Ben F. Hammond Collection

Collection Summary

Title: Ben F. Hammond Collection
Call Number: MS 75-10
Size: 2.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by his daughter Geraldine Hammond
Processed by: DAO, 7-31-1975; LWM, 11-21-1979; SMC, 4-3-1998
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

The Ben Hammond Collection contains editorial cartoons drawn by Ben Hammond, who was a cartoonist on the Wichita Eagle as well as a successful entertainer in his own right. Many of the editorial cartoons concern the controversy ignited over the proposed transition of privately funded Fairmount College to the status of a municipally funded institution, the University of Wichita. An integral part of the collection is a series of illustrations done by Hammond tracing the various phases of Wichita’s history and tradition from 1860 to 1900, which appeared in the Wichita Eagle. The collection also contains some political cartoons satirizing the Presidential election of 1948 between Truman and Dewey.

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1 FF 1-26 Editorial Cartoons
Series 2 Box 1 FF 27 Drawing
Series 3 Box 1 FF 28 "Hoots and Quacks" Cartoon Strip
Series 4 Box 1 FF 29-Box 2 Wichita Historical Panels
Series 5 Box 3-Box 4 Publications, Manuscripts and Images
Series 6 Oversized Storage Oversized Materials

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Editorial Cartoons

Box 1 FF 1 Editorial Cartoon: "And It's This Way Every Year."
Box 1 FF 2 Editorial Cartoon: "Another Marcher. Old Age Pension Question."
Box 1 FF 3 Editorial Cartoon: "The Answer to the Municipal University Question."
Box 1 FF 4 Editorial Cartoon: "Rising Prices."
Box 1 FF 5 Editorial Cartoon: "Cinderella."
Box 1 FF 6 Editorial Cartoon: "The Family Vacation Weathervane."
Box 1 FF 7 Editorial Cartoon: "Fare Well My Noble Steed, You Have Borne Us Safely Home."
Box 1 FF 8 Editorial Cartoon: "Girls in Disguise."
Box 1 FF 9 Editorial Cartoon: "G-R-R-R-R!!!!"
Box 1 FF 10 Editorial Cartoon: "Looking Too Closely At The Money."
Box 1 FF 11 Editorial Cartoon: "It's Yours For a 'Yes.'"
Box 1 FF 12 Editorial Cartoon: "Kernel Cootie -- Pa Buys a New Hat."
Box 1 FF 13 Editorial Cartoon: "The Keystone in the Arch of Opportunity."
Box 1 FF 14 Editorial Cartoon: "Let's Put It On The Main Line."
Box 1 FF 15 Editorial Cartoon: "Sproul vs. Allen Senatorial Race."
Box 1 FF 16 Editorial Cartoon: "The Sign of the Cross."
Box 1 FF 17 Editorial Cartoon: "The Snatcher."
Box 1 FF 18 Editorial Cartoon: "So That All The World May Read."
Box 1 FF 19 Editorial Cartoon: "This Bunch is Sure Looking For Us. Let's Not Disappoint 'Em."
Box 1 FF 20 Editorial Cartoon: "Time to Start the Ball Rolling."
Box 1 FF 21 Editorial Cartoon: "Twould Be the Unkindest Cut of All."
Box 1 FF 22 Editorial Cartoon: "Voters It Is Up to You!"
Box 1 FF 23 Editorial Cartoon: "What's In a Name???"
Box 1 FF 24 Editorial Cartoon: "Why All These Sad Salt Tears?"
Box 1 FF 25 Editorial Cartoon: "Why We Give to Fairmount College."
Box 1 FF 26 Editorial Cartoon: "Wichita University. A Proposed Gift of Fairmount."

Series 2 ‒ Drawing

Box 1 FF 27 Drawing of the Buildings of Fairmount College to be offered to the City of Wichita.

Series 3 ‒ "Hoots and Quacks" Cartoon Strips

Box 1 FF 28 "Hoots and Quacks." (six cartoon strips of characters created by B. F. Hammond.)

Series 4 ‒ Wichita Historical Panels

Box 1 FF 29 Wichita Historical Panels: 1860
Box 1 FF 30 Wichita Historical Panels: 1865
Box 1 FF 31 Wichita Historical Panels: 1968
Box 1 FF 32 Wichita Historical Panels: 1869
Box 1 FF 33 Wichita Historical Panels: 1870
Box 2 FF 1 Wichita Historical Panels: 1871
Box 2 FF 2 Wichita Historical Panels: 1872
Box 2 FF 3 Wichita Historical Panels: 1873
Box 2 FF 4 Wichita Historical Panels: 1874
Box 2 FF 5 Wichita Historical Panels: 1875
Box 2 FF 6 Wichita Historical Panels: 1880
Box 2 FF 7 Wichita Historical Panels: 1885
Box 2 FF 8 Wichita Historical Panels: 1890

Series 5 ‒ Publications, Manuscripts and Images

Box 3 FF 1 Ben F. Hammond. Cartoonist-Entertainer
Box 3 FF 2 Ben F. Hammond. "A Cartoon Carnival."
Box 3 FF 3 Poster: "Cartoon Variety," by Ben Hammond.
Box 3 FF 4 Rough draft of speech, "Why Men Pursue Different Careers."
Box 3 FF 5 Rough draft of speech dealing with the question of the existence of mankind's natural equality.
Box 3 FF 6 Rough draft of speech on memory.
Box 3 FF 7 "The Mighty Bunyan," six cartoon strips, first of two file folders
Box 3 FF 8 "The Mighty Bunyan," six cartoon strips, the second of two file folders.
Box 3 FF 9 Some Cartoonists Who Helped Win the War -- Caricatured by Themselves. 1919.
Box 3 FF 10 Signatures of famous cartoonists.
Box 3 FF 11 Puck. May 20, 1896.
Box 3 FF 12 The New York Times Book Review. "Mr. (Wm. A.) White and his America." August 17, 1941.
Box 3 FF 13 Photograph: Two Clowns Pointing at a Sign "Instant Incubator" while holding an egg.
Box 3 FF 14 Photograph of Ben F. Hammond.
Box 3 FF 15 Newspapers photographs of the Wichita Eagle's cartoonist family. January 20, 1924.
Box 3 FF 16 Miscellaneous photographs.
Box 3 FF 17 The Campaign of '48 in Star cartoons.
Box 3 FF 18 Cartoons by Fontaine Fox (two copies)
Box 3 FF 19 The Jazz Era dedicated to Home Brew, Suffragettes, and Discords, Successors to Wine, Women and Song. (A book of cartoons by "Ding.") 1920.
Box 3 FF 20 Our Own Outlines of History. (Being the Translations from Fragmentary Tablets Discovered in the Old Archives of 1920 and 1921.) by "Ding."
Box 3 FF 21 In Peace and War. Cartoons from the Des Moines Register. By J. N. Darling, alias "Ding," 1916.
Box 3 FF 22 Cartoons Magazine January 1915 (Contains B. F. Hammond strip of "Hoots 'Jungle Stew' Party.") and Cartoons Magazine, May 1915.
Box 3 FF 23 Cartoons (Current Events in Pictures), March 1913.
Box 4 FF 1 Miscellaneous memorabilia.
Box 4 FF 2 Photocopies of Ben Hammond cartoons from Editor and Publisher, The Fourth Estate, April 23, 1938.
Box 4 FF 3 Photocopies of Ben Hammond cartoons from Editor and Publisher, The Fourth Estate, April 22, 1939.
Box 4 FF 4 Photocopies of Ben Hammond cartoons from Editor and Publisher, The Fourth Estate, April 20, 1940.
Box 4 FF 5 Photocopies of pages of The Wichita Eagle and The Beacon Centennial Edition, 1872-1972, featuring Ben Hammond.
Box 4 FF 6 The Literary Digest, April 12, 1919.
Box 4 FF 7 Editorially Speaking. Victor Murdock Returns to the Wichita Eagle.
Box 4 FF 8 The Midian Shrine Circus (contains cartoons and illustrations by B. F. Hammond.)
Box 4 FF 9 The Official Bulletin, November 1913.
Box 4 FF 10 The Cry of the News Boy, by Sidney D. Long, illustrated by B. F. Hammond.
Box 4 FF 11 Hippocrates Jones, by Walter Graves, illustrated by B. F. Hammond.
Box 4 FF 12 Horse and Buggy Days, by Kent Eubank, illustrated by B.F. Hammond.
Box 4 FF 13 When You and I Were Boys, by Kent Eubank, illustrated by B. F. Hammond.
Box 4 FF 14 Abraham Lincoln and His Last Resting Place, a leaflet published for distribution at the National Lincoln Monument in Springfield, Illinois (included letter to Hammond from H. W. Fay, custodian of Lincoln's tomb, and a photograph of Lincoln printed from an original negative taken January 1861.)
Box 4 FF 15 Early Days in Kansas, by Bliss Isely with inscription to Ben Hammond.
Box 4 FF 16 Once Upon a Time, by John Burtis Doze, with inscription to Ben Hammond.
Box 4 FF 17 Prairie Winds, by Genervra Jocelyn Doze, with inscription to Ben Hammond.
Box 4 FF 18 Thrilling Tales of Kansas, by Ernest Warden, with inscription to Ben Hammond.
Box 4 FF 19 Wichitana 1877-1897, by Rea Woodman, with inscription to Ben Hammond.

Series 6 ‒ Oversized

Oversized Storage Miscellaneous drawings by Ben Hammond: Hammond family in Clinton, Missouri, 1905. Charcoal drawing of John B. Hammond, Ben Hammond's father. Cartoon, "Stoning the Wrong Critter!"