HISTORY: In the early and mid-1990s, famed St. Louis Post-Dispatch editor, Irving Dilliard, transferred portions of his library and papers to the Mercantile Library. Dilliard, a man of many interests and causes, especially those focusing on local and regional, Missouri history, and human rights issues, worked as a journalist, a professor of journalism, a biographer and a historian throughout his career, blending these interests into a cohesive and distinguished body of achievement.

SCOPE: The collection includes newspaper clippings, notes, letters, photos, books and other items which document Dilliard's life and the areas in which he lived, from the 1930s to the 1970s, primarily.

HOLDINGS: 50 linear feet of archivally boxed material. Approximately 100 original political cartoons drawn by famed artist, Daniel Fitzpatrick.

ACCESS: A finding aid for this collection is not yet available. Please contact the staff members listed below for information regarding this collection.