The Jack Rosen collection contains approximately 500 different caricatures by Rosen of various public figures, including politicians, writers, singers, movie stars, scientists, artists, athletes and others. Some pieces are either unsigned or had signatures attached later. Many signed pieces also include a note or letter from its model. The caricatures range in date from 1926 through the 1980s until Rosen’s death in 1989.
Notable figures who signed their caricatures include: Buzz Aldrin, Muhammad Ali, Neil Armstrong, Yogi Berra, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Carter, Fidel Castro, Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Sammy Davis Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Ernest Hemingway, Mick Jagger, John F. Kennedy, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Taylor, and Margaret Thatcher.
The collection also includes a few materials about Rosen such as photographs and printed material. The photographs depict Rosen with several of his framed caricatures. The printed material includes a script of a broadcast about Rosen’s work on NBC Radio.