Fred Ellis papers, [ca.1920-1970]

Ellis, Fred, b. 1885 d. 1965
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 2.0 linear ft. (Ca. 2000 items on one microfilm reel)

Collection Summary: 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.

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 Note: Cartoonist; New York, N.Y.

Material on reel 1094 lent for microfilming and unfilmed material donated by Ethel Ellis 1976. Ten political cartoons donated by Bernard Grossman, 1981.

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