How do I find information about the AAEC Editorial Cartoon Collection?
There are more than 6,500 editorial cartoons in the USM Libraries collection. Over 500 of these are also available in the USM Libraries Digital Archive. Originally prepared for newspapers, magazines, and in some cases television, the cartoons address a spectrum of topics ranging from presidential elections to high school sports. The collection presents artistic commentary on the Civil Rights Movement, Watergate, and the Vietnam War and relects changes in American social and political attitudes. The collection consists of original editorial artwords by more than 300 artists from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The cartoons date from 1782 to 1980, though the bulk of the collection was created since 1960. In addition to the cartoons, the collection contains biographical files on contributing artists.