William J. McClanahan Collection
William J. McClanahan was born December 2, 1907 in Greenville, Texas. He graduated Highland Park High School in 1927, and later studied at Southern Methodist University and the Dallas Art Institute.
McClanahan began his newspaper career as a sportswriter at the
McClanahan enlisted in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of captain; and remained in the Air Force Reserve until retirement in 1967 as a lieutenant colonel. After being discharged in 1946, he returned to the
McClanahan died in Dallas on September 7, 1981.
Permission to publish material from this collection in any form, current or future, must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives Division, Eugene McDermott Library, The University of Texas at Dallas.
(2018-07-30)This collection contains books, art work, cartoons by McClanahan, and photographs.