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Baldy Editorial Cartoons: The Clifford H. Baldowski Collection at the Richard B. Russell Library contains 6,740 pen and ink drawings and 2,460 velox.
The digital database opens with approximately 2,500 cartoons from the collection. Clifford H. Baldowski, known by the pen-name "Baldy," depicted the local, national, and international news of his day in the editorial pages of the Augusta Chronicle, Miami Herald, and Atlanta Constitution. His work is a rich source for those studying political reorganization in Georgia and the growth of Atlanta as well as the Civil Rights Movement, the Cold War, the Vietnam conflict, Middle East tensions, and Watergate.
An Augusta native, Baldowski began his career by submitting cartoons for The Augusta Chronicle editorial page on a part-time basis in 1946. Only after being signed as a permanent employee at the Chronicle did he begin to sign his work "Baldy." He then worked for the Miami Herald before joining the staff of the Atlanta Constitution in 1950. Baldy continued to cartoon for the Constitution until his retirement in 1982. His cartoons also appeared in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News and World Report; in newspapers across the United States and Canada; and in English-language newspapers in Rome and Paris. Baldy was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1964 for his cartoon,Goldwaterloo.