Clare Victor Dwiggins papers, 1932-1958 PDF
- Dwiggins, Clare Victor, 1874-1958
- Clare Victor Dwiggins papers
- 1932-1958 (inclusive)19321958
- 2.5 linear feet, (3 containers)
- Collection Number
- Ax 526
- Clare Victor Dwiggens (1874-1958) was an author, illustrator, and syndicated cartoonist. The collection (1932-1958) consists of manuscript illustrations, sketches and drawings, WWII posters, publicity, books, and biographical material.
- University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
1299 University of Oregon
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- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Clare Victor Dwiggens (1874-1958) was born in Union Township, Ohio in 1874. At the age of sixteen he went to work at an architectural firm. After a year, he hit the hobo trail with a friend and traveled around the country for four years. In 1897, Dwiggens settled in St. Louis where he met and married Bessie Lindsay. He worked as a cartoonist for the Post Dispatch, and was also employed by the Philedelphia Inquirer and the New York World.
Dwiggens found acceptance as a cartoonist in New York. His comic strips were syndicated by McClure, McNaughts and Ledger. His first strip, "School Days," ran for five years in the New York World. Dwiggens was selected by the Mark Twain Estate to draw "Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn" for the McClure Syndicate. This strip ran for ten years. Dwiggens authored and illustrated many other comic strips, wrote a monthly cartoon feature, wrote and illustrated books, and illustrated WWII posters. At the time of his death in 1959 Dwiggens was working on illustrations for the "Rubaiyat."
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
The collection consists of manuscript illustrations, sketches and drawings, WWII posters, publicity, books, and biographical material.
The illustrations and manuscript material include illustrations by Dwiggens, including work for "Rubaiyat," "Bill's Diary," WWII posters, comic strips and other miscellaneous scetches and drawings. The collection also contains two published books illustrated by Dwiggens.
Other material includes biographical files, clippings, tearsheets, and publicity.
The September 1974 Addenda consists of original cartoon drawings.
The October 1974 Addenda contains illustrations and notes for "Rubaiyat."
The 1977 Addenda consists of ink and pencil illustrations and cartoons.
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[Identification of item], Clare Victor Dwiggens, Ax 526, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
[Identification of item], Clare Victor Dwiggins papers, Ax 526, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Subject Terms :
- Cartoonists--United States
- Comic books, strips, etc.--United States--Authorship
- Fine Arts
- Illustration of books--United States--20th century
- Illustrators--United States
- World War, 1939-1945--Posters
- Personal Names :
- Dwiggins, Clare Victor, 1874-1958
- Form or Genre Terms :
- Book illustrations
- Tear sheets