Scope and Contents
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.
- Dwiggins, Clare Victor, 1874-1958 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.
Conditions Governing Use
Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.
Biographical / Historical
Clare Victor Dwiggins (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, Dwiggins 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.
Dwiggins 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. Dwiggins was selected by the Mark Twain Estate to draw "Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn" for the McClure Syndicate. This strip ran for ten years. Dwiggins 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 Dwiggins was working on illustrations for the "Rubaiyat."
2.5 linear feet (3 containers) : 1 record storage box, 1 solandar case, 1 oversize folder
Language of Materials
Clare Victor Dwiggins (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.
Collection is organized into the following series: Books, Photostat of Rubaiyat Illustrations, WWII Posters, Biographical Material, Illustrations for Bill's Diary, Clippings, Sketches, Comic Strips, September 1974 Addenda, October 1974 Addenda, and a 1977 Addenda.
Other Finding Aids
Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.
Collection processed by staff, 1972.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Book illustrations Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Cartoonists -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cartoons Subject Source: Genre Terms: A Thesaurus for Use in Rare Book and Special Collections Cataloguing
- Clippings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States -- Authorship Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Drawings Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Dwiggins, Clare Victor, 1874-1958
- Fine Arts Subject Source: Archiveswest
- Illustration of books -- United States -- 20th century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Illustrations Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Illustrators -- United States Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Posters Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Sketches Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Tear sheets Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Posters Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Clare Victor Dwiggins Papers
- Complete Description
- Finding aid prepared by University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team and Tanya Parlet.
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- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
- Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).