This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Paul Conrad (1924-2010), chief editorial cartoonist for the
Los Angeles Times from 1964 to 1993.
Includes original cartoons, rough
sketches, correspondence, book, speech and lawsuit files, photographs, ephemera and
Paul Conrad served as chief editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times from 1964
to 1993. His career began at the Denver Post in 1950 where he drew until moving to
the Los Angeles Times. Conrad won three Pulitzer Prizes (1964, 1971 and 1984) and
numerous other journalism awards. Five years after being included on Richard Nixon’s
Enemies List, Conrad held the Richard M. Nixon Chair at Whittier College, in 1977-
78. After his semi-retirement in 1993, Conrad continued to produce four cartoons a
week through Tribune Media Services. He also made bronze sculptures of political
figures. Paul Conrad was born June 27, 1924 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, along with his
identical twin Jim. He was married to Kay King Conrad and they had four children. He
died September 4, 2010.
12,360 pieces in 284 boxes.
Copyright is owned by Paul and Kay Conrad. As of this writing, inquiries may be
addressed to Conrad Associates, 904 Silver Spur Road, #358, Rolling Hills
Estates, CA 90274. Other information may be available at conradprojects.com.
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader