Mike Graston fonds [graphic material]
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Record Information – DetailsFonds includes:1701 lower level description(s)View lower level description(s)Date(s):1980-2004.Place:Windsor, Ontario:Place of creation:OntarioExtent:2,520 drawings : pen and black ink with developer on self-toning paperLanguage of material:EnglishScope and content:Fonds comprises original editorial cartoons by Mike Graston focussing primarily on issues of national importance. Many of the cartoons examine the governments of Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin. Prominent Cabinet Ministers portrayed include Sheila Copps, John Crosbie, and Michael Wilson.
National subjects of interest include the Constitution and Meech Lake Accord, national unity, the G.S.T., health care, Quebec separatism and referendum, social issues such as gun control, unemployment, Young Offender's Act, child care, immigration and justice.
On the international front, the cartoonist covers such subjects as the Gulf war, Canada-U.S. relations, armed uprisings, the Baltic States and the dissolution of the Russian empire. International leaders portrayed include George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, Margaret Thatcher and Saddam Hussein.
Provincial leaders include Don Getty, David Peterson, Bob Rae, Mike Harris, Jacques Parizeau, and Lucien Bouchard.Additional information:Citation/reference note:Credit: Library and Archives Canada.Exhibitions note:In 2003, the Art Gallery of Windsor held a major exhibition of work by Mike Graston to which Library and Archives Canada loaned a large number of works.Associated material note:The University of Windsor's Leddy Library Archives & Special Collections holds approximately 2700 original drawings (1981-2016) in the Mike Graston fonds (F 0153). The fonds comprises editorial cartoons covering issues of local, provincial, national, and international significance, appearing in the Windsor Star.Source:Private
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