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Finding Aid for the Clare Victor Dwiggins papers, 1891-1958
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.