Browne Popular Culture Library
PCL MS-31: Dick Perry Collection
Dick Perry is an author of humorous non-fiction articles and books. Literary manuscripts and related materials form the core of the collection.
In 1969, Dick Perry first began transferring his manuscripts to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. The collection is open for research, but the photocopying of manuscripts must comply with applicable copyright laws. This register was compiled by Nancy White Lee, Popular Culture Library Associate II, in July 1986 and updated in August 2009 by Patricia Falk.
Dick Perry was born on June 13, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He married Jean Jobes on September 18, 1948. They have three children. He attended Oberlin College and the University of Chicago.
Perry has worked as a newspaper reporter for Scripps-Howard; creative director for WCPO-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio; in radio and television advertising for Roche, Richerd, Henri, Hurst of Chicago, Illinois; and as radio and television director at Wesco Advertising, Clearwater, Florida. Dick Perry was one of the pioneers in the use of videotape for commercials and has created live, film and videotape commercials for Ashland Oil &Refining Co., Barbasol, Ford Motor Co., Formica Corp., General Electric, Hardware Mutuals, Illinois Power Corp., The Kroger Co., Numaid Margarine, Proctor &Gamble, Strietmann Biscuit Co., and Valvoline Motor Oil. He had a play produced by CBS-TV's "Repertoire Workshop". Dick Perry also won the "First Person" Award from Reader's Digest in 1963.
The Perrys resided in Oxford, Ohio, where Dick Perry worked as a full-time freelance writer. He died March 20th, 2002.
The Dick Perry Collection houses the literary manuscripts of his books and short stories. Included are related materials such as literary correspondence, fan mail, and galley sheets. An edited photocopied manuscript for "Do Not Talk to the Motorman While the Streetcar Is In Motion" is included in the collection. Dick Perry won the Reader's Digest "First Person" Award for this short story.
- Literary Correspondence
- 1927?, 1949, 1953, 1955-1957, 1961-1967, 1969, n.d.
- Arranged alphabetically by correspondent
- This series includes correspondence with Ashley-Steiner, Inc.; Mrs. Rupert O. Beltz; Mrs. Earl Brush; CBS Television Stations; Dauntless Books, Inc.; Joseph Eble of the Cincinnati Enquirer; Samuel French. Inc.; Charles Fuller Productions; Mrs. Robert Fulton Hannum; Harcourt, Brace and World; William Foss Hopkins of Hopkins and Hopkins; Ideal Publishing Corp.; Ingenue; James Brown Associates; James Drew Theatre; Bob Jones; Knox Reeves Advertising, Inc.; Claire Leonard; Littauer and Wilkinson; Lucy Kroll Agency; Monica McCall. Inc.; Maeve Southgate; Jean Robbins; Helen M. Mason; Scott Meredith; Peggy Roth; Parker Publishing Company; Hortense D. Meister; James Finan; Revue; Roche, Richerd, Henri, and Hurst; and Leah Salisbury, Inc.
- Theatrical Correspondence
- Arranged chronologically
- This series includes correspondence with Tami Grimes, Mark Lewis, Westport County Playhouse, Comedia Repertory Co., Richard Hoover, Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, Richard Barr, Clinton Wilder, and Walter H. Hadden.
- Fan Mail
- 1964, n.d.
- Arranged chronologically
- This series includes fan mail.
- Manuscripts, Literary
- 1963-1964, 1966, n.d.
- Arranged alphabetically by title of work
- This series includes manuscripts for books and short stories, many with handwritten corrections and additions.
- This series consists of a flyer for a school PTA program announcing that Dick Perry will be speaking on "The World of Advertising".
- Research Materials
- 1962-1963, n.d.
- Arranged by title
- This series includes magazine and newspaper articles.
- September 24, 1963
- This series includes two newspaper articles on Dick Perry having won the "First Person" Award from Reader's Digest.
- This series includes the booklet, Of Lasting Interest: The Story of Reader's Digest.
|1||Ashley-Steiner, Inc. Includes Esquire article||1962-1963|
|2||Mrs. Rupert O. Beltz||1964-1965, n.d.|
|3||Mrs. Earl Brush||1964|
|4||CBS Television stations. Includes release forms||1965|
|5||Dauntless Books, Inc.||1962-1963, n.d.|
|6||Joseph Eble, Cincinnati Enquirer||1964|
|7||Samuel French, Inc.||1962-1963, n.d.|
|8||Charles Fuller Productions||1964, n.d.|
|9||Mrs. Robert Fulton Hannum||1953|
|10||Harcourt, Brace and World||1949, 1963-1966, n.d.|
|11||William Foss Hopkins, Hopkins and Hopkins||1965|
|12||Ideal Publishing Corp.||1962-1963, n.d.|
|13||Ingenue||1962, 1965, n.d.|
|14||James Brown Associates||1962|
|15||James Drew Theatre||1962-1964, n.d.|
|17||Knox Reeves Advertising, Inc.||1963|
|19||Littauer and Wilkinson||1953, 1957, 1961-1962|
|20||Lucy Kroll Agency||1962|
|21||Monica McCall, Inc.||1962, n.d.|
Includes newspaper clippings
|23||Jean Robbins||1962, 1964, n.d.|
|24||Helen M. Mason||1965|
|25||Scott Meredith||1956, 1962|
|26||Peggy Roth||1963-1965, n.d.|
|27||Parker Publishing Company||1964|
|28||Hortense D. Meister||1965|
|29||James Finan||1963-1965, n.d.|
|2||Roche, Richerd, Henri, and Hurst||1963|
|3||Leah Salisbury, Inc.||1962|
Includes list of stories and dates.
|5||Sterling Group, Inc.||1963, n.d.|
|6||A. Watkins, Inc.||1964-1965, n.d.|
|7||Annie Laurie Williams, Inc.||1955-1956|
|8||Gene Williamson||1962-1963, n.d.|
|9||Writer's Digest||1964-1965, 1969, n.d.|
|10||General||1927?, 1962, 1967, n.d.|
|12||Correspondence Fan mail||1964, n.d.|
|13||"Do Not Talk to the Motorman While the Streetcar is in Motion"|
Published in Reader's Digest
Received the "First Person" Award
Photocopy edited manuscript
|How To Write Your Novel||1966|
|14||Date from folder, August 25, 1966|
Typed rough draft of manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions, first third
|15||Typed rough draft-of manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions, second third|
|16||Typed rough draft-of manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions, last third|
|17||"Limits ... And Imaginary Lines"|
Carbon of typed manuscript
|18||"Mandy, Our Happy Dog" Title from folder|
Typed manuscript, pp. 1-4
|One Way To Write Your Novel||n.d.|
|1||Dick Perry writing as Dick Winfield|
Photocopy typed manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions, pp. 1-123
|2||Photocopy of typed manuscript with handwritten corrections and additions, pp. 124-226|
|Raymond And Me That Summer|
|4||Published by Harcourt, Brace, and World, August 26, 1964|
|5||Correspondence. Includes two pages of telephone numbers and addresses.||1964, n.d.|
|The Roundhouse, Paradise And Mr. Pickering||n.d.|
|6||Carbon of manuscript, pp. 1-101.|
Includes a form letter dated February 7, 1966, from James A. Brenner.
|7||Carbon of manuscript, pp. 102-210|
|8||Carbon of manuscript, pp. 11-258|
|9||Printer's manuscript, pp. i-101||1966|
|The Roundhouse Paradise And Mr. Pickering (con't.)|
|1||Printer's manuscript, pp. 102-184||1966|
|2||Printer's manuscript, pp. 185-262|
|3||Chapter 10, edited first draft||n.d.|
|4||Chapter 10, edited second draft|
|6||Final galley proofs|
|Seven Hills, Soap, And A Sip Of Beer||1966|
|7||Printer's manuscript, pp. i-71|
|8||Printer's manuscript, pp. 72-167|
|9||Printer's manuscript, pp. 168-229|
|Seven Hills, Soap, and a Sip of Beer (con't.)||1966|
|1||Printer's manuscript, pp. 230-311|
|2||Printer's manuscript, pp. 312-397|
|3||Printer's manuscript, pp. 392-496|
|4||Printer's manuscript, pp. 497-547|
|5||"Son, There is No Such Animal as Puppy-Love" Carbon of manuscript, pp. 1-5||n.d.|
|6||"Three Cheers for the Constant Lovers" Carbon of manuscript, pp. 1-12||n.d.|
|Vas You Ever in Zinzinnati?||1966|
|7||Printer's manuscript, index|
Program flyer for an October meeting where Dick Perry spoke on "The World Of Advertising
|10||"The Curtain Rises And Magazine article||September 1, 1962|
|11||"An Off Camera Close-Up" Magazine article from Mademoiselle||February 1963|
|12||"Jalopies I Cursed And Loved"|
Magazine article from Reader's Digest
|13||"Have You An Amusing Anecdote--An Unusual story?"|
Page from Reader's Digest
Theatre schedule from The New York Times
|June 16, 1963|
Two newspaper articles on theatre
|16||"First Person" Award|
Two newspaper clippings on Dick Perry having won the "First Person" Award from Reader's Digest
|September 24, 1963|
|17||Of Lasting Interest: The Story of Reader's Digest |
Booklet on the history of Reader's Digest
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