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R. David Boyd political cartoons

Identifier: POL-0006

Scope and Content

The collection contains political cartoons, comic strips, crossword puzzles, horoscopes, editorial columns, and other items from the Newnan Times-Herald. Some of these are original drawings and some are camera-ready versions. There is a brief run of negative films for about six months of cartoons in 1970; these negatives are found in Box 44. The collection covers a time span from 1969 to 1999 and is arranged chronologically and alphabetically within, with miscellaneous documents inserted at the end of the collection. Box 35, Folder 10 includes a cartoon signed by former Presidential Candidate Pat Buchanan.


  • 1969-1999


Restrictions on Access

Open to all users; no restrictions. The author retains literary and copyright to all cartoons.

User Restrictions

As stipulated by U.S. copyright laws

Biographical Note

R. David Boyd (1938 - ) grew up in Washington, Georgia and attended The Citadel. He served in the U.S. Army and came to Newnan, Georgia in 1965 to run the local Chamber of Commerce. He is a longtime political cartoonist, illustrator, sculptor, and prominent resident of Newnan. Boyd's work has appeared in the Newnan Times-Herald editorial page and elsewhere for over three decades. He also created comics called Apple Pie and The Sovereign State of Affairs with Gus Wood, an attorney. Their work was syndicated by Mark-Morgan Inc. of Atlanta. In addition to his long career as a political cartoonist, Boyd has illustrated sixteen books written by redneck humorist Jeff Foxworthy as well as e-cards, t-shirts, and calendars. He sculpted a line of figurines called Foxworthy Folks. Boyd also illustrated books written by the late humorist Lewis Grizzard. Boyd is semi-retired and lives in Newnan with his wife, Rosalyn. They have two daughters and a son, David Boyd Jr., who is also an artist in Newnan.


19.39 Linear feet (47 boxes)




Political cartoons by artist and illustrator R. David Boyd from 1969 to 1999.


Arranged chronologically.


Donated by R. David Boyd by deed of gift in March 2013.

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Processed by Toni Alexander, Suzanne Durham, and Jason Kennedy, May, 2013.
Finding Aid to the R. David Boyd Political Cartoons 1969-1999 POL-0006
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Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States