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Frederick Burr Opper Cartoons

An inventory of his cartoons at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MD
Date: 25 Mar 2009

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.

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

Cartoons are in chronological order.


Access Restrictions:

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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.

Related Material

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

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)



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.

Table of Contents

Happy Hooligan/And Her Name Was Maud!