The Society’s collection of editorial cartoons was started in 1946 with an important donation of works by Pulitzer-prize-winning artist Daniel F. Fitzpatrick. The collection continues to grow, with over 8,000 works from Bill Mauldin, Tom Engelhardt, and many others.
The works graphically and often poignantly reflect the attitudes and opinions of the artists and the citizens of Missouri from the early days of the twentieth century through World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, and later events that saw the United States develop into a world leader.Photographs
Search the following names and collections on SHSMO's Digital Collections website for images of individuals who have served their communities. Most of the images are portraits of individuals or families who showed civic leadership during their lives. Examples include Thomas Bullene, former mayor of Kansas City, and Henry J. Haskell the editor of the Kansas City Star and a trustee of the State Historical Society of Missouri.