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John Held, Jr. manuscripts, approximately 1910-1957

Identifier: MSS 9064 Series 3

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Includes artwork of John Held, Jr. including many linocut prints, paintings, drawings, and gouache paintings, manuscripts, photographs of John Held, Jr. and various items, and other various scrapbook items. There are also a few signs or posters used in the past used when John Held, Jr.'s work was on display.


  • approximately 1910-1957


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research

Conditions Governing Use

It is the reponsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collecton must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical / Historical

From the Collection:

John Held, Jr. was born on January 10, 1889, to Annie Evans and John Held in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was interested in art from his youth. He became a popular American cartoonist, printmaker, illustrator, sculptor, and author. He was a highly successful magazine illustrator, especially in the 1920s. His most popular works included his cartoons of people dancing, driving, playing sports, and engaging in other popular activies of the era. He also created a number of linocut and woodblock prints on handmade paper. Held was married four times. He had three adopted children with his second wife and one daughter with his third wife. Held died on March 2, 1958, in Belmar, New Jersey, of throat cancer and is burried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York City.


1 box

1 folder

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States