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Comic art collectibles collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 272 large

Scope and Contents

The Comic art collectibles collection broadly encompasses comic art featured on objects ranging from action figures, Slurpee cups, mugs, plastic cups, bubble bath containers, stuffed animals, food containers, masks, shoes, and other clothing, toys, Valentine's Day cards, dominoes and other games, and other materials including cake pans and storage tins. The comics characters range from the earliest comic figures such as the Yellow Kid and Buster Brown to current comics including Peanuts, Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters, Hulk, the Simpsons, Smurfs, Batman, Warner Brothers characters, Ninja Turtles, Wonderwoman, among many others.


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Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The material is stored off site. Please request materials 3 days ahead of your visit.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries.


14 Linear Feet (14 boxes) ; 27 x 32 x 14 cm. and 27 x 32 x 40 cm.

Language of Materials



Physical housing is by format, intellectual arrangement is in process.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection acquired incrementally primarily by Randy Scott with additional donations by Michael Rhode.


The collection inventory is in process.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is ongoing.

A Donald Duck orange juice container was not retained because of preservation issues, but the digital photographs are available in the Special Collections reading room.

Finding Aid for the Comic art collectibles collection
4 Published And Cataloged
Finding aid by Kristen Lawless
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA