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Steve Edwards Papers, 2001-2011

Collection Overview

Title: Steve Edwards Papers, 2001-2011

ID: OGLMC/1598

Creator: Edwards, Steve

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 05/18/2012

Languages: English [eng]

Abstract

In 2001, Steve Edwards' cartoon It Could Be Worse... first appeared in a regional publication by the Grand Forks Herald, entitled Yesteryears. Edwards followed this by becoming the editorial cartoonist for the Grand Forks Herald in 2002. Additionally, his work has appeared in a number of publications throughout North Dakota, Northwestern Minnesota, Montana, and Washington. His cartoons document life in the American Midwest.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Steve Edwards Papers date from 2001-2011 and have been divided into four series:

Series 1:  Biographical Information

Series 2:  Original Cartoons

Series 3:  Sketches

Series 4:  Newspaper Clippings

All of the cartoons created by Steve Edwards have been digitized and can be viewed at the UND Scholarly Commons.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Steve Edwards, Arlington, Washington

Acquisition Method: Donation; Acc.#2012-3163

Related Materials: For more information please see http://library.und.edu/holdings/007254650.

Related Publications:

A Cartoonist's View of Life in the Red River Valley by Steve Edwards.  Gilby, N.D. : Steve Edwards, 2004.

It could be worse-- life in the upper Midwest by Steve Edwards.  Gilby, N.D. : Steve Edwards, [2005?].

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item). Steve Edwards Papers. OGLMC 1598, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Processing Information: Collection was processed by Sarah Matter, Special Collections intern, in September 2012.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was created in Archon in September 2012.

Other URL: http://library.und.edu/holdings.php?id=ODIN_ALEPH007260441


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Biographical InformationAdd to your cart.
The first series contains articles relating to the life of Steve Edwards, the origins of It Could Be Worse..., and opinion articles authored by or regarding Edwards.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Biographical Information, 2001-2011Add to your cart.
Series 2: Original CartoonsAdd to your cart.
The second series consists of original, full sized It Could Be Worse... cartoons. These have been digitized and can be viewed at the UND Scholarly Commons.
Sub-Series 1: Original Cartons 1-908Add to your cart.
This sub-series contains original full sized cartoons, numbered 1-908. There is minimal duplicate numbering and no cartoons are numbered 701-799. The creation date, scanned date, publication date and periodical name are written on the back of most of the cartoons.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Original Cartoons 1-50Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Original Cartoons 51-100Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Original Cartoons 101-150Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Original Cartoons 151-200Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Original Cartoons 201-250Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Original Cartoons 251-300Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Original Cartoons 301-350Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Original Cartoons 351-400Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Original Cartoons 401-450Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Original Cartoons 451-500Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Original Cartoons 501-550Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Original Cartoons 551-600Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Original Cartoons 601-650Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Original Cartoons 651-700Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Original Cartoons 800-849Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Original Cartoons 850-899Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Original Cartoons 900-908Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: "Green Cartoon Book Original Drawings" 1-160Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 19: "Green Cartoon Book Original Drawings" 1-50Add to your cart.
Folder 20: "Green Cartoon Book Original Drawings" 51-100Add to your cart.
Folder 21: "Green Cartoon Book Original Drawings" 101-150Add to your cart.
Folder 22: "Green Cartoon Book Original Drawings" 151-160Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 3: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 23: "Western News and Tobacco Valley News (unpublished) - Montana", 2007-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 24: "YESTERYEARS published but not used in second book.", 2003-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 25: "North Dakota Weeklies", 2006-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 26: Montana Mining Association, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 27: "Used somewhere but duplicates", 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 28: Ness Publishing, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 29: University of North Dakota Alumni Review, 2004-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 30: Dakota Student, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 31: Ag Week, 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 32: The Leader Grand Forks Air Force Base, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 33: Grand Forks Public Health Department Mosquito Control Newsletter, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 34: Altru "211 Hotline" Project, 2011Add to your cart.
Folder 35: "GF Editorial, Published but not used in second book", 2003-2005Add to your cart.
Series 3: SketchesAdd to your cart.
The third series includes four 8.5 x 11 inch acid free sketch books that consist of drawings from December 2001 to April 2011. In addition, there is a 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 inch memo book that consists of sketches and brainstorms.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 36: Sketch Book I, 12/18/2001-4/19/2004Add to your cart.
Folder 37: Sketch Book II, 4/20/2004-5/7/2006Add to your cart.
Folder 38: Sketch Book III, 5/7/2006-10/23/2007Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Sketch Book IV, 11/05/2007-4/9/2011Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Sketch Book MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Series 4: Newspaper and Magazine ClippingsAdd to your cart.
The fourth series consists of clippings from newspapers are magazines which featured Edwards' cartoons.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Yesteryears, 2001-2002Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Yesteryears, 2003-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Grand Forks Herald Editorials, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Grand Forks Herald Editorials, 2004-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Grand Forks Herald Editorials, 2007-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Grand Forks Herald Editorials, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Ness Publishing, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Ness Publishing, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Ness Publishing, 2009-2010Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Western News, 2007-2008Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Western News, 2009-2011Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Grand Forks Public Health Department Mosquito Control, 2003-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Dakota Shopper, 2002-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 16: AgWeek, 2004-2006Add to your cart.
Folder 17: University of North Dakota Alumni Review, 2004-2009Add to your cart.
Folder 18: The Leader (Grand Forks Air Force Base), 2004-2005Add to your cart.
Folder 19: The Dakota Student, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 20: The Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
Cartoon clippings documenting Edwards' work with the Grand Forks, North Dakota Chamber of Commerce publications The Depot Advocate and The Voice.
Folder 21: The Valley Buzz, 2005-2006Add to your cart.
It Could Be Worse... cartoon clippings from The Valley Buzz.
Folder 22: The Flame Vol. 43, 2005Add to your cart.
National Alpha Lambda Delta publication featuring a Steve Edwards' It Could Be Worse... cartoon on page 31. Steve Edwards was the chapter adviser for Alpha Lambda Delta at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks in 2005.
Folder 23: Walsh County Press, 2006-2008Add to your cart.
It Could Be Worse... cartoon clippings from the Walsh Country Press, Park River, North Dakota.
Folder 24: The Advocate of the The Arc, Upper Valley, Grand Forks, North Dakota, 2006Add to your cart.
Clippings of It Could Be Worse... in The Advocate published by The Arc, Upper Valley, Grand Forks, North Dakota.
Folder 25: Erskine Echo, 2006Add to your cart.
Clippings of It Could Be Worse... cartoons featured in the Erskine Echo, Erskine, Minnesota.
Folder 26: Tobacco Valley News, 2010-2011Add to your cart.
It Could Be Worse... newspaper clippings from Tobacco Valley News, Eureka, Montana. Also included are email communications between Steve Edwards and the editor of Tobacco Valley News regarding price negotiations.
Folder 27: Altru Community Safety "211" Project, 2011Add to your cart.
Compilation of cartoons by Steve Edwards for the Altru Community Safety "211" Suicide Prevention Hotline Project. In addition, project invoice and email communication is included.