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V.T. Hamlin Collections

Hamlin, Vincent Trout, 1900-1993 Papers, 1900-1993

MU Ellis Special Collections Comic Collection 5

5.1 cubic feet, 126 original cartoons, 436 photographs.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection contains examples of Hamlin’s work from high school until the end of his career. Although best known for his long-lived comic strip, Alley Oop, this collection includes some of his earlier cartoon work. Also included in the collection are newspaper and journal articles about Hamlin’s work; contracts and correspondence with his primary publisher Newspaper Enterprise Association; personal and career photographs; and personal and family papers, correspondence and memorabilia.


The collection was assembled by V.T. Hamlin and his wife, Dorothy. It was briefly in the possession of daughter Theodora Dewalt prior to her giving the collection to the University of Missouri Libraries on December 22, 1990 with ownership effective January 1, 1991.