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Fred Ellis papers, [ca.1920-1970]

Ellis, Fred, 1885-1965



Collection Information

Size: 2 Linear feet, (Ca. 2000 items on one microfilm reel)

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.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Reel 1094 Originals returned to the lender, Ethel Ellis, after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1094 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

Fred Ellis papers, [ca.1920-1970]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.