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February 4, 2014

OSU's Billy Ireland Receives Gould Family Donation


I'll link to the published release when it comes up where I can see it, but the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum let it slip yesterday afternoon they were set to announce that the family of Chester Gould, the late, iconic cartoonist, has donated what they term a "substantial" collection of Dick Tracy comic strips and related material to their holdings. Gould's strip ran from 1931 until 1977, and its creator remains one of the most vital touchstones of newspaper comics history.

The family cited in the piece are Gould's daughter Jean Gould O'Connell, her son Tracy O'Connell and her daughter Sue Sanders. The donation includes 850 original dailies, 64 Sunday strips, the first 30 days of the syndicated run and Gould's drawing board. The material will be catalogued and made available to the public for various purposes that correspond to the museum and library's mission.
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