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Bibliography of Ellis Parker Butler

Bios and Portraits of Ellis Parker Butler


  1. American Magazine (December, 1905)   "Portrait"   This issue includes a photograph of the author including the commentary: "This magazine has received hundreds of inquiries regarding the author of 'Pigs is Pigs,' in the September number. Mr. Butler will contribute a series of whimsical stories to the magazine next year." p 121.  [EPBLIB]
  2. 1906

  3. New York Times (September 22, 1906)   "Methods of Some Popular Writers"   An article. "A Budget of New Gossip About Authors -- Some Experiences of Robert Hichens, Will N. Harben, Ellis Parker Butler, and Rex E. Beach." p BR582.  [NYTIMES]
  4. 'Laughing Philosophers' from Good Housekeeping (August, 1908)


  5. Good Housekeeping (August, 1908)   "Laughing Philosophers" Click here to see a picture of this item.by Arthur Guiterman. Pages 123-30.  [EPBLIB]
  6. 1909

  7. Saturday Evening Post (February 6, 1909)   "Magazine Men" Click here to see a picture of this item.An article. Short bio with photo. p 22.  [EPBLIB]
  8. Hampton's Magazine (March, 1909)   "Writers and Their Work"   page 436.  [HARPER]
  9. New York Times (May 16, 1909)   "The Man Who Made Pigs and Pups Famous Tells How He Did It"   By Walter Alden Dyer. "Ellis Parker Butler Gives Receipts for Humor and Various Other Things." Includes a caricature of the author, from a sketch made in Paris by Leo Mielziner (b. 1869, d. 1935). p SM9.  [NYTIMES]
  10. Dallas Morning News (June 6, 1909)   "The Man Who Made Pigs Famous"   Interview by Harry Peyton Steger.  [DALLAS]
  11. Book News Monthly (October, 1909)   "Portrait"   Includes a photograph of Ellis Parker Butler with the caption "One of our most entertaining humorists" on page 101. There may be more, but the copy in EPBLIB is missing pages 99 and 100. Also, there's an ad that includes "Kilo" on page 23.  [EPBLIB]
  12. 1912

  13. Bookman (May, 1912)   "Portrait"   Photo of Ellis Parker Butler and Don Marquis together with Mrs. Marquis. Other than the caption, there is no comment or article about either man. p 226. donmarquis.org has this caption for this picture: "Don, his first wife Reina, and author Ellis Parker Butler in 1912 at the New York City Public Library upon the occasion of the publication of Danny's Own Story"  [EPBLIB]
  14. 1914

  15. Bookman (March, 1914)   "Story of Pigs is Pigs"   Printed in the "Chronicle and Comment" section, this is a short telling of how "Pigs is Pigs" came to be written and published. p 14.  [RGTPL]
  16. 'Magazine Men' from Saturday Evening Post (February 6, 1909)


  17. Muscatine Journal (January 11, 1915)   "Former Carrier Tells of Being a Barefoot Boy in Muscatine"    [HARPER]
  18. People's Home Journal (April, 1915)   "Ellis Parker Butler" Click here to see a picture of this item.Autobiographical piece. Includes a picture of the author. p 3.  [EPBLIB]
  19. 1916

  20. Green Book (May, 1916)   "Ellis Parker Butler, Flushing's Foremost Citizen"    [HARPER]
  21. 1917

  22. Writer's Monthly (July, 1917)   "A Snapshot of Ellis Parker Butler"   By Harry M. East, Jr. p 3-5.  [HARPER]
  23. 1918

  24. BOOK: The Best Stort Stories of 1918 (1918) "Portrait" Click here to see a picture of this item.Edited by Edward J. O'Brien (b. 1890, d. 1941). Small, Maynard and Company. Boston. 441 pages. O'Brien was killed in the WWII blitz of London.  [BEST]
  25. 1922

  26. BOOK: Our American Humorists (1922) "Ellis Parker Butler"   By Thomas Lansing Masson. Masson was one of three editors who urged Butler to move to NYC. Masson was literary and managing editor of "Life" starting in 1893. Chapter 6. p 73-90. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company.  [HARPER]
  27. 1925

  28. National Education Association Journal (March, 1925)   "American Humorists"    [CHAPIN, RGTPL]
  29. Ladies' Home Journal (June, 1925)   "Portrait"   Published in the "Our Family Album" section. Includes a photo of the author and three paragraphs of biography. p 138.  [RGTPL]
  30. 'Portrait' from The Best Stort Stories of 1918 (1918)
  31. Sunset Magazine (July, 1925)   "Portrait"   This issue includes a bio and photo of the author.  [EPBLIB]
  32. 1926

  33. Boston Evening Transcript (May 1, 1926)   "Ellis Parker Butler Emerges from the West"   By Louise Hubert Guyol. A biographical study. "Out of Muscatine Eastward Came the American Humorist as He Valiantly Climbed the Ladder of Fame." Includes a photo of the author by Robert H. Davis. Also reprinted in the Muscatine Journal.  [HARPER]
  34. 1928

  35. Midland Schools (January, 1928)   "Ellis Parker Butler"   By Frank Luther Mott. p 163-65.  [HARPER]
  36. 1930

  37. BOOK: A Book of Iowa Authors By Iowa Authors (1930) "Ellis Parker Butler"   By Frank Luther Mott. Reprinted from JAN-1928(?). The book is edited by Johnson Brigham (State Librarian) in cooperation with Charles F. Pye and F. A. Welch. Des Moines: Iowa State Teachers Association. Includes a photo of the author. p 33-42.  [EPBLIB]
  38. 1931

  39. American Girl (January, 1931)   "Introducing Some 'American Girl' Authors and Artists"   This article has short profiles of regular contributors to The American Girl, including Butler (with a photograph). p 26-27.  [EPBLIB]
  40. Argosy (August 8, 1931)   "The Men Who Make the Argosy" Click here to see a picture of this item.A profile. Includes a photograph of the author.  [ARGOSY]
  41. 1932

  42. BOOK: 20 Best Short Stories in Ray Long's 20 Years as an Editor (April, 1932) "Some Amazing Figures"   This book includes a two-page discourse by editor Ray Long on the way Philo Gubb developed from the first story in the May 1913 edition of Red Book magazine.  [EPBLIB]
  43. 'The Men Who Make the Argosy' from Argosy (August 8, 1931)
  44. American Girl (April, 1932)   "Who's Who In This Issue"   A short biography of the author, with a photograph. The name "Ellis Parker Butler" appears on the cover. p 54.  [EPBLIB]
  45. 1933

  46. Muscatine Journal (June 24, 1933)   "Ellis Parker Butler Praises 'Home Town'"   "Noted Author, Native of City, Remembers Old Friends."  [HARPER]
  47. 1935

  48. St. Nicholas Magazine (November, 1935)   "Portrait"   Cited by CHAPIN and listed in RGTPL, this portrait of the author consists of a single paragraph and a black and white photo on page 1.  [CHAPIN, RGTPL]
  49. 1937

  50. Muscatine Journal (September 13, 1937)   "Ellis Parker Butler, Once Resident Here, Goes in Death at 67"   Obituary.  [HARPER]
  51. Long Island Daily Star (September 14, 1937)   "Ellis P. Butler, Flushing Writer, Dead at Age of 68"   Obituary.  [HARPER]
  52. New York Herald Tribune (September 14, 1937)   "The Author of 'Pigs is Pigs'"   Obituary. Not found on microfilm reel.  [HARPER]
  53. _____ (September 14, 1937)   "Ellis P. Butler, of 'Pigs Is Pigs' Fame, Is Dead"   Obituary. p 20.  [HARPER]
  54. New York Sun (September 14, 1937)   "Ellis P. Butler, Humorist, Is Dead"   Obituary.  [HARPER]
  55. New York Times (September 14, 1937)   "E. P. Butler Dead; Noted Humorist"   Obituary. "His 'Pigs is Pigs' Made Nation Laugh Thirty Years Ago -- Author of 32 Books. Wrote Poetry as Child. Had Served as Bank Executive in Flushing Where He Lived 30 Years -- Succumbs at 67." Includes a photo of the author.  [CHAPIN, NYTIMES]
  56. Washington Post (September 14, 1937)   "Butler, Author of "Pigs Is Pigs," Expires at 67"   "Butler, Author Of 'Pigs Is Pigs,' Expires at 67; Convulsed Nation in 1906 With Funny Story of Freight Agent." Obituary. "Housatonic, Mass., Sept. 13. -- Ellis Parker Butler, who wrote 'Pigs Is Pigs,' the story of the prolific guinea pigs which has kept America laughing for 31 years, died today at his summer home." p 3.  [WASHPOST]
  57. Long Island Daily Star (September 15, 1937)   "Death of Butler Brings Tribute to His Character"    [HARPER]
  58. Kansas City Star (September 16, 1937)   "A Gentle and Wise Philosophy in Ellis Parker Butler's Humor"   Obituary.  [HARPER]
  59. Muscatine Journal and News-Tribune (September 16, 1937)   "He Scattered Sunshine Along Life's Trail"   Obituary.  [HARPER]
  60. New York Times (September 16, 1937)   "Writers Among 200 at Butler Funeral"   A notice of the funeral of Ellis Parker Butler.  [NYTIMES]
  61. Authors' League Bulletin (October, 1937)   "Ellis Parker Butler"   Obituary. By Will Irwin. p 4-5.  [HARPER]
  62. 'He Lives On' from American Boy (November, 1937)
  63. American Boy (November, 1937)   "He Lives On" Click here to see a picture of this item.Obituary.  [EPBLIB]
  64. 1940

  65. Muscatine Journal (May 31, 1940)   "High Acclaim Given Native Sons"   An article. "Ellis Parker Butler, Humorist, Started Writing Career in City" p 4.  [NPA]
  66. 1946

  67. BOOK: The Happy Profession (1946) "Friends and Crooks"   By Ellery Sedgwick. An Atlantic Monthly Press Book. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Pages 124 and 126.  [EPBLIB]
  68. 1967

  69. BOOK: Iowa Authors (1967) "Ellis Parker Butler" Click here to see a picture of this item.By Frank Paluka. "A Bio-bibliography of Sixty Native Writers" Iowa City, Iowa: Friends of the University of Iowa Libraries, paperback issue, green wraps, 244pp. p 18-21.  [EPBLIB]
  70. 2001

  71. BOOK: Dictionary of Midwestern Literature (2001) "Ellis Parker Butler" Click here to see a picture of this item.Edited by Philip A. Greasley. "Volume One: The Authors" Indiana University Press. May 1, 2001. Hardcover. ISBN 0253336090. p 90-91.  [GOOGLE BOOKS]
  72. 2004

  73. Dutch Treat Club Year Book (2004)   "A Prolific Founding Father"   By Bob Essman and Al Rosenfeld. A short biographical sketch. Ninety-Ninth Anniversary edition. Limited to 500 copies. p 43-44.  [EPBLIB]


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