James Pugliese Dime Novel Manuscript Collection
Language of Materials
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
About this Guide
Materials were placed in archival folders and boxes. Fragile documents were sleeved in mylar.