The collection consists of materials from Polish-born San Francisco artist Bernard Zakheim, mostly related to his friendship
and interactions with science fiction author Frank Herbert. Items in the collection include correspondence between Herbert
and Zakheim, news clippings on Herbert, and poems written by Herbert. The collection also includes various typescripts of
Herbert's poem, "Carthage," with his handwritten corrections and annotations.
Bernard Zakheim was born in 1898 to a Jewish family in Poland. He dreamed of becoming an artist from a young age, and was
awarded a scholarship to the Polish National Academy of Fine Art where he studied drawing, painting, and sculpting. In 1920,
Zakheim and his wife moved to San Francisco, California, where he worked as a furniture maker.
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