Collection #

CT 0785,
SC 2630

 

 

james p. mullin
oral history collection, 1924–1997

Collection Information

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Contents

Cataloging Information

 

 

 

Processed by

Paul Brockman
12 September 1997
Revised 16 May 2002
Updated 2 April 2, 2004

Manuscript and Visual Collections Department
William Henry Smith Memorial Library
Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269

www.indianahistory.org

 

COLLECTION INFORMATION

VOLUME OF
COLLECTION:

1 cassette tape, 1 folder

COLLECTION
DATES:

1924–1997

PROVENANCE:

Mary M. Mullin, 2030 Chester Blvd., #15A, Richmond, IN 47374, 11 June 1997

RESTRICTIONS:

None

COPYRIGHT:

 

REPRODUCTION
RIGHTS:

Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Indiana Historical Society.

ALTERNATE
FORMATS:

 

RELATED
HOLDINGS:

None

ACCESSION
NUMBER:

1997.0558

NOTES:

 

BIOGRAPHiCAL SKETCH

James P. Mullin (1907–97) was born in Brookville (Franklin County), Indiana.  After graduating from Brookville High School, Mullin enrolled at Wabash College but transferred to the University of Illinois after two years.  After graduating from Illinois, he attended graduate school at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, now part of Syracuse University.  He then entered George Washington University Law School and received his degree in 1935. 

After graduation Mullin returned to Brookville and entered his father’s law practice, but he left four years later to work with the American Friends Society in Philadelphia.  While working for the Friends, Mullin met his future wife, Mary, and they were married in December 1941.  Mullin returned to his father’s law practice in January 1946, and took control upon the latter’s death in March of the same year.  In addition to his legal career, Mullin was a community leader serving on the Board of Trustees of the Brookville Foundation (which he helped found), the Board of Directors of the Franklin County Historical Society, the Board of Directors of the Indiana Civil Liberties Union, and the Library Committee of the Indiana Historical Society.

Sources: Brookville Democrat, 14 May 1997.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains an oral history interview on cassette tape (with transcript) of James Mullin talking about Indiana high school basketball in the 1920s.  The interview, conducted by Douglas E. Clanin in December 1993, focuses on the 1924 “riot” in Milan, Ripley County, during the Brookville-Milan basketball game.  Accompanying material in the collection includes correspondence between Mullin and Clanin, 1993–95, photocopies of newspaper clippings from southeastern Indiana towns regarding local basketball games and tournaments, 1924, and a copy of Mullin’s obituary from the Brookville Democrat, 14 May 1997.

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

CONTAINER

Interview with James Mullin

CT 0785

Transcript of interview with James Mullin

SC 2630: Folder 1

 

CATALOGING INFORMATION

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