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George Carlson Collection (MGHL00025)

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Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Published Books and Materials

Original Artwork, Mockups, and Sketches

Personal and Professional Development



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George Carlson Collection (MGHL00025), 1913-1962 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

By Alexis Peregoy

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Collection Overview

Title: George Carlson Collection (MGHL00025), 1913-1962Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1930-1960

ID: MGHL/mghl00025

Primary Creator: George L. Carlson (1887-1962)

Extent: 18.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into the following series:

Series I: Published Books and Materials

Series II: Original Artwork, Mockups, and Sketches

Series III: Personal and Professional Development

Date Acquired: 09/16/2013. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Book Jackets, Cartoonists., Comic books, strips, etc., Illustrated Children's Books, Magazine illustration--20th century

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes original artwork, preliminary sketches and mockups, published comic books, children's books, and dust jacket covers and books by George Carlson, mainly dating between the 1920s and 1960s.

Collection Historical Note

George Carlson (1887-1962) was an American illustrator, mostly known for the Gone with the Wind book jacket design and his Jingle Jangle Comics. The majority of Carlson's works were created between the 1920s and the 1940s, however, he worked until his death in 1962. Carlson also contributed to the Crypt of Civilization, which is a room-sized capsule located under Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia (to be opened in 8113 A.D).

Carlson created art and illustrations for children's books, comics, periodicals, comics, crossword puzzles, games, riddles, and more. He was commissioned to work on several of John Martin's children's books, including the Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls. His work was diverse and whimsical, and he was highly influential to many artists and illustrators.

This collection includes a wide variety of Carlson's published materials, including several issues of the Jingle Jangle Comics, John Martin's books, Treasure Chest publications, and a wide variety of books both created by and commissioned to Carlson. The collection also holds several of his preliminary sketches, mockups, and original artwork, including some sketches for Alec in Fumbleland, Simple Simon, crosswords, puzzles, games, and books. The third series of the collection contains materials pertaining to Carlson's personal and professional development, including reference materials and items for the Crypt of Civilization project.

References and Resources:

Figuring Out George Carlson, Part 1 and Part 2, by Paul Tumey, 2013.

Perfect Nonsense: The Chaotic Comics and Goofy Games of George Carlson by George Carlson, edited by Daniel Yezbick, 2014.

Biographical Note

An American Illustrator, known for his dust jacket design for Gone With the Wind and his Jingle Jangle comics.

Subject/Index Terms

Book Jackets
Cartoonists.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Illustrated Children's Books
Magazine illustration--20th century

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals:

Accrual purchase was made in October 2014 and was processed at the same time as the original purchase.

Accruals are interfiled with the collection.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Some restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu.

Users of the collection must read and abide by the Rules for the Use of Modern Graphic History Library materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections, a hard copy of the Notification of intent to publish Modern Graphic History Library materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: This collection was purchased from Stefana Williams by the Modern Graphic History Library in September 2013.

Preferred Citation: George Carlson Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: The collection was processed by Alexis Peregoy in August 2015.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Alexis Peregoy in August 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Published Books and Materials],
[Series 2: Original Artwork, Mockups, and Sketches],
[Series 3: Personal and Professional Development],
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Series 2: Original Artwork, Mockups, and SketchesAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Book Jacket Mockups (original artwork)Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Death in the Desert by Paul I. WellmanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gouache on board
Item 2: Bronco Apache by Paul I. WellmanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gouache on board
Item 3: Death on the Prairie by Paul I. WellmanAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gouache on board
Item 4: Barren Metal by Naomi JacobAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gouache on board
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: John Cameron's Odyssey (mockup in blue)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gouache on paper
Item 2: John Cameron's Odyssey (mockup in orange)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gouache on paper
Item 3: Silver Stampede by Neill C. WilsonAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Gouache on paper
Sub-Series 2: Preliminary Sketches and MockupsAdd to your cart.
Various conditions
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Various sketches and mockups under 5.5 x 7.5 inches, including sketches for Alec in FumblelandAdd to your cart.
graphite on paper; various conditions
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Various sketches and mockups between 5x7 and 8x10 inchesAdd to your cart.
graphite on paper; various conditions
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Mockup for Happy Times for Boys and GirlsAdd to your cart.
brittle paper
Folder 2: Simple Simon second book mockupAdd to your cart.
Brittle, loose pages, adhesive; fragile.
Folder 3: Simple Simon first book mockupAdd to your cart.
Brittle, loose paper; fragile
Folder 4: The Puzzler's Page book mockupAdd to your cart.
Brittle, loose pages; fragile
Folder 5: Odd Facts in Pictures About Everyday Things book mockupAdd to your cart.
Brittle, loose pages; fragile
Folder 6: The Grab-Bag book mockupAdd to your cart.
Brittle, loose pages; fragile
Folder 7: Funny Town Cut-Outs book mockupAdd to your cart.
Brittle, loose pages; fragile
Box 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Preliminary mockups for crossword puzzlesAdd to your cart.
Brittle, loose pages; fragile
Item 2: Preliminary mockups for crossword puzzlesAdd to your cart.
Brittle, loose pieces; fragile
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Various sketches and mockups between 8x10 and 13x18 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Folder 2: Various sketches and mockups between 8x10 and 13x18 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Folder 3: Various sketches and mockups between 8x10 and 13x18 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Folder 4: Various sketches and mockups between 8x10 and 13x18 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Folder 5: Various sketches and mockups between 8x10 and 13x18 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Folder 6: Various sketches and mockups between 8x10 and 13x18 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Folder 7: Various sketches and mockups between 8x10 and 13x18 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Box 8Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Various sketches and mockups between 10x12 and 23x30 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Folder 2: Various sketches and mockups between 10x12 and 23x30 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Folder 3: Various sketches and mockups between 10x12 and 23x30 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Folder 4: Various sketches and mockups between 10x12 and 23x30 inchesAdd to your cart.
Graphite on paper; various conditions
Box 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Busy Family Puzzle for Kids with pieces included (mockup)Add to your cart.

Gouache on board

Very fragile; board broken in two pieces, brittle

Box 10Add to your cart.
Item 1: River Jack Boat mockupAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Watercolor on board

Fragile; cards loose

Item 2: Cat running with bag mockup illustrationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pastel on paper
Item 3: Witch talking to traveling musicianAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pastel on paper
Item 4: Knight on HorseAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.

Pastel on board

Corner missing/ broken

Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: King Series: A Rare PuddingAdd to your cart.

Damaged; fragile; corners broken/ board cracked/ chipped

Handle with care

Item 2: King Series: and in it put such lumps...Add to your cart.

Damaged; fragile; corners broken/ board cracked/ chipped

Handle with care

Item 3: King Series: and what they could not eat...Add to your cart.

Damaged; fragile; corners broken/ board cracked/ chipped

Handle with care

Item 4: King Series: he took three sacks of barley meal...Add to your cart.

Damaged; fragile; corners broken/ board cracked/ chipped

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Item 5: King Series: the King and Queen did eat thereof...Add to your cart.

Damaged; fragile; corners broken/ board cracked/ chipped

Handle with care

Item 6: King Series: when King Arthur ruled the land...Add to your cart.

Damaged; fragile; corners broken/ board cracked/ chipped

Handle with care

Box 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: What is Wrong with this Picture puzzle - Lincoln issues the Emancipation ProclamationAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: What is Wrong with this Picture puzzle - Columbus within sight of landAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 3: What is Wrong with this Picture puzzle - Washington crossing the DelawareAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 13Add to your cart.
Folder 1: How to Draw - squared off drawing mockupsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: How to Draw - squared off drawing mockupsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Limerick art mockupsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Limerick art mockupsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Limerick art mockupsAdd to your cart.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Railroad pen and ink drawingsAdd to your cart.
Adhesive residue from old mats
Item 2: Railroad pen and ink drawingsAdd to your cart.
Adhesive residue from old mats
Item 3: Railroad pen and ink drawingsAdd to your cart.
Adhesive residue from old mats
Item 4: Railroad pen and ink drawingsAdd to your cart.
Adhesive residue from old mats
Item 5: Railroad pen and ink drawingsAdd to your cart.
Adhesive residue from old mats
Item 6: Railroad pen and ink drawingsAdd to your cart.
Adhesive residue from old mats
Item 7: Railroad pen and ink drawingsAdd to your cart.
Adhesive residue from old mats

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