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Ray Bearse Papers

Collection Summary

Repository:
University of Vermont Libraries. Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator - Creator
Bearse, Ray
Title
Ray Bearse Papers
ID
mss.003
Date
circa 1950s-1980s
Extent
1.0 Linear feet 2 boxes
Location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
Language
English; eng
Abstract
The collection contains research materials, photographs, and drafts of work by Ray Bearse. The bulk of the collection is photographs and chapter drafts for an unpublished book on Vermont covered bridges.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Ray Bearse Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections 2007 

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

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Biographical Note

Ray Bearse was born in Brandon, Vermont, and worked as a newsman and foreign correspondent for the Associated Press, the London Daily Mail, the Stockholm Tidnengen, Time-Life, and the Paris Edition of the New York Herald Tribune. He is the co-author of Conspirator: the Untold Story of Tyler Kent, and Centerfire Pistol and Revolver Cartridges, the author of Sporting Arms of the World, Centerfire American Rifle Cartridges, 1892-1963, and the editor of guides to Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts.

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Scope and Content Note

The collection contains research materials, photographs, and drafts of work by Ray Bearse. The bulk of the collection is photographs and chapter drafts for an unpublished book on Vermont covered bridges. There are 132 photographic prints documenting bridges around the sate. Also in the collection are other Vermont photographs; correspondence with Irene Allen about Westford Soldiers’ Monument; materials related to gold mining in Nova Scotia; a draft article about sculptor Larkin Goldsmith Mead; and a transcript of an interview conducted by Bearse with John Coolidge, son of Calvin and Grace Coolidge.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Coolidge, John, 1906-
  • Mead, Larkin G., (Larkin Goldsmith), 1835-1910

Subject(s)

  • Covered Bridges -- Vermont

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