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Mahan collection of American humor and cartoon art

Identifier: M49

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Scope and Contents

In addition to Disney animation catalogs, illustrations, lithographs, cels, posters, calendars, newspapers, LPs and sheet music, the Mahan Collection of American Humor and Cartoon Art includes numerous non-Disney and political illustrations that depict American humor and cartoon art. While the earliest illustration in this collection is from 1838, its focus is the Golden Age of American Animation (1895-1945).


  • Created: 1838-2005
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1928-1965
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2006


Conditions Governing Access

None.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at more information.

Biographical or Historical Information

Charles S. Mahan, M.D., is Professor Emeritus, College of Public Health and the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies. Mahan received his MD from Northwestern University and worked for the University of Florida and the North Central Florida Maternal and Infant Care Program before joining the University of South Florida as Dean of the College of Public Health (1995-2002). University of South Florida Tampa Library. (2006). Special collections establishes the Dr. Charles Mahan Collection of American Humor and Cartoon Art. University of South Florida Library Links, 10(3), 2-3.

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78.75 Linear Feet

84 boxes

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Source of Acquisition

Dr. Charles S. Mahan

Method of Acquisition


Mahan collection of American humor and cartoon art
Deal, H. & Adams, K.; Kevin Arms 2014, Jenny Tolbert; Sydney Jordan, 2018; Stephanie Mackin, 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

4202 East Fowler Ave.
Tampa FL 33620-5400 US