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ATCA Comics Collection

Identifier: MsC0780

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Scope and Contents

The ATCA (Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts) Comics consist of 1.5 linear feet of artists' and underground comics dating from 1966 to 1993. The place of publication for each title has been recorded when known. For locations in the United States, city and state is noted; for foreign locations, city and country is noted when known. Volume and issue numbers and dates are also recorded when known. Many titles do not have volume numbers. When a title was not assigned volume and issue numbers by the publisher but carries an indication of the year of issue, the number of issues present in the collection for that year is noted.

This is an Alternative Traditions in Contemporary Art collection.


  • Creation: 1966-1993
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1969-1979


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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


1.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Artists' and underground comics.

Method of Acquisition

The ATCA Comics were donated primarily by Stephen Perkins between 2000 and 2004. Additional donations were made by Ken Friedman, Steven Durland, John Held, and Buster Cleveland.

D. Crites, 2005
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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