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Karl S. Kaltenthaler Comic Books and Zines Collection

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Comic Books

Zines

Magazines

Graphic Novels

Oversize Publications

Miscellaneous Materials



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Karl S. Kaltenthaler Comic Books and Zines Collection, 1954-2008 | MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

By Jolie Braun

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Collection Overview

Title: Karl S. Kaltenthaler Comic Books and Zines Collection, 1954-2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:(bulk 1988-1998)

ID: MGHL/mghl00015

Primary Creator: Karl S. Kaltenthaler

Extent: 21.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement:

Items are arranged according to type and size, and then alphabetically.

The contents of the collection are arranged in six series and three subseries as follows:

Series 1: Comic Books

Subseries 1: Standard-Size Comic Books

Subseries 2: Magazine-Size Comic Books

Subseries 3: Comic Book Anthologies

Series 2: Zines

Series 3: Magazines

Series 4: Graphic Novels

Series 5: Oversize Publications

Series 6: Miscellaneous Materials

The contents of the collection are arranged as follows:

Boxes 1-14: Standard-Size Comic Books

Boxes 15-17: Magazine-Size Comic Books

Box 18; Reference Shelf: Comic Anthologies

Boxes 19-20: Zines

Boxes 21-22: Magazines

Box 23; Reference Shelf: Graphic Novels

Box 24: Oversize Publications, Miscellaneous Materials

Date Acquired: 05/00/2011. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Cartoonists., Comic books, strips, etc., DC Comics, Inc., Graphic novels., Horror comic books, strips, etc., Kaltenthaler, Karl S., Marvel Comics Group., Punk rock music., Underground comic books, strips, etc., War--Comic books, strips, etc., Zines.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Karl S. Kaltenthaler Collection is comprised of comic books, zines, magazines, graphic novels, and miscellaneous materials. Comic books make up the bulk of the collection with approximately 1,500 items, spanning many genres and styles including superhero comics, war comics, horror comics, and alternative and underground titles. Featured prominently in the collection are some of the most revered and influential comic book artists and writers of the late twentieth century, including Alan Moore, Frank Miller, Neil Gaiman, Robert Crumb, Peter Bagge, and Daniel Clowes. The zines in the collection were published during the the early to mid 1980s, and focus primarily on underground music and punk.

Collection Historical Note

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Karl S. Kaltenthaler was an avid comic book collector, amassing a diverse collection of important late twentieth-century mainstream and underground titles during his lifetime. He died February 25, 2010.

Subject/Index Terms

Cartoonists.
Comic books, strips, etc.
DC Comics, Inc.
Graphic novels.
Horror comic books, strips, etc.
Kaltenthaler, Karl S.
Marvel Comics Group.
Punk rock music.
Underground comic books, strips, etc.
War--Comic books, strips, etc.
Zines.

Administrative Information

Repository: MGHL Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Accruals: There are no accruals.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

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 to 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 donated to the Modern Graphic History Library by Peg Kaltenthaler in May 2011.

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

Processing Information: This collection was processed by Jolie Braun in April 2012.

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


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 3: Magazines],
[Series 4: Graphic Novels],
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Series 2: ZinesAdd to your cart.
Box 19Add to your cart.
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: Alternative America 1, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 2: A.M.P. Anti Moral Publications no issue, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bad Meat, 1984-1985Add to your cart.
Item 2: The Big Takeover 14, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Blur 3-4, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Boogins 2, 1985Add to your cart.
includes letter to Kaltenthaler from Rene Farkass
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Club Foot 4-5, 1982-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Cretin Bull no issue, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Dangerous Rhythms 4, Summer 1984Add to your cart.
Item 2: Dry Heave, Winter 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Fetus Noise 1, no dateAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Flam 1, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9-10Add to your cart.
Item 1: Flipside 38; 44-46, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 11Add to your cart.
Item 1: Forced Exposure 6, no dateAdd to your cart.
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Item 1: Fraud 1, no dateAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Fuzz Buzz no issue, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Gagging Dog no issue, no dateAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Gizmosis 11-12, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 14Add to your cart.
Item 1: Head in a Bottle 6, no dateAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Heeds no issue, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Henry Rollins 20, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 2: Java no issue, no dateAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Junk Mail no issue, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 16-18Add to your cart.
Item 1: Kicks 3-7, 1984-1992Add to your cart.
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: Lastrites 6, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 20-21Add to your cart.
Item 1: Maximum Rocknroll 4-8, 1983Add to your cart.
Box 20Add to your cart.
Folder 1-4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Maximum Rocknroll 10; 12; 19; 21-22; 26; 35, 1983-1987Add to your cart.
Folder 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Murder Can Be Fun 6; 8, 1987Add to your cart.
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: No Place to Hide 4, no dateAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Notes from Underground 3, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 7Add to your cart.
Item 1: Plan 9 Comixxx, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 2: Puncture, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 3: Red Alert 5, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: Ripper 8, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Roadkill Magazine no issue, no dateAdd to your cart.
includes letter to Kaltenthaler from Ken Weiner
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Item 1: Skeeno Scope 3, no dateAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Smut Monkey 2, 1984Add to your cart.
Item 3: Sound Choice 11, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 11-12Add to your cart.
Item 1: Stop! Magazine 1-9, 1982-1984Add to your cart.
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: Truly Needy 2, 1983Add to your cart.
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Item 1: Touch and Go no issue, no dateAdd to your cart.
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Uprising Underground 3, 1983Add to your cart.
Item 2: Warning 15, 1985Add to your cart.
Folder 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: We Got Power 4, no dateAdd to your cart.

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