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Richard Hodgins, Sr. Cartoons

An inventory of his cartoons at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: --
Date: 1968

Biographical History

Richard Hodgins, Sr. (1905-1984), commonly known as Dick Hodgins, Sr., was an American editorial cartoonist.

Richard “Dick” Hodgins, Sr. was born in Valley Falls, Rhode Island on July 13, 1905 and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He spent thirteen years as the editorial cartoonist for the Orlando Sentinel Star until he retired to Cape Cod in 1970. The National Cartoonists Society awarded Hodgins the Silver T-Square award in 1971. Hodgins published two instructional books: The Great American Book of Cartooning (1979) and Drawing Animals (1979).

Richard Hodgins, Sr. died in August 1984. His son, Dick Hodgins, Jr. is an award-winning cartoonist.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Richard Hodgins, Sr. Cartoons contains 12 original editorial cartoons published by the Orlando Evening Star. The cartoons are undated but are from approximately 1968. The cartoons were drawn with ink, crayon and color gauche on illustration board and are mounted. Traces of pencil are visible. Images measure 9 1/2" x 12" with the items measuring 13 1/2" x 16".

Arrangement of the Collection

Cartoons are arranged alphabetically by caption.


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Use Restrictions:

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has collections of over one hundred cartoonists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

Subject Headings


Dirksen, Everett McKinley -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Hodgins, Richard, Sr.
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Wallace, George A. -- Caricatures and cartoons.

Associated Titles

Orlando Evening Star.


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Caricatures and cartoons -- Florida.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- Florida.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Crime -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Editorial cartoons -- Florida.
Editorial cartoons -- United States.
Gun control -- Caricatures and cartoons.


United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969 -- Caricatures and cartoons.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)
Editorial cartoons.



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Richard Hodgins, Sr. Cartoons,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard Hodgins, Sr., 1968.

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