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Comics Collections

 Collection
Identifier: 05-exws_comics
The first comic collection is comprised of DC, Marvel and other comics that were donated by Eric Lean, a physician employed by Western Michigan University, at the Sindecuse Health Center. This collection is known as the A & M Lean Collection, named in honor of the donor's two daughters. Prominently featured among the DC and Marvel comics are Avengers, Batman, Captain America, Catwoman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Incredible Hulk, Justice League of America, Superman and X-Men. The second collection is comprised of Dutch-language Donald Duck comics donated by Western Michigan University alumnus, Jeff Reid.
Physical Description: The A & M Lean Collection takes up 45 linear feet. The comics are in excellent condition; most are inside protective Mylar sleeves and they are stored in 37 typical collector's boxes available through comic collecting suppliers. The Jeff Reid Collection consists of one linear foot (2 archival boxes). Some of the comics in this collection are slightly worn, but in very good condition overall.

Dates

  • Publication: 1986-2011
  • Other: Majority of material found within 1992-2010
  • Other: Date acquired: 2011

Creator

Extent

39 boxes

Overview

Primarily DC and Marvel Comics from the mid 1980s-late 2000s, but also includes  a small collection of Dutch-language Donald Duck comics. Prominently featured among the DC and Marvel comics are Avengers, Batman, Captain America, Catwoman, Green Arrow, Green Lantern, Incredible Hulk, Justice League of America, Superman and X-Men.

Physical Access Requirements

WMU Special Collections. Non-circulating. Contact department for access.

Source of Acquisition

Eric Lean, Jeff Reid.
Method of Acquisition Donation.

Creator

Title
Inventory of the Comics Collections
Status
completed
Author
Sydney Small, Staci Stutsman, and Ryan Storr
Date
2012-02
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Waldo Library, Special Collections
Western Michigan University Libraries
1903 W Michigan Ave.
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5353 US
(269) 387-5221