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Paul Levitz papers, 1974-2017

Summary Information

Abstract

Over 40 years of comics scripts and Fanzines from the 1960s and 1970s.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1719
Bib ID 13913486 View CLIO record
Creator(s)
Title Paul Levitz papers, 1974-2017
Physical Description 8 Linear Feet (18 document boxes)
Language(s) English
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged to 2 Series:

Description

Content Description

DC Comics comic book scripts from Paul Levitz. These scripts such as these shed a light on the collaborative process in mainstream comics, allowing researchers to determine what contributions in the finished comic come from the writer and which from the artists.

  • Series I: Comics Scripts

  • Series II: Fanzines

    A collection of fanzines from the 1960s and 1970s, including seminal titles; a small collection of comics scripts used for learning story structure; and the script for the second story Levitz got published. Mostly mimeographed and typescripts.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least two business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Paul Levitz Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Revision Description

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"
DC Comics, Inc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Paul Levitz is a comics editor, writer, and served as DC Comics President & Publisher from 2001-2009. He received the Inkpot, Clampett Humanitarian and ComicsPro Industry Appreciation Awards, and serves on the board of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Levitz is primarily known for his work for DC Comics, where he has written the Justice Society, Superman in both comics and the newspaper strip, and The Legion of Super-Heroes. Levitz has written over 300 stories with sales of over 25 million copies. His work has been translated into over 20 languages.