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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 5: Foreign-Language ComicsAdd to your cart.
Language of Material: Comics in Chinese.
Note: English translations, publisher, and publication date of items have been taken from the Center for the Humanities Library database.
Box 109Add to your cart.
Item 1: Beauty Memory 2003 (Modern Publishing House)Add to your cart.
Item 2: Bi Hai Dan Xin no date provided (Shanghai People's Art Publishers)Add to your cart.
Item 3: A Chance of Sunshine 1999 (Ren Min You Dian)Add to your cart.
Item 4: Chinese Revolution Stories 2002 (Shanghai People's Art Publishers)Add to your cart.
Item 5: The Cocky General 2001 (Ren Min You Dian)Add to your cart.
Item 6: The Dream of the Red Chamber (Hong Lon Meng) 1996 (Shanghai People's Art Publishers)Add to your cart.
Item 7: Hero Has No Tears (Ying Xun Wu Lei) 2003 (Tien Xia)Add to your cart.
Item 8: Hero's Journey (Xia Ke Xing) 2002 (Ming He Publishing House)Add to your cart.
Item 9: Journey to the West 2001 (Heibi Art Publishers)Add to your cart.
Item 10: Jue Di Tian Xing 2002 (Hai Yang Publishing)Add to your cart.
Item 11: Revolution Story (Shanghai People's Art Publishers)Add to your cart.
Item 12: Shen Bin 2002 (no publisher information provided)Add to your cart.
Item 13: Shen Bing Wai 2002 (Yu Lang Publishing)Add to your cart.
Item 14: Zheng Leping Cartoon Series 1994 (Tien Xia)Add to your cart.

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