Finding Aid for the Clare Victor Dwiggins papers, 1891-1958

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Finding Aid for the Clare Victor Dwiggins papers, 1891-1958

Collection number: 783

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, November 2003
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Clare Victor Dwiggins papers,
Date (inclusive): 1891-1958
Collection number: 783
Creator: Dwiggins, Clare Victor, 1874-1958
Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Clare Victor Dwiggins (1874-1958) was a cartoonist and illustrator for newspapers, journals, news syndication services, and books. He also composed a number of nationally syndicated comic strips including “Ophelia,” “Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer,” “Peter Tumbledown,” “School Days,” “Footprints on the sands of time,” and “Zeke Carsie says.” The collection consists of original cartoons, scrapbooks, newsclippings and ephemera by and about Clare Dwiggins.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Todhunter Ballard.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Clare Victor Dwiggins papers (Collection 783). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232964 

Biography

Dwiggins was born in 1874 in Wilmington, Ohio; in 1890, began work as a cartoonist, drawing for the St. Louis post dispatch, New York journal, Philadelphia inquirer, North American and telegraph, and international syndicate; became art editor for publisher M. Walter Dunne; illustrator for Lisle De Vaux Matthewman's Crankisms (1901), Brevities (1903), and Completed proverbs (1904), also for Samuel I. Stinson's Whimlets (1903); author of Rubáiyát of an egg (1905) and The skull toast book (1904); He composed a number of nationally syndicated comic strips including, “Ophelia,” “Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer,” “Peter Tumbledown,” “School Days,” “Footprints on the sands of time,” and “Zeke Carsie says”; he died in October 1958.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of original cartoons, scrapbooks, newsclippings and ephemera by and about Clare Dwiggins.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Dwiggins, Clare Victor, 1874-1958--Archives.
Cartoonists--United States--Archival resources.
Illustrators--United States--Archival resources.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Huckleberry Finn's "Romance in an iceberg". n.d.

Physical Description: Series of newspaper clippings
Box 1, Folder 2

Music composition book - unidentified n.d.

Box 1, Folder 3

Farm Journal - Western edition 1959 Feb & Mar

Box 1, Folder 4

Newspaper clippings of examples of Dwiggins' work and news of him n.d. & 1906 - 1954

Box 1, Folder 5

Huck Finn cartoons n.d

Box 1, Folder 6

5 letters from L. Fairbrother and 1 from Margaret Tinker Le Vee 1951 & 1952

Box 1, Folder 7

"Postcard Call". n.d.

Physical Description: 2 issues
Box 1, Folder 8

"Huckleberry Finn in The mystery of the missing jewels". n.d.

Physical Description: (Comic book)
Box 1, Folder 9

"Huck Finn & Tom Sawyer and their robot duck". n.d.

Physical Description: (Comic book). 2 issues
Box 1, Folder 10

"Toast and Eggs" reviews. 1906

Physical Description: Newspaper clippings
Box 1, Folder 11

Peter Tumbledown cartoons from the Farm Journal 1958

Box 1, Folder 12

Account books 1926, 1929, 1931-33, 1938

Box 1, Folder 13

Bessie Lindsay correspondence 1893, 1898 & 1901

Box 1, Folder 14

Bessie Lindsay high school report cards 1891 - 1893

Box 1, Folder 15

"Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" n.d.

Box 1, Folder 16

Various drawings by Dwiggins n.d.

Box 1, Folder 17

Ford Times. 1952 Dec

Physical Description: 2 copies
Box 1, Folder 18

2 photographs of works by Dwiggins n.d.

Box 1, Folder 19

2 photographs showing Dwiggins n.d.

Box 1, Folder 20

Peter Tumbledown full page comic strips 1936 - 1938

Box 1, Folder 21

School Days cartoons n.d.

Physical Description: (newspaper clippings)
Box 1, Folder 22

Nipper full page comic strips n.d.

Box 1, Folder 23

Peter Tumbledown cartoons 1955

Physical Description: (newspaper clippings)
Box 2, Folder 1

Ophelia cartoons 1910

Physical Description: (newspaper clippings)
Box 2, Folder 2

Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer in "The great shanty boat mystery" in Doc Savage Comics book. 1943 Oct

Physical Description: (2 issues)
Box 2, Folder 3

Huckleberry Finn and his shanty boat in Doc Savage Comics book. 1943 Aug

Physical Description: 2 copies
Box 2, Folder 4

Huckleberry Finn meets a queen. n.d.

Physical Description: (Comic book)
Box 2, Folder 5

Huckleberry Finn and his safety box. (Comic book) n.d.

Box 2, Folder 6

Huckleberry Finn adventures back home. n.d.

Physical Description: (Comic book)
Box 2, Folder 7

Huckleberry Finn sacred crocodiles. n.d.

Physical Description: (Comic book)
Box 2, Folder 8

Bobby Crusoe. Published in installments in comic book form. n.d.

Note

Chapters 7 & 9 missing
Box 2, Folder 9

Memory Lane drawings n.d.

Box 2, Folder 10

Memory Lane drawings n.d.

Box 2, Folder 11

Guardian Angel drawings n.d.

Box 2, Folder 12

Ophelia drawings n.d.

Box 2, Folder 13

Main Street - original pencil sketches n.d.

Box 2, Folder 14

Bill's Diary cartoons 1956

Physical Description: (newspaper clippings)
Box 2, Folder 15

Broadway Magazine - Cover by Dwiggins 1903 Aug

Box 2, Folder 16

Note paper set for days of the week n.d.

Box 2, Folders 17-18

Postcards by Dwiggins - various n.d.

Physical Description: [2 folders.]
Box 2, Folder 19

Bill's Diary by Dwig. Sauk City, Wis., Stanton & Lee 1945

Box 2, Folder 20

It's a boy's world by August Derleth. Pictures by Dwig. Sauk City, Wis., Stanton and Lee [1948]

Box 2, Folder 21

Wilbur, the trusting whippoorwill by August Derleth. Pictures by Dwig. Sauk City, Wis., Stanton & Lee 1959

Box 3, Folder 1

Magazine clippings about Dwiggins' work - various 1928, 1940, & n.d.

Box 3, Folder 2

Magazine clippings about Dwiggins 1925 - 1936

Box 3, Folder 3

Huckleberry Finn comic strip n.d.

Physical Description: 30 newsprint proof sheets for "Trail of the diplodocus"
Box 3, Folder 4

Huckleberry Finn comic strip n.d.

Physical Description: 11 proof sheets for "The thieving crow"
Box 3, Folder 5

Huckleberry Finn comic strip n.d.

Physical Description: 2 newsprint proof sheets for "Aunt Polly and the turtle"
Box 3, Folder 6

Decorated autograph book with farewell messages to Bessie Lindsay 1894

Box 3, Folder 7

Set of 24 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" cards to Bessie Lindsay from friends in St. Louis 1892

Box 4, Folder 1

A Dog's Life comic strip n.d.

Physical Description: 70 strips bound together
Box 4, Folder 2

Music n.d.

Physical Description: printed and holograph
Box 4, Folder 3

Bill's Diary n.d.

Physical Description: 16 pencil and ink drawings
Box 4, Folder 5

"Got an idea?" poster n.d.

Box 4, Folder 6

Huck Finn and The Robot Duck n.d.

Physical Description: bound comic strip
Box 4, Folder 7

Huck Finn and The Fetish of Neeketa n.d.

Physical Description: bound comic strip
Box 4, Folder 8

Huck Finn and King Solomon's Daughter n.d.

Physical Description: bound comic strip
Box 4, Folder 9

Huck Finn Strip n.d.

Physical Description: bound comic strip
Box 4, Folder 10

Ophelia and her slate. 1910 & n.d.

Physical Description: 68 cartoons bound together.
Box 5

Huck Finn and Injun Joe n.d.

Physical Description: 4 page advertisement for comic strip
Box 5

Newspaper and magazine clippings about Dwiggins 1926 - 1956

Physical Description: 4 sheets
Box 5

Some Ophelia philosophy for 1910 - 1910, Jan 2

Box 5

Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn n.d.

Physical Description: 1 full page comic strip
Box 5

Footprints on the Sands of Time n.d.

Physical Description: 4 ink and color wash drawings
Box 5

Huckleberry Finn and his Robot Duck n.d.

Physical Description: 2 sheets with 24 strips
Box 5

Huckleberry Finn n.d.

Physical Description: 3 sheets each with 12 strips (2 sheets are copies)
Box 5

Willy the Witch n.d.

Physical Description: 6 pencil and colored wash sheets
Box 5

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn n.d.

Physical Description: newspaper announcement of comic strip
Box 5

Home Wanted by a Baby 1915, Jun 20 & n.d.

Physical Description: 2 full page comic strips
Box 5

The School Days of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn n.d.

Physical Description: 1 full page comic strip
Box 5

School Days n.d.

Physical Description: 8 full page comic strips
Box 5

Zeke Carsie Says n.d.

Physical Description: 22 full page comic strips
Box 5

Ophelia cartoons - 15 n.d.

Box 5

School Days cartoon - 68 n.d.

Box 5

Apple Annie n.d.

Physical Description: pencil drawn cartoon