Cartoon Collection of Gene Basset

Collection Summary

Title: Cartoon Collection of Gene Basset
Call Number: MS 90-22
Size: 13.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Various sources
Processed by: Staff, circa 1990; MN, 1-2009; LMM, 10-2-14
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher, to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

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), Cooper Union, the Art Students League, and at 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 the United Features Syndicate in 1972. In 1982, Basset became the editorial cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal. Basset started teaching instructional seminars at 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.

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