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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 3: Personal and Professional DevelopmentAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Reference MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Three-ring binder of hand-written riddlesAdd to your cart.
Binder spine damaged
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Various reference materials: childhood book, letters, and scripts written by CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Various reference materials: childhood book, letters, and scripts written by CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Various reference materials: childhood book, letters, and scripts written by CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Various reference materials: childhood book, letters, and scripts written by CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Various reference materials: childhood book, letters, and scripts written by CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Various reference materials: childhood book, letters, and scripts written by CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Various reference materials: childhood book, letters, and scripts written by CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Reference Materials - Abraham LincolnAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Reference Materials - Ocean linerAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Reference Materials - Red Magic section of newspaper edited by HoudiniAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Reference Materials - maps of Bridgewater and RoxburyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Project - The Crypt of CivilizationAdd to your cart.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Crypt of Civilization project - published story by Oglethorpe University GeorgiaAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: The Crypt of Civilization project - newspaper clippingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: The Crypt of Civilization project - certificate issued to George CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: The Crypt of Civilization project - photo reproductionsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: The Crypt of Civilization project - mockupsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Newspaper MaterialsAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: Newspaper clippings on George Carlson - Bridgeport newspaper, page 6 includes photograph of George CarlsonAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Item 2: Newspaper clippings on George CarlsonAdd to your cart.

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