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Charles Barsotti Accessions

 Collection
Identifier: UPWC-18064

Scope and Contents

Multiple accessions documenting the career of Texas State University alumnus and internationally recognized cartoonist, Charles Barsotti. Materials include original drawings, correspondence, files relating to marketing campaigns, and magazines featuring his work.

Dates

  • 1915 - 2018
  • Majority of material found within 1960 - 2010

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials from the Wittliff Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user assumes responsibility for determining copyright status, obtaining permission to publish, and abiding by U.S. copyright laws. https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/visit/policies/publication.html

Biographical Note

Charles Barsotti was born in San Marcos, Texas in 1933 and grew up in San Antonio. He graduated from Texas State University in 1955 before serviing in the Army. He later worked at the Brown School in San Marcos, a residential treatment center for people with special needs while studying with the aim of obtaining a master's degree in education.

Barsotti was the cartoon editor of The Saturday Evening Post and a staff cartoonist at The New Yorker beginning in 1970. His work also appeared in Playboy, Punch and Fast Company, among other publications. In 1992, his dog character was adopted as a logo by the office supplies company Niceday Ltd, which was taken over the French company Guilbert, leading to the nickname "Niceday pup" in the United Kingdom

Barsotti died of brain cancer on June 16, 2014, at his home in Kansas City, Missouri, aged 80.

Extent

15 Linear Feet

15.5 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Multiple accessions documenting the career of Texas State University alumnus and internationally recognized cartoonist, Charles Barsotti. Materials include original drawings, correspondence, files relating to marketing campaigns, and magazines featuring his work.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice is required for use: https://www.thewittliffcollections.txstate.edu/research/makearesearchappointment.html.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gifts of Ramoth Barsotti, 2010-2018

Title
Guide to the Charles Barsotti Accessions
Author
Mary Garcia (2010), Tabitha Henderson (2018), Sherri Turner-Hermann (2019)
Date
2010, 2018, 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Revision Statements

  • 2021: Revised for ArchivesSpace by Katie Salzmann

Repository Details

Part of the The Wittliff Collections Repository

Contact:
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA