National Cartoonists Society

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The National Cartoonists Society grew out of the so-called "chalk talks" that a number of cartoonists did for the troops during World War II. The Society was officially formed in March of 1946 with Rube Goldberg as its first president. Within two weeks, the society had 32 members. As of 2011, the Society has 16 regional chapters and continues to foster cartoonists' involvement in worthy causes. See the NCS website at http://www.reuben.org for more information.

From the guide to the National Cartoonists Society Interviews, 1959-1962, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

The Cartoonist Society was founded in March 1946 by Rube Goldberg, Russell Patterson, Milton Caniff, C.D. Russell, Otto Soglow, Ernie Bushmiller, and Gus Edson. The purposes of the Society are to further the art of cartooning while maintaining high professional standards; to ensure just rights and compensation; to provide supportive social contacts for cartoonists and to be a good citizen in the larger community. From the original twenty-six members, the organization has grown rapidly over the years, reflecting this expansion in its present name, the National Cartoonists Society.

From the description of Record, 1946-1990. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23059458

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Rosenthal, Tim, 1956-2000. Tim Rosenthal Collection, 1921-2000 Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Vernon Greene Papers, 1922-1966 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Levine, George, 1916-. Papers, 1933-1989. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Milton Caniff Collection, 1805-2007, 1910-1988 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn Mendez, Toni. Toni Mendez collection. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Pogo Collection, 1949-1989, 1949-1989 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
creatorOf National Cartoonists Society. Record, 1946-1990. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Roy Crane Papers, 1908-1977 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Swinnerton, Jimmy, 1875-1974,. Jimmy Swinnerton Collection, 1911-1973. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Zero and Kate Mostel papers, 1915-1986 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Alvah Posen Papers, 1919-1959 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn McGowan Miller Collection, 1940-1970 The Ohio State University Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
referencedIn Letters, cartoons, biographical information, photographs., 1892-1967 University of Kansas Kenneth Spencer Research Library Kansas Collection.
creatorOf National Cartoonists Society Interviews, 1959-1962 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
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associatedWith Block, Herbert, 1909-2001 person
associatedWith Campbell, E. Simms (Elmer Simms), 1906-1971 person
associatedWith Caniff, Milton Arthur, 1907-1988. person
associatedWith Capp, Al, 1909-1979 person
associatedWith Crane, Roy. person
associatedWith D'Alessio, Gregory. person
associatedWith Fitzpatrick, Daniel Robert, 1891-1969 person
associatedWith Gill, Tom. person
associatedWith Goldberg, Rube, 1883-1970. person
associatedWith Greene, Vernon Van Atta. person
associatedWith Greene, Vernon Van Atta. person
associatedWith Hatlo, Jimmy, 1898-1963 person
associatedWith Hirshfeld, Al. person
associatedWith Holman, Bill, 1903-1987 person
associatedWith Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-1979 person
associatedWith Kahles, Charles William, 1878-1931 person
associatedWith Levine, George, 1916- person
associatedWith Lewis, Ross A. (Ross Aubrey), 1902-1977 person
associatedWith Lichty, George Maurice, 1905-1983 person
associatedWith Little, Tom, b. 1898 person
associatedWith Low, David, 1891-1963 person
associatedWith Mauldin, Bill, 1921-2003 person
associatedWith Mendez, Toni. person
associatedWith Miller, McGowan person
correspondedWith Milton Caniff person
associatedWith Mostel, Zero, 1915-1977 person
associatedWith Mullin, Willard, 1902-1978 person
associatedWith Patterson, Russell, 1893-1977 person
associatedWith Posen, Alvah person
associatedWith Rosenthal, Tim, 1956-2000 person
associatedWith Searle, Ronald, 1920-2011 person
associatedWith Selby Kelly person
associatedWith Soglow, Otto, 1900-1975 person
associatedWith Swinnerton, Jimmy, 1875-1974, person
associatedWith Walker, Mort. person
associatedWith White, David Manning. person
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United States
Subject
Art--Cartoonists
Caricatures and cartoons--United States
Comic books, strips, etc.--United States
Editorial cartoonists--United States.
Editorial cartoons--United States
Cartooning--Societies, etc
Cartoonists--United States
Cartoonists
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Cartoonists
Editorial cartoonists
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Active 2000

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