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Sunday, May 02, 2004

Dr. Seuss Went To War



I hadn't realised that as well as being a famous author of children's books, Dr. Seuss was also a political cartoonist.

Because of the fame of his children's books (and because we often misunderstand these books) and because his political cartoons have remained largely unknown, we do not think of Dr. Seuss as a political cartoonist. But for two years, 1941-1943, he was the chief editorial cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM (1940-1948), and for that journal he drew over 400 editorial cartoons.

The Dr. Seuss Collection in the Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego, contains the original drawings and/or newspaper clippings of all of these cartoons. This website makes these cartoons available to all internet users. The cartoons have been scanned from the original newspaper clippings in the UCSD collection.


The Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego is now hosting an online exhibit called Dr. Seuss Went To War: A Catalog of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss
(via Beautiful Stuff)