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University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

5e. Special collections: Cartoons, Tom C. Clark Papers, Tarlton Law Library



Collection Summary

CreatorClark, Tom C. (Thomas Campbell), 1899-1977.
TitleCartoons
AbstractFramed editorial cartoons featuring Clark, most of them concerning his years as Attorney General.
Size3 feet (29 cartoons)
RepositoryRare Books & Special Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin  727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7263

Historical Background

Tom C. Clark served as Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court from 1949 to 1967, and was the first Texan to serve on the Court. Born in Dallas, Texas, September 23, 1899, Clark received his law degree from the University of Texas in 1922. He joined the Justice Department in 1937 and rose through the ranks. President Truman appointed him U.S. Attorney General in 1945 and to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1949. Clark resigned from the Court in 1967 when his son Ramsey Clark was appointed Attorney General, and afterwards sat on the Courts of Appeal in all eleven U.S. Circuits and in federal district court. An advocate of improved judicial administration, Clark chaired several American Bar Association committees on judicial administration and was the first director of the Federal Judicial Center.


Series Description

The series consists of framed editorial cartoons featuring Clark, most of them concerning his years as Attorney General.


Index Terms

Major Subjects
Clark, Tom C. (Tom Campbell), 1899-1977 -- Archives.
United States. Supreme Court -- History -- 20th century.
Judges -- United States.
Justice, Administration of -- United States.

Administrative Information

Cite As

Tom C. Clark Papers, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Tom C. Clark, 1977.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Cartoons

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Displayed in Tom Clark Lounge"Attorney General Tom Clark..." 1945 Dec. 11 / Bliss
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 13.25 x 15.5 in.)
NOTE: Clark, his 1934 many-hued sedan and his new access to Hoover's bullet-proof limousine.
"Hasn't This Man Been Here Before?" Inscription: "With warm regards to my friend Atty. Gen. Clark, Gib Crockett" 1947 ca. / Gib Crockett
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 15 x 15 in.)
NOTE: Justice Goldsborough speaking from bench to Clark and Lewis appearing before him.
Texan's Ultimatum 1947 ca. / Sam E. Nash, Jr., Tyler, Texas Courier-Times
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 18 x 15 in.)
NOTE: Clark with pistol speaking to businessmen in hot-air balloon named "Inflation."
"Thank Heaven He's Good Natured!" 1947 ca. / Gib Crockett
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 15 x 14 in.)
NOTE: Chief Justice Vinson admiring photograph of Clark.
"To Indictments-The Trusts are coming!" Inscription: "To Attorney General Tom Clark with my best wishes, Bruce Russell" 1947 Sept. 3 / Bruce Russell
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 21.75 x 16 in.)
NOTE: Clark as Paul Revere on horse riding through town towards sign that reads "1948".
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F Range"Attorney General Tom Clark..." Inscription: "With Best Regards to the Kids 'Champ'" 1947 ca. / Gib Crockett
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 19.25 x 15.25 in.)
NOTE: Drawing of Clark and scenes of children in leisure pursuits.
Better Late Than Never. Inscription: "My Dear Tom Clark-I Hope You Will Get Around To Washington Heights Oftener in 1949, Hopefully, C. K. Berryman" 1948 Dec. 19 / C. K. Berryman
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 14.5 x 15 in.)
NOTE: Clark and Truman putting padlock on "state secrets" door after the secrets have run away.
Caricature of TCC. John Marshall Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Assembly. Inscription on back: "To Justice Clarke (sic) from Guy Fountain" 1975 April 3
(1 caricature : framed ; 11 x 9 in.)
Caricature of TCC. Quote: "That does it-I'm getting rid of this club!". Presented by the Vinson Club. Signed by several people 1962 Nov. 19
(1 caricature : framed ; 23 x 14 in.)
NOTE: Clark in golf shoes swinging gavel like golf club.
"Coplon Verdict". Inscription: "Regards to the Attorney General, Fishermen's Luck Can Be Both Kinds, Tom" 1949 ca. / Gib Crockett, The Star
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 14.5 x 15.5 in.)
NOTE: Fisherman Clark catching "Coplon Verdict", Truman watches with shocked look.
"Court Action" 1947 ca. / Jim Berryman
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 14.5 x 15 in.)
NOTE: Clark as David about to fight Goliath (Lewis of Mine Workers?) with pickaxe.
Court Review. Inscription: "Dedicated to Mr. Justice Clark-1971, Truly one of the most outstanding Judicial Leaders of the '70's", Judge Michael A. Donahue, Editor-Court Review 1971
(1 caricature : framed ; 21 x 17 in.)
NOTE: Cover of Court Review with Clark in judicial robe holding open book.
End Of The Trail 1949 May 27 / Hutton
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 23.75 x 15.5 in.)
NOTE: Clark's "long arm indictment" reaching for Communist Harry Bridge's "waterfront sabotage".
Happy Hunting Ground. Inscription: "To My Texas Friend Tom C. Clark, Hoping He'll Never Turn That Gun This Way" 1947 Aug. 14 / C. K. Berryman, The Evening Star
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 14.5 x 15 in.)
NOTE: Clark, Taft and Murray in forest hunting for high prices.
"His Pals Call Him Harry/John Public Takes the Reins" 1948 / The Independent
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 25 x 19 in.)
NOTE: Two Independent newspaper editorials backing Truman for President.
If Judge Roy Bean Were Alive 1947 ca. / Ferman Martin + P
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 16.25 x 15.5 in.)
NOTE: Cowboy asks Judge Bean what he would do about Nazi war criminals, Bean replies: "I'd give 'em a fair trial then hang 'em."
Just Mindin' His Business--And Goin' Along 1949 June 19 / C. K. Berryman, The Washington Star
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 14.5 x 15 in.)
NOTE: Hoover working on internal security of U.S. papers as Clark and Truman look on with troubled faces.
Justice Clark. Caricature of TCC as English Jurist with powdered wig undated
(1 caricature : framed ; 6 x 8 in.)
Letting The Big Ones Get Away. Inscription: "To Attorney General Tom Clark, With Best Wishes" 1949 / Ed Holland, The Chicago Tribune
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 17.5 x 14 in.)
NOTE: Fisherman Clark with small catch of "Coplin Case" on his hook in front of fishing net with huge holes.
Life's About Ore. Inscription: "That copper tax sure makes it tough going. There's not enough copper even to load a shotgun--worse luck!", D.R.G. Palmer, President, General Cable Corporation undated
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 7 x 8.25 in.)
NOTE: Scene of miner and his mule walking in desert.
"Mind If I Work On This Mystery, Too?" Inscription: "For Attorney General Tom Clark, From Herb Block" 1947 / Herblock, The Washington Post
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 18.5 x 5.25 in.)
NOTE: Clark asks Congress, who is holding bloody knife, if he can help solve the death of price curbs and housing programs.
Portal to Portal. Inscription: "All good wishes to the Attorney General" 1947 ca. / Jim Berryman
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 14.5 x 15 in.)
NOTE: Clark running from U.S. Supreme Court building to Michigan District Court building.
"Steel Industry Price Increase" 1949 Feb. 26 / Gib Crockett
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 14.5 x 15 in.)
NOTE: Clark, Harriman, Hoover and Norse following fat cat steel industry man with hidden "price increase" gurder.
"Strike Injunction". Inscription: "With Best Wishes to Atty. Gen. Clark...Who Makes A Tough Game Look Easy" 1949 Feb. 4 / Gib Crockett
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 14.5 x 15 in.)
NOTE: Clark battling Tobin in table tennis while J. Public watches.
Study In Contrasts. Inscription: "To Attorney General Tom Clark, With my Best Wishes" 1949 ca. / Shoemaker
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 17 x 14.5 in.)
NOTE: Soldier in combat listens to Axis Sally on the radio telling him to desert, then same person sitting at home in peacetime listens to report on radio of Axis Sally on trial for treason.
"These were in the suggestion box and addressed to you" 1947 ca. / G.H.G.
(1 cartoon : framed ; 15 x 15.5 in.)
NOTE: Attorney General receiving a bottle of poison and a handgun from a woman.
What's The Size Limit Around Here? 1948 / Parrish, The Chicago Tribune
(1 editorial cartoon : framed ; 16.5 x 14.5 in.)
NOTE: Clark telling fisherman-investigator to throw back the "red spy ring" whale because it isn't big enough.
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F241"We don't want the payroll but we want some texas folks put on it!" Inscription: "For our esteemed friend, The Honorable Tom C. Clark, Attorney General of the United States and a great guy too, from George Dixon and Lou Hanlon" 1949 March 29
(1 cartoon : mounted ; 9.75 x 11 in.)
NOTE: Cowboy and cowgirl holding up Clark at his desk.
2"Subversive Agency List" ca. 1947 Dec. 6 / Gib Crockett, Evening Star
(1 editorial cartoon ; 12.75 x 13.75 in.)
NOTE: Clark holds "Subversive Agency List" as he discovers a wolf in sheep's clothing.
3Pre-Thanksgiving Dream ca. 1947 Nov. 27 / Jim Berryman
(1 editorial cartoon ; 13.5 x 14.5 in.)
NOTE: President Truman in bed dreaming of Clark and Krug as Pilgrims carrying Lewis of Mine Workers? to Thanksgiving dinner as the main course of the meal.
4"What're you trying to do...Split the new party?" Inscription: "Best to the Attorney General, Jim Berryman, Evening Star, '48" 1948 July 23 / Jim Berryman, Evening Star
(1 editorial cartoon ; 13.5 x 14.5 in.)
NOTE: Henry Wallace speaking to Clark who is holding "Communist Indictments."
5'What can I do for you gentlemen?" Inscription: "With Regards and Sympathies to Gen. Young-Jim Berryman" ca. 1947 May 6 / Jim Berryman
(1 editorial cartoon ; 13 x 13.75 in.)
NOTE: Attorney General Clark questions Young, Mason, and General Young with newspaper in foreground containing headline: "Riots in Alcatraz Federal Prison." Young replies: "We Thought You Might Like To Get Our Advice On Running A Jail."
6'What can I do for you gentlemen?" Inscription: "With Regards and Sympathies-Jim Berryman" ca. 1947 May 6 / Jim Berryman
(1 editorial cartoon : mounted ; 13 x 13.75 in.)
NOTE: Attorney General Clark questions Young, Mason, and General Young with newspaper in foreground containing headline: "Riots in Alcatraz Federal Prison." Young replies: "We Thought You Might Like To Get Our Advice On Running A Jail."
7"Lucky Boy! We're Going To Let You Work For Us" 1947 / Herblock, The Washington Post
(1 editorial cartoon ; 22.25 x 14.75 in.)
NOTE: Senator holds "Confirmation For High Government Post" paper while speaking to appointee who has been bludgeoned, "Red Smeared" and "Tarred" , and is now laying face down on ground. Three other Senators stand over appointee holding "Crackpot Testimony" and "Grudge Attacks" clubs in front of torture-chamber devices.
8The Usual Three Phases. Inscription: "To Attorney General Tom Clark. Rube Goldberg" 1948 Dec. 1 / Rube Goldberg
(1 editorial cartoon ; 20.75 x 14.5 in.)
NOTE: Three panel cartoon of a firecracker being lit; burning brightly; and then fizzling out. Accompanying text: "Congressional Committee Opens Investigation; Startling Revelations!; Huh?"
9"We're Just Wild About Harry" ca. 1948
(1 editorial cartoon : mounted ; 18.25 x 20.25 in.)
NOTE: Independent newspaper riding in theTruman bandwagon.
10Tom C. Clark ca. 1927 / Jack Moranz
(1 cartoon ; 23 x 19 in.)
NOTE: Head and shoulders portrait of Clark surrounded by four scenes and accompanying text. Scenes, Left-to-right, top-to-bottom: As a student- "Boyhood ambition to be an attorney. His father, grandfather & great grandfather were lawyers. Attended school in Dallas, Virginia Military Institute, Univ. of Texas (B.A.), Delta Tau Delta-Was Master in Chancery in Joiner Oil Case." Clark fishing- "Fond of fishing-President of Exchange Club-Member All Masonic Bodies, Eastern Star, Odd Fellows, Dallas Athletic Club, Elks. Deacon & Sunday School Teacher, City Temple Presbyterian Church." Clark overlooking farm scene- "[De]votes most of spare time to [his?] dairy farm-Started as [law]yer with Clark & Clark in [192]2." Clark in court- "He is the First Assistant District Attorney & has handled all civil suits involving the County & any of its officers."



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