Papers, 1858-1977 (bulk 1919-1977).


Papers, 1858-1977 (bulk 1919-1977).

Collection includes correspondence, much involving well-known writers and cartoonists (1919-1976); drawings and paintings including several by Bruce Patterson and Gilbert Tompkins; book reviews, chiefly by Kinnaird; manuscripts by authors including Ambrose Bierce, John H. Craige, Ward Greene, and Eddie Rickenbacker; poetry including autographed pieces by Vincent Starrett; photographs; scrapbooks; radio scripts; King Features promotional materials; galley proofs of articles by Kinnaird and others; reviews; press releases; newspaper clippings; personal memorabilia; and miscellaneous other materials.

18 cubic ft. (34 boxes)

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