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At a Glance
Scope and Contents
His fanzine collection is a collector's collection, representing the most important titles of the medium. His research materials provides substantive background to his books. There are taped interviews.
Using the Collection
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Conditions Governing Access
Material is unprocessed. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
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.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
History / Biographical Note
Bill Schelly was a ubiquitous figure in comics fandom and fanzines from the early 1970s onward, as a teenage collector, contributor, and publisher. As an adult, he began writing meticulously researched histories of major comics figures, such as Harvey Kurtzman and Otto Binder. Much of this career is detailed in his memoir, SENSE OF WONDER. He bequeathed his extensive fanzine collection, taped interviews, and research materials to Columbia, in order to enhance an understanding of early fandom and support further research.