Richard Q. Yardley Collection, MS 3210

Finding Aid to the Richard Q. Yardley Collection, MS 3210

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

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Collection summary

Title

Richard Q. Yardley Collection

Call number

MS 3210

Inclusive dates

1935 – 2002, not dated

Extent

6 boxes; 3 Oversize Folders

Abstract

The Richard Q. Yardley Collection consists of printed material, artwork, photographs, artifacts relating to Baltimore Sun illustrator and cartoonist Richard Q. Yardley (1902-1979)

Administrative summary

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21201

www.mdhs.org

specialcollections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Open to the public without restrictions.

Use restrictions

For information about how to purchase digital reproductions and for permission information, please visit the Rights and Reproductions page

Provenance

Gift of Allen D. Young, June 2017

Accession number

Acc# 2017-025-LIB

Processing note

Processed by Special Collections Volunteer Cathy Gaines, August 2017

Biographical note

Richard Quincy (Moco) Yardley, was a native of Baltimore and a veteran of World War I. After both parents died, he discontinued his studies at Friends School and an artist uncle arranged for him to take classes at Maryland Institute of Art. In 1923 he began working as an artist in the news department of the Evening Sun and after a few years transferred to the promotion department, and in 1934 he returned to the news department and soon was producing cartoons on variety of local and national topics.  When the Sun’s editorial cartoonist left in 1949, Yardley stepped into that position, which he held until retiring in 1969. He was in poor health and had stopped drawing several years before his death in 1979.

Collection Origin

Collection was donated by Allen D. Young in June 2017. As a boy, Young lived in Round Bay, Maryland, where the Yardley had a summer residence and regularly participated in community events, drawing and giving away caricatures and cartoons. Young admired Yardley and later in life began collecting his work. Over time, items were purchased from bookstores, antique shops, Craigslist, and e-Bay. Around 2008 Young acquired pieces from the collection of Yardley’s close friend and accountant. The subsequent owner of Yardley’s Round Bay house contributed Yardley’s map of Anne Arundel County, cut from the wall where it had been applied as decoupage. Young also acquired images that Yardley had been painted on the garage wall at his house in Baltimore.

Scope and Content

The Richard Q. Yardley Collection consists of 6 boxes and 3 oversize folders of materials relating to the artwork and life of Baltimore Sun cartoonist Richard Q. Yardley.  Items include printed material, artwork, photographs, and artifacts. Four of the artifacts, listed in the container list below, were transferred to the museum collection.

The collection is broken down into 4 Series:

Series I: Printed Material

Clippings and publications about or mentioning Yardley, a variety of publications illustrated , cartoons, a poster, and reproductions of artwork including maps by Yardley, and miscellaneous items about Rock Hill, Maryland.

Series II: Artwork

Drawings (a few added to reproductions of Yardley maps), drawings for cartoons, and courtroom illustration

Series III: Photographs

Artwork by Yardley; Yardley at Shenandoah Downs, and with wife, and others 

Series IV: Artifacts

Several printing plates for cartoons; Transferred to Museum Collection - 3 ceramic pieces reproducing Yardley’s Map of Baltimore and Surroundings produced for Hutzler’s centennial, and a plate signed by Yardley and decorated with drawing of chef holding a crab

Container List

Description

Date

Box

Folder

# of items

Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series I: Printed Material

 

 

 

 

 

About/mentioning Yardley               

1938-1957,no date

Box 1

Folder 1

4

1947 article contains biographical information

About/Mentioning Yardley

1959

Box 1

Folder 2

1

book, Comic Art in America by Stephen Becker

About/Mentioning Yardley

1962

Box 1

Folder 3

1

Today's Cartoon by John Chase with chapter on Yardley 

About/Mentioning Yardley

1975, 1979

Box 1

Folder 4

2

exhibiton catalogue; remembrance of Yardley

About/Mentioning Yardley

1987

Box 1

Folder 5

1

Great Cartoonists and Their Art with chapter on Yardley

About/Mentioning Yardley

2002

Box 2

Folder 1

1

Small Town Baltimore by Gilbert Sandler 

About Friends

1970-1973, 1993

Box 2

Folder 2

4

about A. Aubrey Bodine and daughter Jennifer Bodine

About Friends

1971

Box 2

Folder 3

1

book, Bodine: A Legend in His Timeby Harold A. Williams 

Illustrated by Yardley

1937-1950

Box 2

Folder 4

5

includes book, A Little Night Music, recipe pamphlets, Colts program

Illustrated by Yardley

1938, 1948

Box 6

Folder 7

2

Ken article with cartoon; Sunday Sun Magazine map of Highlandtown-Canton 

Illustrated by Yardley

1951

Box 2

Folder 5

1

A New Home for the Sunpaper with distribution map 

Illustrated by Yardley

1952

Box 2

Folder 6

2

My Maryland, signed, 1st ed.; review 

Illustrated by Yardley

1953

Box 2

Folder 7

1

Theatre progrm, Navy Relief Players

Illustrated by Yardley

1954

Box 2

Folder 8

1

Chesapeake Bay, signed by Bodine and Yardley with drawing 

Illustrated by Yardley

1957, 1959

Box 3

Folder 1

2

1957 calendar; children's book, Constance and the Honeybee

Illustrated by Yardley

1961-1965

Box 3

Folder 2

5

includes Ghost Towns of Talbot County and 2 Turtle Derby programs 

Illustrated by Yardley

1963

Box 3

Folder 3

1

The Face of Virginia signed by Bodine and Yardley with drawing 

Illustrated by Yardley

no date

Box 3

Folder 4

3

recipe booklet, menu, pamphlet

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 5

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 6

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 7

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 8

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 9

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 10

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 11

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 12

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 13

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 14

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1940s

Box 3

Folder 15

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1950s

Box 3

Folder 16

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1950s

Box 3

Folder 17

25

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 3

Folder 18

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 3

Folder 19

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 3

Folder 20

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 3

Folder 21

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 3

Folder 22

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 3

Folder 23

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 3

Folder 24

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 3

Folder 25

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 4

Folder 1

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 4

Folder 2

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 4

Folder 3

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 4

Folder 4

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1960s

Box 4

Folder 5

22

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1963-1964

Box 4

Folder 6

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

1964-1967

Box 4

Folder 7

16

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 8

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 9

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 10

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 11

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 12

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 13

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 14

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 15

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 16

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 17

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 18

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 19

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 20

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 21

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 22

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 23

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 24

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 25

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 26

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 27

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 28

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 29

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 30

20

 

Cartoons by Yardley

no date

Box 4

Folder 31

25

 

Maps by Yardley

circa 1970

Oversize Manuscript Flat File

Oversize Folder 1

1

"Baltimore's First Christmas," The Sun Magazine, December 20, 1970

Maps by Yardley

no date

Box 6

Folder 9

2

"Historical Map of Anne Arundel County" (1 mounted; color varations)

Maps by Yardley

no date

Box 6

Folder 10

1

"Historical Map of Anne Arundel County" (mounted, coated with polymer)

Maps by Yardley

1968, no date

Box 6

Folder 11

8

includes "…First Christmas," "Plan of Baltimore City," "…Baltimore County"

Maps by Yardley

no date

Box 6

Folder 12

3

"Map of Maryland" (2 versions); "Map of Virginia or the Olde Dominion"

Poster by Yardley

1940s

Box 6

Folder 8

1

"Don't Talk… " (mounted on corrugated cardboard)

Misc. Articles re: MD People, Places

1935-1978, no date

Box 6

Folder 32

10

newspaper clippings

Misc. items re: Rock Hall, MD

1957-1996, no date

Box 6

Folder 33

5

includes book, Rock Hall Historical Collection, booklets, clipping

Misc. items re: Rock Hall, MD

1989-1995

Box 6

Folder 13

5

newspaper clippings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series II: Artwork

 

 

 

 

 

Drawings

1924, no date

Box 6

Folder 5

2

courtroom illustration, Judge Duffy; pencil drawing inscribed to Terry

Drawing

no date

Box 6

Folder 6

1

Mocco and cat in prison, added to Mt.Vernon map, inscribed to Pap

Drawings

no date

Box 6

Folder 1

1

on cracked styrofoam, 5 loose pieces

Drawings

no date

Oversize Manuscript Flat File

Oversize Folder 2

1

on wall board removed from garage of his home in Baltimore

Drawings

no date

Oversize Manuscript Flat File

Oversize Folder  3

2

on wall board removed from garage of his home in Baltimore

Drawings for Cartoons

1940s, 1961

Box 6

Folder 2

4

"Behind the Headlines," "Accent on Culture" and 2  regarding pollution

Drawings for Cartoons

no date

Box 6

Folder 3

3

"Water Water Everywhere…"  "Fable of the Industrious Hen," "Devotion to Duty"

Drawings for Cartoons

no date

Box 6

Folder 4

2

added to paste up of "Tax Bite Bug (rear half of cat; Moco and cat)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series III: Photographs

 

 

 

 

 

Work by Yardley

1932-1976

Box 4

Folder 34

5

Charcoal Club of Baltimore $10 Bond; cartoons

Work by Yardley

1960

Box 6

Folder 15

1

"New England Winter Scene"

Richard Q. Yardley with Others

1937, 1948

Box 4

Folder 35

2

Richard and Margaret Yardley; Yardley in a bar with others

Richard Q. Yardley with Others

1960, 1963

Box 6

Folder 14

2

At Shenandoah Downs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series IV: Artifacts

 

 

 

 

 

Printing Plates for Cartoons

1940s, 1969, no date

Box 5

Folder 1

3

"Look Girls, Genuine Nylons!" Tax Bug Bite," DeGaulle

Printing Plate for Cartoon

1964

Box 5

Folder 2

1

"Romney's Touted Ability as a Campaigner" (framed)

Printing Plate for Cartoon

circa 1960

Box 5

Folder 3

1

"Baltimore and Surroundings" by Gray's Pottery, England

Hutzler's Centennial Pitcher [Transferred to Museum]

1958

n/a

n/a

1

"Baltimore and Surroundings" by Gray's Pottery, England

Hutzler's Centennial Ashtray [Transferred to Museum]

1958

n/a

n/a

1

"Baltimore and Surroundings" by Gray's Pottery, England

Hutzler's Centennial Dish [Transferred to Museum]

1958

n/a

n/a

1

"Baltimore and Surroundings" by Gray's Pottery, England

Pottery Plate signed by Yardley [Transferred to Museum]

1970

n/a

n/a

1

Image of chef holding a crab

Games