Mort Walker Collection
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MORT WALKER COLLECTION: The focus of the collection is on Mort Walker's visit to the University of Missouri in 1992 as a Scholar-in-Residence. A highlight of the visit was the unveiling of a bronze statue of Beetle Bailey. Prior to that occasion Walker donated original cartoons, animation cels, books, lithographs and posters to the University of Missouri Libraries. Newspaper articles about the visit are in the collection. Additionally, original cartoons donated by Jean Walker are in the collection. Also included are reproductions of Walker's work for Showme in 1946 and 1947. Showme was a humor magazine produced by students of the University of Missouri. Walker served as art editor and editor. BEETLE BAILEY SUNDAY COMIC STRIPS: A continuation of the Mort Walker Collection listing the newspaper clippings of the Sunday comic strip Beetle Bailey by Mort Walker owned in the comic art archives of the Special Collections Division of MU Libraries.