EDWARD C. NOFZIGER PAPERS
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The Edward C. Nofziger Papers contains cartoons drawn for the United States Forest Service. Most of the cartoons are entitled
Joe Beaver and address forest conservation issues. The cartoons are from various points in Nofziger’s creative process and vary in size. Released for publication from 1947 to 1963, many are labeled only with a day and month.
Other conservation cartoons, and the mats from which they were produced, are also part of this collection. H. C. Allmans drew these cartoons, which were produced for the Wisconsin Conservation Department. Undated, the cartoons feature messages promoting conservation and warnings about the dangers of forest fires.
This series is the bulk of the entire collection, and contains numerous
Joe Beaver cartoons. These drawings vary in size and type of paper. The cartoons are also in many different stages of the publishing process. The cartoons format includes hand-drawn on paper, mats used to print the cartoon, and mock-ups for the printers. Some of the cartoons have the date written in the outer margin, but most do not. Some of those with dates noted only have a month and date listed, but no year
This series consists of cartoons created for the Wisconsin Conservation Department and the U.S. Forest Service. The mats for printing these cartoons, along with the text that accompanied them, are part of the series. H. C. Allmans created the cartoons, which do not have dates of publication listed.
The collection is open for research.
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Edward C. Nofziger was born on June 14, 1913 in Porterville, California. He studied art at the University of California at Los Angeles, Columbia University, and at the Art Students League in New York City.
Nofziger created illustrations for many magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s Magazine, and Esquire. He also served as a cartoonist for the United States Forest Service from the 1940s to the early 1960s. It was during this time that he drew the
Joe Beaver cartoons.
He wrote and illustrated many children’s books. Some of his titles include: Shorty (1941), Two Trees (1944), and Spunky (1946). Nofziger also worked as illustrator for many other children’s books throughout his life.
Edward Nofziger died in California on October 15, 2000.
2 boxes (.75 linear feet)
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The Edward C. Nofziger Papers was donated by Arthur Carhart.
Number of Boxes: 2
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- Cartoons (humorous images) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Conservation of natural resources -- Caricatures and cartoons. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Forest fires -- prevention and control -- Caricatures and cartoons. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- EDWARD C. NOFZIGER PAPERS
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