TitleWilliam Papas Collection
Extent8 boxes
Creator NamePapas, William Elias (1927-2000) cartoonist
DescriptionA collection of original political cartoons and cartoon strips (featuring Papas' alter-ego, Theodore the mouse), letters, sketches and newspaper cuttings, including five drawings on the six day war and a notebook containing sketches and other material. There is also some production material (brass plates and glass plate negatives).
Admin HistoryWilliam (Bill) Elias Papas first moved to England in 1946, studying at Beckenham Art School, Bromley, before travelling around Europe. He returned to South Africa in 1949, where his first cartoon was published by the Cape Times. He also freelanced for the Johannesburg Star, Drum, and other publications. On returning to England in 1959, he joined the Manchester Guardian, and produced his first political cartoon for the paper. He was runner up in the Kate Greenaway Medal awards for childrens book illustration in 1967. After leaving the Guardian in 1970, he moved to the US in 1984. He married Aroon McConnell in 1954. They had three children, but the marriage was dissolved in 1968. He then married Tessa Pares in 1970.
Custodial HistoryAcquired from Tessa Papas 2002-2004 and the Manchester office of the Guardian
Access StatusOpen
TermSix Day War (1967)


CopyrightEstate of William E Papas

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