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Collection Overview

Henry Martin Papers
Manuscripts Division
Permanent URL:
1949-2003 (mostly 1980-1999)
9 boxes and 1 folder
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): Boxes B-001737 to B-001744, B-001862, P-000169


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

Scope and Contents

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.


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

Collection Creator Biography:


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


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. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

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

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • Firestone Library (scamss): 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)
Booth, George, 1926-
Harris, Sidney, 1933-