The shifting nature of special collections

From rare books to comic books. Congratulations to the University of Minnesota for scoring what sounds like quite a collection, built over a lifetime.

Soon the comics were beginning to take over the house. We had cabinets built into a 20-feet long wall in the basement to house the collection. The shelves hold white cardboard boxes the height and width of a comic book and almost 30 inches long. There were about 130 boxes, each holding maybe 250 comics, most in its own plastic sleeve to keep it in mint condition.

Minnesota also received a grant to help cover cataloging costs.

I love stories that illustrate that special collections document and support popular culture, as well as high culture.

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