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Comic Book Collection

 Collection
Identifier: msc0342

Scope and Contents

The Floating Comic Book Collection consists of numerous comics acquired by Special Collections at various times and which are not attached to a particular donor or otherwise dedicated collection. Hence, they might be described as "floating". This collection is, in a sense, the equivalent of a general materials collection in a library.

The materials in this collection do not include mini-comics, zines, or similar sorts of amateur or self-published writings. (These can be found in the Floating Zine Collection.) Generally the comics in this particular collection are professionally-produced items (i.e. titles from established publishers such as Marvel or DC).

Dates

  • 1971-2013

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.

Extent

1.00 linear feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Generally the comics in this particular collection are professionally-produced items and not mini-comics, zines, or similar sorts of amateur or self-published writings.

Source of Acquisition

The collection was initially assembled beginning in November 2009. The first installment consisted mostly of comics assembled for the Comic Books Exhibition displayed in the Main Library from June-October 2009. Additional donors include Jeremy Brett and Ken Friedman.

Related Materials

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS. Special Collections Floating Zine Collection, 1998-2009. 1.0 ft Collection of assorted zines not tied to any particular donor or other collection. MsC331. See more fandom-related collections at http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/sc/resources/fandomresources/.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5921
319-335-5900 (Fax)