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Gus Arriola papers, 1924-2007.
BANC MSS 2007/196; BANC MSS 2007/196 carton 5; BANC MSS 2007/196 v.1; BANC MSS 2007/196 oversize folder 1; ...
Collection Overview

Title:

Gus Arriola papers, 1924-2007

Creator/Contributor:

Arriola, Gus, creator, creator.

Abstract:

The papers include correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, and some personal papers. Professional activities include Arriola interviews, promotions, public appearances, and papers relating to proposed books,a movie, and a musical. Personal papers include information on family trips and small amounts of biographical and genealogical material.

Date:

1924 (issued)

Subject:

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Arriola, Gus -- Archives
Arriola, Gus -- Criticism and interpretation
American wit and humor, Pictorial
Comic books, strips, etc -- California
Cartoonists -- California
Mexican American artists -- California
Comic books, strips, etc -- History and criticism
Mexican Americans -- In art
Mexicans in art
Mexico -- In art

Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
PARTIALLY RESTRICTED COLLECTION: Boxes 2-4, carton 4-5, and OS folders 1-6 sealed per donor stipulation. Use of framed item requires approval of the appropriate curator.
Gus Arriola Papers, BANC MSS 2007/196, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Original comic strip drawings and miscellaneous photographs transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2007.068).
Photograph of Wagon train of Don Espiritu Arriola transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library (BANC PIC 2007.057).
Gus Arriola was born in Florence, Arizona, on July 23, 1917. In 1925 his family moved to Los Angeles, where he graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1935. After five years of working in animation studios Arriola submitted "Gordo," a cartoon about a Mexican bean farmer, to United Features Syndicate. In 1942 Arriola enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he was assigned to the First Motion Picture Unit in Hollywood for the duration of the war. He continued drawing and submitting "Gordo" Sunday strips while in the military, and in 1946 he resumed both daily and Sunday strips. His awards include the the National Cartoonists Society's Best Humor Strip in 1957 and 1965, the San Diego Comicon Inkpot in 1981, and the Schulz, "Sparky" in 1999. He continued producing "Gordo" until his retirement in 1985. Arriola died February 2, 2008 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.
In English.
Gift; of Gus Arriola; in 2007.
Additions: Purchase; from Libros Latinos; 20130905.

Type:

Photographs.
Clippings.
Interviews.

Physical Description:

print
21 (4 5 1 6

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC MSS 2007/196
BANC MSS 2007/196 carton 5
BANC MSS 2007/196 v.1
BANC MSS 2007/196 oversize folder 1
BANC MSS 2007/196 oversize folder 2
BANC MSS 2007/196 oversize folder 3
BANC MSS 2007/196 oversize folder 4
BANC MSS 2007/196 oversize folder 5
BANC MSS 2007/196 oversize folder 6
BANC MSS 2007/196 box 1
BANC MSS 2007/196 box 2
BANC MSS 2007/196 box 3
BANC MSS 2007/196 box 4
BANC MSS 2007/196 carton 1
BANC MSS 2007/196 carton 2
BANC MSS 2007/196 carton 3
BANC MSS 2007/196 carton 4
BANC MSS 2007/196 carton 5
BANC MSS 2007/196
BANC MSS 2007/196

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE: Advance notice required for use.
PARTIALLY RESTRICTED COLLECTION: Boxes 2-4, carton 4-5, and OS folders 1-6 sealed per donor stipulation. Use of framed item requires approval of the appropriate curator.