Lardner, Walt (b. 1931)
Original Drawings, 1967-1988, 25.5 ft.
Walt Lardner sold his first cartoon in 1954 while a student at the School of Visual Arts in New York. For the next decade, his free-lance cartoons appeared in national magazines such as Collier's and the Saturday Evening Post. In 1967, Lardner moved to South Carolina, where he began a long association with South Carolina Educational Television, eventually becoming the network's chief animator. During this period, he was also a regular, free-lance contributor to The State.
Collection Finding Aid (pdf, 4 pages)
The collection consists of cartoons chiefly created for The State newspaper (Columbia). The cartoons, often drawn to accompany a specific editorial, deal with subjects as diverse as the textile industry, Richland County Zoo, foreign investment, civil rights, and individuals ranging from Strom Thurmond to Jesse Jackson.
"The Acerbic Pen," SCPC online exhibit
Walt Lardner Collection of Jimmy Carter Editorial Cartoons (Richard B. Russell Library, University of Georgia)