Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Messick mss. X, June 10-July 4, 1952 and Jan. 21-Apr. 9, June 23, 1953, consist of 90 original pen and ink drawings of the Brenda Starr newspaper comic strip by Dale Messick, 1906- , cartoonist.

The 1952 panels represent a middle portion of "The Rowena" story; the 1953 story is that of Sir Oliver Twerp/Howie Haddum/Zeela Lee mystery that is continued in Messick mss. VII.

Each panel is dated with the month and day of its appearance in print.

Also see the Guide to the Collections: Dale Messick & Brenda Starr

Collection size: 90 items

Related manuscripts: Messick mss., Messick mss. II, Messick mss. III, Messick mss. IV, Messick mss. V, Messick mss. VI, Messick mss. VII, Messick mss. VIII, Messick mss. IX, Messick mss. XI, Messick mss. XII, Messick mss. XIII

For more information about this collection and any related materials contact the Public Services Department, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405. Call (812) 855-2452 or send an email using our Ask a Question form.