Cartoon Collection of Reg Manning

Collection Summary

Title: Cartoon Collection of Reg Manning
Call Number: MS 90-21
Size: 1.0 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 Reg Manning was originally submitted to The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Arizona as editorial cartoons. The cartoon collection includes cartoons from 1964 to 1975.


Reginald Manning was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on April 5, 1905. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1919 and studied art in high school. Shortly after graduation, Reginald began working for the Arizona Republic, starting work on May 1, 1926. He worked there for the next 50 years. Manning's job at the newspaper originally was a photographer and spot artist. Before too long, he was drawing daily editorial cartoons and a weekly full-page review of the news called The Big Parade. He quit drawing the Parade in 1948 in order to devote more time to his editorial cartoons. In 1951, Manning won a Pulitzer for "Hats." In addition to his lectures, Manning has published many books. Some of the books that he produced are A Cartoon Guide to Arizona (1938), What Kinda Cactus Issat? (1941), From Tee to Cup (1954), and What Is Arizona Really Like? (1968). Reg Manning was one of the most prominent conservative voices in cartooning and has won numerous awards for his work. Besides winning a Pulitzer Prize, he has also won the Freedom Foundation's Abraham Lincoln award two years in succession.

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