Biography and History

Born in Missouri in 1879, Bullard graduated from the Blair Academy in Blairstown, NJ and attended Hamilton College for two years. He subsequently worked as a probation officer in New York City, during which time he wrote several essays on criminology. His work as a foreign correspondent for various american and european journals, which began in 1904, was highlighted by editorships with THE OUTLOOK (1914) and OUR WORLD (1922-1924). Like his press writings (sometimes published under the pseudonym “Albert Edwards”) his later novels, travel books, and political volumes drew on his travels through Eastern and Western Europe, Russia, North Africa, and Central America. Bullard was also a statesman. He served on the Committee on Public Information's divisions in Washington, Western Russia, and Siberia from 1917 to 1919, was chief of the Russian Division of the Department of State from 1919 to 1921, worked for John W. Davis during his presidential campaign in 1924, and was a representative of the League of Nations Non-Partisan Association in Geneva. He died in Geneva on September 10, 1929.

Further details on Bullard's life may be obtained from the “Biographical Material” folders in this collection.

Source: From the finding aid for MC008


  • Foreign correspondents -- United States..
  • Arthur Bullard Papers. 1905-1929 (inclusive).

    Call Number: MC008

    The Papers of Arthur Bullard (1879-1929), journalist and statesman, chronicle the major world political and economic events relating to World War I and its aftermath. Although the bulk of the material concerns Russia and Western Europe, there are writings on political events in North Africa, Central America, and East Asia as well. The collection includes copies and originals of newspaper and magazine articles, manuscripts of several novels, travel books, and political volumes, memorandum, and correspondence, most of which was written by Bullard. There is also a file of photographs and post cards.