John Chase papers
Scope and Contents
The John Chase Cartoon collection consists of cartoons drawn by John Chase for New Orleans newspapers, magazines, football program covers, court drawings, advertisements, and storyboards of his political editorials on WDSU-TV. There are also manuscripts, correspondence, and illustrations for publications, including Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children, and Other Streets of New Orleans, We the People, Louisiana Purchase, Of Time and Chase, and New Orleans Story. Materials relating to his agent, Helen R. Dietrich and the Sam Recile bankruptcy case can also be found in this collection.
- 1880-1988 (bulk: 1925-1986)
- Chase, John Churchill. (Person)
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Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Biographical / Historical
John Chase (1905-1986) was a noted cartoonist, illustrator, and writer based in New Orleans. He is best known for his editorial cartoons for the New Orleans States-Item newspaper as well as his illustrated historical works on New Orleans and Louisiana. He wrote Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children and Other Streets of New Orleans and Louisiana Purchase: an American Story. Chase is also known for doing editorial cartoons on television on WDSU-TV during the 1960s and early 1970s as well as creating the covers of football programs. He was a contributor to the work, New Orleans, Yesterday and Today: A Guide to the City with Walter G. Cowan, Charles L. Dufour, Osborne K. Leblanc, and John Wilds. Chase created a large historical mural for the New Orleans Public Library. He also taught a course on New Orleans history at Tulane University. Chase was married to Frances Chase. He died in 1986.
339 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The collection is arranged chronologically. The collection consists of 408 manuscript boxes, 33 volumes, and 423 oversize items. It is 339 linear feet.
Source of Acquisition
Gift of John Churchill Chase. Date acquired: 12/07/1967.
Collection processed by LAC Group in 2012.
- Cartooning Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Drawings Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Editorial cartoons Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Louisiana -- History Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Manuscripts for publication Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- New Orleans (La) -- History Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Political cartoons Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Political cartoons -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Souvenir programs Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- John Chase papers
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