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Guide to the Contemporary American Comic Book Collection, ca. 1962 - ca. 1994
PN6726 .C66 1962  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Terms
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Related Collections

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Contemporary American Comic Book Collection,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1962 - ca. 1994
    Collection number: PN6726 .C66 1962
    Extent: 40 comic book boxes ; 28 x 38 cm. (ca. 6000 items)
    Repository: Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
    Abstract: The collection consists of a selection of nearly 6000 issues from approximately 750 titles arranged into three basic components by publisher: DC Comics (268 titles); Marvel Comics (224 titles); and other publishers (280 titles from 72 publishers). Publication dates are principally from the early 1960's to the mid-1990's.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    PAGING NOTE: When requesting materials, give the following information: collection title (Contemporary American Comic Book Collection), publisher, individual title, and box number.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

    Preferred Citation

    American Comic Book Collection. PN6726 .C66 1962. Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

    Access Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Comic books, strips, etc.--Periodicals.
    American wit and humor, Pictorial.
    Comic books.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The collection consists of a selection of nearly 6000 issues from approximately 750 titles arranged into three basic elements: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and various other publishers. Publication dates are principally from the mid-1960's to the early 1990's. It is also part of a collecting field referred to as American Comics and Graphic Novels, which can be viewed on the web at: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/ablit/amerlit/comics.html. At that site, these comics are under the heading Comic Books. This binder contains one list of 40 boxes broken into three parts. The first part covers DC titles (268 titles), the second part covers Marvel titles (224 titles), and the third part covers miscellaneous titles (280 titles, under 72 publishers). Parts one and two (DC and Marvel boxes) of the list are marked with box numbers. The contents of boxes listed in these parts matches the sequence of titles on the lists. The third part (miscellaneous publishers) is presented in two organizations. The first list is not marked with box numbers because it is organized alphabetically by publisher, and issues in boxes are organized alphabetically by title, which appears to the right of the publisher name on the box list. The second list is organized by title, and therefore, not by box number.

    Related Collections

    Title: Golden age comics on microform
    An online guide to the Golden Age Comics on Microform is available at the following URL: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/hasrg/ablit/amerlit/comics.html