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|Named Person:||H L Mencken|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Edward Wesley Aschemeier; Nicholas R Brewer; Louis A Gales; Clement Haupers; Chet Kozlak; John Henry Newman; Estelle Koempel Pfremmer; Charles M Schulz; Stanley Vishnewski; Asch, Stan,
|Description:||1.75 cu. ft. (4 boxes).|
The collection contains information on the Aschemeier and related families and on the brothers' careers; samples of Stan's cartoons and sketches; their literary contracts and agreements; a folder of materials relating to an invention by their father, Luther W. Aschemeier (1911); and two diaries (1981, 1982) kept by Stan describing their last days in New York City and their return to St. Paul.
Items of particular interest include a letter (1886) from "John Card Newman" (no information was available to substantiate the authenticity of the letter); a folder of correspondence from artist Nicholas R. Brewer (1887, 1942-1946); autographs of prominent cartoonists "Bart" (Charles L. Bartholomew), J. N. Darling, Walt Disney, Fontaine Fox, Rube Goldberg, Sidney Smith, and Doc Winner; greeting cards from Charles Schulz, who is also frequently mentioned in Stan's diaries; Stan's report of his meeting with H. L. Mencken (letter, Jan. 17, 1938, no. 242); and Stan's statement of his conscientious objector beliefs (1943).