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Paul Conrad Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
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 tear sheets.
Background
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.
Extent
12,360 pieces in 284 boxes.
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.