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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 2: PeriodicalsAdd to your cart.
Note: Items are arranged alphabetically by title within each box.
Box 75Add to your cart.
Item 1: Academic Questions 1999-2001Add to your cart.
8 items.
Box 76Add to your cart.
Item 1: Academic Questions 2001-2003Add to your cart.
10 items.
Box 77Add to your cart.
Item 1: America 2004-2005Add to your cart.
28 items.
Item 2: American Demographics 2000-2005Add to your cart.
23 items.
Box 78Add to your cart.
Item 1: American Demographics 2000-2003Add to your cart.
28 items.
Item 2: Society 2004Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 3: Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 2004Add to your cart.
3 items.
Box 79Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Baum Bugle 1979-2001Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 item.
Item 2: Callaloo 1991Add to your cart.
Item 3: The Comics Journal 1979-2001Add to your cart.
11 items.
Item 4: Comics Scene 1984Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 5: Four Color Magazine 1986-1987Add to your cart.
3 items.
Item 6: Mad 1969Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 item.
Item 7: National Lampoon 1975; 1986Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 8: Observer 2009Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 9: Will Eisner's Quarterly 1985Add to your cart.
1 item.
Box 80Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bible Review 2004-2005Add to your cart.
8 items.
Item 2: Biblical Archaeology Review 2006Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 3: Ramparts 1966-1971Add to your cart.
14 items.
Box 81Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Black Collegian 2006Add to your cart.
8 items.
Item 2: Black Enterprises 2006Add to your cart.
6 items.
Item 3: Black Sports 1971Add to your cart.
2 items.
Box 82Add to your cart.
Item 1: Christian History 1987-1996Add to your cart.
33 items.
Box 83Add to your cart.
Item 1: Christian History 1997-2004Add to your cart.
26 items.
Box 84Add to your cart.
Item 1: Comic Book Marketplace 1993-2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
23 items.
Item 2: The Comics Journal 1995-2008Add to your cart.
22 items.
Box 85Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Comics Journal 1984-2005Add to your cart.
15 items.
Box 86Add to your cart.
Item 1: Funny Times 2005-2007Add to your cart.
20 items.
Box 87Add to your cart.
Item 1: Hero Illustrated 1993-1995Add to your cart.
13 items.
Item 2: Wizard 1992-2005Add to your cart.
19 items.
Box 88Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poetry 1979-1980Add to your cart.
14 items.
Box 89Add to your cart.
Item 1: Poetry 1980-1981Add to your cart.
15 items.
Box 90Add to your cart.
Item 1: Signal to Noise 2001Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 2: SJR: The St. Louis Journalism Review 2008-2009Add to your cart.
4 items.
Box 91Add to your cart.
Item 1: Vibe 2003-2005Add to your cart.
18 items.
Box 92Add to your cart.
Item 1: Vibe 2005-2006Add to your cart.
8 items.
Sub-Series 1: Pulp MagazinesAdd to your cart.
Note: Items are arranged alphabetically by title within each box.
Box 93Add to your cart.
Item 1: Adventure 1950Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 2: Captain Future: Man of Tomorrow 1942Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 item.
Item 3: Current Detective, 1944Add to your cart.
1 item
Item 4: Dime Detective Magazine 1947Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 item.
Item 5: Fantastic Novels 1950Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 6: Fight Stories 1949Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 7: Jungle Stories 1949Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 8: Planet Stories 1949-1950Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 9: Popular Detective 1945Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 10: Sports Winners 1943Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 11: Startling Stories 1946-1951Add to your cart.
6 items.
Box 94Add to your cart.
Item 1: Amazing Stories 1947-1948Add to your cart.
7 items.
Box 95Add to your cart.
Item 1: Amazing Stories 1948-1953Add to your cart.
7 items.
Box 96Add to your cart.
Item 1: Detective Fiction Weekly 1936Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 2: Dime Detective Magazine 1946Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 3: Famous Fantastic Mysteries 1941Add to your cart.
4 items.
Item 4: Smashing Detective Stories 1951Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 5: Spicy Mystery 1937Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 6: Thrilling Detective 1949Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 item.
Box 97Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fantastic Story 1950-1951Add to your cart.
4 items.
Item 2: Texas Rangers 1946-1947Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 3: Weird Tales 1940Add to your cart.
1 item.
Box 98Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fantastic Universe 1955-1956Add to your cart.
3 items.
Box 99Add to your cart.
Item 1: Thrilling Wonder Stories 1941-1951Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
8 items.
Box 100Add to your cart.
Item 1: Thrilling Wonder Stories 1951-1954Add to your cart.
9 items.
Sub-Series 2: Adult MagazinesAdd to your cart.
Note: Items are arranged alphabetically by title within each box.
Box 101Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ace 1967Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 2: Bachelor 1966Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 3: Bronze Thrills 1959; 1966Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 4: Dames no dateAdd to your cart.
1 item.
Item 5: Dare 1954Add to your cart.
Item 6: Debonair 1966Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 7: Follies 1958Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 8: Frolic 1957-1958Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 9: Gala 1958Add to your cart.
3 items.
Item 10: Gaze 1961Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 11: Glance 1957Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 12: He 1955;1963Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 13: Joker 1954Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 14: Passion 1963-1964Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 15: Sensation 1964Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 16: Sir! 1954Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 17: Snappy no dateAdd to your cart.
Item 18: Stare 1961Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 19: Tempo 1954Add to your cart.
1 item.
Box 102Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bitch 1974Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 2: Eyeful 1953Add to your cart.
1 item.
Item 3: Hustler Comix 1997-1998Add to your cart.
2 items.
Item 4: Jem 1956-1959Add to your cart.
8 items.
Box 103Add to your cart.
Item 1: Sex to Sexty 1969-1972Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
18 items.

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[Series 1: Comic Books],
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[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],
[All]


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