Brick, John Book Manuscript

A Guide to the John Brick Book Manuscript, ca. 1956 Ms.2008.098


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2008.098
Title
John Brick Book Manuscriptca. 1956
Quantity
0.2 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Creator
Brick, John, 1922-1973
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The collection contains a typescript manuscript draft of John Brick's Civil War novel, Jubilee (published by Doubleday in 1956).

Administrative Information

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], John Brick Book Manuscript, Ms2008-098, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

The John Brick Book Manuscript was purchased by Special Collections.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the John Brick Book Manuscript commenced and was completed in December 2008.


Biographical Note

John Brick, author of historical novels and children's books, was born in Newburgh, New York in 1922. After attending the Newburgh Free Academy, Brick studied creative writing at Columbia University. He served as editor of Export Trade from 1945 to 1949. In 1950, Troubled Spring became his first published novel, followed by The Raid, Homer Crist, The Rifleman, and Jubilee, which was published in 1956. During the 1960s, Brick served as a staff writer for Life magazine; assistant to the president of the University of Toledo, Ohio; and on the staff of the U. S. Senate Permanent Investigations Subcommittee. John Brick died in 1973.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of an undated typescript draft of John Brick's Civil War novel, Jubilee, which follows the fictional 195th New York Infantry as it joins Sherman's army at the Battle of Lookout Mountain and participates in Sherman's "march to the sea." The draft comprises 498 double-spaced pages (the final page, 499, is missing). The draft contains no handwritten or other revisions.

Arrangement

The collection retains its original arrangement, by page number.

Related Material

Brick, John, Jubilee (Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1956). PS3503 .R4 J9 1956 Civil War Spec.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the John Brick Book Manuscript by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

Book Manuscript
ca. 1956
  • box-folder 1 folder: 1
    Pages [i]-[iii], 1-122
  • box-folder 1 folder: 2
    Pages 123-238
  • box-folder 1 folder: 3
    Pages 239-369
  • box-folder 1 folder: 4
    Pages 370-498