About This Collection
The Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact was a Catholic comic book published by George A. Pflaum of Dayton, Ohio and provided to Catholic parochial school students between 1946 and 1972. The digital collection contains the first eighteen volumes running from 1946 to 1963, which are in public domain. There are some issues missing from Volume 4 (1948-1949). The issues published from 1964 through 1971 are still under copyright protection, which cannot be included in the digital collection at this time. Issues published in 1972 were not copyrighted and will be added to the collection soon.
Additionally, illustrator and writer Frank Borth was interviewed by American Catholic History Research Center archivists Maria Mazzenga and Jordan Patty at Borth's home on May 10, 2006. This was recorded on two audio cassette tapes that were digitally transferred to a compact disc and transcribed. In the interview, Borth discusses how he became a professional illustrator, the creation of original characters, and collaboration with Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact writers and editors.