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Bob Englehart Papers

Identifier: 2004-0026

Scope and Content

The collection contains the original artwork for editorial cartoons published in The Hartford Courant in 1995-1996, 2005-2018. A signed copy of a 1987 cartoon is also included. Additional materials in multiple formats have been added by the artist over time.


  • 1981, 1987, 1991, 1994-1999, 2001-2001, 2005-2009, 2011-2013, 2018


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


A native of Indiana, Bob Englehart studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago before joining the staff of Chicago Today in 1966 as cartoonist and illustrator. In 1972, Englehart returned to Fort Wayne, Indiana as a free-lance artist for The Journal-Gazette. He became a full-time cartoonist in 1975 when he joined the staff of The Journal Herald (Dayton, Ohio). In 1980, Englehart was hired as the first full-time editorial cartoonist for The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Connecticut). Englehart's cartoons are now syndicated and he has published several collections of his editorial cartoons in addition to illustrating a children's book and providing television cartoon commentary.


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The collection contains original editorial cartoons drawn by Bob Englehart. The cartoons are generally 8.5 inches by 11.5 inches in size. An additional signed copy of a cartoon is also included. Later additions to the collection include clip files, sketches, tracings and line work as well as digital scans of his work from 2019-2021, including his association with ESPN, and an informal video recording of his creative process.

Acquisition Information

The collection of original cartoons (1995) was donated in 2004. The signed photocopy was donated by Norman Stevens in 2003. The more recent cartoons (2005-2018) were donated by various individuals on a regular basis. Two framed cartoons were donated in 2012.

The 2019 - 2021 works, ESPN materials and media were donated in 2022.

Separated Materials

Aguila, Dani, comp. and ed. Taking Liberty with The Lady by cartoonists from around the world Bach, Julie S. and Thomas Modl, ed. Religion in America Bender, David L. and Bruno Leone, ed. War and Human Nature Bigler, Philip. In Honored Glory: Arlington National Cemetery, the Final Post Bushnell, Scott M. hard news, Heartfelt opinions. A history of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Davis, Zina. Cartoon '92 Dugmore, Harry, Francis, Stephen and Rico, eds. Nelson Mandela, A life in cartoons Englehart, Bob. A Distinguished panel of experts. A collection of cartoons by Englehart Lamb, Chris. Drawn to Extremes. The use and abuse of editorial cartoons Sutton, Antony and Chanti A. Paiva. Gold vs Paper: A cartoon history of inflation

Bob Englehart papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
2004 February
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US