Martin M. Branner Collection of the "Winnie Winkle" Comic Strip
Digitized Content

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0265
Creators:
Branner, Martin M.
Graphic Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI).
Dates:
1920-1961
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8 Cubic feet
20 boxes
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
28 scrapbooks containing proofs and newspaper clippings (i.e., reproductions) of the comic strip "Winnie Winkle" from 37 complete years (1920, 1922-45, 1950-61) of daily black-and-white strips and color Sunday editions. Evidently, the clippings from 1946 1949 were lost at some point prior to the acquisition of this collection by the Smithsonian. This material is of significance as the cartoonist's own collection of his work.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
"Winnie Winkle, the Breadwinner" was a comic strip written and drawn by Martin M. Branner. The main character is Winnie Winkle, "a poor, but pretty working goil, [who] is struggling to support her little family." The concept was an untraditional one at the time of the strip's first appearance in 1920. The strip lasted in daily and Sunday newspapers until 1961.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
English.
Processing Information
Collection processed by Craig Orr, 1993
Author
Craig Orr
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
This collection was donated by Martin M. Branner, October 1967.

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Item title and date, Martin M. Branner Collection of the "Winnie Winkle" Comic Strip, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Conditions Governing Use
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research use.

Related Archival Materials
Original pen drawings by Branner in Graphic Arts collections, NMAH (part of same accession).

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
This collection was trasferred to the Archives Center from the Division of Graphic Arts, June 7, 1987. Four original pen drawings of the Winnie Winkle strip (also donated by Mr. Branner in 1967) remain in the Division of Graphic Arts.

Other Finding Aids
Other Finding Aids
Inventory available; contact the Archives Center for more information.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Caricatures and cartoons -- 1920-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoonists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartoon characters -- 1920-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Comic books, strips, etc. -- 1920-1970 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reproductions Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Comics -- 1920-1970 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic Arts, Division of (NMAH, SI). Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives