John Brick Book Manuscript
Scope and Content
This collection consists of an undated typescript draft of John Brick's American 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.
- ca. 1956
- Brick, John, 1922-1973 (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
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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.
0.2 Cubic Feet (1 box)
The collection contains a typescript manuscript draft of John Brick's American Civil War novel, Jubilee (published by Doubleday in 1956).
The collection retains its original arrangement, by page number.
Source of Acquisition
The John Brick Book Manuscript was purchased by Special Collections.
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/).
The processing and description of the John Brick Book Manuscript commenced and was completed in December 2008.
- John Brick Book Manuscript, ca. 1956
- John M. Jackson, Archivist
- 2008 (CC0 1.0)
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