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Ted Key Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Key, Ted.
Title: Ted Key Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1937-2008
Quantity: 46 linear ft.
Abstract: Original artwork for over 4,500 magazine and snydicated cartoons (including Hazel) ; commercial artwork; correspondence; screenplays; scripts for the Hazel television show; writings; promotional material; proofs and memorabilia.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Biographical History

Ted Key (1912-2008) was an American cartoonist and writer who is best known for creating the character "Hazel".

Ted Key was born on August 25, 1912 in Fresno, California as Theodore Keyser. His father, a Latvian immigrant, changed the family name (originally Katseff) to Key during World War I. After graduating from the University of California- Berkeley in 1933, where he was art editor of the student newspaper and associate editor of the college magazine, Key moved to New York City and worked as a freelance cartoonist and wrote for the J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency. While in New York, Key joined the Cartoonists Guild of America in an effort to increase the amount of money received for his work. During World War II, Key served in a public relations capacity with the United States Army Signal Corps.

Key developed the Hazel character, a maid and related characters Mr. and Mrs. Baxter, cats: Two Ton and Mostly; and dogs: Smiley and Schnoozel. The idea was picked up by the Saturday Evening Post in 1943 and cartoons featuring her Hazel began appearing in the magazine. The Saturday Evening Post retained exclusive rights to the character while it was published in the magazine. Hazel replaced the panel Little Lulu and became a regular monthly feature until the Saturday Evening Post ceased publication in 1969. However, Hazel was picked up by the King Features Syndicate and they began publishing the cartoon six days a week. Key adapted the Hazel character for other mediums. Hazel was used in promotional material and Key wrote a movie and musical treatments. Hazel was also successfully adapted into a non-animated television series, starring Shirley Booth. The show, produced by Screen Gems, aired initially on NBC for four seasons starting in 1961. The show as brought to a conclusion on CBS in 1966.

Key also published gag cartoons in other magazines including Collier’s and This Week. In addition to drawing cartoons, Key illustrated motivational materials published by Economics Press designed for children and businesses under the titles Positive Attitude and A Sales Bullet. Also a writer, Key authored the children's book Phyllis and wrote screenplays, several of which were produced as Walt Disney movies. These films, The Million Dollar Duck (1971), Gus (1976), The Cat from Outer Space (1978), all featured animals as leading characters. Key is also credited with also wrote the story for Digby, the Biggest Dog in the World (1973), which was produced in the United Kingdom. Key is also credited with creating the characters Peabody and Sherman.

The National Cartoonists Society named Hazel the Best Newspaper Panel cartoon in 1977. Key was also active with the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America and was a speaker at the 1957 Canadian National Exposition.

For much of his career, Ted Key worked out of his home outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Key retired in 1993 and died on May 3, 2008.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ted Key Papers are arranged in seven series. The majority of the material in the collection is related to Key's Hazel character which appeared as a: syndicated cartoon, magazine cartoon and television show. Also available is material related to Key's work in motion pictures and original artwork by other artists. The collection includes printed material, original artwork, writings, and correspondence.

Artwork (1942-1993) is the largest series containing original artwork for the Hazel panel cartoon as it appeared as a syndicated cartoon for King Features Syndicate (3,925 cartoons) and as a magazine cartoon in the Saturday Evening Post (over 300 cartoons). There are also non-Hazel gag cartoons that were published in magazines such as Collier's and This Week (over 600 cartoons). In the inventory portion of this finding aid, there are links to two PDFs of item-level lists of magazine cartoons created by Key. Please note, these lists have not been verified.

The magazine cartoons have been numbered by Key and are primarily from 1942 through the 1960s. These items measure approximately 11" x 15" and were drawn in ink on paperboard. Many originals, particularly of Hazel have paper overlays on which pigment was applied for spot color (typically yellow). Captions are written in pencil. On back are numbers assigned by Key, the date of publication and publication name. The collection includes some full color cartoons as well as several are multiple page spreads. The collection also includes artwork for Hazel as a syndicated panel cartoon from 1969-1993. Earlier years measure 11 ½" x 14 ½" and have captions written in pencil. Work from the 1980s and 1990s measures 7 ½" x 9" and captions have been typed and pasted on. The Hazel syndicated cartoon was drawn in ink.

Also included in this series is original color artwork for Diz and Liz which appeared in Jack and Jill magazine; miscellaneous original artwork by Key; and cartoons by other artists including several pieces for Life magazine. In addition to magazine and syndicated cartoons, there is rough artwork for the Positive Attitude posters and A Sales Bullet illustrations Key produced. These posters feature positive aphorisms about being a good person and a good employee, such as "The right way…is the best way" and "Doing your share helps get the job done!". These roughs were done in watercolor on paper and are numbered and dated. Also included are rough ideas that were rejected.

Correspondence (1943-2002) contains incoming letters from fellow cartoonists Syd Hoff, Lynn Johnston (as well as her niece) and Ed Nofziger as well as a small sampling of fan mail. Key also corresponded with Adlai Stevenson, Bess Truman, Hazel television star, Shirley Booth and children's author Betty MacDonald.

The Personal series (1957-1986) consists of mementos, including a placard for the NBC spelling bee and a handkerchief embroidered with the name Hazel; a photograph of Key; and awards including a letter from Syracuse University.

Promotional material (1940s-2004) includes a variety of printed material using the Hazel character as well as publicity for movies written by Key including posters and press kits.

Proofs (1954-2008) is comprised almost entirely of proof sheets the Hazel syndicated panel cartoon. Each week appears on a single sheet. There are two sets of proofs for most years; some sets are not complete. There are a few also miscellaneous proofs for magazine cartoons and a Hazel book.

Writings (1960-1998) consist of proposals, screenplays, treatments and scripts for Hazel related productions as well as Key's screenplays for the motion pictures Cat From Outer Space, Digby the Biggest Dog in the World, Gus and Million Dollar Duck. The series includes material for ideas that were never produced including a memoir. The Hazel television scripts are not written by Key and for several other titles, Key worked with collaborators who have been named in this inventory where available. The series also contains handwritten gags for Hazel. Often these sheets are dated at the top with a week's date range. Some gags have been crossed out as "drawn" and some contain very rough sketches drawn in ballpoint pen.

Miscellaneous (1942-1992) includes clippings, book dummies, published material, a typed translation taken from a Norwegian Hazel book and a cassette tape recording of a Toonerviews interview with Ted Key, Chon Day, Fred Lasswell, Hank Ketcham and Chance Brown.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Magazine cartoons have been arranged by date and separated into Hazel and non-Hazel sections within each year. Syndicated cartoons are arranged in chronological order. Correspondence is arranged in alphabetical order by sender.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Reproduction, literary, publication, commercial and sales rights have been retained by Key's heirs.

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Related Material

Published works related to Hazel and Key's other work are located in Rare Books. Please use the SUMMIT catalog to locate these materials.

Special Collections Research Center has collections of over one hundred cartoonists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Key, Ted.

Corporate Bodies

King Features Syndicate.

Associated Titles

Digby the biggest dog in the world.
Gus (motion picture)
Hazel (Television series)
Hazel (cartoon)
Million dollar duck (motion picture)
Saturday evening post.
The cat from outer space.

Subjects

American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Animals in motion pictures.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Motion picture plays.
Screenwriters -- United States.
Women household employees -- Caricatures and cartoons.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
Memorabilia.
Promotional materials.
Proofs (printed matter)
Screenplays.
Scripts (documents)

Occupations

Cartoonists.
Screenwriters.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Ted Key Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ted Key, 1963-1964, 1966-1969, 1971-1974, 1978, 1990, 2000.

Gift of Peter Key, 2009-2010.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: DMW
Date: 10 Oct 1979
Revision history: 5 Sep 2007 - converted to EAD (MRC); 3 Jun 2008 - corrections to bio (MRC); 30 Nov 2010 - detailed inventory (SK)

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Inventory

Artwork
Commercial art - roughs
Box 12 Energy posters undated
#5
Box 12 Positive Attitude (P.A.) 1980-1991
#397-493, 500-684 with some gaps
Box 13 Sales Bullet 1980s
#631, 662-686, 711-896 with some gaps
Box 14 Rejects circa 1980s
Box 14 Unidentified circa 1980s - likely for Positive Attitude and/or Sales Bullet
Hazel syndicated cartoon (3,925 items)
Click here for a detailed inventory.
Oversize 1 1969 Jan, 1969 Jun, 1969 Aug-Nov
Oversize 2 1969 Dec
Box 1 1970 Jan-Aug
Oversize 2 1970 Sep-Dec
Oversize 3 1971 Jan
Box 2 1971 Feb-Sep
Oversize 3 1971 Oct-1972 Feb
Oversize 4 1972 Mar-Dec
Oversize 5 1973 Jan-Dec
Oversize 6 1974 Jan-1975 May
Oversize 7 1975 Jun-Dec, 1976 Feb, 1976 May, 1977 Oct - also includes 3 undated unfinished cartoons/sketches
Box 3 25 Jan 1980, 1981 Oct-Dec, 1982 Feb-Mar, 1982 Oct, 1984 Apr-Dec, 1985 Apr-1986 Feb, 1986 Apr, 1986 Oct, 5 Dec 1987, 1988 Feb-Mar, 1988 May-Jul, 1988 Sep-Oct, 1989 Jan-Apr, 1989 Jun-Dec
Box 4 1990 Jan-Nov
Box 5 1990 Dec-1991 May
Box 6 1991 Jun-Dec
Box 7 1992 Jan-Jul
Box 8 1992 Aug-1993 Feb
Box 9 1993 Mar-Jun
Magazine cartoons
Click here to view a detailed inventory of Hazel cartoons and their numbers, captions and publication date.
Click here to view a detailed inventory of non-Hazel magazine cartoons and their numbers, captions and publication date.
Please note these inventories were provided by Key and have not been verified for accuracy and completeness.
Oversize 8 1942 non- Hazel
92, 324, 335
Oversize 8 1943 non-Hazel
69, 74, 97, 102, 140, 161, 191-192, 260, 282, 613, 742, 753
Oversize 8 1944 Hazel
108
Oversize 8 1944 non-Hazel
77, 202, 332, 469
Oversize 8 1945 Hazel
161, 311, 338
Oversize 8 1945 non-Hazel
unnumbered, 89, 144, 353, 439, 443, 490
Oversize 8 1946 Hazel
21, 24, 57, 297, 299, 312, 324
Oversize 9 1946 Hazel
293, 295, 473, 476, 506, 507, 513
Oversize 8 1946 non-Hazel
104, 121, 135, 139, 155
Oversize 9 1946 non-Hazel
158, 163, 172, 198, 205, 275, 287, 294, 298, 325, 352, 470, 472, 489, 491, 493, 494, 506, 507, 559, 564, 567, 595
Oversize 10 1946 non-Hazel
602, 603, 604, 617, 618, 648, 737, 738, 740, 741
Oversize 10 1947 Hazel
13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 58, 298, 484, 512
Oversize 10 1947 non-Hazel
5, 7, 8, 22, 29, 39. 40, 43, 51, 61, 68
Oversize 11 1947 non-Hazel
103, 125, 127, 129, 141, 142, 143, 145, 153, 156, 157, 159, 169, 170, 171, 195, 217, 243, 259, 289, 401, 402, 441, 444, 465, 471, 488, 492
Oversize 12 1947 non-Hazel
504, 508, 525, 556, 560, 578, 579, 605-612, 614, 619, 638, 639, 743-745, 754, 756, 757, 759, 763, 764, 765, 766
Oversize 13 1948 Hazel
9-12, 15, 18-19, 53-54, 59, 104-105, 139, 143-144, 149, 289-291, 294, 296, 302, 314, 315, 486, 516
Oversize 14 1948non-Hazel
4, 32, 54, 62, 76, 83, 96, 122, 126, 137, 146, 152, 165, 175, 177, 186, 193, 261-263, 293, 295, 297, 453, 468, 481, 482, 486
Oversize 15 1948 non-Hazel
487, 503, 505, 511, 561, 565, 571, 622-627, 637, 728-736, 746, 755, 760, 762
Oversize 16 1949 Hazel
22, 23, 27, 43, 102, 103, 106, 109, 146, 151-153, 158, 164-166, 173, 194, 303, 313, 316, 340-342, 504
Oversize 17 1949 non-Hazel
6, 9, 17, 21, 30, 56, 70, 73, 75, 91, 93, 95, 118, 124, 132, 150, 154, 160, 164, 173, 178, 187, 188, 194, 206, 209, 210
Oversize 18 1949 non-Hazel
245, 258, 267, 288, 299, 336, 346, 403, 404, 458, 477, 483, 495, 498, 500, 502, 524, 562, 580, 583, 615, 616, 634-636, 640-643
Oversize 19 1949 non-Hazel
644-647, 747-748, 761
Oversize 19 1950 Hazel
25, 26, 49, 55, 56, 83, 98, 130, 131, 141, 142, 154-156, 159, 193, 287
Oversize 20 1950 Hazel
288, 292, 301, 318, 343, 452
Oversize 20 1950 non-Hazel
3, 26, 46, 67, 71, 72, 79, 90, 94, 138, 162, 189, 211, 212, 225-227, 234, 246, 273, 296
Oversize 21 1950 non-Hazel
337, 371, 440, 442, 456, 475, 478, 496, 558, 739, 749
Oversize 21 1951 Hazel
60, 107, 129, 132, 140, 147, 150, 168-171, 195, 203, 317, 319-320, 344, 345
Oversize 22 1951 non-Hazel
19, 24, 27, 45, 47, 63, 66, 80, 98, 100, 115, 117, 119, 128, 133, 176, 190, 197, 200, 201, 207, 208, 214
Oversize 23 1951 non-Hazel
216, 222, 251, 254, 255, 272, 436-438, 450, 455, 464, 474, 476, 484, 499, 515, 517, 521
Oversize 24 1951 non-Hazel
532-549, 563, 566, 573, 581, 628-633
Oversize 25 1952 Hazel
50, 137, 145, 162, 172, 186, 209, 212, 216, 218, 232, 233, 235, 242, 245, 250, 252, 257, 259, 260, 300, 501, 505
Oversize 26 1952 non-Hazel
35, 36, 42, 53, 59, 99, 106, 130, 149, 151, 168, 182, 183, 199, 215, 218, 223, 228, 249, 252, 264, 265, 270, 271, 279
Oversize 27 1952 non-Hazel
281, 291, 292, 326, 327, 338, 341, 348, 351, 357, 360, 368, 369, 446, 451, 467, 473, 479, 485, 497,501, 514, 516, 518, 569, 596
Oversize 28 1953 Hazel
163, 167, 180, 182-185, 188, 190-192, 198, 204-207, 210, 211, 213, 215
Oversize 29 1953 Hazel
221, 223, 225, 227, 228, 230, 236, 239, 243, 244, 253, 257, 470
Oversize 29 1953 non-Hazel
1, 11, 12, 37, 38, 41, 55, 57, 78, 101, 105
Oversize 30 1953 non-Hazel
120, 123, 147, 148, 167, 174, 181, 219-221, 238, 242, 248, 266, 268, 276-278, 301-310
Oversize 31 1953 non-Hazel
329, 340, 347, 359, 361, 432, 434, 448, 459, 480, 512, 513, 520, 526, 529, 574-576, 599
Box 17 1955 non-Hazel
662-672 Saturday Evening Post spread "The Expert"
Oversize 32 1954 Hazel
84, 134, 138, 157, 160, 174, 178, 181, 189, 196, 197, 199-202, 208, 214, 217, 219, 222, 224, 226, 229, 231
Oversize 33 1954 Hazel
232, 237, 238, 240, 241, 247-249, 254-256, 258, 321, 327, 331
Oversize 33 1954 non-Hazel
13, 14, 23, 25, 28, 33, 34, 51, 64
Oversize 34 1954 non-Hazel
65, 108, 110-112, 116, 224, 229A, 229B, 235, 240, 241, 256, 257, 269, 274, 285, 328, 330, 331, 355, 370, 399, 400
Oversize 35 1954 non-Hazel
433, 452, 460, 510, 519, 527, 528, 550-555, 584-594, 597, 598
Box 35 1954 non-Hazel
768-778 - all for Colliers
Oversize 36 1955 Hazel
133, 136, 175, 176, 179, 187, 220, 234, 246, 310, 322, 328, 370
Oversize 36 1955 non-Hazel
10, 20, 44, 49, 88, 107, 109, 113, 114, 134, 230, 237, 247, 280, 284
Oversize 37 1955 non-Hazel
290, 300, 311-323, 339, 356, 365, 372, 392-398
Oversize 38 1955 non-Hazel
435, 449, 509, 577, 582, 601
Box 35 1955 non-Hazel
655-661 - all for Colliers
Box 17 1955 non-Hazel
701-705 This Week spread "The Extroverts"
Oversize 38 1956 Hazel
2, 5, 6, 16, 46, 93-95, 325, 329, 330, 332-337, 339, 347, 348
Oversize 39 1956 Hazel
349, 352, 353, 355, 356, 359-364, 368, 369
Oversize 39 1956 non-Hazel
15, 48, 52, 81, 82, 131
Oversize 40 1956 non-Hazel
131, 136, 166, 180, 184, 185, 196, 253, 333, 350, 358, 364, 386-391, 405, 406, 408, 411-414, 457
Oversize 41 1956 non-Hazel
461, 466, 530, 600, 781
Box 35 1956 non-Hazel
649-654 - all for Colliers
Box 17 1955 non-Hazel
407, 409-410, 415 Saturday Evening Post spread "Theirs and Ours"
Oversize 41 1957 Hazel
1, 44, 97, 101, 128, 326, 346, 350, 351, 354, 357, 358, 365-367, 455, 456, 463, 481, 500
Oversize 42 1957 non-Hazel
50, 60, 86, 87, 179, 250, 334, 342, 349, 354, 362, 366, 367, 373-385
Oversize 43 1957 non-Hazel
416-422, 462, 568, 572, 620
Oversize 43 1958 Hazel
4, 7, 8, 18, 30, 31, 33, 42, 45, 48, 96, 113, 124-127, 135
Oversize 44 1958 Hazel
276, 277, 285, 286, 458, 459, 477, 482, 510, 515, 517
Oversize 44 1958 non-Hazel
85, 239, 343, 363, 423-431, 463, 508, 522, 557, 570, 717, 718
Oversize 45 1958 non-Hazel
719-727
Oversize 45 1959 Hazel
64, 68, 71, 76-77, 82, 85-86, 89-90, 100, 110-111, 114-115, 119, 121-123
Oversize 52 1959 Hazel
148, 263, 265, 268-272, 278, 280-282, 284, 304-306, 308-309, 453, 457, 460, 478, 490, 498-499, 502, 509
Oversize 47 1959 non-Hazel
84, 213, 233, 344, 523, 531, 706-716
Box 35 1959 non-Hazel
686-692 - all for Saturday Evening Post
Oversize 47 1960 Hazel
3, 28, 32, 34-38, 40
Oversize 48 1960 Hazel
41, 47, 65-67, 69-70, 74-75, 78, 80, 92, 99, 112, 116-118, 120, 261-262, 264, 266-267, 273-275, 279, 283, 307, 449
Oversize 49 1960 non-Hazel
345
Box 35 1960 non-Hazel
674-685 - all for Saturday Evening Post
Oversize 49 1961 Hazel
29, 52, 62-63, 72-73, 79, 81, 87-88, 91, 433, 439, 450-451, 454, 475, 483
Oversize 49 1962 Hazel
39, 448, 472, 485, 489, 496
Oversize 50 1963 Hazel
177 (for the Saturday Evening Post but unpublished), 412, 418-419, 425, 427, 430, 432, 436, 442-443, 487-488, 495, 497, 503, 511
Oversize 50 1964 Hazel
406-411, 415-417, 426, 428, 434, 437-438, 462, 491-492, 494
Oversize 51 1965 Hazel
446, 493
Oversize 51 1966 Hazel
413, 440, 444, 474
Oversize 51 1967 Hazel
414, 421, 429, 435, 445, 464, 466, 469, 471, 479-480
Oversize 51 1968 Hazel
423-424, 431, 441, 447, 465, 467-468
Oversize 51 Undated Hazel
2, 61, 2 items without numbers
Oversize 55 1970s-1980s Hazel - some list months of publication, many are undated
Oversize 46 "Diz and Liz" for Jack and Jill 1961-1966
Box 16 "Diz and Liz" for Jack and Jill 1966-1968
Box 17 "Diz and Liz" for Jack and Jill 1968 Apr-Dec
Miscellaneous
Oversize 53 Works by Key
"Cheese It, The Carps!!", undated
Clippings of Judge spread, 1937
Clippings from New York World Telegram, 1937
[Drawing of dancer], undated
Hazel color crayon drawing, undated
Hazel color drawing inscribed to Anne Key, 1971
Hazel watercolor drawing inscribed to Anne Key, 1972
Magazine cartoon, undated
"Watch Out Everybody- the plate’s hot" (Hazel) Collier's, undated
"You Must Excuse my Husband" 1939
Untitled New Yorker cartoon, 1938
Oversize 54 Works by Key
[Hazel at sewing machine], undated
Here’s Hazel book cover art, circa 1940s
"Stare Him in the Eye…", 1937
"Will You Do Us a Favor Before you Come Down", 1938
Untitled, multiple panel spread, undated
Oversize 53 Works by others
Allen, Colin (inscribed to Ted and Anne Key)
Artzybasheff, Boris Life magazine, undated
Barker? Barber? Barbor?, P.
Barlow, Perry, 2 items, undated
Brustlein, Daniel "Alain", - 2 items, one depicting Hitler
Gentry, Thurston, 2 items, undated
Halton, Ned, 1938
Halton, Ned, clipping, undated
Unidentified, print
Oversize 54 Works by others
Barlow, Perry- Life magazine, undated
Bundy, Gilbert- color, undated
Decker, Richard- Life magazine, undated
Frueh, Alfred Joseph- Life magazine, 2 items, undated
McKay, Dorothy- Life magazine, undated
Parker, Al- "The Gift Horse," undated
Starrat, Kemp- Life magazine, undated
Unidentified- [Orchard Street], undated
Correspondence
Box 15 A, C, G, H, P 1943, 1946-1947, 1952, 1954
Box 15 Allen, Colin 1995-1996
Box 15 Baldwin, Faith undated
Box 15 Berenstain, Michael 1996
Box 15 Booth, Shirley 1954
Box 15 Douglas, Kirk 1991 - regarding the Robert Meltzer Award
Box 15 Fan mail 1946, 1948, 1964-1967, 1971-1974, undated (2 folders)
Box 15 Fan mail- children 1961, 1963-1966, 1973
Box 15 Hoff, Syd 1995-1996
Box 15 Johnston, Lynn 1988, 1990, 1998-2002 - includes copies of drawings (2 folders)
Box 15 Kaltenborn, H. V. 1943
Box 15 MacDonald, Betty 1947, undated
Box 15 Nofziger, Ed 1994-1996
Box 15 Rosenberg, Marvin 1996
Box 15 Stevenson, Adlai 1952
Box 15 Tabor, Gladys 1956
Box 15 Truman, Bess 1951-1952
Box 15 Unidentified undated - note commenting on an ad for a "Hazel type General Housekeeper"
Personal
Awards
Box 37 American Lung Association plaque and letter 1977
Box 36 Big Brothers/Big Sisters plaque 1986
Box 36 Canadian National Exposition 1957 (2 pieces)
Box 37 Certificates and correspondence 1994, undated
Box 37 National Cartoonists Society nomination certificates 1961, 1971-1972, 1974-1976
Box 36 Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity plaque 1994
Box 37 Syracuse University 1969
Box 37 Veteran's Administration 1973
Mementos
Box 37 Spelling bee card, Hazel embroidered handkerchief, Hazel drawing undated
Miscellaneous
Box 38 History of Plant Engineering Agency Army Communications Service circa 1940s
original copy has been cataloged and transferred to Rare Books
Box 37 Letter regarding health undated
Box 37 Photograph undated
Promotional material
Oversize 56 Book publicity 1940s, 1958 (2 items)
Box 37 Calendars 1951, 1977-1978, 1985
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America
"Cheerful Yearfull"
"Just Waxed" (Johnson Wax)
Movie publicity
Map-Case 1, Drawer 107 Cat from Outer Space movie poster 1978
Oversize 56 Digby the Biggest Dog in the World plastic bag 1974
Box 34 Digby the Biggest Dog in the World press kit 1974
Box 34 Digby the Biggest Dog in the World stickers 1974
Oversize 56 Gus paper grocery bag 1976 - from Ralph's grocery store
Box 34 Gus press materials 1976
Box 34 Gus still photographs circa 1976 (2 folders)
Map-Case 1, Drawer 107 Million Dollar Duck movie poster 1971
Box 15 Million Dollar Duck press kit 1971
Box 15 Million Dollar Duck still photographs 1971
Oversize 55 Showdown at Ulcer Gulch poster 1956
screenplay by Key
Box 37 Pamphlets 1955-1956, 1966
Fatal Fallacies (Travelers insurance)
Hazel's Household Hints
Training Can Be Fun (and Useful Too) (Ken-L Products)
Oversize 55 Posters 1951, 1977-1978, 1985 - topics include safety and smoking
Lakeside Pharmaceuticals
New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety
Oversize 56 Miscellaneous 1984, 1990, 2004
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America advertisement
Hazel advertising campaign material
Hazel greeting card sample
South Jersey Gas Company reprints
Proofs
Oversize 56 Hazel syndicated cartoon 1995
Please note the following omissions:
1995: missing 1/1-3/4, 7/24-729, 11/20-11/25
Box 10 Hazel syndicated cartoon 1996-2002
Each year except 1996 contains 2 sets of proofs.
Please note the following omissions:
1996: missing 12/30-12/31
1998: Set 1- missing 12/7-12/12; Set 2- 3/16-3/21, 12/7-12/12
1999: Set 2- missing 1/4-1/9, 4/26-5/1
2002: Set 2- missing 5/21
Box 11 Hazel syndicated cartoon 2003-2008
Please note the following omissions:
2007: Set 1 and 2- missing 8/13-8/18, 8/27-9/1, 9/10-9/30, 11/5-11/10, 11/25-12/14
2008: Set 1 and 2- missing 3/17-3/22, 4/7-4/12, 5/17-12/31
Box 17 Hazel proofs used by Dutton & Co for Hazel book circa 1947, undated (2 folders)
Oversize 55 Magazine spread proofs undated
Oversize 56 "Man of the Soil" color proofs undated
Box 17 Negative proof for Saturday Evening Post cartoon 1954
Writings
majority are by Key; Hazel television scripts were written by others
Cat from Outer Space
Box 27 Manuscript undated
Box 27 Outline 1975
Box 27 Outline for revised screenplay 1976
Box 27 Rough artwork and note circa 1970s - depicts dogs, note explains original idea to story involve dogs
Box 27 Screenplay- 1st revision 1976
Box 27 Screenplay- 1st submission 1976
Box 28 Screenplay 1975, 1976
Box 28 Screenplay 1976 (2 versions)
Box 38 Screenplay Jul 14 1976
Box 28 Screenplay 1977
Box 29 Shooting script 1977 (2 copies)
Box 38 Shooting script Mar 3 1977
Box 29 Story 1970s
Box 29 Typescript for book circa 1977-1978
Digby The Biggest Dog in the World
Box 29 Screenplay undated (2 versions)
Box 30 Script 1966 - first draft
Box 30 Unidentified circa 1959
Dolan's Devil
Box 30 A tv comedy series undated
Emma's First National Bank (Jennie's Bank) - a tv comedy series
Box 30 Treatment undated
Box 30 Scripts 1966
Gus
Box 30 Screenplays 1974, undated
Box 30 Story undated (2 versions)
Box 31 Miscellaneous undated
Half a Moustache: a Memoir
Box 31 Part I 1994
Box 31 Part II 1995 (2 copies)
Box 31 Part III 1998
Box 31 Part IV 1998
Hazel
several in collaboration with Mark Shaw.
Box 23 Gags for cartoons circa 1970s-1980s
Box 24 Gags for cartoons circa 1970s-1980s
Box 25 Gags for cartoons circa 1970s-1980s
Box 26 Gags for cartoons circa 1970s-1980s
Box 22 "Hazel Bible" 1960s-1980s - written in 1960, updated in the 1970s and 1980s, used for reference purposes by those producing the Hazel television series
Box 22 Motion picture story undated
Box 22 Movie outline 1993
Box 22 Movie outline 1993 - includes 1 piece of correspondence
Box 22 Movie outline 1993 - second draft
Box 33 Movie screenplay circa 1990s -
Box 33 Movie screenplay 1993 - first draft sent to Mark Shaw
Box 33 Movie screenplays circa 1990s, 1993 (3 items)
Box 33 Movie story board outline 1993
Box 34 Musical proposal undated
Box 34 Musical story outlines undated (2 items)
Box 34 Musical script 1984 (2 items)
Box 18 Television pilot 1960
Box 18 Television prospectus 1960
Box 18 Television scripts 1961-1962 - some include multiple drafts, revisions
3002-3005, 3007, 3414, 3418-3419, 3442, 3499, 3504, 3510, 3514, 3517, 3520, 3604-3607
Box 19 Television scripts 1962, 1965 - some include multiple drafts, revisions
3607-3617
Box 20 Television scripts 1962-1963, 1965 - some include multiple drafts, revisions
3618-3625
Box 21 Television scripts 1963, 1965-1966 - some include multiple drafts, revisions
3627-3639
Box 22 Television scripts 1963, 1966 - some include multiple drafts, revisions
3640, 3643, 3647-3653, 3656-3659
Huggins
Box 31 Screen treatment by Ted Key and Merrill Pannitt 1991
The Incredible Buffalo Bill
Box 31 Television Series by Ted Key and Merrill Pannitt 1979
Jim Hill is Pregnant
Box 31 Screen treatment by Ted Key and Merrill Pannitt 1989
Lily
Box 31 TV format 1979
Million Dollar Duck (Mr. Webfoot Waddle)
Box 27 Screen story undated
Nessie Come Home with Merrill Pannitt
Box 31 Film story undated
Box 32 Screenplay "master copy" 1985 (2 copies)
Box 32 Screenplays undated
Philadelphia Spring with Maury Cohen
Box 32 Film treatment undated (2 copies)
Box 32 Outline 1978, undated - also includes 2 pieces of correspondence
Positive Attitude Posters
Box 12 Ideas undated
Rural Delivery
Box 32 Treatment outline undated
Speedway by Ted Key and Maury Cohen - a totally different concept in Television "Quiz" Games!
Box 32 Proposal undated - includes illustrations
The Taming of Joe Huggins with Merrill Pannitt
Box 34 Screen treatment 1990
Wild WAC Roundup with Merrill Pannitt
Box 34 Screenplay 1982
Miscellaneous
Box 37 Biggest Dog in the World book 1960, 1981 - signed copy; contains letter from Key
Box 38 Cartoonist Profiles No. 78 Jun 1988
Oversize 56 Clippings 1942, 1947, 1954, undated - includes copy of the Fort Dix newspaper
Box 37 Clippings of Key's cartoons published outside of the U.S. undated
Box 38 Diz and Liz coloring book 1964
Box 37 Dummy for If You Like Hazel circa 1952
Box 37 Dummy for Me Too (So'MI) children's book before 1963
Box 37 Media History Digest Comics and Cartoons Issue 1985 - Vol. 5 No. 4 Fall
Box 38 Toonerviews cassette tape recording 1991-1992 - Ted Key, Chon Day, Fred Lasswell, Hank Ketcham, Chance Brown
Box 37 Translation of the foreword in the Norwegian version of Hazel undated
Box 37 Writer's Yearbook interview 1970

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