Cartoon Collection of Eldon Pletcher

Collection Summary

Title: Cartoon Collection of Eldon Pletcher
Call Number: MS 90-20
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

The cartoon collection of Eldon Pletcher was originally submitted to The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, Louisiana as editorial cartoons. The collection includes cartoons from 1971 to 1972.


Eldon Pletcher was born in Goshen, Indiana on September 10, 1922 to Arthur and Dora (Cripe) Pletcher. He was a student at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts from 1941 to 1942. In 1945, he traveled to Scotland and attended the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. From 1946 to 1947, Eldon Pletcher attended the John Herron Art School in Indianapolis. Eldon Pletcher began his career as a cartoonist at the Sioux City Journal, Iowa from 1949 to 1966. He then moved to the New Orleans Times Picayune (now Times-Picayune/States-Item) and worked there from 1966 to 1985. He is currently an editorial cartoonist and panel cartoonist for the First the Good News, distributed by Rothco Cartoons, Inc. He has work in permanent exhibitions at Syracuse University, University of Southern Mississippi, University of Cincinnati, Boston Museum of Art, Harry S. Truman Library, Lyndon B. Johnson Library, and Wichita State University. Pletcher served with AUS from 1943 to 1946. He was the recipient of the Christopher Award in 1955 and was the recipient of the Freedom Found Award for 12 years. He was a member of the Memorial Association of American Editorial Cartoonists.

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