Collection ID:
Kahles, C. W. (Charles William)
Physical Description:
0.4 Linear feet
(135 items on partial microfilm reel)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, 1895-30, between Kahles and his former wife, lawyers, his daughter Jessie, and editors and admirers of his cartoons. Also, correspondence between Jessie Kahles concerning the continuation of Kahles' comic strips, HAIRBREADTH HARRY and BELINDA AND RUDOLPH. Other material includes Kahles' drawings, biographical sketches, photographs and will. Included in Kahles' correspondence is one letter each from Herbert Hoover, July 2, 1918, and Harry Houdini, November 20, 1920.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: Newsprint catalogue to an exhibit of Kahles' work at the Federal Reserve Bank and University City Science Center, Philadelphia, 1987; and a revised version of his biography by Jessie Kahles Straut, 1975.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Cartoonist. Born 1879. Died 1931.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm roll 295 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Kahles' daughter, Jessie Kahles Straut.

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.

Related Materials
C. W. Kahles papers also at Syracuse University.

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Repository Contact
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