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Garry Trudeau papers

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 747

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.

Dates

  • 1967 - 2017

Creator

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.

Arrangement

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.

Extent

110.71 Linear Feet (129 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

http://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.trudeau

Overview

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

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.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

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.
Title
Guide to the Garry Trudeau Papers
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

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Contact:
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Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

The Beinecke Library is open to all Yale University students and faculty, and visiting researchers whose work requires use of its special collections. You will need to bring appropriate photo ID the first time you register. Beinecke is a non-circulating, closed stack library. Paging is done by library staff during business hours. You can request collection material online at least two business days in advance of your visit, using the request links in Archives at Yale. For more information, please see Planning Your Research Visit and consult the Reading Room Policies prior to visiting the library.