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Finding Aid for the Milt Gross Papers, 1928-1948
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  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Milt Gross Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1928-1948
    Collection number: 109
    Creator: Gross, Milt, 1895-1953
    Extent: 4 boxes (2 linear ft.) 9 oversize boxes
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Milt Gross (1895-1953) was born in Bronx, New York. He was a Yiddish dialect comic writer and cartoonist drawing various strips for Hearst's Evening Journal (1915-17), the New York Evening World and Sunday World (1923-31) and King Features Syndicate (1931-46). He was also a screenwriter for Republic Studios, wrote newspaper column Dear Dollink and acted as an advisor for a radio show adaptation of his strip, That's My Pop. The collection consists of scrapbooks containing clippings of his cartoons and newspaper columns, radio scripts, 8 original drawings, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence (including fan letters), and ephemera.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Milton Gross, 1977.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Milt Gross Papers (Collection 109). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    Born March 4, 1895 in Bronx, New York; Yiddish dialect comic writer and cartoonist; created his first daily comic strip in 1913; drew various strips for Hearst's Evening Journal (1915-17); drew strips and wrote weekly illustrated column for New York Evening World and Sunday World (1923-31), and King Features Syndicate (1931-46); lived in Hollywood during much of the 1920s, and moved permanently in 1932; was a screenwriter for Republic Studios; wrote newspaper column Dear Dollink and acted as advisor for radio show adaptation of his strip, That's My Pop; a heart attack in 1945 led Gross to greatly reduce his writing and drawing; died November 28, 1953.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of materials by and relating to cartoonist and writer Gross. Included are scrapbooks containing clippings of his cartoons and newspaper columns, radio scripts, 8 original drawings, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence (including fan letters), and ephemera.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Gross, Milt, 1895-1953--Archives.
    Cartoonists--United States--Archival resources.
    Journalists--New York (State)--New York--Archival resources.
    Comic strips.
    Radio plays.
    Online resources.