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Collection Overview

Title:
Henry Martin Papers
Repository:
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dcjq085v77p
Dates:
1949-2003 (mostly 1980-1999)
Size:
9 boxes and 1 folder
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-001737 to B-001744, B-001862, P-000169
Language:
English

Abstract

Consists of scrapbooks of tearsheets and clippings, original artwork in pencil and in pen and ink, correspondence, financial documents, periodicals, permission agreements, and contracts spanning Henry Martin's career as a cartoonist and illustrator.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Description:

Consists of scrapbooks of tearsheets and clippings, original artwork in pencil and in pen and ink, matted artwork, correspondence, financial documents, periodicals, newsletters, greeting cards, exhibition materials, permission agreements, and contracts documenting Henry Martin's career as a cartoonist and illustrator. The majority of the collection consists of Martin's original artwork in pencil and in pen and ink, along with 24 scrapbooks containing tearsheets and clippings of Martin's cartoons and art from various publications, and two scrapbooks documenting his correspondence with cartoonist George Booth.

Arrangement

Materials were not arranged by the archivist during initial processing, but were housed by size where appropriate.

Collection Creator Biography:

Martin

Henry Martin (July 15, 1925 – June 30, 2020) was an American cartoonist. He graduated from Princeton University in 1948 with a degree in Art History, and studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for more than 50 years, publishing in The New Yorker, Punch, Ladies' Home Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, the Princeton Alumni Weekly and many other magazines. His single-panel comic strip, "Good News/Bad News," was nationally syndicated, and he wrote and/or illustrated more than 35 books.

Collection History

Acquisition:

Donated by Jane Martin McGrath in 2021 (AM 2022-051).

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Amy C. Vo in November 2021. The archivist supplied titles for untitled folders and groupings of materials. Finding aid written by Amy C. Vo in November 2021.

In 2022, materials that were initially separated from the 2021 donation were incorporated and described.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Henry Martin Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dcjq085v77p
Location:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Boxes B-001737 to B-001744, B-001862, P-000169

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Related Materials

For additional Henry Martin materials, see Graphic Arts Collection GC029.

Subject Terms:
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States -- 20th century
Cartoonists -- United States
Genre Terms:
Cartoons (humorous images)
Names:
Booth, George, 1926-
Harris, Sidney, 1933-