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  • Collection ID 1986.0421
  • Creator Names Hansen, Roland, 1925-1949, artist. art
  • Title Roland Hansen collection of visual materials [graphic].
  • Dates ca. 1938-1949.
  • Physical description
    • 103 drawings : cartoon ; 54 x 39 cm. (21 x 15 1/4 in.) or smaller.
    • 69 drawings : book (in 3 v.) ; 29 x 23 cm (8 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)
    • 30 drawings : book (plus some loose leaves) ; 30 x 32 cm. (12 x 12 1/2 in.)
    • 6 drawings : leaflet ; 22 x 28 cm. (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
    • 2 drawings : comic book ; 22 x 28 cm. (8 1/2 x 11 in.)
    • 28 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 22 x 30 cm. (9 x 11 in.)
    • 3 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
  • Collection summary Primarily original cartoons and drawings, which were executed by Hansen while he was a student at Chicago's Lane Technical High School and later during his employ by the Chicago Daily News. Includes comic illustrations for the school newspaper or yearbook regarding school activities and organizations. Also includes hand drawn and colored comic books, and illustrated short stories generally regarding criminals and law enforcement agents. Hansen's newspaper work consists mainly of individual cartoons regarding politics, food, games, social customs and a few series--"Smuggy," "Laughs & lemons," and an untitled comic strip regarding a cartoonist, Gypsy Dix, and a hero of his artistic creation, Red Van. The cartoon books, "Tappy the telephone" and "Memories of a copyboy" deal with life in a newspaper office. A few photographs and original drawings depict Hansen and acquaintances.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit artist.
  • Finding Aids Note Container list available (86-421).
  • Acquisition information Gift of Beatrice Hansen, 1986 (1986:0421).
  • Names
    • Hansen, Roland, 1925-1949, artist.
    • Chicago Daily News, Inc. Employees.
    • Albert G. Lane Technical High School.
  • Uniform Title Chicago daily news.
  • Subjects
    • Cartoonists Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Crimes. lctgm
    • Criminals. lctgm
    • Food. lctgm
    • Heroes. lctgm
    • Games. lctgm
    • Law enforcement. lctgm
    • Newspaper industry. lctgm
    • Politics & government United States. lctgm
    • Students Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Telephones. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs.
  • Genre
    • Caricatures. gmgpc
    • Cartoon strips. gmgpc
    • Cartoons Colored. gmgpc
    • Comic books. gmgpc
    • Illustrations. gmgpc
    • Portrait drawings. gmgpc
    • Ink drawings Colored. gmgpc
    • Pencil works. gmgpc
    • Photomechanical prints. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Uniform title Chicago daily news.
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1986/421.htm