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Ray Bearse Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-003
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 The bulk of the collection is photographs and chapter drafts for an unpublished book on Vermont covered bridges.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 state. 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.

Dates

  • circa 1950s-1980s

Creator

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.

Extent

1.0 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Overview

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 The bulk of the collection is photographs and chapter drafts for an unpublished book on Vermont covered bridges.

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.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Ray Bearse Papers mss.003
Status
Completed
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)