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Finding Aid for the Frank Beck Papers, 1918-1960
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
23 boxes (11.5 linear ft.) 34 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library 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: Advance notice required for access.