Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Messick mss. VI, Aug. 6-Oct. 27, Dec. 10-31, 1956; Jan. 2-July 1, 1961, consist of 199 original pen and ink drawings of the Brenda Starr newspaper comic strip by Dale Messick, 1906- , cartoonist.

The 1956 strips contain the stories of Prince Raymond and the case of the Andrews twins. The 1961 panels include stories of Elizabeth Cleaver, No-No Night's double, and the beginning of the Alloy P. Steele episode.

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: 199 items

Related manuscripts: Messick mss., Messick mss. II, Messick mss. III, Messick mss. IV, Messick mss. V, Messick mss. VII, Messick mss. VIII, Messick mss. IX, Messick mss. X, 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.