Harold Elk Straubing papers, 1935-1993

Overview of the Collection

Straubing, Harold Elk, 1918-
Harold Elk Straubing papers
1935-1993 (inclusive)
25.60 cubic feet (31 boxes)
Collection Number
American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming
American Heritage Center
University of Wyoming
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 3924
Laramie, WY
Telephone: 3077663756
Access Restrictions
Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on the materials for research purposes, and the collection is open to the public.

Additional Reference Guides
Additional Information

Partial finding aid available in repository.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Harold Straubing was a writer and comics editor. During World War II, he was a scriptwriter for the character "Private Snafu" . He was editor for the Herald Tribune Syndicate and for AP Newsfeatures in the 1950s. Straubing was also a comic book editor and worked with Leslie Charteris to develop a comic book version of "The Saint". His books included histories of the Civil War and World War I.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection contains comic book scripts and stories (1946-1947), correspondence with Leslie Charteris, examples of comic strips and comic books, and promotional material. Also included are manuscripts and research for "Civil War: Eyewitness Reports", "The Last Magnificent War", and other books.

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Restrictions on Use

Copyright Information

The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Preferred Citation

Preferred Citation

Item Description, Box Number, Folder Number, Collection Name, Collection Number, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Related Materials

Related Materials

There are no known other archival collections created by Harold Elk Straubing at the date of processing.

Acquisition Information

Acquisition Information

Processing Note

Processing Information

Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Subordinate Component # 1Return to Top

The American Heritage Center is in the process of converting its older container lists to a more accessible format. This link is to an older version of a container list.


Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Comic books, strips, etc.
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives.

Personal Names

  • Charteris, Leslie, 1907-1993.

Geographical Names

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.