University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Richard Bartholomew Collection,

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bartholomew, Richard
Title: Richard Bartholomew Collection
Abstract: Collection of political cartoonist Richard Bartholomew.
Extent: 6 inches
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History,The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Dallas native Richard Bartholomew is a seventh-generation Texan. He and his wife, Dana, live in Pflugerville, Texas, just outside of Austin. His first editorial cartoon feature appeared in a local newspaper, the Metro County Line, in September 1995. In addition to his current appearance in the Pflugerville Pflag, Richard’s political cartoons and caricatures have appeared statewide on the editorial pages of the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Business Journal, The Quorum Report, and the Waco Tribune-Herald. His caricatures have appeared in The Washington Post, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, The Texas Observer, The Austin Chronicle, and D Magazine. Richard has been an award-winning designer and illustrator for over 25 years. He began specializing in humorous illustration and cartooning in 1984 when he was hired by Texas Monthly Press to illustrate the 1985 Texas Characters Datebook, featuring caricatures of famous Texans.

Scope and Contents

Drawings, printed material, clippings, and research materials span the collection of cartoonist Bartholomew.


Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Richard Bartholomew Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Detailed Description of the Papers



2.325/C75 Papers
2.116/OD1308 Original caricatures, matted