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Collection Number: 04132

Collection Title: Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 170 items)
Abstract Norman Ethre Jennett was a cartoonist for various publications including the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer, 1895-1898; the New York Herald, 1901-1917; and Flying and its successor, Aerial Age Weekly, 1917-1923. He was also the art editor for McFadden Publications, 1923-1939. The collection includes correspondence, drawings, scrapbooks and other materials by and about Norman E. Jennett. Included are letters from Josephus Daniels, Julian S. Carr, and others about North Carolina and national politics, especially the campaigns of 1898 and 1900, and letters from editors, publishers, and fellow artists about Jennett's work.
Creator Jennett, Norman Ethre, 1877-1970.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, #4132, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Charlotte Jennett of Santa Barbara, Calif., April 1977.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

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Norman Ethre Jennett (1877-1970), native of Wayne County, N.C., was a cartoonist and art editor for various publications. Jennett worked as a cartoonist for the Raleigh (N.C.) News and Observer, 1895-1898; the New York Herald, 1901-1917; and Flying and its successor, Aerial Age Weekly, 1917-1923; and as art editor for McFadden Publications, 1923-1939.

Jennett married Helen Mary MacGinness in 1901 and they and their two children lived in Cedar Grove, N.J., until the 1950s when Jennett moved to California.

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The collection includes correspondence, drawings, scrapbooks and other materials by and about Norman Ethre Jennett. Included are letters from Josephus Daniels, Julian S. Carr, and others about North Carolina and national politics, especially the campaigns of 1898 and 1900, and letters from editors, publishers, and fellow artists about Jennett's work. Other notable correspondents include William Griffith, James Gordon Bennett Junior, Walter Hines Page, and William C. Spencer. The scrapbooks contain cartoons and illustrations and clippings about Jennett and his family. The collection also contains about 65 loose cartoons, trademarks designed by Jennett, articles with Jennett's illustrations, and scattered copies of Aerial Age Weekly, Flying, and other magazines in which his work appeared. Also included are the papers and correspondence related to Jennett of H. G. Jones, curator of the North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Norman Ethre Jennett papers, 1896-1903 #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

Norman Ethre Jennett papers, 1906-1923 #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

Norman Ethre Jennett papers, 1926-1952 and undated #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 3

Norman Ethre Jennett autobiographical sketch #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

H. G. Jones papers, 1977-1976 #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5-6

Folder 5

Folder 6

Issues of Aerial Age Weekly and other magazines #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 5-6

Folder 7

Volume 1: Scrapbook, articles about Jennett and family #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

Volume 2: Scrapbook of cartoons, New York Herald, 1898 #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

Oversize Volume SV-4132/3

Volume 3: Scrapbook of cartoons, Brooklyn Eagle, 1901 #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 9, Ovolume SV-4132/3

Folder 10

Volume 4: Scrapbook of cartoons, New York Herald and Evening Telegram, 1905-1906 #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

Volume 5: Scrapbook of cartoons, New York Evening Telegram, 1906 #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

Volume 6: Scrapbook of aviation illustrations, circa 1917-1923 #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 12

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Folder 13

Folder 14

Volumes 7-8: Loose leaf scrapbook pages of cartoons and illustrations, undated #04132, Series: "Norman Ethre Jennett Papers, 1896-1977 and undated." Folder 13-14

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Oversize volume (SV-4132/3).

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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