Alfred W. Brewerton papers

Alfred W. Brewerton papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Alfred W. Brewerton papers
Creator: Brewerton, Alfred West, 1881-
Inclusive Dates: 1898-1957
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet 66 items
Collection Number: ms1014
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Alfred W. Brewerton was born in 1881 and died in the 20th century. He was a cartoonist, illustrator, and creator of the "Pam" cartoon strip. He worked for the New York World in 1903 and the Atlanta Journal and New York Herald in 1909. He also worked from 1910 to 1920. He later drew a soap opera strip "Pam" on a weekly basis from 1928-1943 and "The Dubbville Foursome" from 1922 to 1927.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Alfred W. Brewerton from 1898-1957. The papers include correspondence; original sketches and preliminaries of editorial cartoons, some pertaining to World War II; proofs of the "Pam" comic strip; and photographs. The correspondence, mainly from Frank Daniel of the Atlanta Journal (Ga.), discusses activities of the Journal staff, news of friends, and problems of promotion and syndication of the "Pam" strip.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Alfred W. Brewerton papers, ms1014, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1904-1954
12Correspondence, 1955-1956
13Correspondence, 1957
14Miscellany with Clippings [including Brewerton cartoons]
16Cartoon - Old Man History chasing Fast Changing World Events "Puff!! Puff! - !! Can't Hardly Keep Up With 'Em!"
16Cartoon - "Dust, Trust, Bust, Crust"
16Cartoon - Restaurant with help wanted signs and frustrated man holding sign "No more customers wanted"
16Cartoon - "No doctor, I don't know of a thing that could have put his blood pressure up so high to-day - unless it was getting your bill this morning!"
16Cartoon - Image of a wedding, "I heard he was just marrying her for her ration book - she's a vegetarian!"
16Cartoon - Dr. Dope Waiting Room "Oh no, I'm not ill! I just come up here to read the magazines!"
16Cartoon - Image of a reporter typing and answering the phone "Riot !! Murder !" and a man lying down (ROLF)
16Cartoon - A woman carrying several heavy grocery bags and a mother carrying bags in a stroller, "Oh dear, What a blessing children are!"
16Cartoon - Two soldiers reading the newspaper "Berlin Bombed Again", "What's wrong with that?!! Why - how the heck we gonna march in there when victory comes, if they blow it off th' map now?"
16Cartoon - The American Tax Payer "If they've got all that money to throw around, looks as if they might pay a few bills!" watching Europe's Armament Races embodied by a rich looking man throwing money around at the race track
16Cartoon - "The saddest thing in the world is a comic strip artist trying to think up his daily funny idea!"
16Cartoon - Dr Jones Eye Specialist office patient to nurse, "It's easy to tell why the doctor has you around - you're a sight for sore eyes!"
16Cartoon by L. Gregg - "Old Booze" as a blindfolded prisoner about to be executed, his shadow is labeled "Poverty", the death warrent is signed by N. E. Harris, a small turtle is yelling "Fire Away!", 1916
16Cartoon by [Spo...?] - Uncle Sam digging between two piles of money labeled "War Loan" and "Relief Fund", "Digging in ...or out?"
16Cartoon by F. W. Cooksey - Soldier looking at the door of "Ye Board of Editors" with a sign "Gone to Lunch"
16Cartoon "Pam"

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