Addams, Charles, 1912-1988

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Charles Samuel Addams (January 7, 1912 – September 29, 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his darkly humorous and macabre characters. He signed his cartoons Chas Addams. Some of the recurring characters, who became known as the Addams Family, have been the basis for spin-offs in several other forms of media.
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creatorOf Wilson, Larry. The Addams family / by Larry Wilson and Caroline Thompson. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Addams, Charles, 1912-1988. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn James M. Geraghty papers, 1940-1983 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Vol. i (ff. 179). Abdy, Diana, Lady -Aslin, Elizabeth.includes:ff. 1-6v Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh, novelist: Lady Diana Abdy, née Bridgeman; 2nd wife of Sir R Abdy, 5th Baronet: Letters to Evelyn Arthur St John Waugh from Lady Diana Abdy: 194... British Library
creatorOf Addams, Charles, 1912-1988. Charles Addams : clipping file. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Schlumbohm, Peter, 1896-1962. Papers, 1922-1979 (bulk, 1939-1956). Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn University of Michigan. News and Information Services. Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005 (bulk 1960-1995) Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Charles Addams Collection, 1971 University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections [clrc]
referencedIn Addams, Charles, 1912-1988 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
creatorOf ADDAMS, CHARLES. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Charles Addams 1912-1988 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
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referencedIn Official Military Personnel File for Charles Samuel Addams. 1942 - 1946 National Archives at St. Louis
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correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Frueh, Alfred Joseph, 1880-1968 person
associatedWith Geraghty, James M., 1905-1983. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Schlumbohm, Peter, 1896-1962. person
memberOf United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilson, Larry. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Westfield NJ US
Manhattan NY US


Birth 1912-01-07

Death 1988-09-29






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SNAC ID: 4844375