Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Messick mss. VII, July 6-Oct. 13, 1953, consist of 80 original pen and ink drawings of the Brenda Starr newspaper comic strip by Dale Messick, 1906- , cartoonist. The story is a continuation of the Sir Oliver Twerp/Howie Haddum/Zeela Lee mystery begun in Messick mss. X.

Each panel is dated with the month and day on which it appeared in print.

Collection size: 80 items

Additions to the collection are original drawings for Sunday strips, July 1952-June 1953 and one drawing for the daily strip, May 15, 1972.

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

Collection size: 17 items

Related manuscripts: Messick mss., Messick mss. II, Messick mss. III, Messick mss. IV, Messick mss. V, Messick mss. VI, 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.