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Hugh Haynie Papers

Identifier: MS 00219

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Scope and Contents

Acc. 1997.12: 12 reels of microfilm of Hugh Haynie cartoons and 3 volumes of indexes of people, subjects, symbols, etc. going back to 1974.

Acc. 1997.20: 25 cartoons, mostly originals and from the 1960s, by Hugh Haynie.

Acc. 1997.44: 17 boxes of Hugh Haynie cartoons numbering approximately 5600 individual cartoons, a portion of which are copies.

Acc. 1999.28: Four sketches and cartoons by Hugh Haynie. Included are two framed cartoons, a pair of men in zoot suits, an untitled bust (1947), Jefferson and the Declaration, and Carter-Ford debate (1976) in color signed by artist.

Acc. 2000.30: One box of microfilm of Hugh Haynie cartoons and subject index.

Acc 2010.179: undated pen and ink drawing of 2 cartoon characters in "zoot" suits with large hats and pipes. 9 3/8" x7".  Gift from Abner K Pratt II('45) and Elizabeth Hayes Pratt('49) knew Haynie while at W&M.  Item was first received in 1986 by Muscarelle Museum then transferred to the Archives. The Pratts believe one of the cartoon characters is William E Barksdale('50).

Acc 2010.180: Pencil drawing of a Renaissance sculpture bust dated 1947. 21" x 16". Transferred from Muscarelle Museum.

Acc. 2011.025: contains an original cartoon regarding the treatment of naval officers and their spouses and accompanying newspaper clippings.

Acc. 2011.581: contains printed material relating to Hugh Haynie's retirement, clippings about Haynie's hiring at the Louisville Courier-Journal, and reproductions of Haynie cartoons from the 1980s, mostly referencing Ronald Reagan and the Iran-Contra scandal.

Acc. 2012.086: contains a political cartoon drawn by Hugh Haynie, dated September 18, 1964 for The Courier Journal, featuring Barry Goldwater pushing an old car with the caption "We try harder. We have to. We're only No. 2. And we don't know why. Why, why, why, why, why." The cartoon ran during Goldwater's presidential campaign in 1964 and is copyright of the Los Angeles Times. Also included is a 1967 Christmas card signed by Hugh Haynie for his friend Al Louer. Finally, this accession contains a sign drawn by Hugh Haynie to announce a garden party at his friend A Louer's house during Homecoming for the College of William and Mary class of 1967, circa 1966. One side of the sign contains directions to the party with a map of Colonial Williamsburg attached, and the other side features a naked woman with "Snatch a moment away from the Homecoming Parade."

Acc. 2012.199: Contains a copy of an illustration by Hugh Haynie titled "News Will Certainly Be a Lot Duller Without Ol' Ev...", distributed by the Los Angeles Times syndicate on September 9, 1969, and an article from The Courier Journal about the retirement of Hugh Haynie, dated October 1, 1995.

Acc. 2014.155: Contains a proof of a political cartoon created by Hugh Haynie for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate in 1966. The cartoon features Lyndon Johnson as a night in Mickey Mouse ears trying to fight a dragon labeled strike abuses. The cartoon reads "We'll smite the mighty dragon, Because he is so-o-o-o bad! Yes, we'll thrash him and we'll bash him...But--We dare not make him mad!" Acc. 2018.066 cartoons are story boards that were signed and given to Mrs. Helen G. Cooke March 21, 1965. They are titled, "March and Counter March" and "If I am Managing the News, I Must Be a Lousy Manager." Within these cartoons, as with all of Haynie's illustrations, his wife's name "Lois" can be seen, three times in each cartoon.


  • Creation: 1962-1996


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

Conditions Governing Use:

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Biographical Information:

Hugh Haynie, College of William and Mary class of 1950, was a nationally syndicated cartoonist drawing mostly political cartoons.


5600.00 Linear Feet

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

The majority of this collection is available on microfilm in Swem Library. Researchers must use the microfilm in place of the original cartoons. Requests to use the original cartoons must be made in advance to Special Collections staff as the collection is stored offsite. Consult a staff member for assistance.

Custodial History:

The cartoons were held by the Louisville Courier-Journal before being donated to Swem Library.

Acquisition Information:

Collected as part of the Distinguished Alumni Papers Project. Acc. Acc. 1997.12 received on 3/4/1997; Acc. 1997.20 received on 4/15/1997 from ; Acc. 1997.44 received on 8/6/1997 from ; Acc. 1999.28 transferred from __ on 6/17/1999; Acc. 2000.30 received on 6/14/2000 from . Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member. Acc 2018.066 was donated by Randolph L. Cooke 3/18/2018.

Electronic Format:

Copies of the microfilm of Haynie's cartoons for the Courier Journal were also given to the Library of Congress, Filson Club Historical Society in Louisville, KY, the archives of the Universities of Louisville and Kentucky, the Kentucky State Library, and Indiana University Library.

Related Materials:

There are also Hugh Haynie Papers in the Kentucky Historical Society.

Processing Information:

Accessioned by SCRC staff prior to 2007. Acc. 2011.025 processed by Benjamin Bromley in January 2011. Acc. 2011.581 processed by Benjamin Bromley in September 2011.

Guide to the Hugh Haynie Papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository