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Lucy Shelton Caswell Awarded Silver T-Square by NCS


Professor emerita Lucy Shelton Caswell received the Silver T-Square Award from the National Cartoonists Society (NCS), the world’s largest organization of professional cartoonists.  The Silver T-Square is awarded to persons who have demonstrated outstanding dedication or service to the NCS or the cartooning profession. Caswell recently retired as Curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, the largest academic research collection of cartoon and comics material in the world. She is the founding curator of the special collection, which began when cartoonist Milton Caniff donated his papers and art to Ohio State in 1977.

Jeff Keane, President of the NCS, presented the award to Caswell at the group’s 65th annual Reuben Award dinner and ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts on May 28, 2011. In bestowing the award, Keane noted Caswell’s extraordinary efforts to collect and preserve cartoon materials throughout her career, spanning more than 30 years. He concluded that “the benefit to our cartoon world from Lucy’s efforts is incalculable.” Congratulations to Lucy for this special honor.

About the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum:  Our primary mission is to develop a comprehensive research collection of materials documenting American printed cartoon art (editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons) and to provide access to these collections.  The library is open Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  It is free and open to the public.  See for further information. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum is located at 27 W. 17th Avenue, north of the Wexner Center’s main entrance.  Parking is available at the Ohio Union Garage.

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Contact:   Jenny Robb
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum
023L Wexner, 27 W. 17th Avenue Mall
Columbus OH 43210-1393