Merle Howard Cunnington (1931-2013) was
an editorial cartoonist, both freelance and on staff at the
Nuys News & Green Sheet
from 1964-1978. The collection consists primarily
of preliminary drawings and tear sheets, as well as a handwritten autobiography (through
1979), correspondence, lists, and other materials. Topics of interest include the
Vietnam conflict, the energy crisis, school busing, the environment, social security,
and Right-to-Work legislation.
Merle Howard Cunnington (1931-2013) was born near Sun Valley, Idaho in 1931. He studied
history and political science at Utah State University, graduating in 1953. He met his
future wife, Elise Mae, in 1956 at friend’s wedding in the San Fernando Valley. They
married in 1957 and had three children.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)
of this collection has been transferred to California State University, Northridge.
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The collection is open for research use.