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Julian & Janice Bulley Papers (Bulley Peace Archive) - MS 1134
The papers of the Julian and Janice Bulley Family consists of 6 linear ft. of minor correspondence, memo books, news clippings, subject files, and printed material related to family involvement in civil rights, social activist, and anti-war movements of the period of the late 1960s through the 1970s. The donation and transfer of these records to the Center for Archival Collections was arranged on December 3, 2009 through the cooperation of Joanne Bulley.
No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The register was compiled by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in February 2010.
The Julian and Janice Bulley family consisted of parents Julian and Janice Bulley, with their three children, Joel, Joanne, and Jessica. As individuals with strongly held liberal social and political beliefs, each was active to some degree in the major movements of the decade of the 1960s and beyond.
Julian Bulley, born in 1923, was originally from Toledo, Ohio, where his father, Roy Bulley founded the Toledo Pipe Organ Company. Julian followed in this career as well, both in Toledo and later in Dayton, and in that capacity was involved in the installation, repair, or restoration of pipe organs around the country.
Having received degrees in science and engineering from the University of Toledo and University of Michigan, Julian was a part-time lecturer in physics at the University of Toledo until 1951 when he fell victim to unspecified charges during the McCarthy era and was dismissed. Details of that incident and the later founding of what would become the Northwest Ohio chapter of the ACLU can be found in Bulley topical files in the NWO-ACLU collection (MS-169). Although he later returned to UT in 1960 to lecture in mathematics, Bulley was occupied in the interim with American Friends Service Committee in Chicago. His involvement with Quaker programming also extended into the later 1960s when he moved to Dayton, Ohio where he served as the Peace Education Secretary for the AFSC. During that period he was also active in the Dayton Chapter of the ACLU, eventually serving as president.
In addition to his Friends/Quaker association, both Julian and his wife Janice were members of the First Unitarian Church, in Toledo, with their involvement in activities of that congregation represented in the collection in the form of material on the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship for Social Justice, in the church newsletter, Toledo Unitarian, and also in issues of the national periodical, Fellowship. Janice Bulley’s notations in the calendars and steno books also attest to the level of her involvement. While the children in the Bulley family are not as well represented in the holdings, there is a scattering of items associated with Joel (primarily in the form of correspondence with someone named Robin), and with Jessica and Joanne’s school papers.
The Bulley Family papers represent a snapshot view of the interests and activities of a Toledo, Ohio family involved in various liberal, religious, and social issues of the 1960s into the 1970s, including aspects of the Civil Rights movement, the Vietnam War, and local/national politics.
Personal correspondence is limited in the collection, with the most extensive series being the letters between Joel Bulley and a friend, Robin. Of the series of scattered correspondence a majority of items are letters related to political opinion (including form response letters from various politicians contacted by the Bulleys), social activist events, or local politics. Although hinted at in some of the minor correspondence there is very little related to Bulley’s career as a builder/restorer of pipe organs or the Toledo Pipe Organ Company in the collection.
The involvement of Julian Bulley with the Dayton Chapter of the ACLU is represented by several folders, including minor correspondence, minutes and memos of meetings, and references to some of the types of requests and cases undertaken by the organization in the Dayton area. Files associated with Bulley’s situation with the University of Toledo during the 1950s and the establishment of the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union can be found in the collection of that organization (MS-169)
Topical folders include a variety of materials, including notes, clippings, and printed items related to areas of interest to the Bulleys. As with many other series in the collection, there is a personal component in the form of highlighting of text that was of particular interest or note.
Although a large segment of the collection consists of compilations of printed material (largely clippings arranged both in chronological groupings and by topic) there is enough of a personal view of the activities of Julian and Janice to get a picture of the options and participation of the entire family.
The steno pads and various spiral notebooks in the collection offer almost a day-to-day schedule of activities ranging from school and extracurricular interests of the children (Joel, Joanne, and Jessica), organizing volunteers, carpools to attending rallies or events, and other activities of members of the Bulley family.
The books in the collection as well as the serial titles received by the family gives a good indication of the breadth of their interests. Mass market periodical titles (such as Time and Newsweek) that were also held in the BGSU library were transferred out of the collection, but more limited or specialized periodicals have been retained in the printed material series and are listed by title in the inventory.
This collection is a fine resource to the issues and activities of the Civil Rights and later Peace Movement and related anti-war material of the Vietnam era from a personal and local perspective. It also serves to highlight that protests and involvement during the period were not just confined to college campuses, but also to people in all walks of life.
CORRESPONDENCE - JULIAN BULLEY (PERSONAL/WORK)
Minor correspondence with family friends or related to organ music, including a few clippings
CORRESPONDENCE - JOEL BULLEY
Letters from friend Robin, who was attending Michigan State University
CORRESPONDENCE - MISCELLANEOUS
Personal and form letter responses, to both Julian and Janice, primarily on political or church topics, along with a spiral notebook containing a correspondence log (Janice)
Mixed material, including some correspondence with public officials expressing opinions, on activities including Liberal Religious Youth, Dayton Civil Rights/Summer in the City, March on Washington for Peace in Vietnam, Vietnam Summer Project, Vietnam Week, etc.
Miscellaneous papers related to schooling of Jessica and Joanne Bulley, includes class papers, Room Mother schedules, and newsletters of Hopewell Elementary, Jefferson Jr. High School and Whitmer High School
ACLU (DAYTON CHAPTER) FILES
Various working files, with minutes, memos, correspondence, printed material and miscellaneous items, related primarily to activities of the Dayton Chapter but including some of the ACLU of Ohio
Arranged alphabetically by topic
Source material in the form of news clippings, flyers, brochures, and other items related to narrow topics of interest to Bulley ranging from Vietnam, politics, and the civil rights movement to local activities in Toledo and Dayton. Many of the items in the folders have colored highlighting emphasizing key points
Desktop calendars and appointment books, most put out by the War Resisters League; some with few notations or just memos of appointments or quotations to remember
Day-to-day schedule of activities ranging from school and extracurricular interests of the children, phone logs, organizing volunteers, carpools to attending rallies or events, and other activities of many members of the Bulley family
Check memo stub of the Church Federation of Dayton for the purchase of a bus for Freedom Riders during the Civil Rights era
SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS
NEWS CLIPPINGS - PASTED ON SHEETS
Individual news clippings pasted on larger sheets, many with colored highlighting of key points (probably done by Julian Bulley); some sheets are recycled flyers or other printed circulars of the time. Newspapers include Toledo Blade, Dayton Daily News, Detroit Free Press and others
NEWS CLIPPINGS - LOOSE
Individual news clippings, some with colored highlighting of key points (probably done by Julian Bulley). Newspapers include Toledo Blade, Dayton Daily News, Detroit Free Press and others
Grouped by title with major runs first, then minor titles and off-prints/reprints.
Single sheets announcing various programs or events giving place and time
Sheets or pamphlets providing the agenda, content, or schedule of events
Printed and mimeographed items on a variety of topics, including the Vietnam War, civil rights and racism, conscientious objectors and the peace movement (particularly Friends/Quakers), and others
Small grouping of books on a variety of topics, primarily the Vietnam War but also including civil rights and racism, Pope John XXIII, and the peace movement (particularly Friends/Quakers)
- Correspondence - Julian work/personal, 1966-1968
- Correspondence - Joel (from Robin), 1966
- Correspondence - Miscellaneous, 1965-1969
- Subject - Liberal Religious Youth Workcamp, 1967
- Subject - Peace Activities (letters, literature), 1965-1967
- Subject - Summer in the City (Dayton), 1968
- Subject - Vietnam Summer (TCRSVN), 1967
- Subject - Vietnam Week material, April 1967
- Subject - Family/School papers, 1966-1975
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton), 1971
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton), 1972
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton), June-Dec 1972
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton - Richard DuRose), 1972
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton - Frank Wilkinson), 1972
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton - Annual meeting), 1972
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton), 1972-1973
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton), 1973
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton), 1973-1974
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton - Misc. cases), 1972-1974
- Subject - ACLU (Dayton - Misc. financial), 1972-1973
- Africa, 1959-1967
- Allies of the U.S. in Vietnam, 1966
- Alternatives to War, 1965-1967
- American Friends Serv. Comm.Work Camp, 1965-1966
- AFSC Report on Escort Mission, 1968
- Atrocities and prisoners (Vietnam), 1966
- Boycotts, 1967
- Buddhists (Vietnam), 1965-1966
- Canada, 1967
- Candidates (in local elections), 1966
- CIA, 1966
- Chicago - Democratic National Convention, 1968
- China, 1966-1967
- Civil Liberties, 1966-1967
- Civil Rights, 1966-1967
- Clergy/Church & War, 1966-1967
- Congress, 1966-1967
- Cost of War (Men), 1966-1967
- Cost of War (Money), 1966-1967
- Covenanters/Conscientious Objectors, 1967-1969
- Dayton Action (Civil Rights), 1968
- Dayton: Pax/Civil Rights, 1967-1969
- Dominican Republic, 1966
- Draft, 1966-1968
- Education, 1966-1967
- Fair Housing Ordinance (Toledo), 1967
- Fort Hood 3, 1966
- Fulbright & Senate Foreign Relations. Committee, 1966
- Good News, 1965-1966
- GOP (Aiken), 1966
- Hiroshima, 1965
- Indians/Native Americans, 1967-1969
- Involvements beyond Vietnam (Laos, etc.), 1965-1967
- Kennedy Brothers, 1966
- Ky (Vietnam), 1966-1967
- Labor, 1966-1967
- Latin America, 1966-1967
- Letters to the Editor (Bulley), 1966-1967
- Letters to the Editor (non-Bulley), 1966-1968
- Sen. Mike Mansfield, 1966
- Eugene McCarthy, 1968-1969
- Robert McNamara, 1966-1967
- Migrant workers/Grape Boycott, 1968
- Wayne Morse, 1966
- Napalm and bombs, 1966
- Neighborhood Opportunity Center, Toledo, 1966
- Newspaper ads/petitions/statements, 1966-1967
- Nuclear tests and radiation, 1957-1966
- Peace Caravan, 1966-1967
- Plague, 1966-1968
- Politics (Miscellaneous), 1964-1967
- Printed Miscellanea (bumper stickers, etc.), 1947-1968
- Protests and Actions against the War, 1965-1967
- Quaker background, 1954-1967
- Refugees, 1959-1966
- Religion, 1964-1966
- Right Wing, 1964-1967
- Rusk and State Department, 1966
- South Africa, 1957-1966
- Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), 1966
- Adlai Stevenson, 1965
- Toledo Churches, 1966-1967
- Toledo Committee for a Reasonable, Settlement in Vietnam, 1966-1967
- Truth (Credibility Gap), 1966-1967
- Unitarian/Universalist Fellowship for Social Justice, 1965-1967
- United Nations (U.S. & Congress), 1965-1966
- Vietnam elections, 1966-1967
- Vietnam issues and questions, 1966
- Vietnam reports, 1964-1966
- Senator Stephen Young, 1966
- War photos, 1966-1967
- World problems (Miscellaneous), 1965-1966
- Diaries/Calendar Books, 1956-1957
- Diaries/Calendar Books, 1961
- Diaries/Calendar Books, 1962-1963
- Diaries/Calendar Books, 1963
- Diaries/Calendar Books, 1964-1965
- Diaries/Calendar Books, 1966
- Diaries/Calendar Books, 1967
- Diaries/Calendar Books, 1968
- Diaries/Calendar Books, 1970
- Steno/memo book (Church records), 1966
- Steno/memo book (Felix Greene speech notes), 1966
- Steno/memo book (Janice), 1966
- Steno/memo books (Janice), 1967
- Steno/memo books (Janice), 1968
- Steno/memo books (Janice?), 1968-1970
- Steno/memo book (Reading the Names, planning, timetable, comments), 1969
- Steno/memo books, Jan 21-Dec 3, 1970
- Steno/memo books, Jan 17-Sept 20, 1971
- Steno/memo books, Sept 21, 1971-Sept 20, 1972
- Receipt - School bus/Freedom Riders, 1965?
- Clippings on sheets, 1965
- Clippings on sheets Jan-Mar, 1966
- Clippings on sheets, Apr-Dec 1966
- Clippings on sheets, 1967
- Clippings on sheets, 1968
- Clippings on sheets, 1969
- Loose clippings, 1956-1964
- Loose clippings, 1965
- Loose clippings, 1966
- Loose clippings, Jan-Mar 1967
- Loose clippings, Apr-June 1967
- Loose clippings, July-Dec 1967
- Loose clippings, 1968-1969
- Fellowship, Sept 1965-May 1967
- Fellowship, Sept 1968-Sept 1970
- Fellowship, Jan 1971-June 1974
- Here and now : a Christian Journal of Opinion, July/Aug 1967-June 1970
- The Minority of One, Dec 1965-Dec 1966
- The Minority of One, Jan 1967-Mar 1968
- Minority Report (Dayton, Ohio), Jan-Mar 1969
- Rap, Feb 1971-Mar 1972
- WIN, Peace & Freedom thru nonviolent Action, Sept 15, 1966-Dec 20, 1966
- WIN, Peace & Freedom thru nonviolent Action, Jan 13, 1967-Dec 1967
- WIN, Peace & Freedom thru nonviolent Action, Jan 15, 1968-Sept 16, 1968
- WIN, Peace & Freedom thru nonviolent Action, Jan 1, 1969-June 15, 1969
- WIN, Peace & Freedom thru nonviolent Action, Feb 1, 1970-Dec 15, 1970
- WIN, Peace & Freedom thru nonviolent Action, Jan 1971-July 1971
- WIN, Peace & Freedom thru nonviolent Action, Mar 1972-Dec 15, 1972
- WIN, Peace & Freedom thru nonviolent Action, Jan 1, 1973-June 7, 1973
- Amex-Canada, Oct-Dec 1969
- Arab News and Views, Mar-April 1968
- Ave Maria: National Catholic Weekly, Nov 6, 1965; Aug 9, 1969
- Between the Lines, Feb 1, 1966-May 1, 1967
- Congressional Record, Sept 23, 1965-Oct 2, 1967
- Dayton Workers Voice, Aug 1972
- Fact Sept/Oct, 1965
- FCNL Washington Newsletter, Nov 1965-Jan 1968
- I.F. Stone’s Weekly/Bi-Weekly, Mar 8, 1965, Oct 25, 1965; Jan 9, 1967-May 22, 1967; May 3, 1971-Nov 15, 1971
- Institute for the Study of Nonviolence Journal, Feb-Nov 1967
- International Affairs Reports from Quaker Workers, Mar-Nov 1965
- Memo: Bulletin of Women Strike for Peace, Dec 1965-Apr 1967
- Motive, March 1970
- National Coordinating Committee Worklist, 1966
- New Left Notes (SDS), 1967
- New South Student, 1966
- Ohio Peace Action News, 1968
- The Peacemaker, Mar-May 1967; Feb 1973
- Peking Review, Feb 1967
- Progressive, June 1965-June 1970
- The Promethean, Apr 1965-Mar 1967
- San Francisco Oracle, Feb 1967
- Sane World, Jan 1966
- Social Questions Bulletin, Nov 1965-Summer 1971
- Southern Patriot, Feb 1966, May-June 1968
- Star Spangled Bummer, Nov 1971
- State of Affairs (Clayton Fritchey), Sept 19-Oct 10, 1966
- Straight from Washington (Senator Stephen Young), Feb 1965-Mar 1967
- Toledo Free Press (SDS), 1966
- Toledo Unitarian, Sept 19, 1965-Mar 3, 1968
- Tri-Continental Information Center Bulletin, May-June 1967
- Viet Report, Aug 1965-July 1966
- Vietnam News Service, Sept 20-Oct 29, 1966
- Vietnam Summer News, 1967
- WRL News Nov, 1965-June 1967
- Miscellaneous Friends/Quaker newsletters, 1967
- Miscellaneous Unitarian newsletters, 1965-1967
- Miscellaneous periodical reprints/off-prints, 1965-1967
- Miscellaneous flyers, 1965-1967
- Miscellaneous programs, 1966-1967
- Pamphlets/Leaflets (Vietnam), 1965-1967
- Pamphlets/Leaflets (Peace Movement, etc.), 1965-1967
- Pamphlets/Leaflets (Civil Rights/Racism), 1962-1967
- Pamphlets/Leaflets (Miscellaneous), 1962-1973
- ACLU of Ohio. Office Manual, 1979.
- American Friends Service Committee. Peace in Vietnam, a New Approach in Southeast Asia. New York: Hill and Wang, 1966.
- Brown, Robert McAfee. Vietnam, a Crisis of Conscience. New York: Association Press, 1967.
- Duncan, David Douglas. I protest. New York: American Library, 1968.
- Duncan, Donald. New Legions. New York: Random House, 1967.
- The Fort Hood three : the case of the three G.I.'s who said "no" to the war in Vietnam. New York, N.Y. : Published by Fort Hood Three Defense Committee, 1966.
- Goodfriend, Arthur. The Only War We Seek. New York: Farrar, Straus & Young, 1951
- In the teeth of war; photographic documentary of the March 26th, 1966, New York City demonstration against the war in Vietnam. New York: Fifth Avenue Vietnam Peace Parade Committee, 1966.
- Kerry, John and Vietnam Veterans Against the War. The New Soldier. New York, Macmillan, 1971.
- Kupferberg, Tuli. 1001 Ways to Beat the Draft. New York: Grove Press, 1967.
- The Nation one hundredth anniversary issue. New York: Nation, 1965.
- Negroes in American Civilization. Toledo, Ohio : The Blade, 1968.
- Nh´ât Hạnh, Thích. Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire. New York: Hill and Wang, 1967.
- Peace on earth : an encyclical letter of His Holiness Pope John XXIII. New York : Ridge Press/Odyssey Press, 1964.
- Perman, Dagmar Horna. Girard Street Project. Washington, D.C.: All Souls Church Unitarian, 1964.
- The Pope’s Visit. New York: Time-Life Books, 1965.
- Ramparts Vietnam Primer. San Francisco: Ramparts, 1966.
- Sack, John. M. New York: Signet Books, 1967.
- Scheer, Robert. How the United States Got Involved in Vietnam. Santa Barbara, CA: Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, 1965.
- To bear witness: Unitarian Universalists, Selma to Montgomery. Boston : Dept. of Adult Programs, Unitarian Universalist Association, 1965.
- Your United Nations: Official Souvenir Guide Book. New York: United Nations, 1959.
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