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Frederick Burr Opper Cartoons

An inventory of his cartoons at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937
Title: Frederick Burr Opper Cartoons
Inclusive Dates: 1931
Quantity: 2 linear ft.
Abstract: 3 original cartoons from the newspaper comic strip Happy Hooligan and the companion strip And Her Name Was Maud!.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Frederick Burr Opper (1857-1937) was an American cartoonist and creator of the newspaper comic strips Happy Hooligan, And Her Name Was Maud!, Alphonse and Gaston and many others.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Frederick Burr Opper Cartoons collection contains 3 original Sunday cartoons from the newspaper comic strip Happy Hooligan and the companion topper strip And Her Name Was Maud! (1931). Sunday cartoon: traces of graphite, blue pencil, pen and ink on illustration board, approx. 21 ½ x 27 ½ in.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Cartoons are in chronological order.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Special Collections Research Center has collections of over one hundred cartoonists. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

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Subject Headings


Opper, Frederick Burr, 1857-1937.

Associated Titles

And her name was Maud (comic strip)
Happy Hooligan (comic strip)


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Frederick Burr Opper Cartoons,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1963.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MD
Date: 25 Mar 2009
Revision history: 25 Mar 2009 - converted to EAD (MD); 01 May 2009 - revised (MD)

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Happy Hooligan/And Her Name Was Maud!
Oversize 1 Sunday cartoon September 20, 1931
Oversize 1 Sunday cartoon September 27, 1931
Oversize 1 Sunday cartoon October 11, 1931

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