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Edward H. Gamble Collection

Identifier: 2014.001

Content Description

The collection contains original political cartoons, personal letters, and ephemera. The majority of the cartoon collection relates to Florida and Jacksonville and were published in the Florida Times-Union Newspaper.


  • 1980 - 2010

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research by appointment only. Please contact to schedule an appointment.

Conditions Governing Use

Materials in the collection may be subject to copyright and are to be used for private study, scholarship, or research in accordance with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code). Use of reproductions of copyrighted works in excess of " fair use," may result in the user’s liability for copyright infringement and be subject to the civil and criminal penalties of federal law. Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at for further information.

Biographical / Historical

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.


9 Linear Feet

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was dontated to the University of North Florida Thomas G. Carpenter Library Special Collections by Edward H. Gamble in February 2014.


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Repository Details

Part of the UNF Library Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville FL 32224 US