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Shaw McCutcheon cartoons

Identifier: A 221

Scope and Contents

The collection contains eighteen original ink drawings. There is a paper finding aid in Special Collections and University Archives that lists each drawing by title.


  • 1969


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Shaw McCutcheon (1921- ) is an American editorial cartoonist.

"Born in Chicago in 1921, Shaw McCutcheon is the son of Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, John T. McCutcheon. Shaw McCutcheon received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard, but while serving in World War II, he took interest in politics and cartooning. McCutcheon studied political science for two years at the University of Chicago, and then attended the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts for another two years."

"At the urging of Chicago Tribune cartoonist Carey Orr (who succeeded McCutcheon’s father), McCutcheon applied for a cartoonist job with the Spokesman Review in Spokane, Washington. His first cartoon appeared in the summer of 1950, and in the 1970s, McCutcheon also began writing editorials for the paper, often on issues regarding economics and national defense."

"McCutcheon retired from the Spokesman Review in 1986. In 2005, some of McCutcheon's original cartoons were added to the permanent collection of the Northwest Museum of Art & Culture in Spokane."

[Source: Finding aid for the Shaw McCutcheon cartoon collection at Syracuse University: Shaw McCutcheon Cartoons, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries]


1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 solander case

Language of Materials



Shaw McCutcheon (1921- ) is an American editorial cartoonist, and also author, who worked for the Spokesman Review newspaper. The collection (1969) contains original ink drawings for cartoons published in 1969.

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Processing Information

Collection processed by staff 1969; and Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Guide to the Shaw McCutcheon Cartoons
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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA