
|Box 3||Y - Z|
|Box 3||11 Oct 1948 - 20 Sep 1963|
|Box 12||1954, 1962-1964|
|Box 4||Author's Guild Bulletin|
|Box 4||Author's Guild and P.E.N. material|
|Box 4||Book jackets|
|Box 4||Business transactions|
|Box 4||Certificates, membership cards, permits|
|Box 4||Grade reports from Columbia University|
|Box 4||Lists - membership|
|Box 4||Mid-Hudson School Board Institute|
|Box 4||Photographs of Brick|
|Box 4||Pornography material - on censorship, ACLU, etc|
|Box 4||Synopsis of Brick's books|
|Box 4||Ben Bryan, Morgan Rifleman|
|Box 4||Borne on the Wind (2 folders)|
|Box 5||Captives of the Seneca|
|Box 12||On the Old Frontier 1966 (2 copies)|
|Box 5||Panther Mountain (3 folders)|
|Box 5||Richmond Raid - pp. 1-230|
|Box 6||Richmond Raid - pp. 231-459|
|Box 6||Rogue's Kingdom - pp. 1-260 (2 folders)|
|Box 7||Rogue's Kingdom - pp. 261-590 (2 folders)|
|Box 7||The Strong Men - pp. 1-420 (3 folders)|
|Box 8||The Strong Men - pp. 421-555|
|Box 8||The Tyger (6 folders)|
|Box 8||We Band of Brothers (incomplete)|
|Box 8||Book jacket flaps - The Strong Men|
|Box 8||Poems by others|
|Box 8||Speech at NYSSBA Shared Services Conference|
|Box 8||"Council for the Defense"|
|Box 8||"Down on Front Street"|
|Box 8||"No Evidence"|
|Box 9||"Fire on the Mountain" (2 folders)|
|Box 9||"The Hunter"|
|Box 9||"A Message for Uncle Billy"|
|Box 9||"The Spikehorn Buck"|
|Box 9||"There was a Man"|
|Box 9||Synopsis of various Brick books|
|Box 9||Ben Bryan, Morgan Rifleman (2 folders)|
|Box 9||Captives of the Seneca (2 folders)|
|Box 9||The Richmond Raid|
|Box 10||The Richmond Raid (2 folders)|
|Box 10||Rogue's Kingdom|
|Box 11||Rogue's Kingdom (2 folders)|
|Box 11||About Brick|
|Box 11||By Brick, "Rally for Reprints"|
|Box 11||Book synopses|
|Box 11||About Brick|
|Box 12||About Brick 1961|
|Box 11||By Brick|
|Box 11||Book reviews|
|Box 12||Book reviews 1963-1965|