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Walt Munson Cartoons

An inventory of his cartoons at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MD
Date: 2 Dec 2008

Biographical History

Walt Munson was an American sports cartoonist and illustrator.

Munson worked as a cartoonist for the New Haven Register from approximately the early 1940s through 1974. Prior to this, he drew the single panel cartoon, Such is Life and illustrated comic postcards.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Walt Munson Cartoons are divided into two series. Cartoons (1965-1970, undated) contains 27 original sports cartoons produced for the New Haven Register. A variety of sports are caricatured, however Munson's attention is frequently on college sports played by Yale University and other Ivy League teams.

Sixteen cartoons have dates stamped on the back. The cartoons vary in size with the largest measuring approximately 11 1/2" x 17 1/2". The cartoons were drawn primarily with ink on illustration board and Graphix paper. Some were drawn with crayon and traces of pencil are visible.

Proofs and Tearsheet (1970, undated) contains 7 items. Several are about the interruption of college sporting events by campus protests and demonstrations.

Arrangement of the Collection

Dated items are arranged in chronological order and undated items are arranged in alphabetical order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has collections of over one hundred cartoonists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Munson, Walt.


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Baseball -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Basketball -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Boxing -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Caricatures and cartoons -- Connecticut.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- Connecticut.
Cartoonists -- United States.
College sports -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Demonstrations -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Football -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Golf -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Hockey -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Horse racing -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Ivy League (Athletic conference) -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Sports -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Student protesters -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Yale University -- Caricatures and cartoons.


United States -- Caricatures and cartoons.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)
Proofs (printed matter)
Tear sheets.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Walt Munson Cartoons,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Walt Munson, 1967, 1969, 1971 and 1972.

Table of Contents


Proofs and Tearsheet