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Chester Gould Letter

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 12 Jan 2017

Biographical History

Chester Gould (1900-1985) was an American cartoonist, best known as the creator of the long-running comic strip Dick Tracy.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Chester Gould Letter consists of a handwritten letter from Chester Gould, creator of Dick Tracy, to James M. Albright, regarding use of the character "Sparkle Plenty." The letter is on Dick Tracy letterhead.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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


Albright, James M.
Gould, Chester.
Tracy, Dick (Fictitious character)

Corporate Bodies

Columbian Rope Company.


Cartoonists -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc -- United States.
Comic strip characters.

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Chester Gould Letter,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of James M. Albright, 2016.

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