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Howard Leroy Davis Comic Book Art Collection, 9999

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#MS#1753
Bib ID 11497110 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Davis, Howard Leroy
Title Howard Leroy Davis Comic Book Art Collection, 9999
Physical Description 3 linear feet (1 flat box)
Language(s) English .
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.

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by artist.

Description

Summary

Comic art by such artists as Fred Fredericks; Giancarlo Malagutti; Joe Orlando; Jack Sparling, etc.

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.

Material is unprocessed. Please contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located on-site.

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); Howard Leroy Davis Comic Book Art Collection.; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Accrual

Accruals are expected

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

2015.2016.M003: Source of acquisition--Source. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--7/2/2015.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.

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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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Comic books Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Caricatures and cartoons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
David, Howard Leroy Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Howard Davis has been a lifelong collector of comics and a writer of their history. He is gradually divesting himself of much of his collection, and his gift to us reflects both comics history and the comics process. The art includes tryout pieces, inking and coloring choices, materials such as Duotone, and more. The archival materials shine a light on the comics business, such as Marvel Comics quarterly and annual reports, and on fan culture, through cons and the "memory jogger" that Jerry Bails used for his Who's who in American comic books. It also includes an example of comics used as a pedagogical tool ("The far out green Super Cool").