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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3132

Richard F. Fuller papers

Correspondence and other materials relating to Fuller's role in book censorship in Boston, Massachusetts.


  • 1921-1949

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Access This collection is shelved offsite. Retrieval requires advance notice. Check with Houghton Public Services staff.


2.1 linear feet (7 boxes)

Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence, printed materials including court rulings and appeals, clippings, printed speeches, articles, and pamphlets regarding book censorship. Also includes subject files with the above mentioned material types.

Biographical / Historical

Fuller was the proprietor of the Old Corner Bookstore on Bromfield Steet in Boston, Massachusetts. He was also the President of the Board of Trade of the Boston Book Merchants. He was involved in Boston book censorship ca. 1915-1950.


Minimally processed. Includes the following series: I. Correspondence, II. Clippings, III. Printed material, and IV. Subject files.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Custodial History

Unknown source.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

0000M-28. Unknown source.

General note

Many items are very brittle.

Processing Information

Minimally processed by Ashley Nary, 2017 June.
Link to catalog
Fuller, Richard F. Richard F. Fuller papers, 1921-1949 (MS Am 3132): Guide
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Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

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