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James Pugliese Dime Novel Manuscript Collection

Call Number



1834-1902, inclusive


Pugliese, James, 1910-1979


1 Linear Feet in 2 manuscript boxes

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.


James Pugliese (1910-1979) was a New York antiquarian bookman and antiques dealer. The James Pugliese Dime Novel Manuscript Collection consists of dime novel manuscripts and typescripts, business correspondence, clippings, and assorted business documents. The materials date from 1834 to 1902.

Biographical Note

James Vincent Pugliese (1910-1979) was an antiquarian bookman and antiques dealer. Born in New York City on September 11, 1910, Pugliese developed a great interest in Americana, and eventually reprinted three public-domain works on American subjects. He had an out-of-print book and antique shop on Webster Avenue in the Bronx, and he also conducted business through a monthly called The Antiquarian Bookman. In 1973 he and his wife moved from the Bronx to New Paltz, New York where he ran a shop attached to his home on North Chestnut. On December 26, 1979 Pugliese died of sudden cardiac arrest.


Manuscripts, typescripts, and correspondence are arranged alphabetically by author. Clippings, notes, and a warrant are listed at the end.

Scope and Contents

The James Pugliese Dime Novel Manuscript Collection contains several manuscripts and typescripts of late nineteenth and early twentieth century dime novels and romances, including material written and owned by William J. Benners. The collection also contains correspondence to Mrs. E. Burke Collins, clippings, notes, and a warrant. The materials date from 1834 to 1902.

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright (or related rights to publicity and privacy) for materials in this collection, created by James Pugliese was not transferred to New York University. Permission to use materials must be secured from the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); James Pugliese Dime Novel Manuscript Collection; MSS 241; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University.

Location of Materials

Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of this collection is unknown. Possibly donated by James Pugliese's daughter, Jaimee Uhlenbrock, in 2006. The accession number associated with this collection is 2009.241.

Custodial History

James Pugliese collected this material sometime in the 1960s. He often purchased estates for their book holdings; this material probably came from one such estate. Materials were most likely donated by his daughter Jaimee Uhlenbrock in March 2006.

Separated Materials

Hudson of Today: Its History, Resources, and Institutions, (Kinderhook, NY: The Industrial Advertising Company of America, 1905), catalogued in Special Collections.

Ulster County Gazette, 4 Jan. 1800; catalogued in Special Collections.

Related Material at Fales Library and Special Collections

Levy Dime Novel Collection (MSS 028)

Ralph Adimari Papers (MSS 028A)

William J. Benners Papers (MSS 028B)

Collection processed by

Finding aid prepared by Bethany Martin-Breen and Lisa Darms, 2009.

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-20 17:07:40 -0400.
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Language: Finding aid written in English

Processing Information

Materials were placed in archival folders and boxes. Fragile documents were sleeved in mylar.

Revisions to this Guide

June 2018: Edited by Jasmine Larkin for compliance with DACS and ACM Required Elements for Archival Description.


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