I am especially pleased to be sending this announcement to the EAD list,
since several of its participants gave help and advice that made it
possible to complete this project.
Cartoon Research Library
Ohio State University
A finding aid to the Newspaper Comic Strips subgroup of the San Francisco
Academy of Comic Art (SFACA) collection is now available on the World Wide
Web. This subgroup includes over 2.5 million independent daily and Sunday
strip episodes from U.S. newspapers, in the form of individual clippings,
tear sheets, and complete Sunday sections. The collection covers
nationally syndicated comic strips from 1898 to 1996.
Records are organized by title, and include holdings dates, creator names,
alternate titles, and a representative image of each comic feature.
The collection, begun by Bill Blackbeard in the late 1960s, was acquired by
the Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library in 1997. It is
available as a resource for researchers interested in the history of comic
strips, as well as other subjects related to U.S. newspapers, such as
American journalism, commercial printing, and the graphic arts.
The finding aid can be accessed at: http://dlib.lib.ohio-state.edu/cga
The SFACA collection not only includes comic strips but also comic books
and graphic novels, popular periodicals, popular fiction, dime novels and
story papers, science fiction fanzines, and other materials related to
popular narrative art and writing. Monograph and serial items can be
searched through OSU's online catalog, OSCAR.
OSCAR can be accessed at: http://library.ohio-state.edu/search