Williams, Gluyas, 1888-1982

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Gluyas Williams (1888-1982) was an American cartoonist. Born in San Francisco, California, he received his A.B. from Harvard University in 1911 and, in 1915, married Margaret Kempton.

Mr. William's drawings include book illustrations, magazine cartoons and daily newspaper cartoons. He has illustrated many of Robert Benchley's books, William Freeman's Hear! Hear!, Corey Ford's How to Guess Your Age and Edward Streeter's Father of the Bride . He has also done many drawings for magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Life, and the New Yorker, contributing to the latter his famous "Wedding Series". From 1922 to 1947, Williams drew daily newspaper cartoons that were published through the Bell Syndicate in various newspapers in the United States, England, Australia and other nations.

Williams is also the author of several books, including The Gluyas Williams Book, (1929); Fellow Citizens, (1940); and the Gluyas Williams Gallery, (1957).

From the guide to the Gluyas Williams Papers, 1918-1950, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Williams, Gluyas, 1888-1982. Drawings, ca. 1930-1950. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn [Materials about Gluyas Williams]. Minuteman Library Network
creatorOf Ahern, Gene, 1895-1960. The Streator scrapbooks : collected daily newspaper cartoons and strips. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
creatorOf WILLIAMS, GLUYAS. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Williams, Gluyas, 1888-1982. [Gluyas Williams scrapbook]. Michigan State University Libraries, Main Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company correspondence and records, 1832-1944. Houghton Library
referencedIn Wortman, Denys, 1887-1958. Denys Wortman papers, 1887-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Williams, Gluyas, 1889-1982 : [miscellaneous ephemeral material]. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
creatorOf Zalesch, Saul E. Saul Zalesch collection of artists' letters and documents, 1834-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn John Mason Brown papers, 1922-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Streeter, Edward, 1891-. Papers, 1905-1976 (inclusive). 1950-1970 (bulk). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Gluyas Williams 1888-1982 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Gluyas Williams Papers, 1918-1950 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Alexander Woollcott correspondence, ca. 1856-1943 (inclusive), 1920-1943 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Mark Anthony De Wolfe Howe additional papers, 1880-1959 Houghton Library
referencedIn John Phillips Marquand correspondence, 1892-1960. Houghton Library
referencedIn Edward Streeter Papers, 1909-1976 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Rosamond B. Loring collection of printed endpapers, 1900-1950 (inclusive), 1920-1941 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Jack Kapp Collection, circa 1900-1949, 1942-1948 Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Harford W.H. Powel collection on T.S. Eliot, (Powel) Harford W. H. collection on T.S. Eliot, 1905-1955 John Hay Library, Special Collections
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associatedWith Adams, Randolph G. person
associatedWith Benchley, Robert, 1889-1945 person
associatedWith Bird, Kenneth person
correspondedWith Brown, John Mason, 1900-1969 person
associatedWith Ford, Corey person
associatedWith Freeman, William person
associatedWith Gibson, Charles Dana, 1867-1944 person
correspondedWith Houghton Mifflin Company. corporateBody
correspondedWith Howe, M. A. De Wolfe (Mark Antony De Wolfe), 1864-1960 person
associatedWith Kapp, Jack, 1901-1949 person
associatedWith Lobrano, G. S. person
associatedWith Loring, Rosamund B. (Rosamond Bowditch), 1889-1950 person
correspondedWith Marquand, John P. (John Phillips), 1893-1960 person
associatedWith Morley, Christopher, 1890-1957 person
associatedWith Nassau, D. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Powel, Harford Willing Hare, 1916-1965 person
associatedWith Ross, Harold Wallace, 1892-1951 person
associatedWith Streeter, Edward, 1891- person
associatedWith Sullivan, Frank person
associatedWith White, K. S. person
correspondedWith Woollcott, Alexander, 1887-1943 person
associatedWith Wortman, Denys, 1887-1958. person
associatedWith Zalesch, Saul E. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Caricatures and cartoons
Caricatures and cartoons--United States
American wit and humor, Pictorial
Illustrators--United States
Human behavior
Cartoonists--United States


Birth 1888-07-23

Death 1982-02-13


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