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John J. Fawcett Cartoon collection

Providence College

1 Cunningham Square
Providence, RI 02918
Tel: 401-865-2377
Fax: 401-865-1578
Email: pml.specoll@providence.edu
Website: Special and Archival Collections

Scope & content

The John Fawcett Cartoon collection consists of original drawings and copies of the editorial cartoons of John J. Fawcett from 1962 to 1975. The political cartoons in this collection cover subjects that span local, national and international issues. The international subjects include the Vietnam War, arms control, Middle East crises and Cuba. Among the national issues are Congressional ethics, energy policies, and urban life. Local issues include highway safety, ecology, and consumer protection. Numerous Rhode Island political figures are prominent in the drawings including Senators Pastore, Pell and Chafee and Providence Mayor Joseph Doorley.