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Ray Bailey Cartoons

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 3 May 2010

Biographical History

Ray Baiiley (1913-1975) was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the comic strip Tom Corbett, Space Cadet. The strip was based on a radio show of the same name from the late 1940s.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ray Bailey Cartoons contains published and proof cartoons and some advertising items.

Arrangement of the Collection



Access Restrictions:

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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.

Subject Headings


Bailey, Ray, 1913-1975.
Corbett, Tom (Fictitious character)

Associated Titles

Tom Corbett, space cadet.


Astronauts -- Cartoons and caricatures.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Space travel -- Cartoons and caricatures.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)
Comic strips.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Ray Bailey Cartoons,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1968 [?]

Table of Contents

Published cartoons