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George Herriman Cartoons

An inventory of his cartoons at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MD
Date: 25 Mar 2009

Biographical History

George Herriman (1880-1944) was an American cartoonist and creator of the newspaper comic strip Krazy Kat.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The George Herriman Cartoons collection contains 3 original daily cartoons from the newspaper comic strip Krazy Kat (1937, 1941). Two of the daily strips from 1937 involve the "Tiger Tea" motif/storyline.

Arrangement of the Collection

Cartoons are in chronological order.


Access Restrictions:

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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.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has the piano score from the dance production of Krazy Kat: A Jazz Pantomime (1922) with special illustrations by George Herriman (do a title search in the Classic Catalog for "Krazy Kat: A Jazz Pantomime"). An original George Herriman drawing presented to the cartoonist Bruce Russell can be found in the Bruce Russell Papers. Also, Krazy Kat proofs and tearsheets can be located in the Vernon Greene Papers.

Special Collections Research Center has more than 150 collections of cartoonists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Herriman, George, 1880-1944.

Corporate Bodies

King Features Syndicate.

Associated Titles

Krazy Kat (comic strip)


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Krazy Kat (Fictitious character)

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

George Herriman Cartoons,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1963.

Table of Contents

Krazy Kat daily cartoons