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Collection Cartoon Drawings: Herblock Collection

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At the Library of Congress

Manuscript Division

Herbert Block papers, 1863-2002 (bulk 1945-2001). 70,000 items. Finding aid,
Correspondence, writings, speeches, interviews, clippings, cartoon reprints, and printed material relating chiefly to Block's career as the political cartoonist "Herblock" for the Washington Post and as author of several books. Also documents his work with the Chicago Daily News and the Newspaper Enterprise Association in Cleveland, and his U.S. Army service. Subjects include cartooning, politics, social activities among Washington's political and cultural circles, and personal affairs. Includes research material for and drafts of his memoirs, Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life (1993) and transcript of an interview conducted by Katharine Graham with Block in 1990.

Motion Picture/Broadcast/Recorded Sound Division

  • [Henry Brandon interviews Herbert Block, 196-?] 1 sound cassette Call no.: RGA 3676 (playback copy).
  • [Henry Brandon interviews Herbert Block, 199-?] 1 sound cassette Call no.: RGA 6019 (playback copy)

Online exhibitions

Outside the Library of Congress

Herb Block Foundation


By Herbert Block (in chronological order)

  • Herblock Looks at Communism. Unknown publisher, 1950. Call no.: NC1429.B625 A44 1950 (P&P Case X)
  • The Herblock Book. Boston: Beacon Press, 1952. Call no.: E813 .B55 (P&P Ref)
  • Herblock's Here and Now. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1955. Call no.: E835 .B55 (P&P Ref)
  • Herblock's Special for Today. New York Simon and Schuster, 1958. Call no. E835.B6 (P&P Ref)
  • Straight Herblock. New York Simon and Schuster, 1964. Call no.: E841 .B58 (P&P Ref)
  • The Herblock Gallery. New York Simon and Schuster, 1968. Call no.: E846.B55 (P&P Ref)
  • Herblocks' State of the Union. New York Simon and Schuster, 1972. Later edition: New York: Grossman Publishers, 1974. Call no.: E855.B55 (P&P Ref)
  • Herblock Special Report. New York: W.W. Norton, 1974. Call no.: E856.B55 1974 (P&P Ref)
  • Herblock on All Fronts. New York: New American Library, 1980. Call no.: E872.B57 (P&P Ref)
  • Herblock Through the Looking Glass. New York: W.W. Norton, 1984. Call no.: E876 .B57 1984 (P&P Ref)
  • Herblock at Large: "Let's go back a little ..." and other cartoons with commentary. New York: Pantheon Books, 1987. Call no.: E876 .B56 1987 (P&P Ref)
  • Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life. New York: Macmillan Publishers, 1993. Call no. NC1429.B625 A2 1998 (P&P Ref)
  • Bella and Me: Life in the Service of a Cat. Chicago: Bonus Books, c1995. Call no.: SF445.5 .B59 1995 (P&P Ref)
  • Herblock: A Cartoonist's Life. New York: Times Books/Random House, c1993, 1998. Updated and expanded ed. With introduction by Katharine Graham. Call no. NC1429.B625 A2 1998 (P&P Ref)

About Herblock

  • Johnson, Haynes. Herblock: The Life and Works of the Great Political Cartoonist. Ed. Harry Katz. Washington, DC: Herb Block Foundation and Library of Congress. New York: W.W. Norton, 2009. Call no.: NC1429.B625 J65 2009 (P&P Ref)
  • Katz, Harry, ed. Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 2000. Call no. E743 .B6133 2000 (P&P Ref)
  • Compiled by Sara Duke and Martha Kennedy, 2009.