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Guide to the Bill Andrews Editorial Cartoons and Papers GRAPHICS.038

Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
New York, NY, 10012
(212) 998-2630

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive

Collection processed by Hillel Arnold (2011); Updated by David Olson to include oral history interview (2014)

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on July 08, 2016
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information in 2014. Updated by Andrea Kutsenkow to reflect rehousing of flat files and updated box numbers  , July 2016

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Andrews, Bill, 1937-
Title: Bill Andrews Editorial Cartoons and Papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1941-2011
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1968-1977
Abstract: Bill Andrews, born William Grant Andrews on June 2, 1937 in Tucson, Arizona, is a graphic artist, photographer and journalist. After graduating from high school in 1955, he worked as a copy editor, writer, photographer and staff cartoonist at the Arizona Republic in Phoenix, and then as a a one-man art department at KNME-TV in Albuquerque. In April 1963, shortly after graduating from the University of New Mexico, Andrews moved to New York City, where, he began to draw cartoons for the  La Nueva Voz. Shortly therafter, he was hired as a staff photographer for  The Daily World, and later became a staff cartoonist. He created artwork for the paper on a daily basis, and also authored comic strips, articles and music reviews. After leaving the paper in October 1977, Andrews returned to Arizona, where he worked in Arizona State University's Graphics Department from January 1978 until 1997. The collection contains artwork created by Bill Andrews throughout his life, including drawings, prints and paintings, as well as materials gathered or created in preparation of this artwork such as idea files, clippings and notes. The large majority of the material in the collection dates from the period that Andrews was employed by the  Daily World in New York City. Cartoons from this period deal with a variety of political and social issues, including the Presidential administration of Richard Nixon, the Vietnam War, housing conditions and United States-Soviet Union relations. Material from before and after Andrews' tenure at the paper is also present in the collection, including his employment at the  Arizona Republic, KNME-TV, the University of New Mexico and Arizona State University.
Quantity: 41.5 linear feet in 11 record cartons, 30 oversize flat boxes, 1 manuscript box, and 56 flat-file folders.
Language of Materials note: Materials are in English and Spanish.
Call Phrase: GRAPHICS.038