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John T. McCutcheon papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 278


Sketches, Purdue-related documents, and information files about McCutcheon's cartoons. Box 11: McCutcheon's handwritten account of the origins of Injun Summer and The Hunter's Moon (original pencil notes in JTM's hand); McCutcheon's handwritten account of the origins of Bird Center cartoons (original pencil notes in JTM's hand); Prints (reproductions) and newspaper clippings of some of McCutcheon's popular cartoons, circa 1930s; Sketches, original pen and ink drawings for Ade's Pink Marsh, Artie, and Stories publications; Color sketches for the newspaper (several originals in watercolor), primarily relating to World War II, circa 1942-1944; Sheet music for "So Lonesome for a Letter," music based on a cartoon by JTM; Original pen and ink sketches for Pirate Cruise, 1912; Gibraltar sketches, circa 1900s; Sketchbook and working drawings (some related to Manila, 1899), circa 1899-1900s; Zinc printing plate (printer's block) for A Wise Economist Asks a Question (or Bank Failure), JTM's Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoon; Set of pen and ink sketches, illustrations for Love Sonnets of an Office Boy; Two sets of 32 postcards "A Boy In Springtime"


  • 1897-1979


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Some materials have not been processed.


17.00 Cubic Feet

4.50 Cubic Feet

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