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At a Glance
Comic art and related material.
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.
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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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Eric Orr Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
2014.2015.M108: Source of acquisition--Eric Orr. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--2/10/2015.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in summer 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
In the 1980s, Eric Orr was a graffiti artist, cartoonist, and designer of hip-hop logos and t-shirts. He created the first hip-hop comic book--Max, the Rappin' Robot--in 1986, and did graffiti jams in the subways with Keith Haring. This small collection of materials, primarily from 1984 through 1986, highlights the intersection of comics and hip-hop in New York.