|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
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 email@example.com 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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Hames Ware Papers; 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.