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Hank Hancock Razorback Sketch

Identifier: MC 1488

Scope and Content Note

After Hancock graduated, he sent a drawing of the hog to coach Francis A. Schmidt, which is possibly the one in MC 1488, a sketch on tracing paper signed by the artist, inscribed "as ferocious as I can make him." It was loaned to the University Libraries by Miss Kate Davenport, who was employed for many years in University administration. Following her death, when no survivors could be located, it was decided to accession the drawing for preservation in Special Collections.


  • circa 1925


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

"No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17)."

Biographical Note

Hank Hancock, University of Arkansas Class of 1926, drew several versions of the Arkansas Razorback during his undergraduate career some years after coach Hugo Bezdek renamed the football team, heretofore called the Cardinals. His drawings appeared in the student yearbook and other publications, and were copied onto clothing worn by supporters of the team.


.001 Linear Feet (1 item)

Arrangement of the Papers

The collection consists of a single item, housed in a box with other smaller manuscript collections.

Acquisition Information

The Hank Hancock Razorback Sketch was loaned to Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries by Kate Davenport and later accessioned into the collection after her death.

Processing Information

Ethel C. Simpson; completed in 2002.

Hank Hancock Razorback Sketch
Ethel C. Simpson
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444