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Maurice Becker papers, circa 1910-1970

Becker, Maurice, 1889-1975


Collection Information

Size: 2.3 linear ft.

Summary: The papers of painter and political cartoonist Maurice Becker measure 2.3 linear feet and date from circa 1910 to 1970. Found within the papers are biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; writings; printed material, including radical labor and political periodicals; artwork; and photographs of Becker, his family and friends, and his artwork.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painter and political cartoonist Maurice Becker (1889-1975) lived and worked in New York City, New York and Tioga County, Pennsylvania, and was a frequent contributor to contemporary periodicals of the 1910s.


Maurice Becker donated his papers in several increments between 1962-1966.

Related Materials

Duplicate magazines, catalogs, and clippings were transferred to the National Portrait Gallery Library in 1977.


Processing of this collection was funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Location of Originals

  • REEL 96: Originals in Tamiment Library, New York, N.Y.