America Divided in the 1970s, Selections from the National Political Cartoon Collection

An expansive 528 volume set of scrapbooks, the National Political Cartoon Collection records American life and foreign policy through newspaper editorial cartoons from the 1930s to the 1979.  Clipped daily from multiple newspapers published in the tri-state area and nearby large cities, the unknown scrapbooker created a unique window through which to learn about American attitudes regarding a wide range of events, ideas, and people. Cartoons from the 1970s explore divisions in America over issues still familiar today including race, gender, protest, and involvement in foreign affairs.


Students in HIS 455, United States History since 1945 and Dr. Kristin Anderson-Bricker