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Series I: Rough Sketches, Sketchbooks, Biographical Material, Scrapbooks, Printed Material and Tearsheets, etc.
Series II: Original Cartoons
At a Glance
The bulk of the collection is arranged alphabetically by the title of the magazine in which the cartoon or cover illustration appeared or was proposed for, and within titles chronologically.
Sketches, sketchbooks, scrapbooks, tearsheets, photographs and printed material. The collection includes more than 900 drawings and watercolors. The material covers much of Charles Saxon's professional career
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Other Finding Aids
Scanned finding aid with additional subject headings found here: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/inside/projects/findingaids/scans/pdfs/ldpd_rbml_4079735.pdf
Restrictions on Access
You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Saxon papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ownership and Custodial History
Bequest of Charles Saxon, 1989.
Gift of Nancy Saxon, 1993.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Saxon, Charles. Method of acquisition--Bequest; Date of acquisition--1989. Accession number--M-1989.
Cartoons & drawings: Source of acquisition--Saxon, Nancy. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1993. Accession number--M-1993.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Entered in AMC MJT 02/06/91.
Cartoons & drawings Processed RE 02/10/94.
2009-06-26 File created.
2019-04-18 Container list derived from PDF added.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Noted illustrator and cartoonist. Charles David Saxon (1920-1988) graduated with a B.A. from Columbia in 1940. While still in his teens, Saxon joined the staff of Dell Publishing Company as an editor before becoming a pilot in the Army Air Corps. He continued his work at Dell after the war until he joined the staff of "The New Yorker." His drawings were used in advertisements for a number of corporations. His cartoons and illustrations appeared in such magazines as "Architectural Record" "McCall's Magazine" "Sports Illustrated" "Newsweek" "Town and Country" "Woman's Day" and "Gourmet Magazine." His work was collected in three volumes, OH, HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! (1960), ONE MAN'S FANCY (1970), AND HONESTY IS ONE OF THE BEST POLICIES (1984).