Kull (Grace) and John E. Rames Papers. 1943-2003.

Summary Information

New York State Historical Association – Research Library
Grace Kull and John E. Rames Papers
Coll. No. 423
Date [inclusive]
0.75 Cubic feet
Funding Source
This finding aid was made available electronically through a Regional Bibliographic Data Bases (RBDB) grant from the South Central Regional Library Council, Ithaca, N.Y.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters from Grace Kull, Cooperstown, N.Y., to sister-in-law Bert Chapin (B.T. Kull), Union, N.J., from 1958 to 1988. Selections from the 1958-1968 correspondence were published in 2000 as, Dear Bert: Selected Letters 1958-1968. There are also letters from John E. Rames (Grace’s brother) to his family in Newark, N.J. while he served in the Army during World War II (1943-1945), along with a couple of letters and related photographs sent to him, as well as a few letters concerning his 1945 death in the war. Additionally, the collection contains publisher’s layout pages from a 2003 collection of Rames’ letters entitled, Traces: A Soldier Writes Home, edited by Grace Kull.

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Cooperstown, NY 13326
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Collection Inventory

 423.1 – Box 1
 423.1/1 — Kull, Grace. Letters sent. 1971-1976.
 423.1/2 — Kull, Grace. Letters to B.T. Kull (Bert Chapin). 1958-1959.
 423.1/3 — Kull, Grace. Letters to B.T. Kull (Bert Chapin). 1961.
 423.1/4 — Kull, Grace. Letters to B.T. Kull (Bert Chapin). 1962-1963.
 423.1/5 — Kull, Grace. Letters to B.T. Kull (Bert Chapin). 1964-1966.
 423.1/6 — Kull, Grace. Letters to B.T. Kull (Bert Chapin). 1967-1970.
 423.1/7 — Kull, Grace. Letters to B.T. Kull (Bert Chapin). 1971-1973.
 423.1/8 — Kull, Grace. Letters to B.T. Kull (Bert Chapin). 1974-1988.
 423.1/9 — Kull, Grace. Letter to B.T. Kull (Bert Chapin) with fabric and wallpaper samples. 1975.
 423.2 – Box 2
 423.2/1 — Rames, John E. Correspondence concerning his death in World War II. 1945-1946.
 423.2/2 — Rames, John E. Letter and photographs from G.R. Kull, and letter from his father. November 1944.
 423.2/3 — Rames, John E. Letters to family. January 1944 – January 1945.
 423.2/4 — Rames, John E. Letters to parents. July 1943 – November 1943.
 423.2/5 — Rames, John E. Publisher’s layout pages from, Traces: A Soldier Writes Home. 2003.

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