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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 MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Jingle Jangle ComicsAdd to your cart.

The condition of the Jingle Jangle Comics vary from very good to brittle. Some have water damage, some are missing covers, and some are missing pages.

Please note if condition is too poor, the comic will not be allowed to be removed from the window envelope, and only the cover may be observed.

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Jingle Jangle Comics, #2Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Jingle Jangle Comics, #3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Jingle Jangle Comics, #3Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Jingle Jangle Comics, #5Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Jingle Jangle Comics, #8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Jingle Jangle Comics, #9Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Jingle Jangle Comics, #10Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Jingle Jangle Comics, #12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Jingle Jangle Comics, #13Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Jingle Jangle Comics, #14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Jingle Jangle Comics, #15Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Jingle Jangle Comics, #16Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Jingle Jangle Comics, #17Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Jingle Jangle Comics, #18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 15: Jingle Jangle Comics, #19Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 16: Jingle Jangle Comics, #20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 17: Jingle Jangle Comics, #21Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: Jingle Jangle Comics, #22Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 19: Jingle Jangle Comics, #23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 20: Jingle Jangle Comics, #24Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 21: Jingle Jangle Comics, #25Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Jingle Jangle Comics, #26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Jingle Jangle Comics, #28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Jingle Jangle Comics, #29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Jingle Jangle Comics, #30Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Jingle Jangle Comics, #31Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Jingle Jangle Comics, #32Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Jingle Jangle Comics, #34Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Jingle Jangle Comics, #35Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: Jingle Jangle Comics, #36Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: Jingle Jangle Comics, #37Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: Jingle Jangle Comics, #38Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: Jingle Jangle Comics, #39Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: Jingle Jangle Comics, #41Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: Jingle Jangle Comics, #42Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Sub-Series 2: John Martin's Children's BooksAdd to your cart.

The condition of John Martin's books are very fragile and brittle. Some have water damage, some are missing covers, and some are missing pages. Majority of the covers are loose, torn, and can easily break apart.

Please note the books will not be allowed to be removed from the window envelope, and only the cover may be observed.

Box 3Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 2: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1925Add to your cart.
Folder 3: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1926Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1926Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 6: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1926Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1926Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1926Add to your cart.
Folder 9: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1927Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1927Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1927Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 12: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1927Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1927Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 15: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1927Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 16: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1927Add to your cart.
Folder 17: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1928Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 18: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1928Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 19: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 20: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1928Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 21: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1928Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 22: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1928Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 23: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1928Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 24: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1928Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1929Add to your cart.
Folder 8: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 9: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1930Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 11: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 12: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, ca. 1930Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 13: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, ca. 1930Add to your cart.
Folder 14: John Martin's Wanamaker's Jollybook for Boys and Girls, various issues, ca. 1930Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, July 1929Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, June 1930Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 3: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, August 1930Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 4: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, October 1930Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 5: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, December 1930Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 6: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, January 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 7: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, April 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 8: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, June 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 9: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, June 1932Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 10: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, July/ August 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 11: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, September 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 12: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, October 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 13: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, November 1932Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 14: John Martin's Book, The Child's Magazine, December 1932Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: Treasure Chest BooksAdd to your cart.
The majority of the Treasure Chest books are in good shape. Some books have water damage.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: America's Song KitAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Children's Songs and GamesAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Community SongsterAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Cowboy SongsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Dances Old and NewAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Darn Fool DittiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Gems for PianoAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Home Spun SongsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Homer Rodeheaver Gospel HymnsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Jim Babcock's Buckaroo BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: More Songs and Games for ChildrenAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Old Time Song HitsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Piano Tricks, Imitations and NoveltiesAdd to your cart.
Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Song Hits of the Gay NinetiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Songs Never ForgottenAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Songs of Sacred BeautyAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Songs of the Show BoatAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Songs We LoveAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Songs of Stephen FosterAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Stephen Foster SongsAdd to your cart.
Folder 8: Stephen Foster SongsAdd to your cart.
Folder 9: Sweet Heart SongsAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: VentriloquismAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Whoopee Champion Rope BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: World-Wide SongsAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: World-Wide SongsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Young Pianist, Book 1Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Young Pianist, Book 2Add to your cart.
Box 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Panorama Paint BookAdd to your cart.

This book is very fragile with brittle, loose pages, and is falling apart.

Please handle with extreme care.

Sub-Series 4: Miscellaneous Book PublicationsAdd to your cart.

The majority of these books are in good to fair condition. Some have water damage and/or loose pages.

Please handle with care.

Box 9Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Shoes through the Ages GiveawayAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 2: Uncle Wiggily and the Barber by Howard R. GarisAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 3: Uncle Wiggily Learns to Dance by Howard R. GarisAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 4: Games and Puzzles No. 142Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Barnum Festival Souvenir Program, 1954Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Story of Hanoverian & Modern Britain Told in PicturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 7: Better Baking (Eleanor House, publication by Treasure Chest)Add to your cart.
water damage
Folder 8: Easy Entertaining (Eleanor House, publication by Treasure Chest)Add to your cart.
water damage
Folder 9: Feeding Father (Eleanor House, publication by Treasure Chest)Add to your cart.
water damage
Folder 10: Household Hints (Eleanor House, publication by Treasure Chest)Add to your cart.
water damage
Folder 11: Fun Times Booklets - Fun-Time Busy BookAdd to your cart.
Folder 12: Fun Times Booklets - Fun-Time Dot PicturesAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: Fun Times Booklets - Fun-Time DrawingsAdd to your cart.
Folder 14: Fun Times Booklets - Fun-Time GamesAdd to your cart.
Folder 15: Fun Times Booklets - Fun-Time MazesAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: Fun Times Booklets - Fun-Time PuzzlesAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Fun Times Booklets - Fun-Time StuntsAdd to your cart.
Folder 18: Hobby Craft Points on Cartooning by George CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Loose pages, water damage
Folder 19: Hobby Craft Points to Sketching by George CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Folder 20: Puzzle TimeAdd to your cart.
loose pages
Folder 21: Telephone Almanac 1922Add to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Box 10Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Draw Comics Here's How by George CarlsonAdd to your cart.
spine taped, brittle
Folder 2: Apex Tool Company BookletAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 3: Around the World Geography painting bookAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 4: Learning to Write workbookAdd to your cart.
water damage
Folder 5: Our First Number bookAdd to your cart.
water damage
Folder 6: Our First Number bookAdd to your cart.
water damage
Folder 7: First Grade Pupil's Book in Manuscript WritingAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 8: First Grade Pupil's Book in Manuscript WritingAdd to your cart.
water damage; covered in paint
Folder 9: The Queen Mary - A Book of ComparisonsAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 10: Barnum Festival Program, 1951Add to your cart.
Folder 11: The Children's Pastime Tracing Paper (cover only)Add to your cart.
Glued to manilla folder
Box 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: I Can Draw! by George CarlsonAdd to your cart.

Box set; box is heavily damaged and falling apart.

Handle with care.

Box 12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Paint without Paints by George CarlsonAdd to your cart.

Box set; box is heavily damaged and falling apart.

Handle with care.

Box 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fun-Time Things to Do (Box only - no books)Add to your cart.

water damage, box is ripped/ torn and falling apart.

Please handle with care.

Sub-Series 5: Book Jackets Illustrated by George CarlsonAdd to your cart.
Conditions vary from good to poor.
Box 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: A Saga of the Sea by F. Britten AustinAdd to your cart.
Book mockup
Item 2: A Saga of the Sword by F. Britten AustinAdd to your cart.

Book mockup

Chewed corners/ damage

Item 3: Drums in the Forest by Allan DwightAdd to your cart.
Book mockup
Item 4: Picture Cross-Word Puzzles by George CarlsonAdd to your cart.
full copy; some worn edges
Item 5: The Little Folks Cross-Word Puzzle Book by George CarlsonAdd to your cart.
full copy
Item 6: 1001 Riddles compiled by George CarlsonAdd to your cart.
full copy; worn edges
Box 15Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Spies by Joseph GollumbAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 2: Lorraine by Robert W. ChambersAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 3: Treasure Express by Neill C. WilsonAdd to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Folder 4: The Interpreter's House by Struthers BurtAdd to your cart.

Illustrated by G. Carlson

Attached to Apex Tool Co. Letterhead

Folder 5: The Adventures of Toby Spaniel by Alice Crew Gail and Fleming CrewAdd to your cart.

Illustrated by G. Carlson

Brittle; torn edges; some water damage

Folder 6: Silver Stampede by Neill C. Wilson (2 copies)Add to your cart.
Illustrated by G. Carlson
Box 16Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Various reproductions and facsimiles from book illustrations, including the Gone with the Wind cover (facsimile only)Add to your cart.
Box 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fairfield Tercentenary poster (orange), 1939Add to your cart.
water damage
Item 2: Fairfield Tercentenary poster (blue), 1939Add to your cart.
water damage; corners torn

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