Scope and Contents
The Garry Trudeau papers, spanning from 1967 to 2017, contain notebooks, research, correspondence, business papers, and artwork related to Doonesbury. The papers also contain materials related to Garry Trudeau's work in theater and screen productions, journalism, fan letters, merchandise, and awards.
- 1967 - 2017
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Boxes 49, 61-62, 67 (audiocassettes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 31, 38 (electronic media): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 58, 127 (record album storage): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Boxes 40-42, 36, 46, 63, 67 (videocassettes): Restricted fragile material. Reference copies may be requested. Consult Access Services for further information.
Conditions Governing Use
The Garry Trudeau Papers are the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
October 2007 acquistion: gift of Garry Trudeau, 2007.
March 2018 acquisition: purchased from Doonesbury Ltd. on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2018.
October 2007 acquisition arranged in chronological order.
March 2018 acquisition organized into eight series: I. Notebooks, 1982-2015. II. Correspondence, 1970-2008. III. Business Papers, 1970-2010. IV. Personal Papers, 1967-2013. V. Artwork and Writings, 1971-2006. VI. Theater and Screen Productions, 1977-2015. VII. Merchandise, 1976-2010. VIII. Awards and Recognition, 1975-2017.
110.71 Linear Feet (129 boxes)
Language of Materials
The Garry Trudeau papers, spanning from 1967 to 2017, contain notebooks, research, correspondence, business papers, photographs, artwork, audiovisual materials, and writings. The papers also contain materials related to Garry Trudeau's work in theater and screen productions, several lines of merchandise, and various awards and recognitions.
Garry Trudeau was born in New York City in 1948, and was raised in Saranac Lake, New York. He received a B.A. and M.F.A. in graphic design from Yale University. In 1970, he launched the comic strip Doonesbury, which (as of 2007) appears in over one thousand newspapers worldwide. His work has also appeared in the form of books, films, and theater musicals.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Former call number: Uncat MSS 986.
- Guide to the Garry Trudeau Papers
- by Beinecke staff
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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