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John T. McCutcheon letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0884

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two letters written by John T. McCutcheon to W. W. "Dem" Demlow and Mrs. Russo dated 1945/02/23 and undated.

There are also oversize cartoons from McCutcheon ranging from 1903 to 1948 and undated (OBC024).


  • 1903-1948, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

John Tinney McCutcheon was born May 6, 1870, near South Raub, Indiana, the son of John Barr and Clara (Glick) McCutcheon. He studied art under Ernest Knaufft at Purdue University. After leaving Purdue University, McCutcheon wrote for Lafayette-area newspapers. He then took a job as illustrator with the Chicago Morning News. In 1903, McCutcheon became a cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune. In 1917, McCutcheon married Evelyn Wells Shaw. The couple had four children: Shaw, Evelyn, John Tinney Jr., and Barr. John T. McCutcheon died June 10, 1949.


0.07 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Dorothy Russo on 1945/04/30.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OBC024: John T. McCutcheon cartoons

Processing Information

EAD finding aid created in 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid revised 2014/08/01 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid updated 2021/09/02; 2021/10/18 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.