Albert R. Rainovic Papers, 1948-1991

Summary Information

Title: Albert R. Rainovic Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1948-1991

  • Rainovic, Albert R., 1922-1992
Call Number: UWM Manuscript Collection 43

  • 27 cubic ft. (29 boxes)
  • 41 safety film negatives

Archival Location:
UW-Milwaukee Libraries, Archives / Milwaukee Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Collection contains over 600 pieces of original artwork, as well as correspondence and news clippings, of a sports cartoonist for the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel newspapers. Many of the original artworks contain drawings of several individuals. Most of the drawings date from the mid 1950s to mid 1970s. Some of the stars portrayed are Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, Liz Blackbourn, Ty Cobb, Dizzy Dean, Mike Ditka, George Halas, Vince Lombardi, Eddie Mathews, Mickey Mantle, "Red" Schoendienst, Babe Ruth, Warren Spahn, Bart Starr, and Johnny Unitas. Rainovic drew fourteen images of Hank Aaron, more than any other sports star in the collection. Most of Rainovic's team drawings concern the Milwaukee Braves and their opponents. Other sports documented in the collection include auto racing, basketball, bowling, boxing, football, golf, hockey, horse racing, polo, skating, skiing, tennis, and track and field. Most of these sports are represented by less than twenty images. The collection also includes a full run (1975-1980) of The Diamond Report, a national quarterly baseball publication which Rainovic edited and published, and his correspondence as a freelance caricaturist and writer. The collection is indexed in a database which contains the names of each person named and depicted in the drawings.

Language: English

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