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Original Political Cartoons on Display in Special Collections & University Archives

An exhibit featuring original political cartoons by artist Quincy Scott is on display in the Knight Library’s Special Collections and University Archives. The exhibit, entitled “Political Pictures: Presidential Elections in Editorial Cartoons,” displays cartoons and drawings from 1932 to 1948. 

This exhibition showcases the editorial cartoons of Quincy Scott from the months leading up to the national elections of 1932, 1936, 1940, 1944, and 1948. As the 1930s and 1940s were turbulent times in American politics, Scott’s cartoons focus on a variety of important political issues, including the economy, foreign policy, and war.
Scott was an author and cartoonist born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1882. His early cartoons were published by the New York American and other eastern newspapers; some of his work also appeared in trade magazines. In 1907 he migrated west, eventually settling in Oregon. From 1931 to 1949 he served as the in-house editorial cartoonist for the Portland Oregonian
All items featured in this exhibition are from Special Collections and University Archives. The exhibit is located on the north end of the second floor of the Knight Library, outside the Paulson Reading Room.
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