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The significant portion of the Irvin Dugan papers consists of original drawings that Mr. Dugan made during his career as the staff artist for the Huntington Publishing Company. The subject matter of the cartoons includes topics of national as well as local and regional interest; some representative subjects are the war bond drive during World War II, election campaigns, Disabled American Veterans, United Fund, and various athletic events.

Also included is correspondence from many service organizations regarding the use of the cartoons for public service advertising; letters from individuals include those from Edward Stettinius, Jr., Rex Stout, and the office of John L. Lewis. There are also newspaper clippings of the cartoons as well as a small collection of other printed material.


Special collections material is obtained from many sources and is intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by the department. It is up to the researcher to verify that they have permission to use these materials for publication or other activities.

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The Irvin Dugan Papers manuscript collection is comprised of Accession Numbers 0071 and 0258. These collections have been merged under accession number 0071 (this collection).

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For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Dates: 1933-1963