PCL MS 031 Dick Perry Collection
|Title||PCL MS 031 Dick Perry Collection|
The Dick Perry Collection consists of approximately 5 linear feet of manuscript materials. In 1969, Dick Perry first began transferring his manuscripts to the Popular Culture Library, Bowling Green State University. An additional donation of materials was made in 1989. 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. The inventory and finding aid were updated in June 2018 by Manuscripts & Outreach Archivist Steve Ammidown.
Dick Perry (June 13, 1922 - March 20, 2002) was an author of humorous non-fiction articles and books, as well as several short plays. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Perry married Jean Jobes on September 18, 1948. They had three children. He attended Oberlin College and the University of Chicago.
Perry 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 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 and his wife Jean worked as an archivist for Western College (now part of Miami University).
|Scope and Content|
The Dick Perry Collection houses the literary manuscripts of his plays, books and short stories, dating primarily from the early 1960s through the 1970s. Perry's work was mostly non-fiction and was often drawn from his own experiences. Included are his books:
|Transfers||In addition to his papers, Mr. Perry donated copies of several of his books as well as others he was associated with to the Popular Culture Libary:|
Goodbye, Coney Island, goodbye...
One way to write your novel
The ballad of Bubblegum Park
Not just a sound ; the story of WLW
Reflections of Jesse Stuart on a land of many moods
The Pete Rose story: an autobiography
Vas you ever in Zinzinnati?
Paul Baby; confessions of the Mayor of Kneesville
How to make out off campus
Doolie's private goddess