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Online collections, centers of study, scholarly conferences, discussions and libraries. University campuses and libraries around the globe hold many of the most important collections of comic books, and original sequential artwork. Increasingly they are offering opportunities to study the comic genre and academic conferences.


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Michael J. Ciaraldi collection (over 60,000 books) is housed at Brown University and is currently being catalogued and installed for researchers. The collection is not currently available on-line

The largest cartoon-related research facility in the United States.

Current holdings include more than 370,000 graphic materials, including 240,000 original cartoons; more than 20,000 books; more than 13,000 serial titles; and more than 2,800 linear feet of manuscript materials. The papers of Milton Caniff, the Walt Kelly Collection, the Robert Roy Metz Collection, the Woody Gelman Collection of Winsor McCay cartoons, and the Will Eisner Collection are the most notable cartoon art collections. Archival collections related to the profession of cartooning include the records of or the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists, the National Cartoonists Society, and the Newspaper Features Council, as well as extensive files on more than 3,000 cartoonists; and the library also maintains a clipping file organized by cartoon-related topics.

Nice collection of original artwork and accompanying materials. Mostly donated by Harry A Chesler. No description of holdings available at site but access to Internet Public Library Ready Reference provides access to other collections of interest.

The Comic Art Collection holds over 130,000 items. Local students and advanced scholars from around the world find this collection to be the primary library resource for the study of U.S. comic book publications.

Details research access and collections housed at BGSU. The Popular Culture Library collection contains a large assortment of comic books as well as manuscript and special collections, which are supplemented by secondary monographs about cartoons and cartoonists, animation, and illustration.

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Over 10,000 books and manuscripts of and about comics. Searchable database of titles with descriptions.

The world's largest cataloged collection of science fiction materials. It contains over 65,000 volumes, and many thousands of issues of hundreds of titles of science fiction and fantasy magazines, thousands of comic books, graphic novels, about 45,000 issues of fanzines (science fiction fan club newsletters), and the literary papers of some of the world's great science fiction writers, like Anne McCaffrey, Robert Forward, and Gregory Benford.

Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Nell Dismukes McWhorter Memorial Collection The world's largest institutional collection of works by the creator of "Tarzan," including all appearances in print, posters, film and videotape, manuscripts and memorabilia.

The Laura Jane Musser Oziana Collection, L. Frank Baum miscellanea, and other miscellaneous children's literature. Includes hundreds of comic books comic books. Collection is currently being physically relocated and further details will available in 2000


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