Finding aid created by: --
Date: Jul 1967
|16 Mar 2007||converted to EAD (MRC)|
|6 Feb 2009||revised (MD)|
|1 Aug 2013||box numbers revised and additions to inventory (MD)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Kuekes, Edward D., 1901-1987.|
|Title:||Edward D. Kuekes Cartoons|
|Quantity:||51 linear feet|
|Abstract:||Papers of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American editorial cartoonist. Collection consists of original drawings created for the Cleveland Plain Dealer (1947-1963) and includes a reproduction of "Aftermath," which won Kuekes the Pulitzer Prize in 1953.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Edward D. Kuekes (1901-1987) was an American editorial cartoonist.
Ed Kuekes was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on February 2, 1901. He studied at the Baldwin-Wallace College, the Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He was appointed to President Eisenhower's "People to People" committee and has received awards from the Newspaper Guild, the C.I.T. Fund, the Freedom Fund at Valley Forge, and the National Safety Council. He has been presented with the Baldwin-Wallace Alumni Merit Award, the National Cartoonists Society Silver T-Square Award, the United States Presidential Prayer Award, the Christopher Award, the United States Treasury Award, the Salvation Army Centennial Award, and in 1953 the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. He is the creator of Funny Fables and the cartoon Alice in Wonderland for United Features Syndicate, and has lectured to various art groups on the subject, "So you can't draw a straight line, either."
The Edward D. Kuekes Cartoons consists of approximately 4,000 original political cartoons which appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer between 1947 and 1963. The collection is arranged chronologically. In addition to a few press clippings about Kuekes, the collection also includes a reproduction of "Aftermath," the cartoon for which Kuekes was awarded the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, as well several other printed examples of Kuekes' work.
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Kuekes, Edward D., 1901-1987.
Cleveland plain dealer (Cleveland, Ohio : 1885)
Plain dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)
American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Editorial cartoons -- Ohio -- Cleveland.
Editorial cartoons -- United States.
World politics -- Caricatures and cartoons.
United States -- Politics and government, 1945-1989 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Genres and Forms
Cartoons (humorous images)
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Edward D. Kuekes Cartoons
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Edward D. Kuekes, 1964.
Clippings and Printed Material
|Clippings and Printed Material|
|Box 1, Folder 1||Newspaper clippings 1964-1966|
|Box 1, Folder 2-3||Printed Material 1953-1964 - includes "Aftermath" (Kuekes' 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning cartoon), "A Tribute to Winston Churchill", "The Nation Speaks Out for the President" (cover portrait of LBJ by Kuekes), and cartoons memorializing the death of Rachel Carson and the assassination of John F. Kennedy. (7 items)|
|Oversize 1||1949 Jan-Feb|
|Oversize 2||1949 Mar-Aug|
|Oversize 3||1949 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 4||1950 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 5||1950 May-Aug|
|Oversize 6||1950 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 7||1951 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 8||1951 May-Aug|
|Oversize 9||1951 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 10||1952 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 11||1952 May-Aug|
|Oversize 12||1952 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 13||1953 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 14||1953 May-Aug|
|Oversize 15||1953 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 16||1954 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 17||1954 May-Aug|
|Oversize 18||1954 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 19||1955 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 20||1955 May-Aug|
|Oversize 21||1955 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 22||1956 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 23||1956 May-Aug|
|Oversize 24||1956 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 25||1957 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 26||1957 May-Aug|
|Oversize 27||1957 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 28||1958 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 29||1958 May-Aug|
|Oversize 30||1958 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 31||1959 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 32||1959 May-Aug|
|Oversize 33||1959 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 34||1960 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 35||1960 May-Aug|
|Oversize 36||1960 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 37||1961 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 38||1961 May-Aug|
|Oversize 39||1961 Sep-Dec|
|includes 5 cartoons dated 1961 only (i.e. no month indicated)|
|Oversize 40||1962 Jan-Apr|
|Oversize 41||1962 May-Aug|
|Oversize 42||1962 Sep-Nov|
|Oversize 43||1963 Apr-Aug|
|Oversize 44||1963 Sep-Dec|
|Oversize 44||Misc. Undated|
|Box 1, Folder 4||"An Ode to Syracuse University Library Associates"|
|Oversize 45||1950 Aug-1956 Aug [OVERSIZE] (62 items)|
|Oversize 46||1956 Sep-1957 Dec [OVERSIZE] (83 items)|
|Oversize 47||1958 Jan-1958 Dec [OVERSIZE] (70 items)|
|Oversize 48||1959 Jan-1959 Dec [OVERSIZE] (73 items)|
|Oversize 49||1960 Jan-1960 Dec [OVERSIZE] (78 items)|
|Oversize 50||1961 Jan-1963 Jun [OVERSIZE] (49 items)|