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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ben Sargent Papers, 1974-2014



Descriptive Summary

Creator Sargent, Ben, 1948-
Title Ben Sargent Papers
Dates: 1974-2014
Abstract: The Ben Sargent Papers, 1974-2014, comprise an exhaustive compilation of editorial cartoons created during Sargent’s tenure at the Austin American-Statesman(1974-2009). The collection is comprised largely of original artwork as well as negative transparencies used for publication.
Accession No.: 2009-136; 2011-119; 2017-035
OCLC No.: 982295823
Extent 20 ft., 1/4 in.; manuscript, scrapbooks, sketches, political cartoons, photographs
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Pulitzer Prize-winning artist, Ben Sargent, began his journalism career in his hometown of Amarillo, Texas. Born into a newspaper family, Sargent worked in the trade at an early age and studied at Amarillo College. He then enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and earned his Bachelor of Journalism in 1970. In 1974, Sargent embarked on a long career as an editorial cartoonist for the Austin American-Statesman, covering a wide range of issues but frequently focused on the divisive and colorful world of Texas politics. Sargent’s work has earned him numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning in 1982. Though he retired from the Austin American-Statesman in 2009, his work continues to appear in syndication.

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Scope and Contents

The Ben Sargent Papers, 1974-2014, comprise an exhaustive compilation of editorial cartoons created during Sargent’s tenure at the Austin American-Statesman (1974-2009). The collection is comprised largely of original artwork as well as negative transparencies used for publication. Also included are letters to Sargent from readers and requests for original artwork, mostly from notable Texas and national political figures. Additionally, the collection includes a thank-you note and postcard advertising an exhibit of Sargent’s work at the Briscoe Center for American History in 2011.

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Restrictions

Use Restrictions

A portion of these papers are stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Sargent, Ben, 1948- -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Austin American-statesman
Subjects
Cartoonists -- Texas
Cartoonists -- United States
Editorial cartoons -- Texas -- History
Editorial cartoons -- United States -- History
Editorial cartoons -- Texas -- History -- Exhibitions
Places
Austin (Tex.)
Texas -- Politics and government

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Administrative Information

Cite as

Ben Sargent Papers, 1974-2014, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by archives staff.

Subsequent revisions were made by Evan Usler, April 2011 and Esther Kirchner, March 2017.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory

Stored off-site at LSF:
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2009-136/1 N.E.C. 1974-1976
Editorial cartoons, April 1974-October 1977
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2009-136/2 N.E.C. 1977-
Editorial cartoons, November 1977-February 1980
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2009-136/3 Editorial cartoons, March 1980-April 1983
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2009-136/4 Editorial cartoons, May 1983-April 1986
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2009-136/5 Editorial cartoons, May 1986-December 1988
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2009-136/6 Editorial cartoons, January 1989-August 1991
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2009-136/7 Editorial cartoons, September 1991-August 1993
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2009-136/8 Editorial cartoons, September 1993-February 1996
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2009-136/9 Editorial cartoons, March 1996-June 1998
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2009-136/10 Editorial cartoons, July 1998-October 2000
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2009-136/11 Editorial cartoons, November 2000-June 2003
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2009-136/12 Editorial cartoons, July 2003-June 2006
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2009-136/13 Editorial cartoons, July 2006-March 2009
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2017-035/1 Editorial cartoons, April 2009- September 2009
Editorial cartoons, October 2009-March 2010
Editorial cartoons, April 2010-September 2010
Editorial cartoons, October 2010-March 2011
Editorial cartoons, April 2011- September 2011
Editorial cartoons, October 2011-March 2012
Editorial cartoons, April 2012-September 2012
Editorial cartoons, October 2012-March 2013
Editorial cartoons, April 2013-Septemer 2013
Editorial cartoons, October 2013-March 2014
Editorial cartoons, April 2014-September 2014
Editorial cartoons, October 2014-November 2014
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2009-136/14 Southwest Conference cartoons, 1976-1978
Big Brother Blues cartoons
Negatives, editorial cartoons, 1974-1975, 1982-1985
Miscellaneous cartoons, unsorted
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2009-136/14 Southwest Conference cartoons, 1976-1978
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2009-136/15 Feature drawings, 1974-1976
Magazine portfolio
Maps and charts, 1975-1976
Letters, including those received from Dolph Briscoe, Ann Richards, Bob Bullock, Lloyd Bentsen, Jimmy Carter, Hubert Humphrey, and John Tower, 1974-1976
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2009-136/15 Letters, including those received from Dolph Briscoe, Ann Richards, Bob Bullock, Lloyd Bentsen, Jimmy Carter, Hubert Humphrey, and John Tower, 1974-1976
Stored onsite at SRH:
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2AA5a Feature drawings, July 1975-Dec. 1975
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2AA40 Misc. cartoons,
Thank-you letter and post card, 2011

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