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Neil A. Grauer Blue Jay collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0386
Neil Albert Grauer (born 1947) was a journalist and editorial cartoonist. The collection of Neil A. Grauer consists of memorabilia ranging in date from 1966 to 2016 the features the Blue Jay logo designed by Grauer for the use of athletic teams at The Johns Hopkins University.

Dates

  • 1966-2016

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Extent

8.9 Cubic Feet (6 record center cartons, 1 letter half-size document box, 1 legal half-size document box, 1 flat box (25 x 21 x 3 inches), 1 telescoping box)

Biographical Note

Neil Albert Grauer (born 1947) was a journalist and editorial cartoonist. Grauer received his B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1969 and a masters degree in journalism from Northwestern University in 1970.

Grauer was a reporter and cartoonist for the Baltimore News-American from 1970 until 1980. He then became the public affairs officer in the Consumer Protection Division of the Maryland Attorney General's Office. In 1984 he published his Wits & Sages which profiles twelve contemporary newspaper columnists. In 1988 his Drugs & the Law appeared as part of the Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs. His published works include Baltimore, Jewel of the Chesapeake (1990) and Remember Laughter: A Life of James Thurber (1994).

Scope and Contents

The collection of Neil A. Grauer consists of memorabilia ranging in date from 1966 to 2016 the features the Blue Jay logo designed by Grauer for the use of athletic teams at The Johns Hopkins University. The Blue Jay is a cartoon character first drawn by Grauer while he was a student at Hopkins, 1965-1969. Included in the collection are T-shirts, posters, cups, an umbrella, a tie tack, all printed with the Blue Jay logo. Included also are Grauer's original drawings and photocopies of drawings created specifically for games with rival Lacrosse teams including Princeton, Cornell, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Virginia, Harvard, and others (1970s-1990s).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift to the University from Neil A. Grauer in 1996. See series for acquisitios information about additional accessions.

Accruals

95-96.26, 96-97.7, 2013-14.MS.005, 2013-14.MS.036

Related Materials

Grauer's work as a political cartoonist, newspaper reporter, and author is represented in the Neil A. Grauer Papers (MS.0202), Special Collections. A collection of Neil Grauer's cartoons is also available: Neil A. Grauer Cartoon Collection (CC.003), Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA