Ripley, Robert L. (Robert LeRoy), 1890-1949

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Robert LeRoy Ripley (b. Dec. 25, 1890–d. May 27, 1949), American cartoonist, entrepreneur and amateur anthropologist, who created the world famous Ripley's Believe It or Not! newspaper panel series, radio show, and television show which feature odd facts from around the world.

From the description of Ripley, Robert L. (Robert LeRoy), 1890-1949 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10582310

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creatorOf Benny, Jack, 1894-1974. Letters and clippings : to Frank Remley, 1946-1966. Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square
referencedIn Doug and Hazel Anderson Storer collection, 1920s-2003. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Robert H. Davis Papers, 1905-1935 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Wallgren, Abian A. (Abian Anders), 1891?-1948. Abian A. Wallgren photograph collection. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Robert Ripley 1893-1949 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
creatorOf Records of the Office of War Information. 1926 - 1951. Original Artwork for World War II Posters National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Elizabeth Thompson Papers MC156., 1939-1948 Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library,
referencedIn Pacific Geographic Society. Pacific Geographic Society records, 1927-1940. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Albert Duveen collection of artists' letters and ephemera Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rogers, Burton. Papers, 1908-1941. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Rogers, Burton Ray. Papers, 1908-1941, Crerar Ms 105 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
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associatedWith Benny, Jack, 1894-1974. person
associatedWith Davis, Robert H. (Robert Hobart), 1869-1942 person
associatedWith Duveen, Albert, person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Pacific Geographic Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Rogers, Burton person
associatedWith Rogers, Burton. person
associatedWith Thompson, Elizabeth Hall, b. 1873 person
associatedWith Wallgren, Abian A. (Abian Anders), 1891?-1948. person
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Birth 1893-12-25

Death 1949-05-27




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SNAC ID: 12186425