Paul Conrad served as chief editorial cartoonist for the Los Angeles Times from 1964 to 1993. His career began at the Denver Post in 1950 where he drew until moving to the Los Angeles Times. Conrad won three Pulitzer Prizes (1964, 1971 and 1984) and numerous other journalism awards. Five years after being included on Richard Nixon’s Enemies List, Conrad held the Richard M. Nixon Chair at Whittier College, in 1977- 78. After his semi-retirement in 1993, Conrad continued to produce four cartoons a week through Tribune Media Services. He also made bronze sculptures of political figures. Paul Conrad was born June 27, 1924 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, along with his identical twin Jim. He was married to Kay King Conrad and they had four children. He died September 4, 2010.
Scope and Content
Professional and personal papers of Paul Conrad, including original cartoons, rough sketches, correspondence, book, speech and lawsuit files, photographs, ephemera and tear sheets. The collection is in three parts, based on acquisition. Part I is the bulk of the collection, and parts II and III are mainly original cartoons. Original cartoons from the Denver Post are not represented in this collections.