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Dik Browne Papers

Summary Information
Title: Dik Browne Papers
Dates: 1975
Creator: Browne, Dik
Extent: 5 folders
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-1866
The collection consists of typescripts, paste-ups, correspondence and reviews for two titles.

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

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Browne, Dik


Materials are arranged by title.

Biographical Sketch

Dik Browne was born Richard Arthur Allen Browne in 1917. He attended Cooper Union for one year, then became a copyboy and then staff artist 1936-1942. In 1942, he was drafted into the US Army and served for four years in World War II. From 1946 to 1954, he was an artist for an advertising agency. In 1954, he began drawing for the cartoon strip Hi and Lois and continued til his death in 1989. In 1973, he began drawing for the comic strip Hagar the Horrible and also drew that strip until 1989.

Biographical Source: Something About the Author , v. 67, pp. 31-38.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of typescripts, paste-ups, correspondence and reviews for two titles.

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.
  • Browne, Dik
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Hagar the Horrible  
Box MF 1329
dummies, photocopied (29 p.)  Box MF 1329
correspondence (2 p.)  Box MF 1329
Wit and Wisdom of Hagar the Horrible 1975 
Note  New York: Windmill/Dutton, 1975
Box MF 1260, 1332
typescript, corrected (23 p.)  Box MF 1260, 1332
Box MF 1260,1332
typescript, corrected photocopy (50 p.)  Box MF 1260,1332
Box MF 1260, 1332
paste-ups, photocopy (56 p.)  Box MF 1260, 1332
correspondence (1 p.)  Box MF 1260, 1332
reviews (12 p.)  Box MF 1260, 1332