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C. W. Kahles papers, 1895-1987

Kahles, C. W. (Charles William), 1878-1931



Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet, (135 items on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: 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.
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 Note

Cartoonist. Born 1879. Died 1931.


Donated by Kahles' daughter, Jessie Kahles Straut.

Related Materials

C. W. Kahles papers also at Syracuse University.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm roll 295 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on 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.

How to Cite This Collection

C. W. Kahles papers, 1895-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.