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Guide to Clippings regarding cartoonist David Low 1988.1213
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  • Scope and Contents note
  • Existence and Location of Copies note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Arrangement note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Conditions Governing Use note

  • Title: Clippings regarding cartoonist David Low
    Identifier/Call Number: 1988.1213
    Contributing Institution: Tauber Holocaust Library
    Language of Material: English
    Container: Archives Box 5
    Physical Description: 1.0 Folder(s) comprising 18 newspaper clippings
    Date (inclusive): 1939-1946
    Language of Materials note: Materials are in English.
    Abstract: The collection comprises clippings of cartoons by and articles about David Low, political cartoonist featured in the New York Times and other newspapers.
    creator: Low, David, 1891-1963

    Scope and Contents note

    The collection is comprised of 18 separate clippings from the New Times and other newspapers, ranging from 1939 - 1946. The majority of the clippings are examples of David Low's political cartoons, featuring Adolf Hitler and Josef Stalin. Also included are articles about Mr. Low, as well as a review of his book "Low On the War: A Cartoon Commentary of the Years of 1939-1941," and an advertisement for his book "Years of Wrath, A Cartoon History: 1931-1945."
    Because of the fragility of the clippings, photocopies of each clipping are provided as use copies.

    Existence and Location of Copies note

    Newspaper clippings are fragile. Photocopies of each have been made for use copies.

    Biographical/Historical note

    David Low was born in Dunedin, New Zealand on April 7, 1891 and died in London on September 19, 1963.
    Mr. Low was educated in Christchurch, New Zealanda. His first cartoon was published in 1902. He worked as a professional cartoonist at various newspaper in Australia until 1919 when he moved to London to work at the London Star (1919-1927). In 1927 he joined the staff of the Evening Standard, where he worked until 1950. Later he was with the Daily Herald, and lastly, beginning in 1952, with the Manchester Guardian.
    It was while he was at the Evening Standard that Low created his famous character, "Colonel Blimp," a reactionary and xenophobic character, in 1932. During World War II his cartoons were regarded as anti-Fascist and anti-Nazi, and Mr. Low was famous for his satirical cartoons of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. As a consequence, his work was banned in Germany and Italy.
    Low became an official British War Artist and in this role attended the Nuremberg War Trials.

    Arrangement note

    Clippings are arranged in chronological order.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    There are no restrictions to access for this collection. Physical access to photocopies only.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Low, David, 1891-1963
    Cartoonists -- New Zealand
    Political cartoons