WWII training camps & political cartoons topics of Library programs


EVPLNovember 8, 2013 – Evansville, IN – Two upcoming Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library programs will feature history subjects of local interest.


Tuesday at Central Library, local author Harold Morgan will speak about World War II training camps in the tri-state.  His talk will include information about Camp Shelby, Camp Breckenridge, George Army Air Field in Vincennes and Sturgis Army Air Field, Fort Campbell (and their secret hydrogen bombs), and the 101stAirborne paratroopers who were stationed at the Evansville Airport before the Normandy invasion.  Morgan’s talk will take place at 6:30 pm in the Browning Events Room.


On Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 pm in the Browning Events Room at Central Library, University of Evansville’s Dr. James MacLeod will present Win, Lose and Draw: The Role of the Editorial Cartoonist.  MacLeod will discuss the history of the use of political cartoons and their current role.  This lecture is in support of the Library’s Karl Kae Knecht digitization project, funded by a grant from the US Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Indiana State Library.  The EVPL is scanning and digitizing 3,675 original drawings of Karl Kae Knecht’s editorial cartoons, making them widely available for viewing.  Knecht was a nationally-recognized cartoonist and long-time employee of the Evansville Courier.


For more information, call 428-8218.