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Albert T. Reid cartoon collection

 Collection
Call Number: RH MS D171

Overview

This collection consists of cartoons collected by the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, as started by a donation from Kansas-born cartoonist Albert T. Reid. The collection also includes records regarding the acquisition of the collection, as well as a few scattered personal records from Reid.

Dates

  • 1850s - 1960s (bulk 1920s-1950s)

Creator

Language of Materials

Most of the collection is in English; some cartoons were produced in French-speaking areas.

Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

History of the Albert T. Reid Cartoon Collection

The Albert T. Reid Cartoon Collection was begun in the 1930s when Kansas-born cartoonist Reid presented to the University of Kansas a small number of items that formed the nucleus of the collection. Considerable effort was undertaken in 1954 to expand the collection by the William Allen White Foundation, to be housed in the School of Journalism's Historical Center at the University. These efforts to expand were made through solicitations to editorial and comic strip cartoonists all over the United States for examples of their work. As a result of this, nearly 600 cartoonists contributed approximately 1750 items between the years 1954 and 1956. In the late 1960s, the School transferred to the collection to the newly-opened Kenneth Spencer Research Library.

Extent

14.5 Linear Feet (15 boxes + 53 oversize boxes, 134 oversize folders, 9 volumes)

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of records related to the acquisition of the Albert T. Reid cartoon collection by the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas, as well as the cartoons acquired by the School and transferred to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library in the late 1960s. Records related to the acquisition and inventorying of the collection are located at RH MS 97 and RH MS D171. The materials at RH MS 97 include loose correspondence to cartoonists and Reid, exhibit preparations, clippings, and like items. These records are arranged in alphabetical order with correspondence preceding the alphabetical file. Some personal items donated by Reid to the School are also included in the collection. These items include three dimensional objects, Reid's marriage certificate, and photographs. These items are located at RH MS-P 97, RH MS Q32, and RH MS 1427. The bulk of the collection consists of the cartoons collected by the School. These items are organized by size and include original sketches and pen and ink drawings, as well as copies printed in newspapers and examples of other processes involved in the drafting, designing, and production of newspaper comic strips. These items are located at RH MS 1427, RH MS Q430, RH MS R421, and RH MS R428.

Physical Location

RH MS D171

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RH MS 97

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RH MS-P 97

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RH MS Q32

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RH MS G47

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RH MS 1427

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RH MS Q430

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RH MS R421

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RH MS R428

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer, School of Journalism, 1968?

Related Materials

Albert Reid miscellanea, RH MS P717, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Albert Reid papers, RH MS 1029, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Illustrated Detective Magazine "50 Famous Crimes" series, RH MS 1009, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Albert T. Reid - Illustrated Letters to Grandgoy Leonard, RH MS 1358, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Albert T. Reid Collection, RH MS 1162, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas
Selections of the current cartoons drawn by Albert T. Reid bearing upon issues of the day, 1919, RH D8737, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Albert T. Reid's sketchbook; fads, foibles & politics: 1896-1908. Compiled by John W. Ripley and Robert W. Richmond, Nc1429.R433 R5 1971, Art & Architecture Library, University of Kansas.
Reid, Albert Turner. Cartoons. Shelved at RH E217, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Miscellaneous cartoons and greeting cards drawn by Albert T. Reid, RH P1700, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Distinguished American artist Albert T. Reid (1873-1955) and his frontier-era 'stage coach art': in-and not uncommonly of - his native Kansas: a preliminary resource guide/researched and compiled by Marna Hart Hawkins, RH C8933, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Albert T. Reid, cartoonist; news items, including his article "Boston Corbett; the man of mystery of the Lincoln drama," RH E363, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.
Title
Guide to the Albert T. Reid Cartoon Collection
Subtitle
Albert T. Reid Cartoon Collection
Author
Finding aid prepared by pg, August 1976; nh, 1987. Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004. Finding aid revised by mg, wb, and mwh, 2018.
Date
2004
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Finding aid written in<language> English.</language>
Finding aid permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10407/6143344748
Preferred citation
Albert T. Reid Cartoon Collection, RH MS D171, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

Contact:
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