6 finding aid(s) found containing the word(s) American wit and humor.

  1. Fred Allen radio scripts, 1934-1949

    400 items ; 18 containers ; 7.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Radio comedian and humorist. Copyright deposits of radio scripts of Allen’s radio programs.

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  2. Cyril Clemens collection, 1686-1982

    350 items ; 1 container ; 0.4 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Biographer and editor. Letters received from prominent people relating to the International Mark Twain Society or to some aspect of Samuel Langhorne Clemens's life or literary works written by him under the name Mark Twain. Also includes production materials for several works on him by Cyril Clemens, and copies of historical documents collected by Cyril Clemens.

  3. Marshall P. Wilder papers, 1880-1914

    2,000 items ; 8 containers plus 1 oversize ; 3 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Humorist and entertainer. Correspondence, diaries, humor notes and clippings supplying the raw material for Wilder's performances, notebooks containing lists of theatrical agents and performers, scrapbooks of playbills and theatrical broadsides, and photographs.

  4. Jack Kapp collection, circa 1900-1949

    69 items, including 63 drawings and 6 prints ; : mounted in mat board folders -- Recorded Sound Reference Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Collection of mostly original cartoon drawings, one framed album cover, and some correspondence assembled by American Decca Records founder and president Jack Kapp. The drawings provide historical commentary on the issues of the phonograph industry, particularly the American Federation of Musicians recording ban of 1942-1944, and the place of the phonograph in American life.

  5. Herbert Block papers, 1863-2002

    72,250 items ; 211 containers plus 1 oversize ; 84.6 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Political cartoonist, author, and journalist. Correspondence, writings, speeches, interviews, clippings, cartoon reprints, and printed matter documenting principally Block's career at the Washington Post.

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  6. Bill Mauldin papers, 1941-1970

    6,000 items ; 18 containers ; 7.2 linear feet -- Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

    Summary:

    Cartoonist. Correspondence, writings and other material relating to Mauldin's career as a cartoonist, his work on behalf of the American Veterans Committee, and his interest in civil aviation.