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Fowler (Robert) underground comics collection
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Description
Thousands of underground comics (aka comix), assembled by collector Robert Fowler.
Background
Robert Fowler grew up in Los Altos, California and began collecting comics while at the Claremont Colleges (1966-1970), beginning with Zap Comix and the Young Lust series. Fowler started keeping a database of his comics collection between 1977-1980 while working as a computer programmer at Byte Shop #12 in Pasadena. He collected most of his comics between 1980 and 1998, though he continued to collect until 2014.
Extent
65 Linear Feet (127 boxes)
Restrictions
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish
Availability
Open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.