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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Edwin Eugene Herron Drawings
    Dates: circa 1968-1979
    Collection number: 2004C49
    Creator: Herron, Edwin Eugene, 1907-1984.
    Collection Size: 6 manuscript boxes (2.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: American artist working under the name Copain. Depicts world leaders and revolutionaries. Used to illustrate the journal Intercontinental Press.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information


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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edwin Eugene Herron Drawings, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2004.


    Increments may have been received since this finding aid was prepared. Please check Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat   to find the full extent of the collection.

    Biographical Note

    The artist Edwin Eugene Herron was born in Chinook, Montana, in 1907, and died in Fort Bragg, California, in 1984. Herron produced the artwork in this collection under the pen name Copain. He was a lifelong friend of Joseph Hansen and voluminous correspondence between Herron and Hansen will be found in the Joseph Hansen Papers in the Hoover Institution Archives. The Edwin Eugene Herron Drawings were donated to the Hoover Institution Archives by the Anchor Foundation in 2004.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The Edwin Eugene Herron Drawings consist of original line drawings appearing as illustrations in Intercontinental Press, a journal published in New York from 1963 to 1986 on behalf of the United Secretariat of the Fourth International, and edited until his death in 1979 by Joseph Hansen. From 1963 to 1968 its title was World Outlook. Almost all of the drawings are caricatures of contemporary world leaders and other public figures, and are frequently satirical in nature. The drawings are undated but are predominantly or entirely from the late 1960s and from the 1970s.


    Arranged in a single alphabetical series by country.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Revolutionaries--Pictorial works.
    Intercontinental press.


    Statesmen--Pictorial works.