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Guide to the King Features Syndicate Cartoon Drawings and Proof Sheets
 PR 446

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
(212) 873-3400

New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 18, 2022
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff. Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.

Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit:

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: King Features Syndicate cartoon drawings and proof sheets, PR 446, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Related Materials

King Features Syndicate donated its historical proof sheets in 2007 to two repositories: Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University and the Michigan State University Comic Art Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, King Features Syndicate, April 1936

Processing Information

The items in the collection were initially arranged, foldered, filed, and card cataloged in the mid to late twentieth century as part of the Caricatures and Cartoons Collection (PR 10). In June 2022, archivist Larry Weimer removed all the King Features drawings and comic proof sheets from the general Caricature Collection to catalog them as a separate collection, and to inventory them in this finding aid.