Charles Bissell Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains over 2800 original cartoons by Charles Bissell, longtime art director and cartoonist for The Tennessean. The collection spans from the 1940s to the 1970s. The cartoons are roughly sorted by date and are stored in 29 flat boxes.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection may be viewed only in the reading room of Special Collections in the Jean and Alexander Heard Library. Collections should be requested 2-3 days prior to visiting in order to facilitate easier access. For questions or to request a collection, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biographical Note - Charles Bissell
Charles Bissell was born in 1908. He began his art career as a freelance lithographic and commercial artist at the age of 16. He joined the staff of The Tennessean as a political cartoonist in 1943 and, two years later, became the art director of The Tennessean’s Sunday Magazine. In 1962, he created his own cartoon feature, “Bissell’s Brave New World,” which ran until 1976. During the course of his career, he received the prestigious Cartoon Award from the National Headliners Club, a Distinguished Service Award from Sigma Delta Chi, and the Public Service Award from the National Safety Council. He retired from The Tennessean in 1996. He died in November 2000.
60.66 Linear Feet (1 Hollinger box; 29 flat boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection contains over 2800 original cartoons by Charles Bissell, longtime art director and cartoonist for The Tennessean. The collection spans from the 1940s to the 1970s.
Offsite Storage, Special Collections & Archives
- Finding Aid for the Charles Bissell Collection
- Partially Processed
- Zach Johnson
- December 2020
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Vanderbilt University Special Collections Repository
Special Collections Library
1101 19th Ave. S.
Nashville TN 37212 United States