Block, Herbert, 1909-2001

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Political cartoonist, author, and journalist.

From the description of Herbert Block papers, 1863-2002 (bulk 1945-2001). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71073502

Cartoonist; interviewee signs cartoons as Herblock.

From the description of Reminiscences of Herbert Block : lecture history, 1963. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122573986

Biographical Note

  • 1909, Oct. 13: Born, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1927 - 1929 : Attended Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Ill.
  • 1929 - 1933 : Political cartoonist, Chicago Daily News, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1933 - 1943 : Political cartoonist, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1942: Awarded Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning
  • 1943 - 1945 : Drafted by the United States Army; stationed in Orlando, Fla., and New York, N.Y.; edited and contributed cartoons to military newspapers
  • 1946 - 2001 : Political cartoonist, Washington Post, Washington, D.C.
  • 1950: Herblock Looks at Communismpamphlet published by United States Department of State in various languages and distributed internationally
  • 1952: Published The Herblock Book. Boston: Beacon Press
  • 1954: Awarded Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning
  • 1957: Received Rueben Award for outstanding cartoonist of the year, National Cartoonists Society
  • 1966: Designed United States postage stamp commemorating the 175th anniversary of the Bill of Rights
  • 1968: Published The Herblock Gallery. New York: Simon and Schuster
  • 1973: Shared in Pulitzer Prize for public service awarded to Washington Post for its investigation of the Watergate Affair
  • 1974: Published Herblock Special Report. New York: Norton
  • 1979: Awarded Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning
  • 1984: Published Herblock through the Looking Glass. New York: Norton
  • 1986: Received Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for contributions to the cause of freedom of speech and the advancement of freedom of the press, Colby College, Waterville, Maine
  • 1993: Published memoirs as Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co.
  • 1994: Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 2001, Oct. 7: Died, Washington, D.C.

From the guide to the Herbert Block Papers, 1863-2002, (bulk 1945-2001), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
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creatorOf Miller, Francis Pickens, 1895-1978. Papers of Francis Pickens Miller [manuscript], 1885-1976. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. Papers, 1884-1998 (inclusive), 1929-1998 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Williams, James Lawrence Basil. Papers of James Lawrence Basil Williams [manuscript], 1895-1995. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of tribute to Carl Sandburg [manuscript], 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Baker, George, 1915-1975. Bernard Meeks Cartoon Collection [manuscript] 1860-1945. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Haynie, Hugh. Hugh Haynie Collection, ca.1950-ca.1995 (Bulk 1960-1980). Kentucky Historical Society, Martin F. Schmidt Research Library
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stellanova Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Max Lerner papers, 1927-1998 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Berryman, James Thomas, 1902-. Political cartoons [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. Max Lerner papers, 1927-1992 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Block, Herbert, 1909-2001. Herbert Block papers, 1863-2002 (bulk 1945-2001). Library of Congress
creatorOf Block, Herbert, 1909-2001. Reminiscences of Herbert Block : lecture history, 1963. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn General Cartoon Collection, 1870-1995, 1930-1949 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Evjue, William Theodore, 1882-1970. Papers, ca. 1880-1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Block, Herbert, 1909- . Herb Block cartoon, 1977. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. Strom Thurmond cartoons series. 1869-1985 : 1954-1985. Clemson University Libraries, Robert Muldrow Cooper Library
referencedIn National Cartoonists Society Interviews, 1959-1962 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. Letters of Carl Sandburg [manuscript] 1951-1952. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Lasch, Robert, 1907-1998. Papers, 1940-1991. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. Stella Brunt Osborn papers, 1916-1992. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Block, Herbert, 1909- . Capital Times anniversary correspondence, 1967. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Battenfield, Mischka Richter. Cartoon collection of Mrs. Richard H. Henneman, 1940-1941. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Crawford, Bill, 1913-1982. National Cartoonists Society Living Library 1962. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Stellanova Osborn papers, 1907-1988 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Ohio State University. Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Herbert Block 1909-2001 biographical file. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf West, Richard Samuel. Collection of papers concerning The Puck papers and Target, the political cartoon quarterly, 1973-1990. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Alan Barth papers, 1937-1981 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Barth, Alan. Alan Barth papers, 1937-1981 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Lorenz, Lee. [Oral history interview transcripts], 1984-1987. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Herbert Block Papers, 1863-2002, (bulk 1945-2001) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949. Album of letters from cartoonists. Ohio State University Libraries
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correspondedWith Auth, Tony person
associatedWith Barth, Alan. person
correspondedWith Blumenthal, Frederick G. person
correspondedWith Bradlee, Benjamin C. person
correspondedWith Caniff, Milton Arthur, 1907-1998 person
correspondedWith Clinton, Bill, 1946- person
associatedWith Columbia University. Graduate School of Journalism. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dilliard, Irving, 1904-2002 person
correspondedWith Engelhardt, Tom, 1944- person
associatedWith Evjue, William Theodore, 1882-1970. person
correspondedWith Ferry, W. H. (Wilbur Hugh) person
correspondedWith Fischetti, John R. person
correspondedWith Ford, Gerald R., 1913-2006 person
correspondedWith Gold, William E. person
correspondedWith Graham, Donald E., b. 1945 person
correspondedWith Graham, Katharine, 1917-2001 person
correspondedWith Graham, Philip L., 1915-1963 person
associatedWith Haynie, Hugh. person
correspondedWith Hill, Draper person
correspondedWith Hill, Draper person
correspondedWith Hoffman, Irving, 1909-1968 person
correspondedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
correspondedWith Johnston, Lynn Franks, 1947- person
correspondedWith Jones, Chuck, 1912-2002 person
correspondedWith Kelly, Walt person
correspondedWith Kelly, Walt person
associatedWith Lasch, Robert, 1907-1998. person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902- person
associatedWith Lerner, Max, 1902-2001. person
correspondedWith Lewis, Anthony, 1927- person
associatedWith Lorenz, Lee. person
correspondedWith MacNelly, Jeff person
correspondedWith MacNelly, Jeff person
correspondedWith McCune, Wesley, 1918- person
correspondedWith Meyer, Agnes Elizabeth Ernst, 1887-1970 person
correspondedWith Meyer, Eugene, 1875-1959 person
associatedWith Miller, Francis Pickens, 1895-1978. person
associatedWith National Cartoonists Society. corporateBody
associatedWith National Consumers' League. corporateBody
associatedWith Newspaper Enterprise Association. corporateBody
correspondedWith Osborn, Robert Chesley, 1904- person
associatedWith Osborn, Stellanova, 1894-1988. person
correspondedWith Partymiller, Walt, 1911-1991 person
correspondedWith Peters, Charles, 1926- person
associatedWith Peterson, Esther, 1906-1997. person
correspondedWith Rauh, Joseph L., 1911- person
correspondedWith Rosenblatt, Maurice person
correspondedWith Rosenblatt, Maurice person
correspondedWith Rosenblatt, Roger person
correspondedWith Rosenblatt, Roger person
associatedWith Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967. person
correspondedWith Shoemaker, Vaughn, 1902- person
correspondedWith Shoemaker, Vaughn, 1902- person
associatedWith Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center. corporateBody
correspondedWith Telnaes, Ann, 1960- person
associatedWith Thurmond, Strom, 1902-2003. person
correspondedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
associatedWith United States. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith West, Richard Samuel. person
associatedWith Williams, James Lawrence Basil. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Washington (D.C.)
Ohio--Cleveland
Illinois--Chicago
Subject
Cartoonists--Interviews
American newspapers--Illinois--Chicago
American newspapers
Editorial cartoons
American newspapers--Ohio--Cleveland
American newspapers--Washington (D.C.)
Occupation
Authors
Journalists
Cartoonists
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Birth 1909-10-13

Death 2001-10-07

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