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The illustrator was a gifted observer of the tenures of governors such as Robert McNair, John West, James B. Edwards, Richard Riley, and Carroll Campbell. Events in the careers of important political figures such as Senators Strom Thurmond and Ernest Hollings, Gen. William Westmoreland, Marion Gressette, Solomon Blatt, and Rembert Dennis are highlighted.

Prominent black politicians such as Jesse Jackson and I. DeQuincey Newman also appear in the collection. The cartoons representing the various governors illustrate their triumphs and failures and the dilemmas they faced. Education, foreign trade, the budget, and taxes are all part of the gubernatorial continuum which Lardner documented.


  • 1967 - 2009


Copyright of the Walt Lardner papers has been transferred to the University of South Carolina


From the Collection: 25.5 Linear Feet


Repository Details

Part of the South Carolina Political Collections Repository

Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library
1322 Greene St.
University of South Carolina
Columbia SC 29208 USA