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Carl Barks started drawing for Walt Disney in 1935. In 1943, he began drawing Disney stories for Western Printing and Lithography which produced the Dell and Gold Key comic books. Barks retired from the Disney Studio in 1966, but continued to script stories for Western throughout the 1980s.
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Scope and Contents: This collection of correspondence consists of over 70 letters written to Chase Craig and his colleagues at Western between 1964 and 1987. They contain Carl Barks' story ideas, synopsis for Uncle Scrooge, Donald Duck, and Junior Woodchuck stories, and insights into his personal and financial life. The letters are arranged in chronological order. The dates of the undated letters have been determined by the publishing dates of the comic books discussed or other internal evidence that corresponds to biographical information. These dates are enclosed in brackets.