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MS Am 2756

Berry, D. Bruce. D. Bruce Berry drawings of space ships, 1958: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: pf
Call No.: MS Am 2756
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Berry, D. Bruce.
Title: D. Bruce Berry drawings of space ships,
Date(s): 1958 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Drawings and paintings of space ships by American comic book illustrator and inker, D. Bruce Berry.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Source unknown; some images possibly gift of Alma Hill (sent to her by D. Bruce Berry); possibly received: 1959.
All items found in Lamont Science Fiction Room in 2011.

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Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

D. Bruce Berry Drawings of Space Ships, 1958 (MS Am 2756). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

D. Bruce Berry (1924-1998) was a comic book illustrator and inker, born in Oakland, California. He served in World War II in the Air Force as a sign painter. After World War II he became involved with science fiction fandom having met Richard Kyle in Oakland, but mainly made his living as a merchandise artist, what he called a "hard-lines artist." He moved to Chicago in the 1950s, where he continued working in advertising becoming a one-man studio doing art, paste-ups, photo-retouching and finished layouts from a free-lance art director's roughs. At the end of the 1950s he illustrated "Imagination" for the last year of its existence, one of the last of the old pulp science-fiction magazines. After this he began work on comic fanzines, and then in the late 1960s he returned to California, but to Los Angeles this time. Berry inked much of Jack Kirby's 1970s work for DC comics. He sometimes used the name Morgan Drake.


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Scope and Contents

Includes 4 signed images of space ships, both drawings and paintings, by D. Bruce Berry. Media includes acrylic paint, Chinese white (pigment), gesso, graphite, ink, scratchboard, varnish, and watercolor. 1 image is dated as 1958.

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