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Government Issued Comics: The Online Comics Collection at the University of Nebraska Libraries

Start Date

18-7-2022 1:30 PM

End Date

18-7-2022 2:30 PM

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Many may be surprised to learn that the U.S. government has long embraced the comic book as an educational tool — before, during, and after trying to ban it. Librarians may also be surprised to discover that they may have many of these comics already in their collection if they are participatory members of the Federal Depository Library Program. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries has digitized these (and others) comics, and this presentation will discuss the development of this online collection, the story those comics tell, and how they contribute to comics studies in the classroom.

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Government Issued Comics: The Online Comics Collection at the University of Nebraska Libraries

Many may be surprised to learn that the U.S. government has long embraced the comic book as an educational tool — before, during, and after trying to ban it. Librarians may also be surprised to discover that they may have many of these comics already in their collection if they are participatory members of the Federal Depository Library Program. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries has digitized these (and others) comics, and this presentation will discuss the development of this online collection, the story those comics tell, and how they contribute to comics studies in the classroom.