Archives of American Art

Fred Ellis papers

Collection ID:
Ellis, Fred, 1885-1965
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(Ca. 2000 items on one microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
REEL 1094: Typewritten copy of a short essay entitled, "Cartooning and the Search for Ideas"; handwritten list of words Ellis used to get ideas; a sketchbook; ca. 1000 small sketches; and pages from "The Life and Work of Daumier" by Henri Franz with sketches Ellis did of Daumier's work.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Ten political cartoons, ca. 1930, correspondence, clippings, reproductions of Ellis' political cartoons, catalogs, photographs, and a typescript "Memories as told to his wife Ethel."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Cartoonist; New York, N.Y.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reel 1094 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Existence and Location of Originals
Reel 1094 Originals returned to the lender, Ethel Ellis, after microfilming.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Material on reel 1094 lent for microfilming and unfilmed material donated by Ethel Ellis 1976. Ten political cartoons donated by Bernard Grossman, 1981.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Caricatures and cartoons Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Political cartoons Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoonists -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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