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Signe Wilkinson Papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Signe Wilkinson was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, on July 25, 1950. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English at the University of Denver and then attended the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. In 1992, she became the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning, and her editorial cartoons were syndicated. She is an member of Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting.

The collection contains typescripts of lectures written by Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Signe Wilkinson. Most are autobiographical and reflect her Quaker beliefs as well as activism through art. The papers are annotated and often include doodles and sketches.

Arranged in 3 folders.

Gift of Signe Wilkinson.

Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Finding Aid Author
Susanna K. Morikawa
Finding Aid Date
Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Crosslands and Opening of Chestnut Hill Art Show, 1997-1999.
Archival Resource Key. Lectures at Friends Select School, Olney Friends School, Germantown Friends School , 2001, 2003, and undated.
Archival Resource Key. Miscellaneous, 2001, 2019, 2020 and undated.
Scope and Contents

Flyer for work day at Fair Hill Burial Ground; SCRUB; undated typed essay of on Charter of Privileges; and sketches during Meeting for Business, 2019. Sketch of Friends Journal Board Members, 2020.

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