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Edgar Everett Martin Papers, 1926-1972; 1935-

Martin, Edgar Everett, 1898-1960. Papers, 1926-1972

MU Ellis Special Collections Comic Collection 3

.25 linear feet, 365 original cartoons

Scope and Contents Note

The collection contains information about Edgar E. Martin and Boots and Her Buddies, the comic strip that he created. Included in the collection are original comic strips from 1942-1959, selected clippings of the strip and articles from the same period. Continuities written by son-in-law Thomas B. Harris are in the collection.


The original Boots and Her Buddies cartoons; the newspaper clippings of the comic strips and articles from the 1930s to 1950s; the Harris continuities; and the photo were placed on deposit in the University Libraries by daughter and son-in-law Mary and Thomas B. Harris in 1991 and 1992.

Box 1

FF 1. Biographical sketches and obituary of Edgar E. Martin.

FF 2. Photograph of Martin.

FF 3-9. Continuities of and correspondence regarding "Boots and Her Buddies" stories or fragments of stories. (22)

FF 10. Articles (6)

"'Boots' Goes to Yale.'"Jackson (Mississippi) Daily News, February or March 1939.

"Where Comics Come From." Unidentified newspaper article.

"'Boots' Has 25th Anniversary, as Creator Edgar E. Martin, Clearwater, Wins Plaudits."The Sun, February 15, 1949.

"Get a 'Flexible Larynx' to Woo the Gals, Advises Atlanta Charm Academy." Tampa Sunday Tribune, July 30, 1950?

"'Boots and Her Buddies' Speak from Brain of Local Student." (Tom Harris) Columbia Daily Tribune, [?] 1950.

Falk, Lee. "A Short History of the Comic Strip (Boots and Her Buddies, p. 4) reprint for Diamond Jubilee of Newspaper Comics April 1971-April 1972.

FF 11. Catalog of Boots and Her Buddies original strips (3 lists). Prepared by Thomas Harris.

FF 12-20. Boots and Her Buddies newspaper clippings and photocopies

FF 12. October 25, 1949-November 11, 1949; November 29, 1949-December 2, 1949

FF 13. December 3-24, 1949; January 13, 1950

FF 14. January 14-February 6, 1950

FF 15. February 7-March 1, 1950

FF 16. March 2, 1950; March 23-April 12, 1950

FF 17. April 13-21, 1950; May 18-31, 1950; August 30, 1950

FF 18. August 31, 1950; September 7-29, 1950

FF 19. September 30-October 21, 1950

FF 20. October 23-November 4, 1950

Box 2

Original Boots and Her Buddies daily strips

Selected strips 1942 to 1948 and undated strips.

(See Box 1, folder 11 for complete lists of the dates of strips in the original deposit).

Box 3

Original Boots and Her Buddies daily strips

Selected strips 1956 to 1959.

(See Box 1, folder 11 for complete lists of the dates of strips in the original deposit).