Contents and Arrangement

"A Fireside Chat!", undated

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, dressed as Santa, tries to explain to a man how the guns and airplanes he needs are "on order" but not currently available.


Arranged alphabetically by cartoonist.

Collection History


This is an artificial collection. No materials have been separated.

Processing Information

This is an unprocessed collection. Contents list updated by Adriane Hanson with the assistance of Jeremy Russell in 2010. Derso and Kelen cartoons in June 2012 accession were added to existing cartoons in Box 13 in 2012. A 1931 Otto Cushing cartoon was added to Box 10 in 2014. A World War II era comic strip produced by the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) was added to Box 29 in 2016.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

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:

"A Fireside Chat!"; Political Cartoon Collection, MC180, Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library
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Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (rcpph): Box 28

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Existence and Location of Copies

FOR DIGITIZED CONTENT: Cartoons in this collection have been digitized and may be viewed or downloaded through this finding aid. To view each one, navigate to the individual item within this finding aid.

Related Materials

Additional cartoons by many of these artists are located in the Graphic Arts Collection at the Firestone Library, Princeton University. These cartoons can be located by searching the Visuals Database.

Bartholomew, Charles Lewis (1869-1949)
Cushing, Otho (1871-1942)
Davenport, Homer, 1867-1912