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Hames Ware papers, 1959-2018

Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID 13495055 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ware, Hames, 1943-2018
Title Hames Ware papers, 1959-2018
Physical Description 33 Linear Feet (26 record cartons, 1 ms 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 is located on-site.

Description

Content Description

A collection of unparalleled documentation of Golden Age artists and publishers, much of which has not been seen by the public.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing 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 is located on-site.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hames Ware 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

Gift of Hames Ware, 2018.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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"
Comics (Graphic works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Caricatures and cartoons Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fans (persons) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Hames Ware was one of the pioneers of comics fandom, co-editing the seminal WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN COMIC BOOKS with the late Jerry Bails beginning in 1973. His fascination with non-superhero Golden Age comics, his uncanny eye for identifying artists (he has close to 400 IDs to his credit in the Grand Comics Database), and his undying curiosity enabled him to assemble this resource.