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George Fett Cartoons

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Fett, George Leonard.
Title: George Fett Cartoons
Inclusive Dates: 1973-1981
Quantity: 1.25 linear ft.
Abstract: Original cartoons from Norbert comic strip
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

George Leonard Fett (1920-1989) was an American cartoonist best known worldwide for his Sniffy and Norbert comic strips, both of which featured dogs as main characters.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The George Fett Cartoons consists of more than 60 pieces of original artwork for the Norbert comic strip (earlier titled Little No-No and Sniffy). The strips are ink and blue pencil on artboard.

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Other Related Finding Aids

A detailed listing of the dates of all strips is available in pdf form here (if viewing online) or at the end of this inventory (if viewing hard copy).

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has the papers of more than 150 editorial and strip cartoonists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings


Fett, George Leonard.

Corporate Bodies

United Feature Syndicate.

Associated Titles

Norbert (comic strip)


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Dogs -- Comic books, strips, etc.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)
Comic strips.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

George Fett Cartoons,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of William Janocha, 2011, 2017, 2021.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 14 Feb 2012
Revision history: 22 May 2018 - items from 1973-1975 added (MRC); 29 Jan 2021 - items from 1977 and 1979 added (MRC)

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Oversize 1 Norbert (earlier title: Little No-No and Sniffy) 1973-1981 roughly 17.5" x 5"
Click here for a detailed inventory.

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