Size: 13.5 linear feet
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The cartoon collection of Gene Basset were originally submitted to The Scripps-Howard Newspaper in Washington, D. C. as editorial cartoons. The collection includes cartoons from March 16, 1963 to October 17, 1973.
Gene Basset was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 24, 1927. He studied at the University of Missouri, Brooklyn College (earned a BA in design), Copper Union, Art Students League, and at the Pratt Institute. He worked at various universities including Syracuse University Library, New York, Wichita State University, Kansas, University of Missouri, and University of Southern Mississippi. He landed a position at the Honolulu-Star Bull as a political cartoonist from 1961-1962. From Hawaii he went to Scripps-Howard Newspapers in Washington, D.C. in 1962. He moved to work at United Features syndicate in 1972. In 1982, Basset became the editorial cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal. Basset started teaching instructional seminars at the Gustave Adolphus College.
Basset has won many awards including Best Editorial Cartoon from the Population Institution in 1974. He is a member of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists and was president from 1973 to 1974. He is also a member of the National Cartoonist Society.