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Bullard, Arthur, 1879-1929
Arthur Bullard Papers
Public Policy Papers
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12 boxes and 1 folder
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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.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of the papers of Bullard, chronicling the major world political and economic events of World War I and its aftermath. Included are the manuscripts of several of Bullard's novels written under the pseudonym of "Albert Edwards", including COMRADE YETTA (1913) and THE STRANGER (1920), and a large file of miscellaneous writings in the form of articles, essays, memoranda, printed materials, and pertinent correspondence related to various subjects and organizations, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, disarmament, international relations, the Committee on Public Information, the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Anglo-American relations, the League of Nations (the Secretariat of which Bullard was a member, 1926-1927), trade, economics, and World War I.

Collection Creator Biography:

Bullard, Arthur, 1879-1929

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.

Collection History


No acquisition information is available.

Custodial History

The Papers were the property of Bullard's wife, Ethel Bullard. What was not already in Bullard's private files was collected from the respective owners, as the "Miscellaneous Correspondence re Writings" folder in the Biographical Material section indicates.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Andrea Schorr in January 1991. Finding aid written by Andrea Schorr in January 1991.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Arthur Bullard Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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