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Virgil Franklin Partch Collection Virgil Franklin Partch Collection

Summary Information
Title: Virgil Franklin Partch Collection
Dates: 1969-1975
Creator: Partch, Virgil Franklin
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1282
The collection consists of production material for The Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher and miscellaneous material related to VIP's Mistake Book and VIP Quips .

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher, 1969

VIP's Mistake Book, 1970

VIP's Quips, 1975

Biographical Sketch

Virgil Franklin Partch was born October 17, 1916, on St. Paul Island, Alaska. He died in an automobile accident, August 10, 1984, near Valencia, California. He is best known for his syndicated comic strip, "Big George," which he wrote under the pseudonym, Vip. He created Big George in 1960 after years of work as a free-lance cartoonist contributing to periodicals such as New Yorker and Look .

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production material for a book published in 1969. Also included are reviews and correspondence, plus other material, related to that book and two others.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Partch, Virgil Franklin
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Christmas Cookie Sprinkle Snitcher 1969 
Note  New York: Windmill/Simon and Schuster, 1969
Box M. F. 1257
Financial information (3 p.)  Box M. F. 1257
Typescript (3 p.)  Box M. F. 1257
Corrected typespript (12 p.)  Box M. F. 1257
Photocopied typescript (12 p.)  Box M. F. 1257
Galleys (8 p.)  Box M. F. 1257
Sketches (3 p.)  Box M. F. 1257
Reviews, correspondence (105 p.)  Box M. F. 1257
Photocopied book  Box M. F. 1257
VIP's Mistake Book 1970 
Note  New York: Windmill Books, 1970
Box M. F. 1311
Correspondence (6 p.)  Box M. F. 1311
VIP's Quips 1975 
Note  New York: Windmill/Dutton, 1975
Box M. F. 1267
Correspondence (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1267
Reviews (11 p.)  Box M. F. 1267
Photocopied dummy (100 p.)  Box M. F. 1267
Holograph (1 p.)  Box M. F. 1267