Wednesday 3 February 2010

New Resource: British Cartoon Archive

I've always enjoyed looking at old jokes, and found the prospect of sharing a joke down the ages to be a rather appealing one. A new resource can help you do this, and will be useful for both teaching and research alike.
The British Cartoon Archive, at the University of Kent at Canterbury, is a national collection devoted to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. It consists of cartoons of political and social comment published in British newspapers and magazines, and holds over 150,000 pieces of cartoon artwork by over 350 cartoonists, plus 85,000 newspaper cuttings. The digitised element of the collection includes the Carl Giles Archive.
Text from library website. For more details or to access the site, please visit the library page.