Cartoon Collection of H. M. (Harold) Talburt

Collection Summary

Title: Cartoon Collection of H. M. (Harold) Talburt
Call Number: MS 90-17
Size: 1.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Various sources
Processed by: Staff, circa 1990
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher, to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

This collection contains cartoons drawn by Harold Talburt between 1949 and 1963. Talburt began his journalism career as a reporter for the Toledo News-Bee in 1916. He became interested in cartooning, and by 1933, he had won a Pulitzer Prize for one of his cartoons for the Washington Daily News.


Harold Talburt was born in Toledo, Ohio, on February 19, 1895. He worked at miscellaneous jobs such as a soda jerk and a sign painter before he joined the Toledo News-Bee in 1916 as a reporter. In 1921, Negley Cochran set up Scripps-Howard's Washington Bureau and sent for Talburt to work for him. In 1922, Talburt became Scripps-Howard's "chief Washington cartoonist" from his job at the Washington Daily News. In 1933, Talburt won a Pulitzer Prize. He was president of the Gridiron Club in 1947. He retired in 1963 and died on October 22, 1966.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Currently unavailable. Please contact Special Collections.