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Charles Mauro Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Mauro, Charles.
Title: Charles Mauro Papers
Inclusive Dates: circa 1920-1970
Quantity: 1 linear ft.
Abstract: American newspaper cartoonist and illustrator. Collection includes artwork (original and printed/pubilished) and memorabilia.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Charles Mauro (1890 or 1891-) was an American cartoonist and illustrator. Born in New Jersey, he was a soldier in World War I, an experience that informed much of his artwork. His first paying job was for the Buffalo Courier, and he spent twenty years with the New York Herald Tribune, He retired to Pulaski, New York.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Charles Mauro Papers contains artwork, both original and printed/published, and memorabilia. Most of the published Artwork consists of newspaper clippings fragile with age. Some are illustrations of crime or accident scenes done for news stories, including several of a train/automobile accident. Memorabilia contains clippings about Mauro and one photograph of him at his drawing board in a newspaper staffroom, as well as an article by Mauro about his experience aboard a ship that sank, entitled "The Last Voyage of the S.S. Rochester."

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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 a hundred cartoonists and illustrators. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings


Mauro, Charles.


Cartoonists -- United States.
Illustrators -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Clippings (information artifacts)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Charles Mauro Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alice Kieffer, 1980.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 8 Nov 2010
Revision history: 8 Nov 2012 - container number fix (MBD)

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Oversize 1 Original
Oversize 1 Printed and published - mostly newspaper clippings, a few brochures and newsletters
Map-Case 107 Printed and published, oversize - two large pieces of posterboard with clippings taped or pasted to them
Oversize 1 Miscellaneous - article by Mauro about the S.S. Rochester, photograph of himself at work in newspaper staff room, other articles about Mauro

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