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Ed Gamble Cartoon Collection Finding Aid

Collection Number: M14-01
Dates: 1980 - 2010
Size: 9 linear feet
Repository: Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Arrangement: Alphabetical by series; chronological within folder
Language: English
Container List: View Container List


Ed Gamble was cartoonist for the Florida Times-Union newspaper from 1980 to 2010. The majority of the cartoons in the Gamble Collection originally appeared in the Times-Union on the editorial page. These are the original drawings by Gamble, some containing publisher's marks and directions for printing. The vast majority of the drawings are monochromatic. Those drawings which are color are so noted in the container list.


The collection was donated to the library by Ed Gamble.

Access to the Collection

The collection is open for research. To make an appointment to view the collection, contact (904) 620-1533 or e-mail

Preferred Citation

Ed Gamble Cartoon Collection, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Additional Guides

Related Materials

Association of American Editorial Cartoonists. "Cartoonist Profile: Ed Gamble." 

"Ed Gamble." Contemporary Authors Online. Detroit: Gale, 2006. Biography in Context.

"Ed Gamble." The Writers Directory. Detroit: St. James Press, 2013. Biography in Context.

Historical / Biographical Note

Ed Gamble is a nationally syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in numerous national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, LeMonde (France), Der Spiegel (Germany), and the Independent (England). Born on May 12, 1943, in Morristown, Tennessee, his father, James Vernon Gamble, had a political career, while his mother, Anna Hill, was a newspaper columnist. Gamble was married to Saundra Lancaster on June 28, 1964.

Gamble was awarded a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of South Florida in 1970 and did graduate work at the University of Tennessee between 1971 and 1972. His professional career includes work as a reporter, sports editor, sports cartoonist, and political cartoonist. He was editorial cartoonist for the Nashville Banner in Nashville, Tennessee, from 1972 to 1980 and for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Florida, from 1980 to 2010.

In addition to appearing in magazines and newspapers, Gamble's cartoons are permanently displayed at the Texas Depository in Dallas, Texas, and at the Ford, Carter, Nixon, Reagan, and Bush Presidential Museums. His work has also been featured in several books: A Peek at the Great Society, 1965; A Cartoon History of the Reagan Years, 1988; and You Get Two for the Price of One, 1995. The Gambles currently reside in the Mandarin area of Jacksonville, Florida.

Scope and Content Note

The Collection consists primarily of editorial page cartoons created by Gamble while he was cartoonist for the Florida Times-Union newspaper. Some additional materials include newspaper clippings and correspondence.

Index Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection:

American wit and humor, Pictorial
Editorial cartoons -- Florida -- Jacksonville
Gamble, Ed 1943-