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Mark Estren Papers, 1970-1993

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1712
Bib ID 10692677 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Estren, Mark James
Title Mark Estren Papers, 1970-1993
Physical Description 2.5 linear feet (2 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into two series.

Description

Summary

Collection contains research material, notes, and drafts of Estren's book A History of Underground Comics. The research material includes a number of comic books, both underground and mainstream.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Mark Estren Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2013.2014.M159: Source of acquisition--Mark Estren. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--03/03/2014.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers processed ceh 03/12/2014.

Finding aid written ceh 03/13/2014.

Revision Description

2014-03-14 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Crumb, R. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Estren, Mark James Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Kitchen, Dennis Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Underground comic books, strips, etc Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Mark Estren is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. He received doctorates in psychology and English from the University of Buffalo and a master's degree from the Columbia University School of Journalism where his thesis was on Underground Comics.

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Series I: History of Underground Comics



Box 1 The Underground Comics (Thesis)


Box 1 The Underground Comics (Thesis)--Photocopy


Box 1 Correspondence


Box 1 Correspondence with Cartoonists, 1970-1974, (3 folders)


Box 1 Straight Arrow Contracts and Correspondence, 1973-1974, (2 folders)


Box 1 Correspondence--Tony Dilimetin, 1976-1980


Box 1 Grove Press


Box 1 Rights and Permissions, (2 folders)


Box 1 Art and Publication Requests, 1970-1974


Box 1 Manuscript


Box 1 Galleys


Box 1 Publicity and Promotion


Box 1 Reviews


Box 1 Ronin Reprint, 1992-1993, (2 folders)


Box 1 Ronin Reprint--Publicity and Reviews


Research Files


Box 1 Comix: Miscellaney



Box 2 Research Files


Box 2 Quotes


Box 2 Obscenity Cases, (4 folders)

Series II: Printed Material


Box 2 Comic Books, (10 folders)

(contains underground and mainstream comics, including Big Ass, Zap, Bijou, and Jiz)


Box 2 History of Underground Comics