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.
0.21 Linear Feet
Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries,
Special Collections & University Archives. All requests for permission to publish or
quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Distinctive
Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University
of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply
permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
The collection is open for research.