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M. V. Atwood collection of political cartoons

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0243

Scope and Contents

The Millard Van Marter (MV) Atwood collection of political cartoons consists of two original drawings given to Mr. Atwood. One is a political cartoon drawn by Elmer Messner titled Waiting [10.5 x 13.5"], the other a cartoon drawn by Charles Macauley titled The Homing Pidgeon [13 x 14.5"] and dated 1929. Both are signed by the creators. Also included is a photocopy of Mr. Atwood's obituary from 1941 published in the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and the Times-Union newspapers.

Dates

  • circa 1929

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

These political cartoons were dedicated to the late M.V. Atwood who came to live in Rochester in 1927. In 1929, he became Associate Editor of Gannett News and and an early associate of Frank Gannett. A graduate ofCornell University in the class of 1910, he worked his college years as campus correspondent for the Ithaca Daily News. In 1911, he became owner of The Journal and built a group of five country papers which he sold in 1924 to join the growing forces of Frank Gannett. He worked at the Utica Observer-Dispatch for three years brfore coming to Rochester to become the managing editor of The Times-Union. He died in his home in 1941 at the age of 55.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

The Millard Van Marter (MV) Atwood collection of political cartoons consists of two original drawings given to Mr. Atwood. One is a political cartoon drawn by Elmer Messner titled Waiting, the other a cartoon drawn by Charles Macauley titled The Homing Pidgeon and dated 1929. Both are signed by the creators. Also included is a copy of Mr. Atwood's obituary from 1941.

Arrangement

The M.V. Atwood collection is two original drawings of political cartoons.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 284

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Nora Blackwell Rowan and Eric King Blackwell, M V Atwood's grandchildren in May 2011. Accession number(s): 2011:066

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in August 2011.
Title
M. V. Atwood collection of political cartoons
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
08/25/2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

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