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Roland Coe Collection

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 12 Sep 2012

Biographical History

Roland Coe (1906-1954) was a cartoonist and commercial artist. A regular contributor to the Buffalo Times and Buffalo Courier, his work also appeared in national magazines such as the Saturday Evening Post, LIFE, and Esquire. He created a number of comic strips or series, including Crosstown, His Nibs (a comic strip for Wheaties breakfast cereal), and The Little Scouts, also released as a Dell comic book.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Roland Coe Collection consists of original artwork (cartoons, illustrations and paintings) and printed material (proofs for one book).

Arrangement of the Collection

No particular order.


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.

Related Material

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

Subject Headings


Coe, Roland, 1906-1954.

Associated Titles

Coe's crosstown carnival.


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- New York (State)

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)
Drawings (visual works)
Pen-and-wash drawings.
Proofs (printed matter)
Watercolors (paintings)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Roland Coe Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Rosalia Hull Linn, in memory of Lois Bryson O'Connor and Marion West, 2012.

Gift of Evelyn Sonnichsen, 2016.

Table of Contents

Original artwork

Printed material