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Loran Smith collection of Jack Davis cartoons

Loran Smith collection of Jack Davis cartoons

Descriptive Summary

Title: Loran Smith collection of Jack Davis cartoons
Creator: Davis, Jack, 1924-2016
Creator: Smith, Loran
Inclusive Dates: 1978-2005
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet (1 oversized box)
Collection Number: ms3970
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Loran Smith is a 1962 graduate of the University of Georgia where he captained the 1960 Bulldog track team and was named MVP his senior year. He created Georgia's pre-game Tailgate Show and the Head Coach's locker room show. Smith is the author of numerous books and his Banner-Herald column runs in more than 20 papers throughout the state. Smith's syndicated weekly radio show, "Sports Conversations," is heard on approximately 50 stations in Georgia. A past chairman of the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Smith was elected to the Georgia Sports hall of Fame in 1997. UGA Alumni Association

Jack Davis (born 1924) is an award winning American cartoon artist and illustrator. He was a founding member of Mad Magazine and has illustrated his distinctive style of caricature on movie posters, book covers, advertisements, and comic books since 1952. His irreverent images celebrate a down-to-Earth quality of the people and animals he draws. As an avid fan of the football team for the University of Georgia, Davis has illustrated a number of images featuring the Georgia Bulldog in a multitude of situations over the years.

Scope and Content

This collection includes ink and watercolor cartoons by Jack Davis depicting University of Georgia mascot Uga and radio broadcaster Loran Smith.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Loran Smith collection of Jack Davis cartoons, ms3970, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Artists -- Georgia.
Caricatures and cartoons.
Football -- Georgia -- Athens.
Football -- Georgia -- Caricatures and cartoons.
Georgia Bulldogs (Football team)
Radio broadcasters -- Georgia.
Smith, Loran
Uga (Bulldog mascot)
Watercolor painting.

Related Collections in this Repository

Other related collections of interest include the Loran Smith collection, UA0105, the Jack Davis collection, ms2964, and the Athletic Association records, Series 4: Posters and artwork, UA0055_4.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Uga in various poses - 6 prints
1Loran Smith with Uga - ink drawing with color overlay
1Loran Smith - watercolor on board, 1978
1Loran Smith with Uga run over by linebacker David Pollack "Loran, whudya got?" - watercolor - presented by Athens West Rotary Club 5th Annual Celebrity Roast, 2005
1Uga running over Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket - watercolor