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Guide to the Victor S. Navasky Papers TAM 594

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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Jan Hilley, with the assistance of Mary Corcoran, Heather Mulliner, and Giana Ricci

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 25, 2018
Description is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Edited by Heather Mulliner to include 2016 accession. Edited by Heather Mulliner to include 2017 accession  , November 2016 , April 2017

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Series VI: Political Cartoons and The Art of Controversy, 1910-2013

Scope and Content Note

The Art of Controversy, Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power, published in 2013, is the subject of this series. The book considers both the artistic and polemical aspects of cartoon and caricature, and relates the censorship, incarceration and even deaths that have resulted from this form of expression. The series contains Navasky's research material, as well as notes, drafts, edits, and post-publication reviews.

Subseries VIA: Research and Related Materials

Scope and Content Note

Research materials touch on the history of cartoons and caricature, scientific theories of the brain and its response to the content and images, and on individual cartoonists and their work. Specific controversial cartoons are included, such as the Mohammed cartoons published by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten;  New Yorker covers such as the Obamas' fist bump (Barry Blitt's "Politics of Fear"); and a Kissinger cartoon by David Levine that caused a great deal of discord at  The Nation. Much of the research resulted in a Timeline of various cartoon and caricature controversies beginning in 1831 and continuing through 2012.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 95 Art of Controversy
2001-2013
Box: 58 Folder : 1 Aniconism
2011, undated
Box: 58 Folder : 2 Anti-Semitism
2004, 2011
Box: 58 Folder : 3 Anti-Semitism: Cartoons
2003-2011
Box: 58 Folder : 4 Anti-Semitism: Cartoons-Falk, Richard
2011
Box: 58 Folder : 5 Anti-Semitism: "Die Bildpublizistik der antisemitischen Zeitung 'Der Stürmer'"
2009
Box: 58 Folder : 6 Anti-Semitism: "Jews in American Caricature: 1820-1914" by John J.Appel
1981
Box: 58 Folder : 7 Anti-Semitism: "More Than a Laughing Matter: Cartoons and Jews" by George M. Goodwin
2001
Box: 58 Folder : 8 Anti-Semitism: Vauro Senesim Case "Italian Judge Says Cartoonist is No Anti-Semite"
2012
Box: 58 Folder : 9 Arisman, Marshall
undated
Box: 58 Folder : 10 "The Art of Editorial Cartoons and Political Caricatures"
undated
Box: 58 Folder : 11 Art and Politics
1991, 1993, undated
Box: 58 Folder : 12 Art and Politics: R. Crumb
undated
Box: 58 Folder : 13 Articles: "Cartoon Violence and Freedom of Expressionism" by David Keane
2008
Box: 58 Folder : 14 Articles: "Economics in Cartoons" by Sandra J. Peart and David M. Levy
2007
Box: 58 Folder : 15 Articles: Molla Nasreddin: "The Magazine That Would've, Could've, Should've"
2010
Box: 58 Folder : 16 Articles: "Racial Imagery, Racism, Individualism, and Underground Comix" by Leonard Rifas
2011, 2012
Box: 58 Folder : 17 Articles: "The Rationale of Deformation"
1983
Box: 58 Folder : 18 Articles: "A Study of Ethnic Slurs: The Jew and the Pollack in the United States" by Alan Dundes
1971
Box: 58 Folder : 19 Articles: Various
1944, 1985, 1995-2012, undated
Box: 58 Folder : 20 Articles: Various (history)
1973-1996, 2012, undated
Box: 58 Folder : 21 Articles: Various (individuals)
1905, 1972, 2002-2013
Box: 58 Folder : 22 Articles: Various (individuals)
1983, 2011
Box: 58 Folder : 23 Articles: Various (religion)
1910, 2001, 2011
Box: 58 Folder : 24 Articles: Various (science)
1999-2011
Box: 58 Folder : 25 Articles: "War in the Funnypapers: Cooperation Between the Federal Government and the Comic Book Industry, 1940-1945" by Paul Hirsch
2009
Box: 58 Folder : 26 Articles: "Whose Art is it Anyway"
1992
Box: 58 Folder : 27 Auth, Tony
undated
Box: 58 Folder : 28 Baudrillard, Jean
1988
Box: 58 Folder : 29 Beerbohm, Max
2012
Box: 58 Folder : 30 Bell, Steve
2002-2011, undated
Box: 58 Folder : 31 Berger, John: Navasky notes on Ways of Seeing
undated
Box: 58 Folder : 32 Bibliography (few entries)
2008, 2009, undated
Box: 58 Folder : 33 Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum
2011
Box: 58 Folder : 34 Blitt, Barry (includes The New Yorker "Politics of Fear" cover controversy)
1993-1994, 2008
Box: 58 Folder : 35 The Brain: Articles
1993-2001, undated
Box: 58 Folder : 36 The Brain: Articles
2005-2009
Box: 58 Folder : 37 The Brain: Articles
2011-2012
Box: 58 Folder : 38-39 The Brain: Eye, Brain and Vision by David Hubel
undated
Box: 58 Folder : 40 The Brain: Freud
1996-2008
Box: 58 Folder : 41 Brodner, Steve
2004
Box: 58 Folder : 42 Brown, Dave and David G. Brown
2011
Box: 58 Folder : 43 Bryant, Mark
2006-2010
Box: 58 Folder : 44 Bulgarian Cartoons
2006, 2011
Box: 59 Folder : 1 Caricature
1938, 1983, 2008-2011
Box: 59 Folder : 2 Caricature
2005, 2011, 2012
Box: 59 Folder : 3 Caricature: Baudelaire
2010
Box: 59 Folder : 4 Caricature: Caricature
1940
Box: 59 Folder : 5 Caricature: Chinese-"The Fuming Image: Cartoons and Public Opinion in Late Republican China, 1945-1949"
2010
Box: 59 Folder : 6 Caricature: Ethnic-"'I Want a Real Coon': Mark Twain and Late-Nineteenth Century Ethnic Caricature" by Henry B. Wonham
2000
Box: 59 Folder : 7 Caricature: "Four Modes of Caricature: Reflections Upon a Genre"
undated
Box: 59 Folder : 8 Caricature: "George Townshend Revisited: The Politican as Caricaturist" by Herbert M. Atherton
1985
Box: 59 Folder : 9 Caricature: Indian-"Freedom to Cartoon, Freedom to Speak" by R.K. Laxman
1989
Box: 59 Folder : 10 Caricature: "Infinite Jest: Caricature and Satire From Leonardo to Levine" (Exhibit at the Met)
2011
Box: 59 Folder : 11 Caricature: "The (Neuro)-Aesthetics of Caricature: Representations of Reality in Bret Easton Ellis' Lunar Park" by Timothy C. Baker
2009
Box: 59 Folder : 12 Caricature: "On a Theory of Political Caricature"
May 15, 2011
Box: 59 Folder : 13 Caricature: Photojournalism and Caricature
2000, 2010
Box: 59 Folder : 14 Caricature: Psychology of Caricature
1992, 1996
Box: 59 Folder : 15 Caricature: Themes
2011
Box: 59 Folder : 16 Carrier, David
2011
Box: 59 Folder : 17 Cartoonist rights
2011-2012
Box: 59 Folder : 18 Cartoonist Rights Network International (CRNI)
2006-2011
Box: 59 Folder : 19 "Cartoonists Speak Out...The Pen is Mightier Than the Sorehead" (The Nation)
Jan 17, 1994
Box: 59 Folder : 20 Churchill, Winston: in Nazi propaganda
2011
Box: 59 Folder : 21 Cinderella Press Ltd. envelope with cartoon image
May 21, 2012
Box: 59 Folder : 22 Comic Books: "Overview" by James McWilliams (First Amendment Center)
2003
Box: 59 Folder : 23 Conrad, Paul
1999-2011
Box: 59 Folder : 24 Cruikshank, George
2000, 2011
Box: 59 Folder : 25 Danish Cartoons: Charlie Hebdo Firebombing/Mohammed Cartoon
2011
Box: 59 Folder : 26 Danish Cartoons: Controversy
1985, 2005-2011
Box: 59 Folder : 27 Danish Cartoons: Controversy
2006-2012
Box: 59 Folder : 28 Danish Cartoons: "The Danish Cartoon Affair: Free Speech, Racism, Islamism, and Integration"
2006
Box: 59 Folder : 29 Danish Cartoons: Jyllands-Posten
2006-2011
Box: 59 Folder : 30 Danish Cartoons: "Muhammad Cartoons and Humor Research: A Collection of Essays"
undated
Box: 59 Folder : 31 Danish Cartoons: "The Muhammad Cartoons and Multicultural Democracies"
2009
Box: 59 Folder : 32 Danish Cartoons: "Religion and Freedom of Speech: Portraits of Muhammad"
2007
Box: 59 Folder : 33 Daumier, Honoré
1992, undated
Box: 59 Folder : 34 Delonas, Sean: New York Post chimp cartoon
2003, 2009
Box: 59 Folder : 35 Delonas, Sean: Sharpton, Ferrer cartoon and the 2001 NYC Mayoral Race
2001-2011
Box: 59 Folder : 36 Distribution
1995, undated
Box: 59 Folder : 37 Edwards, Robert
1994-2011
Box: 59 Folder : 38 E-mail (research)
2008-2013
Box: 59 Folder : 39 Ferzat, Ali
Oct 2011-Nov 2011
Box: 59 Folder : 40 German Cartooning (portion of unidentified book)
undated
Box: 59 Folder : 41 Giles, Carl
2011
Box: 59 Folder : 42 Gill, André
2011
Box: 59 Folder : 43 Gillray, James
2007, 2011
Box: 59 Folder : 44 Glaser, Milton
2002
Box: 59 Folder : 45 Goldstein, Robert Justin
undated
Box: 59 Folder : 46 Gombrich, Ernst
2009, undated
Box: 59 Folder : 47 Goya, Francisco
1989, 2011, undated
Box: 59 Folder : 48 Grossman, Robert (includes letters to The Nation re: Hillary Clinton)
2008
Box: 59 Folder : 49 Grosz, George
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 1 Harrison, Ted: Interview and ...from the Ridiculous to the Sublime...
2010, 2011
Box: 60 Folder : 2 Heartfield, John
1991, 2010
Box: 60 Folder : 3 Heller, Steve
2008, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 4 Hiley, Nicholas
2011, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 5 History
1977, 2009-2012, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 6 Hoffman, Werner
1957, 2011
Box: 60 Folder : 7 Hogarth, William
2000, 2001, 2011, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 8 Humor Theory: Articles
1974, 1981, 1988, 2005, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 9 Humor Theory: "De la divinagracia: Reflexiones en torno a la relacion entre humor y fe" (Student paper on the relationship between humor and faith-Andres Bello Catholic University-in Spanish)
undated
Box: 60 Folder : 10 Hustler Magazine and Larry C. Flynt v. Jerry Falwell
2008, 2011
Box: 60 Folder : 11 Illustration
2002
Box: 60 Folder : 12 Impact
1998-2011
Box: 60 Folder : 13 Impact: Power of Images
2008, 2009, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 14 Iran newspaper cockroach cartoon controversy
undated
Box: 60 Folder : 15 Jackson, Raymond ("JAK")
1997, 2011
Box: 60 Folder : 16 Johnson, Isabel: "Cartoons" from The Public Opinion Quarterly, vol 1, no 3 (Jul 1937)
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 17 Kaiser, Wolf
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 18 Kimmelman, Michael
2006, 2009
Box: 60 Folder : 19 Koestler, Arthur (notes)
undated
Box: 60 Folder : 20 Kohler, Wolfgang
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 21 Kollwitz, Käthe
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 22 Kraus, Jerelle
2003, 2008, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 23 Latuff, Carlos
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 24 Lawsuits
1996, 2010, 2011
Box: 60 Folder : 25 Lehrer, Jonah
2008, 2009
Box: 60 Folder : 26 Lepore, Ernie "Poetry, Medium and Message"
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 27 Levine, David
1984, 2008, 2011, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 28 Low, David: "David Low and the Sociology of Caricature" by Lawrence H. Streicher
1965
Box: 60 Folder : 29 Low, David: Photocopies of Low cartoons from John Heartfield Archive at Akademie Der Kunste
1939
Box: 60 Folder : 30 Low, David
2002-2011, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 31 Mankoff, Robert
2009
Box: 60 Folder : 32 Marlette, Doug
2004, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 33 The Masses (includes photocopies of article fragments from 1914, 1915, plus descriptive materials)
2011, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 34 McCabe (Thomas B. McCabe Memorial Lecture)
2009
Box: 60 Folder : 35 McLuhan, Marshall
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 36 Memos
2009-2012, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 37 Minor, Robert
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 38 Mitchell, W.J.T.
2005, 2006
Box: 60 Folder : 39 Naji, Al-Ali
2004, 2010
Box: 60 Folder : 40 Nast, Thomas
2001-2013, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 41 Nast, Thomas: "Editorial Cartoonist Thomas Nast: Anti-Irish, Anti-Catholic bigot?" by Michael Dooley
2012
Box: 60 Folder : 42 Nast, Thomas: "Thomas Nast and the Public School of the 1870s" by Benjamin Justice
2005
Box: 60 Folder : 43 New Statesman (John Major Libel Suit)
1993, 2002
Box: 60 Folder : 44 The New Yorker Magazine: Covers rejected
2012
Box: 60 Folder : 45 The New Yorker Magazine: "From Racism to Tokenism: The Changing Face of Blacks in  The New Yorker Cartoons" by Ruth Thibodeau
1989
Box: 60 Folder : 46 Nieman Reports: "Editorial Cartoons: The Impact and Issues of an Evoloving Craft" vol 58, no 4
Winter 2004
Box: 60 Folder : 47 Oesterheld, Hector German
2011
Box: 60 Folder : 48 Oliphant, Pat
undated
Box: 60 Folder : 49 Permissions
undated
Box: 60 Folder : 50 Picasso, Pablo
1973, 2011, undated
Box: 60 Folder : 51 Plantu
2010, 2011
Box: 60 Folder : 52 Platt, Steve (New Statesman and John Major Story)
1993-2007, 2011
Box: 61 Folder : 1 Platt, Steve: "The Right to be Offensive: Poltical Cartoonists and Political Correctness"
1994
Box: 61 Folder : 2 "Politics of Fear" New Yorker cover reaction
2008
Box: 61 Folder : 3 Porterfield, Todd (on caricature)
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 4 Propaganda
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 5 Raemaekers, Louis
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 6 Research images
undated
Box: 61 Folder : 7 Resources
2010
Box: 61 Folder : 8 Reviews and abstracts on related books
1971, 1989, 2001-2012, undated
Box: 61 Folder : 9 Rhodes, Gillian
undated
Box: 61 Folder : 10 Rowlandson, Thomas
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 11 Sakurai, Heiko
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 12 Scarfe, Gerald
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 13 Schellmann, Hilke: Reasearch-Lists of books and articles concerning the brain and art/cartoons
undated
Box: 61 Folder : 14 Searle, Ronald
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 15 Segal, Jon (Random House editor): Drafts, with annotations, of letter describing planned book
2011, undated
Box: 61 Folder : 16 Sensation (article concerning Brooklyn Museum of Arts "Sensation" exhibit)
1999
Box: 61 Folder : 17 Sex-difference research
undated
Box: 61 Folder : 18 Sociology of cartoons
2002, undated
Box: 61 Folder : 19 Sorel, Edward
1988, 2011
Box: 61 Folder : 20 Speeches
2009, 2013, undated
Box: 61 Folder : 21 Spiegelman, Art
1993-2011
Box: 61 Folder : 22 Steadman, Ralph
2000-2013
Box: 61 Folder : 23 Sunenblick, Jesse: his article "Little Murders" (why editorial illustrations get killed and why it matters)
2004
Box: 61 Folder : 24 Szyk, Arthur
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 25 Timeline
2008-2010, undated
Box: 61 Folder : 26 Trip: England/Germany (May 21-June 2, 2011)
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 27 Visual culture
2005, undated
Box: 61 Folder : 28 Visual language
2011
Box: 61 Folder : 29 Walker, Martin: Selected pages from Daily Sketches-A Cartoon History of British Twentieth Century Politics
1978
Box: 61 Folder : 30 Waltzer, Ben: Research and comments
2006, 2011-2012
Box: 61 Folder : 31 Weil, Robert (W.W. Norton editor): Drafts of letter describing planned book
undated
Box: 61 Folder : 32 Westin, Alan: Selected pages from his book Getting Angry Six Days a Week: A Portfolio of Political Cartoons
1979
Box: 61 Folder : 33 Wetzel, Juliane (anti-Semitism and images)
circa 2008, 2011
Box: 61 Folder : 34 Zuma, Jacob: Images (Brett Murray and Zapiro)
2003-2012

Subseries VIB: The Writing Process

Scope and Content Note

The writing process subseries contains drafts, edits, reviewer comments, notes, and many illustrations, some in color. Within the folders of illustrations, there are numerous duplicates. There are also illustrations that did not appear in the final book. Of interest are the many changes Navasky made to the structure of the book during the writing process. It should be noted that some of the drafts are incomplete. (The working manuscripts reflect the use of Microsoft Word's change tracking feature.)

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 61 Folder : 35 Draft (MS Word change tracking)
2011-2012
Box: 61 Folder : 36-37 Draft
May 17, 2012
Box: 62 Folder : 1 Draft
Jun 1, 2012
Box: 62 Folder : 2 Draft
Jun 6, 2012
Box: 62 Folder : 3-4 Draft
Jul 18, 2012
Box: 62 Folder : 5 Draft (MS Word change tracking and Navasky annotations)
Jul 18, 2012
Box: 62 Folder : 6 Draft
Jul 25, 2012
Box: 62 Folder : 7 Draft
Aug 1, 2012
Box: 62 Folder : 8 Draft (MS Word change tracking)
Aug 9, 2012
Box: 62 Folder : 9 Draft (MS Word change tracking)
Aug 28, 2012
Box: 62 Folder : 10 Draft
undated
Box: 62 Folder : 11 Draft: "Appendix, or Chapter Four, or Conclusion"
undated
Box: 62 Folder : 12 Draft: Bibliography
undated
Box: 62 Folder : 13-14 Draft fragments
2011
Box: 63 Folder : 1-2 Draft fragments
2011-2012
Box: 63 Folder : 3-11 Draft fragments
undated
Box: 63 Folder : 12 Draft: "The Gallery"
undated
Box: 63 Folder : 13 Draft: "The Gallery" (few sections; many deletions identified)
undated
Box: 63 Folder : 14 Draft: "The Gallery" sections (some include color illustrations)
undated
Box: 63 Folder : 15 Draft with illustrations (heavily annotated)
undated
Box: 63 Folder : 16 Draft with illustrations (incorporates initial book proposal)
undated
Box: 64 Folder : 1 Draft with illustrations (reviewer comments embedded)
undated
Box: 64 Folder : 2 Draft with illustrations (some in color)
undated
Box: 64 Folder : 3 Draft with illustrations (some in color), original
undated
Box: 64 Folder : 4 Draft with illustrations (photocopy)
undated
Box: 64 Folder : 5 Drafts: Introductory Essay
undated
Box: 64 Folder : 6 Drafts: Timeline
undated
Box: 64 Folder : 7 Edits, inserts, comments by others
2011, 2012, undated
Box: 64 Folder : 8 Edits, inserts, comments by others: Waltzer, Ben
2012, 2013, undated
Box: 64 Folder : 9-10 Illustrations
undated
Box: 64 Folder : 11 Illustrations (many in color)
undated
Box: 64 Folder : 12 Notes
Jun 25, 2011
Box: 64 Folder : 13-14 (Mixed Materials [31142051726555]) Notes
undated
Box: 65 Folder : 1-2 (Mixed Materials [31142051726563])
Box: 65 Folder : 3 Notes: rough essay
2008, 2011
Box: 65 Folder : 4 Notes: rough exhibits
2011
Box: 65 Folder : 5 Notes: Top 25 draft
2011
Box: 65 Folder : 6 Post Publication
2013
Box: 65 Folder : 7 Post Publication: Reviews
2013
Box: 65 Folder : 8-9 Proposals (various versions and drafts)
undated

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