This collection consists of more than 450 panels of the “Muggs and Skeeter” cartoon drawn by Wallace Bond “Wally” Bishop, a longtime resident of St. Petersburg. Wally Bishop and his wife, Louise C. Bishop became leaders in a variety of social circles and cultural organizations in the greater St. Petersburg area. In the late 1930s, they bought the elaborate mansion constructed by C. Perry Snell on Brightwaters Boulevard at the mouth of Coffee Pot Bayou. In Louise’s later life, her profound concern for ethics in undergraduate education led to the establishment of the Bishop Center for Ethical Leadership and Civic Engagement at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. The cartoons in this collection, part of the Bishop estate, were transferred to the Bishop Center with hopes that they may support the didactic and curricular needs of the Center. After discussions with Dr. Bill Heller and David O’Neill of the Bishop Center, Special Collections and University Archives took physical possession of these documents on 9 September 2014. This finding aid includes the initial accession of materials in the collection. Please note that this collection is presently on long-term loan to the Poynter Library. This document reflects materials from the first accession of the loan. This loan will remain in force until such time as the parties have decided on the final disposition for the collection. Access is available only under limited conditions. Please contact the Special Collections librarian for additional details.
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections and University Archives. and Charland, Glorea, "The 'Muggs and Skeeter' Cartoon Collection of Wally Bishop" (2014). Special Collections and University Archives Finding Aids: All Items. 87.
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