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Political Cartoon Collection<br /> MUM00746<br />

Political Cartoon Collection


Access Restriction

Open for research. This collection is stored at an off-site facility. Researchers interested in using this collection must
contact Archives and Special Collections at least two business days in advance of their planned visit.

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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Political Cartoon Collection
Date [inclusive]
3.0 Linear feet 1 box
Collection of original political cartoon drawings from the early twentieth century.

Preferred Citation

Political Cartoon Collection (MUM00746), Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Scope and Content

Currently, the collection contains early twentieth century political cartoons featuring national politicians.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries 2015

Access Restrictions

The Political Cartoon Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions
of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a
photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used
for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy
or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


Further additions to this collection may occur.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Leigh McWhite, March 2015. Finding aid created by Susan Ivey, March 2015 . Revised by McWhite in March

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Related Materials

Related Materials at the University of Mississippi

Other original political cartoon drawings are located in the following Modern Political Archives collections:

  1. James O. Eastland Collection. File Series 2, Subseries 8.
  2. Pat Harrison Collection. Box 108. Several are framed and on permanent display in the Modern Political Archives but can be made accessible to researchers
    upon request.
  3. Felton M. Johnston Collection. One C.K. Berryman cartoon is framed and on permanent display in the Modern Political Archives but can be made accessible
    to researchers upon request.
  4. Mississippi Politics Collection. Oversized Box 1.
  5. League of Women Voters of Mississippi Collection. Box 32.
  6. A selection of political cartoon drawings are also available for viewing online in the
    C.K. Berryman Cartoons digital collection.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • drawings

Personal Name(s)

  • Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925
  • Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933
  • Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865-1951
  • Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
  • Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930


  • Democratic National Convention (1924: New York, N.Y.)

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Collection Inventory

Box 1 

Folder 1: Original political cartoon drawing “Disturbing the Meeting!” by [Lewis Crumley Gregg] [August 1918] 

Scope and Content

Regarding peace treaties, Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft. Inscribed: “To my friend Rudolph [Farster?], from his friend
N.N. Mitchell, Atlanta Aug 1918.”

Folder 2: Original political cartoon drawing “Hell’n Maria, Cal! We Should Worry!” by [W.] Steele June 1924 

Scope and Content

Regarding the 1924 Democratic National Convention, Calvin Coolidge, Charles G. Dawes. Inscribed: “To President Coolidge Compliments
[W.] Steele and Louis Levin[el]” and “In the Denver Post June 27 – 1924.”

Folder 3: Original political cartoon drawing “I Cannot Sing the Old Songs” by H.R. Manz 1912 

Scope and Content

Regarding Theodore Roosevelt. Large tear.

Folder 4: Original political cartoon drawing “Gosh, What a Night It Has Been” by [Bonahey?] undated 

Scope and Content

Regarding Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, war, peace.

Folder 5: Original political cartoon drawing “The Man in the Background” by [W.] Steele June 1910 

Scope and Content

Regarding Theodore Roosevelt, William H. Taft. Inscribed: “In the Denver Post June 22 – 1910.”

Folder 6: Original political cartoon drawing “How Ya Doin’ Henry” by J.W. Howell. 

Scope and Content

Subject unknown.

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