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Treasure Chest comic book collection

 Collection
Identifier: CSC-046

Scope and Contents

The Treasure Chest comic book collection includes a nearly complete run of the Treasure Chest series, from 1946 to 1972. The collection includes multiple copies of some issues.

Dates

  • 1946 - 1972

Access to Materials

This collection is open and available to the public for research in the U.S. Catholic Collection reading room. The materials are non-circulating.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

History of the Treasure Chest Comic Books

In 1885, the Pflaum Publishing Company was founded by George A. Pflaum Sr. The publishing house, located in Dayton, Ohio, first produced a weekly newspaper, the Young Catholic Messenger. The newspaper was distributed to students in the Catholic School System.

George A. Pflaum Jr. took over the company's operation upon his father's death. He expanded the Young Catholic Messenger series to include the Junior Catholic Messenger and Our Little Messenger, each of which addressed a different age group. It was not long before the company was known to Catholic parents across the United States and Canada for producing religious and moral reading material for all members of the family.

The Pflaum Publishing Company began the publication of the Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact, a Catholic comic book, in 1946. Most of the stories promoted themes of faith, family, and patriotism and related to sports, school, and Saints. Contributors included Frank Borth, Bob Powell, and Reed Crandall. Publication of the Treasure Chest continued until 1972.

Extent

4.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Pflaum Publishing Company began the publication of the Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact, a Catholic comic book, in 1946. Most of the stories promoted themes of faith, family, and patriotism and related to sports, school, and Saints. Contributors included Frank Borth, Bob Powell, and Reed Crandall.

Arrangement

The Treasure Chest comic book collection is arranged chronologically, according to the publication date of each issue.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the U.S. Catholic Special Collection in 2014 by Harry Miller.
Title
Collection Guide for the Treasure Chest comic book collection, 1946-1972,
Status
In Progress
Author
Stephanie Shreffler
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University Libraries Repository

Contact:
300 College Park Dr.
Dayton Ohio 45469-1360