Collection Dates: 1863 -- 1985
11 linear ft.
This document describes a collection of materials held
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Posted to Internet: November 2000
collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries from 1981 -- 1985
by Mr. and Mrs. Weare Holbrook.
This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries from 1981 -- 1985 by Mr. and Mrs. Weare Holbrook.
and Restrictions: This
collection is open for research.
This collection is open for research.
Photographs: Boxes 2 and 3
Ephemera: Newspaper tear sheets boxes in shrink-wrapped oversized packets
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Weare Holbrook was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on April 15, 1896. He was a graduate of the University of Iowa and a veteran of World War I. Holbrook worked as a columnist, writer and cartoonist. He contributed articles and poetry to Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, Better Homes and Gardens, Stag, Snappy, College Humor, and others. For twenty-four years he wrote the column "Soundings" for the New York Hearld Tribune. In the 1920s he created "Clarence," a Sunday cartoon strip with Frank Fogarty, which appeared for twenty-one years in the Herald Tribune Syndicate. Weare Holbrook died on July 2, 1985.
The papers of Weare Holbrook document his career and his personal life. The collection spans more than one hundred years, from approximately 1863 to the 1980s. There are copies of his cartoon strip, "Clarence," as well as drafts and published copies of his many writings. Family letters, photographs, scrapbooks, and genealogies are also included in the papers.
Indexes of Holbrook's writings (articles, poems, etc.)
Photocopies of published articles, essays, etc.
Weare Holbrook's Aunt Ab's scrapbook
Family letters, photographs, editorial correspondence, all pre-1930.
Family genealogy, both sides of Weare Holbrook's family
Framed family photographs
"Way Back When" -- clipped newspaper columns
Manuscript and typescript drafts of Holbrook's writings
Manuscript drafts of Holbrook's writings
Magazine issues with Holbrook's contributions: Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, and others
Magazines (continued): Better Homes and Gardens, Stag, Snappy, College Humor, and others
Books and anthologies (casual poetry, essays) with Holbrook's contributions
Wrapped in paper
Weare Holbrook's great-grandfather's journal
Weare Holbrook's scrapbook
Weare Holbrook's scrapbook from Racine Military
Miscellaneous old newspapers and magazines
Tear sheets of Weare Holbrook's long-running (1930s) column "Soundings" for the New York Hearld Tribune
"Clarence", a Sunday cartoon strip by Weare Holbrook and Frank Fogarty. Full page color tear sheets from the Denver Post, circa 1929 -- 1941
"Clarence". Half sheet, full sheet, and full comic supplements, New York Hearld Tribune, 1930s -- 1940s