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Charles H. Kuhn collection circa 1908-1934, undated

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI B060 (Text) 78148-1555 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OB048 (Text) 91414-7814 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC092 (Text) 71148-7811 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0792 (Text) 00000106296171 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.02 Cubic feet 2 folders

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/02/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/02/17 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains a color landscape drawing by Herman Davis (undated); a drawing of a small street scene by Gaar Williams the appeared in the Chicago Daily News (ca. 1908); a drawing of WWWI "doughboy" by Gaar Williams (1918); and a photograph of Gaar Williams (undated). The collection also includes twenty lessons created by Charles Kuhn for an Indianapolis News cartoon course (1934).
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Charles H. Kuhn collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: B60: Charles H. Kuhn cartoonOB48: Charles H. Kuhn collectionOBC72: Charles H. Kuhn collection
Biographical or Historical Data:
Charles Harris Kuhn was born March 20, 1892 at Prairie City, Illinois to James and Minnie Kuhn and spent his childhood in Bushnell, Illinois. He studied at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and published his first cartoon in 1915. He worked as a cartoonist for the Chicago Journal and the Rocky Mountain News (Denver, CO) before joining the Indianapolis News in 1922. He began drawing the comic strip, Grandma, in 1947 and it was distributed by King Features until 1969. Kuhn was a navy veteran of World War I and was married to his wife, Lois, from 1922 until his death at the age of 96 on January 16, "Charles H Kuhn." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 17, 2017. "Charles H Kuhn." Cook County, Illinois Marriage Indexes, 1912-1942. Accessed February 17, 2017., Ray. Indiana's Laughmakers: The Story of Over 400 Hoosiers: Actors, Cartoonists, Writers, and Others. Indianapolis, IN: Pennultimate Press, 1990."Charles Kuhn rites Saturday; ex-cartoonist." Indianapolis Star, January 19, 1989.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Charles Kuhn on 1979/04/12, Ray Banta in 1978/04, and Lois S. Kuhn in 1989/05/26.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Kuhn, Charles Harris, 1892-1989.
Williams, Gaar, 1880-1935.
Artists > Indiana.
Caricatures and cartoons.
Cartoonists > Indiana.
Cities and towns.
World War, 1914-1918.
Indianapolis (Ind.)

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