Lilly Library Manuscript Collections

MESSICK MSS. XI

The Messick mss. XI, Jan. 1-27, July 10-Aug. 18, Nov. 12- Dec. 31, 1951 and Jan. 1-5, 1952, consist of 84 original pen and ink drawings of the Brenda Starr newspaper comic strip by Dale Messick, 1906- , cartoonist. All stories interrelate with those found in Messick mss. IX.

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

Collection size: 84 items

Additions to the Messick mss. XI consist of 60 original pen and ink drawings of the Brenda Starr newspaper comic strip by Dale Messick, 1906- . There are two panels for 1973 appearances, 44 for the period Apr. 12-Nov. 30, 1974; 13 from May 21-Dec. 26, 1975; and one dated Jan. 12, 1976.

Collection size: 60 items

Additions to the Messick mss. XI consist of 52 original pen and ink drawings of the Brenda Starr newspaper comic strip by Dale Messick, 1906- . There is one panel for Jan. 1972, 44 for March through Dec. 1975, six for Jan. 1976, and one for 1977 that is not dated as to month or day. The panels have been interfiled chronologically with the other Messick mss. XI materials.

Collection size: 52 items

Additions to the collection consist of pen and ink drawings, Sept. 3, 1979-Jan. 5, 1980, for the daily newspaper comic strip, Brenda Starr, by Dale Messick, 1906- .

Collection size: 108 items

Additions to the collection are original drawings for daily Brenda Starr strips, Jan. 18-July 2, 1971 and Aug. 28- Nov. 8, 1972.

Collection size: 68 items

Additions to the collection are original drawings for daily Brenda Starr strips, Jan. 4-Apr. 16, 1971 and Oct. 9- 13, 1972.

Collection size: 50 items

Additions to the collection are original drawings for the daily Brenda Starr comic strip, for Apr.-July 1959 and Jan.- June 1971. All have been interfiled chronologically with the other Messick mss. XI drawings.

Collection size: 26 items

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

Collection size: 450 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. X, 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.