Frank Beck (1893-1962) was an artist who created the cartoon strips
Down the road (1920-36),
Hem and Amy (1926-37),
All in a lifetime (1935-62), and
Bo (1940-56). The collection consists of Beck's cartoon strips, original ink drawings, proof sheets, clippings, printed ephemera,
correspondence and photographs.
Frank Beck was born in 1893 in Tacoma, Washington; was staff artist for the Tacoma High School yearbook; enrolled at University
of California at Berkeley in 1912, but left to attend classes at the Chicago Art Institute; joined advertising department
at Cadillac in Detroit, Michigan; illustrator of New York Tribune Automobile Section; after serving in World War I, began first cartoon strip, Down the road (1920-36); other cartoon strips included Hem and Amy (1926-37), All in a lifetime (1935-62), and Bo (1940-56); died in San Diego, California, 1962.Frank Beck was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1898. As a young boy, he attended Tacoma public schools and First Methodist Episcopal
Sunday School. He then entered Tacoma high School where he was staff artist for the school yearbook, The Tacoma. After high school graduation in 1912, Beck enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley, but left there to attend
classes at the Chicago Art Institute.
23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.)
34 oversize boxes
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library,
Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright,
are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of
the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the
copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC
Regents do not hold the copyright.
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