October 19, 2018

Student Catalogues Treasure Trove of Comics (Including Rare Publications) at the University of Dundee

From the University of Dundee:

An American student was delighted to find rare comics, some dating back to the 1800s, amongst thousands of comics she catalogued at the University of Dundee.

Hailey Austin says she has found comic gems including Punch magazine, first issues of rare DC and Marvel comics, as well as drafts and proofs of early DC Thomson comics amongst the materials donated to the University’s Archives.

We have Punch comics from 1895 donated by the late Stephanie Wolfe Murray – the pioneering female publisher who founded Canongate. These sit alongside thousands of DC comics donated to the University by famous Scottish comics writer Grant Morrison. We also have a sizable amount of comics scripts, a unique resource.

Not content with creating the detailed online catalogue for the huge collection, Hailey also led the creation of Chronicle: The Archive and Museum Anthology – a 40-page comic telling 13 different stories behind the donations and inspired by the comics collections in the archives as well as the large collection of original comics art in the University’s Museum Services.

“Naturally being a comics PhD student, my first thought was to create a free comic that would highlight exactly what the University’s Archives and Museum Services have to offer,” she added.

2018-10-12_11-46-57

Not content with creating the detailed online catalogue for the huge collection, Hailey also led the creation of Chronicle: The Archive and Museum Anthology – a 40-page comic telling 13 different stories behind the donations and inspired by the comics collections in the archives as well as the large collection of original comics art in the University’s Museum Services.

Read the Complete Article from the University of Dundee

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

Share