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Columbia University adds Superman and Batman material to Comics and Graphic Novels collections
Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) is pleased to announce the acquisition of two significant additions to its Comics and Graphic Novels collections: research materials for Larry Tye’s well-received 2012 book, Superman: The High-Flying History of America’s Most Enduring Superhero, as well as six 1940’s Batman scripts from the estate of Jerry Robinson.
The acquisitions are the latest development in Columbia University Libraries’ support for the research and teaching of comics and graphic novels. Since 2005, a circulating collection of such materials has inspired scholarly inquiry, academic writing and coursework, including The American Graphic Novel, a course co-taught by Columbia University Professor Jeremy Dauber and former DC Comics president Paul Levitz.
To commemorate the additions, they’re hosting a panel “Comics at Columbia: The Golden Age” at 6pm in 523 Butler on March 7th for those in the area.