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V.T. Hamlin Collections

Box 2

FF 1. Kitchen Sink reprints of Alley Oop comic strips

Typescript of intro to vol. 2 of Kitchen Sink edition of Alley Oop by Teddy Dewalt with letter from Teddy Dewalt and lecture list.

Letter to Frank Stack from R.C. Harvey, March 27, 1991 re publication of Kitchen Sink edition of Alley Oop.

The Collected Alley Oop stationery.

Alley Oop Fantasy Land by Ronald P. Sharrah. This was intended for volume 3 of the Kitchen Sink reprint, but was not published.

FF 1A. Alley Oop: the magazine, edited by Frank Stack. Vol. 1, Manitou Springs, Co.: SPEC Productions, 1998. (2 copies).

FF 2. May 13, 1991 letter to Frank Stack from Lee Castro. (photocopy)

FF 3. Checklist of a traveling comic strip exhibit, St. Louis 1990.

Illustration of a pterodactyl by Herbert Morton Stoops, influence on Hamlin (photocopy).

Illustration, "Alley Oop charging on Dinny, his pet dinosaur" (photocopy).

Pen sketch, Alley Oop with a folding chair (photocopy). Gift of Jack Bromiley, 2000.

Letter from Ron Lizorty to Ray Snodgrass (photocopy). Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2000.

FF 4. Alley Oop – A Brief Outline of Episodes by John P. Grace. 1996, 23 p. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 1999. Revised edition (2000) gift of the author.

FF 5. Sketch (photocopy) of Alley Oop inscribed to Bob (Bindig). San Diego Comic Con 1982. Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

Photographs (photocopies) of Dave Graue. Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

Invitation to Graue home following Reuben Award Weekend 1997 with note from Bob Bindig. Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

An Open Letter to V.T. Hamlin, "Robert's Ramblings" by Bob Bindig, a column that appeared in The Funny Papers. Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

FF 6. Alley Award 1961-1969. Brief account excerpted from Schelly, Bill. Golden Age of Fandom, Seattle: Hamster Press, 1999.

FF 7. Perry, Iowa. Birthplace of V.T. Hamlin.

Map of Perry.

Patterson, Marge [former Perry Chief employee] Life in Small-Town Iowa. (Perry: Fullhart-Carnegie Museum Trust, 1997] pp. 304-306 and photos. Also pages from a typescript of a draft of the book.

Obituary of V.T. Hamlin. Perry Chief, June 24, 1993. All gift of Jack Bromiley.

FF 8. "Alley Oop" Painting by Jasper Johns:

Johns used the June 22, 1958 Sunday strip for this painting (identified by Ray Snodgrass).

Color copy from Jasper Johns by Michael Crichton, New York: Abrams, 1977. pl. 33.

Bernstein, Roberta. Jasper Johns' Paintings and Sculpture 1954-1974, Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985, pp. 38-39.

Schiff, Richard. "'Alley Oop' 1958" Artforum, vol. 34 no. 7, March 1996, pp. 88-89.

Katz, Jonathan. "Jasper Johns' Alley Oop: on comic strips and camouflage, 2001. Found at: http://www.queerculturalcenter.org/Pages/KatzPages/KatzJohns.html.

FF 9. Exhibit at MU Libraries. 1991.

Exhibit at MU Libraries. 2000.

FF 10. Display card for coloring contest, "Hey Kids! Here's an Opportunity – Win Real Money." Rocky Mountain News. Front full color, back b &w, 2 1/4x 4 1/2. Gift of Margaret Howell.

Christmas Coloring Contest — Sketch No. 2, "Of course they didn't have Christmas back in prehistoric days, but Alley Oop, Ooola and Guz aren't going to miss out!" The Junior Club Reporter. 2 copies from microform.

Christmas Coloring Contest — Sketch No. 3. Alley Oop putting Christmas decorations on Dinny. 3 copies from microform.

FF 11. Associated Press interview. Dave Zabalsky interview of Teddy Dewalt from October 1, 1995.

FF 12. Announcement and advertisements for Alley Oop from newspapers, 1930's-1960's (photocopies) and copies of cartoons prepared for AAF Regional and Convalescent Hospital. Provided by Comicana Corporation, 1997.

FF 13. Illustrations for Is Your Child Gifted? by Dave Graue. Book by Eliza Graue (San Diego: Oak Tree Publications, 1982, 1985).

FF 14. Alley Oop paper dolls drawn by Alex Gonzales. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2000.

Alley Oop paper dolls drawn by Wes Vogler. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2002.

FF 15. Universal Studios' Escape Park, Florida. Alley exhibit in Comic Strip Café (in Toon Lagoon on Island of Adventure. Work of Jack Bender. Color copies. Gift of the Park.

FF 16. Photographs of Dave Graue and Jack Bender. Gift of Margaret Howell.

Photography of Dave Graue at National Cartoonist Society, 1997.

FF 17 to 17E. American Pressman magazine featuring Alley Oop in R. Hoe & Co. ads:

FF 17. vol. 66 no. 10, September 1956 p. 17

FF 17A. vol. 66 no. 11, October 1956 back cover

FF 17B. vol. 66 no. 12, November 1956 p. 15

FF 17C. vol. 67 no. 1, December 1956 back cover

FF 17D. vol. 67 no. 2, January 1957 p. 14

FF 17E. vol. 67 no. 4, March 1957 p. 23

FF 18. Alley Oop painting by Ken Ladd (photo). Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

FF 19. Comic conventions promotions 1977 and 1981. Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

FF 20. Super Book of Comics, no. 9 (Omar) color copy of cover. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2001.

FF 21. Hamlin-drawn advertisement for a tire company published in Ft. Worth Star Telegram. Gift of Frank Stack, 2000.

Advertisements for R. Hoe & Co. printing press, 1956. Color copies.

FF 22. "Mad's Updated Comic Strip Heroes" Richard [Nixon] Oop. Mad. no. 122, October 1968 p.4-6. Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

FF 23. "Alley Oop. V.T. Hamlin. From Tarzan to Alley Oop." Translation of the introduction to Alley Oop, Rome: Editrice Comic Art, 1975. Book is in COMIC collection.

FF 24. "Alley Oop", the play. 1967-1968. Articles, news releases. Red Barn Theatre, Bellport, Long Island. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2001.

FF 25. V.T. Hamlin's student record in the Art Instruction Schools, Minneapolis. (photocopy) Gift of Mark Lambert, 2001.

FF 26. NEA promotional advertising from San Diego Sun, August 9-12, 1933. Photo of framed full page promotional. Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

NEA promos in Sandusky Register & Sun, 1952 and Community Fund Drive 1941 (also Sandusky). Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2001.

NEA promos featuring "starter strip" to introduce Alley Oop to new newspaper readers and an advertisement to promote summer reading of newspapers by carrying the Alley Oop strip. Photocopies. Gift of Rev. Peter Malik, 2002.

See also NEA promotionals in Hamlin I.

FF 27. Alley Oop tribute to Charles M. Schulz, May 27, 2000 (photocopy).

FF 28. Editor & Publisher announcement of new Alley Oop feature July 29, 1933.

Editor and Publisher, July 21, 1934 (Reprinted in Kobre, Sidney: Development of American Journalism, Dubuque: William B. Brown & Co., Publisher, 1969)

Grants Pass Cavemen show 1936 (2).

Alley Oop strip drawn for Washington and Lee University.

Photo of Hamlin at drawing table. Gift of Jack Bromiley (photocopies).

FF 29. Inventory of V.T. Hamlin records in the possession of Gary Dewalt (January 1989).

Photocopies of three original strips in the possession of Bob and Roberta Stacy.

FF 30. Letter, biographical sketch and photos of Jack Bender on the occasion of his visit to the University of Missouri-Columbia, April 11, 1997. The photographs of Bender and his wife Carole were taken with the Beetle Bailey statue, in Special Collections and in Frank Stack's cartooning class (10).

FF 31. Information on the visit of Peter Malik with V.T. Hamlin in Sarasota, Fl. when Malik was fifteen years old. Gift of Rev. Peter Malik, 2002.

Photographs taken by Peter Malik of V.T. Hamlin, Dorothy Hamlin and Dave Graue during a visit to V.T. Hamlin on July 21, 1970 (3)

"Local Youth Gets Part in 'Alley Oop' Comic." Evening Standard, March 17, 1973, p. 1. Photocopy.

Photocopies of the March 23, 1973 to April 14, 1973 daily Alley Oop strips drawn by Dave Graue introducing the character of Pete Malik.

FF 32. Music

Alley Oop sheet music. By Dallas Frazier. New York, Kavelin-Maverick. Music. 1960. Cholley-Oop parody lyrics. From eBay.

Alley-Oop sheet music cover (photocopy). Sydney (Australia): Leeds Music PTY, LTD, 1960. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2001.

Cover for The Hollywood Argyles LP (Lute Records – Includes Alley Oop) Photocopy of front and back cover. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2001.

See Box 5 for tape and CD of song and parodies.

FF 33. Music related material

"Tin Pan Alley Goes 'Oop'" Evening Standard, July 5, 1960, p. 2.

T and J Enterprises. "Alley Oop [by] The Hollywood Argyles" T and J Enterprises: Lyrics Database, August 15, 2002. Found at: http://lyrics.tandj.net/index.cgi?song=The_Hollywood_Argyles_-_Alley_Oop.

Thorogood, George. "Alley Oop by Dallas Frazier," July 28, 2000. Found at: http://blueslyrics.tripod.com/lyrics/george_thorogood/alley_oop.htm.

FF 34. Alley Oop segments in Fabulous Funnies videos.

"Alley Oop." July 28, 2000. Found at: http://lavendar.fortunecity.com/clockwork/616/alley.htm [obsolete URL].

"The Fabulous Funnies" Fabulous Funnies – Yesterdayland Saturday Morning TV, August 15, 2002. Found at: http://www.yesterdayland.com/popopedia/shows/saturday/sa1040.php [obsolete URL].

FF 35. Alley Oop Park, Iraan, Texas.

"IRAAN, TEXAS" The Handbook of Texas Online, August 3, 2001. Found at: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hji02

"Iraan" Texas Trails, August 3, 2001. Found at: http://www.lnstar.com/mall/txtrails/iraan.htm

"Alley Oop Fantasy Land, Iraan, TX" Roadside Gallery An Online Museum of the weird and the wacky that can be found on your next Road Trip, August 15, 2002. Found at: http://www.savvycenter.com/explorer/roadside/alleyoop.htm [obsolete URL].

"Alley Oop Land," August 3, 2001. Found at: http://iraan.com/alley.htm [obsolete URL].

"Alley Oop Fantasy Land, Iraan, Texas," August 15, 2002. Found at: http://www.philiplamb.com/Oop.html [obsolete URL].

"Iraan Gears up for 38thAlley Oop." Iraan News, June 12, 2003. Gift of Margaret Howell.

Sharrah, Ronald. "People, Places and Pastimes: Alley Oop Fantasyland, Iraan, Texas." Daily News (Rogers, Arkansas), June 22, 1977. Gift of Ronald Sharrah.

"Iraan VFD and EMS to host Bingo and Auction at Alley Oop Day." Iraan News, May 22, 2003, p. 1. Gift of Margaret Howel, 2003l.

"Iraan-Sheffield Chamber of Commerce to sponsor annual Alley Oop Celebration." Iraan News, May 15, 2003, p. 1. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2003.

"Annual Alley Oop Beauty Pageant to be held June 13." Iraan News, May 29, 2003, p. 1, 3. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2003.

Map of Alley Oop theme park. Photograph. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2003.

Four postcards of Dinny the Dinosaur at Alley Oop Fantasyland theme park, Iraan, Texas. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2003.

Announcement for Alley Oop Annual Celebration, Saturday, June 14, 2003, Iraan, Texas. Gift of Margaret Howell.

Announcement for Alley Oop Pet Show, Iraan Texas. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2003.

Brochure for Yates Field and Iraan, Texas, produced by the Marathon Oil Company. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2003.

"Dinosaur Hunting License" from Alley Oop Fantasyland. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2003. Two copies.

Photographs of Iraan, Texas, and Alley Oop Fantasyland taken by Margaret Howell, 2003. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2003.

For merchandise from the Alley Oop Fantasyland, see listing for Box 5.

FF 36. Boy Scout patch for Alley Oop Day in 1972, Maramech Hill District of the Two Rivers Council, Illinois. Color photocopy. Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

FF 37. Cover of a Spanish language Alley Oop cartoon book saying, "Domingos Alegres presenta: Trucutu." Color photocopy. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2001.

FF 38. Cover of the 1971 Cotton Bowl program drawn by V.T. Hamlin featuring Alley Oop and other Moo characters riding on Dinny.

FF 39. Alley Oop adventures, no. 1 to 3, San Antonio, Tex.: Antarctic Press, 1998. Issue no. 3 is signed by Jack Bender. Gifts of Jack Bromiley.

FF 40. Cover and pages of 100 Pages of Comics, no. 101, New York, NY: Dell Publishing, 1937. Pages reprint Alley Oop Sunday strips. Color photocopies. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2002.

FF 41. V.T. Hamlin drawing dated 1979 with Alley Oop holding a golf club. Photocopy. With it is a letter from V.T. Hamlin dated May 18, 1979 talking about the drawing. Color photocopy. Both are gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2002.

FF 42. Jack and Carole Bender.

Copy of an email to Ray Snodgrass from Jack Bender dated September 20, 2002 Outlining Jack and Carole's involvement with the Alley Oop strip. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2002.

Biographical information about Jack Bender gathered by Jack Bromiley on a visit to Waterloo, Iowa and photographs of Jack Bender. Photocopy. Gift of Jack Bromiley, 2002.

Alley Oop Quarterly #3 (February 2000), signed by Jack Bender. Gift of Jack Bromiley, 2002.

Casette tape with interview of Jack Bender by Jack Bromiley, 2002. Gift of Jack Bromiley, 2002.

FF 43. Obituaries for Dave Graue.

"Dave Graue, 75, Cartoonist of Stone Age Tales of Alley Oop," New York Times, December 12, 2001. Gift of Jack Bromiley. Photocopy.

"Dave Graue, 75, Cartoonist of Stone Age Tales of Alley Oop," New York Times, December 12, 2001. Printed from Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.

"David Graue, 75; 'Alley Oop' Creator's Successor," Los Angeles Times, December 14, 2001. Printed from Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.

"Dave Graue, 75, 'Alley Oop' Comic Strip Artist," Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2001. Printed from Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe.

FF 44. Premiere of Caveman: V.T. Hamlin and Alley Oop documentary in Perry, Iowa

Issues of The Perry Chief: June 16, June 23, June 30, 2005. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2005.

CHAT: Chief Happenings Around Town, Friday, June 24, 2005. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2005.

Photos of the screening taken by Margaret Howell. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2005.

Information about Hotel Pattee. Gift of Margaret Howell, 2005.

BOX 3 (oversize)

FF 1. Pencil sketches of Alley Oop by Dave Graue. (9)

Color chart (1)

Sunday strip with color overlay (1)

FF 2. Alley Oop Sunday proof copies, January 2-April 24, 1955.

FF 3. Alley Oop Sunday proof copies, May 1-August 21, 1955.

FF 4. Alley Oop Sunday proof copies, August 28-December 25, 1955.

FF 5. Alley Oop daily strip proof copies and photocopies, May 6-August 3, 1974. Continuity by Ronald P. Sharrah.

FF 6. Alley Oop daily strip proof copies and photocopies, September 10-December 1, 1979.

Continuity by Ronald P. Sharrah.

FF 7. "Alley Oop and Me." Colliers, vol. 123 no. 12, March 19, 1949. p. 28 (full size color copy)

FF 8. Alley Oop related art by Jack Bromiley: map of Iraan, Texas, greeting card for Hamlin's 89th birthday, memorial card sent to Teddy Dewalt, The Wonmug Time-Machine – How it works in Detail, drawing for a proposed comic book cover and letter from Bromiley (photocopy).

FF 9. Original strips (purchases):

Strip for 2/2/1943 (TRH Gallery, 4/20/1998)

7/9/1943 (TRH Gallery, 4/20/1998)

7/11/1946 (Robert Stolzer, 6/11/1998)

1/31/1950 (Patrick Block, 12/12/1997)

6/4/1952 (TRH Gallery, 4/20/1998)

2/20/1967 (Robert Breedlove, 4/20/1998)

FF 10-15. Original daily strips, initial sketches, original scripts, proof copies for September 28, 1998-December 12, 1998. Gift of Jack Bender and Dave Graue, 1998

FF 10. Original scripts.

FF 11. Initial sketches.

FF 12. Original strips September 28, 1998 – October 22, 1998.

FF 13. Original strips October 23, 1998 – November 17, 1998.

FF 14. Original strips November 18, 1998 – December 12, 1998.

FF 15. Proof copies.

Newspaper strips (clippings) for 1998 are in Hamlin II, Box 7.

FF 16. Original strip for May 31, 1997 drawn by Dave Graue and Jack Bender. Inscribed "For Frank [Stack] from Jack [Bender] 9-8-97." Gift of Frank Stack.

FF 17. Limited edition (100 numbered copies) Comic Art Portfolio print of Alley Oop. Printed by Abrams Original Editions, New York, 1979. eBay description only.

11 x 17" color photocopy of print number 1.

Letter to Lucy S. Caswell, Ohio State University, from Hugh L. Levin of Abrams describing the Comic Art Portfolio series. Photocopy.

Photographs of print number 1 (2). Gift of Ray Snodgrass.

FF 18. Original printing page for the comics page of the Evening News for August 30, 1938 (page 26). Made of heavy paperboard, it has the impresions of the comic strips published that day, forming the mold for the lead printing sheets. Comics included are Donald Duck, Wash Tubbs, The Mountain Boys, Boots and Her Buddies, Freckles and His Friends, and Alley Oop.

FF. 19. Original drawing by Frank Johnson for page 21 of Alley Oop Dell Comic #1, 1962. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2003.

FF. 20. Original pencil drawing of Alley Oop by unknown Disney artist, 1951. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2003.

Original drawing of Alley Oop by Tony Chikes. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2003.

FF. 21. Photocopy of original daily comic strip from December 29, 1937. Gift of Ray Snodgrass, 2003.