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The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection (MGHL00016)

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Comic Books

Periodicals

Graphic Novels

Manga

Foreign-Language Comics

Self-Published Comics and Magazines

LPs

Miscellaneous Materials



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The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection (MGHL00016), 1918-2010 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

By Jolie Braun

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Collection Overview

Title: The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection (MGHL00016), 1918-2010Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:(bulk 1945-2005)

ID: MGHL/mghl00016

Primary Creator: The Center for the Humanities

Extent: 94.5 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Items have been kept in their original order when possible. Items are organized according to type and size, and then alphabetically.

The contents of the collection are arranged as follows:

Series 1: Comic Books

Subseries 1: Standard-Size Comic Books

Subseries 2: Fragile Comic Books

Subseries 3: Small Comic Books

Subseries 4: Comic Books without Covers

Subseries 5: Comic Anthologies

Subseries 6: Magazine-Size Comic Books

Subseries 7: Duplicate Comic Books

Series 2: Periodicals     

Subseries 1: Pulp Magazines

Subseries 2: Adult Magazines

Series 3: Graphic Novels

Series 4: Manga

Series 5: Foreign-Language Comics

Series 6: Self-Published Comics and Magazines

Series 7: LPs

Series 8: Miscellaneous Materials

Date Acquired: 01/00/2012. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Archie Comics., Cartoonists., Comic books, strips, etc., Dark Horse Comics., DC Comics, Inc., Dell Publishing Company., Erotic comic books, strips, etc., Gladstone Publishing., Graphic novels., Harvey Comics., Horror comic books, strips, etc., Kitchen Sink Comix., Manga., Marvel Comics Group., Pulp literature, American., Romance comic books, strips, etc., Superhero comic books, strips, etc., Underground comic books, strips, etc., War--Comic books, strips, etc., Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Center for the Humanities., Western Publishing Company., Zines.

Languages: English, Chinese

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection is comprised of comic books, periodicals, pulp magazines, graphic novels, manga, foreign-language comics, self-published magazines and comics, LPs, and miscellaneous materials.

Comic books make up the bulk of the collection, with a particular emphasis on superhero comics published by Marvel and DC during the second half of the twentieth century. Many other genres are represented as well, including war comics, erotic comics, horror comics, adventure comics, romance comics, and alternative and underground comics. The collection contains a particularly strong selection of titles featuring African American superheroes or protagonists, female superheroes, and work by women cartoonists.

Collection Historical Note

Founded in 2003, the Center for the Humanities at Washington University is dedicated to "the promotion and preservation of humanistic thinking and the pursuit of letters as essential activities in the intellectual, political and artistic life of this university, the community it serves, and the world." It aims to support faculty and student research in the humanities through programming, teaching support, and collecting relevant library materials.

Subject/Index Terms

Archie Comics.
Cartoonists.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Dark Horse Comics.
DC Comics, Inc.
Dell Publishing Company.
Erotic comic books, strips, etc.
Gladstone Publishing.
Graphic novels.
Harvey Comics.
Horror comic books, strips, etc.
Kitchen Sink Comix.
Manga.
Marvel Comics Group.
Pulp literature, American.
Romance comic books, strips, etc.
Superhero comic books, strips, etc.
Underground comic books, strips, etc.
War--Comic books, strips, etc.
Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Center for the Humanities.
Western Publishing Company.
Zines.

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Use Restrictions:

Some restrictions, please contact the Modern Graphic History Library Curator at (314) 935-7741 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu.

Users of the collection must read and abide by the Rules for the use of Modern Graphic History Library materials.

Users of the collections who wish to use items from this collection, in whole or in part, in any form of publication (as defined in the form) must sign and submit to the Washington University Department of Special Collections a hard copy of the Notification of intent publish Modern Graphic History Library materials form.

All publication not covered by fair use restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder.

Acquisition Method: The collection was transferred to the Modern Graphic History Library from Washington University's Center for the Humanities in January 2012.

Related Materials: The Center for the Humanities Toy Collection: contains toys, games, political ephemera, and science sets.

Preferred Citation: Name of the Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Processed by Jolie Braun, July 2012.

Finding Aid Revision History: This finding aid was entered into Archon by Jolie Braun, July 2012.


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Series 8: Miscellaneous MaterialsAdd to your cart.
Box 113Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Captain Marvel Picture Puzzle, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Comic book catalogsAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Comic book catalogsAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Comic book promotional publicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Howard the Duck: The Movie Storybook 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Infamous Women Paper Dolls 1976Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Marvel Super Heroes: The Official Adventure Game 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Pluck and Luck 1918Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Pluck and Luck 1919Add to your cart.
Folder 10: View-Master Story Booklet, no dateAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: Comics on CDRom 2002Add to your cart.
1940's and 1950's classics. 8 items.
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Item 1: Comics on CDRom 2002Add to your cart.
1940's and 1950's classics. 11 items.
Box 116Add to your cart.
Item 1: Marvel Comic Book Library, Collector's Edition, volume 1, with User's Guide 2003Add to your cart.
8 items.
Item 2: Street Boys by Lorenzo Carcaterra, 2002Add to your cart.
Item 3: Totally Mad CD-Rom Collection with User's Guide 1999Add to your cart.
8 items.
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Item 1: Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide 2003Add to your cart.

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