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The Resource Charles H. Kuhn collection

Charles H. Kuhn collection

Label
Charles H. Kuhn collection, circa 1908-1934, undated
Title
Charles H. Kuhn collection
Inclusive dates
circa 1908-1934, undated
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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)
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, 1989.Sources:Ancestry.com. "Charles H Kuhn." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed February 17, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "Charles H Kuhn." Cook County, Illinois Marriage Indexes, 1912-1942. Accessed February 17, 2017. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Banta, 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.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1892-1989
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuhn, Charles Harris
Location of other archival material
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1880-1935
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Gaar
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kuhn, Charles Harris
  • Williams, Gaar
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Cartoonists
  • Cities and towns
  • Drawing
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
  • Kuhn, Charles Harris
  • Williams, Gaar
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Artists
  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • Cartoonists
  • Cities and towns
  • Drawing
  • Indiana
  • Indiana
Label
Charles H. Kuhn collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2358
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/02/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/02/17 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17542350
Extent
0.02 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
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.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247180640
  • (OCoLC)247180640
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
2 folders
Label
Charles H. Kuhn collection
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2358
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/02/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/02/17 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17542350
Extent
0.02 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
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.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn247180640
  • (OCoLC)247180640
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
2 folders

Library Locations

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