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Henderson (Marjorie) and Thompson (Ruth Plumly) archive
M2024  
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  • Biography
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Contents
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Marjorie Henderson and Ruth Plumly Thompson archive
    creator: Thompson, Ruth Plumly, 1893-1976
    creator: Marge, 1904-1993
    Identifier/Call Number: M2024
    Physical Description: 2 Linear Feet 3 flat boxes, 1 manuscript box, 1 small map folder
    Date (inclusive): circa 1915-1940
    Abstract: The archive consists largely of Marjorie Henderson's drawings and illustrated letters to her friend and collaborator, Ruth Plumly Thompson. Also included are photographs, ink drawings, and approximately 300 tear sheets of a cartoon "Forgetiquette" on which they collaborated.

    Biography

    Marjorie Henderson (popularly known as Marge) was a talented cartoonist, who by 19 years of age, was already a regular contributor to the Saturday Evening Post among other publications. She grew up on the Main Line of Philadelphia. When she was eleven years old, she began a correspondence with the editor of the children's page at the Philadelphia Public Ledger, another writer, Ruth Plumly Thompson. They began a life long friendship and collaboration.

    Related Materials

    Marge Papers, 1856-1994 (MC 554). Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

    Scope and Contents

    The archive consists largely of Marjorie Henderson's drawings and illustrated letters to her friend and collaborator, Ruth Plumly Thompson. Included are photographs, ink drawings - some with watercolor, pen and ink margettes for a daily newspaper with verses by Ruth Thompson, and approximately 300 printed daily tear sheets of a cartoon "Forgetiquette" on which they collaborated. Her letters document daily life and events on the Main Line in Philadelphia, family vacations, local gossip, collaborative projects, and eventually marriage and children.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Collection is open for research use.

    Conditions Governing Use

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], Marjorie Henderson and Ruth Plumly Thompson archive (M2024). Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    This collection was purchased by Stanford University Libraries in 2014.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Artists as authors -- United States
    Caricatures and cartoons -- United States
    Women cartoonists -- United States
    Comic books, strips, etc.
    Thompson, Ruth Plumly, 1893-1976
    Marge, 1904-1993