UCLA Library Receives $4.2M Political Cartoon Collection


A world-class collection of political cartoons and caricatures created between 1690 and 2022 has been donated to the UCLA Library by Michael and Susan Kahn, it was announced Tuesday.

The Michael and Susan Kahn Political Cartoon Collection encompasses more than one million political cartoons and caricatures, from 11,000 drawings, prints, ephemera, bound and unbound periodicals, books and research, in 30 languages and from 59 countries. The collection is valued at $4.2 million.

Numerous top political cartoon artists are represented. Among them is Rollin Kirby, who received a 1929 Pulitzer Prize for an illustration satirizing New York’s infamous Tammany Hall political machine, the original of which is in the collection.



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