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Accession Number: 96-003


Arthur G. Racey fonds. -- 1899-1941. -- 843 drawings: pen and ink.

Biography / History

Born in 1870 in Quebec, A.G. Racey attended McGill University where he developed an interest in caricature. His cartoons were first published in the Montreal Witness, and later, in the Montreal Star where he worked as cartoonist from 1899 to 1941. Racey is also recognized for his oil and water colour paintings, many of which hang in private collections throughout Canada. Racey died in Montreal on December 21, 1941.

Custodial History

This fonds was in the custody of John R. Dickinson, grandson of Arthur G. Racey, before he donated it to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of approximately 843 original cartoons by A.G. Racey covering a wide range of subjects. Due to the universal nature of his cartoons, Racey gained international recognition and his works were reproduced in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world. A file list and descriptions of the cartoons, including dates where known, is available below.


Title based on the creator of the fonds.

This fonds was donated by John R. Dickinson of Peterborough, Ontario.

Restrictions: N

Located in Large Materials Cabinet. File List and Descriptions available here:

Drawer 8

Drawer 9

Drawer 10

Drawer 11

Drawer 12

Drawer 13

Drawer 14