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Alvin Barta Papers

Identifier: WH26

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, typescripts of unpublished writings, travel memorabilia, clippings from and copies of newspapers and magazines in which his cartoons appeared, as well as reproductions of other artists' works. Includes his book: Timetable of civilizations. New York : Vantage Press, c1958.


  • 1918-1958

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish, reproduce, or quote from material in the collection should be discussed with the appropriate librarian or archivist. Permission for publication may be given on behalf of the Denver Public Library as the owner of the physical item. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained by the customer. The Library does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or publication rights of the manuscript held by the writer, heirs, donors, or executors. Reproduction restrictions are decided on a case-by-case basis.

Biographical / Historical

Alvin Barta was a Denver, Colo. commercial artist, cartoonist, writer. Born and educated in Denver, worked as commercial newspaper and magazine cartoonist in Denver and New York, N.Y. Also did motion-picture cartooning in New York.


1 box ; .5 linear feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift; Stephen L. Good, Denver, Colo.; 1979.

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

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