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At a Glance
Arranged in three series.
A small collection of some of the more notable publications by Bélier Press. Including Bizarre Comix; John Willie's Sweet Gwendoline; R. Crumb's Carload O'Comics and Fritz the Cat.
Using the Collection
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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. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Bélier Press Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
2016.2017.M072: Source of acquisition--J B Rund. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--10/25/2016.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers processed ptl 11/1/2016.
2016-11-02 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
From 1975 to 1986, Belier Press, located in New York City, released 24 volumes of "Bizarre Comix". These were reprints of bondage cartoon serials from the 1950s, sold via mail order by Irving Klaw. The artists included Eric Stanton, Gene (Eneg) Bilbrew, Jim, Ruiz and Mario. Each volume was devoted to a single artist and included 2 or 3 complete serials and introductions by publisher J.B. Rund which contained important historical information on the artists and Klaw's business operations.