The Columbia University Rare Book & Manuscript Library (RBML) collects archives of comics creators, editors, and publishers, with an emphasis on New York-area professionals, as well as materials that document the history of comics publishing, in keeping with RBML’s larger focus on the history of publishing. RBML also collects materials related to comics fan culture, especially convention material, fanzines, and fan mail. Materials of interest include manuscripts, drafts, original art, roughs and tracings, correspondence, contracts, records, fanzines, artifacts, and other formats in support of research and teaching in comics studies as an interdisciplinary field.
"The Libraries are so grateful to Chris Claremont for choosing us as the repository for his papers. His generous gift spearheaded an entirely new collecting area for our Rare Book & Manuscript Library, enabling us to help preserve comics history in New York, the birthplace of American comics." – Karen Green, Curator of Comics and Cartoons, Butler Library, Columbia University
Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Collection at Butler Library is the home to the papers of novelist and comic book writer Chris Claremont. Collection includes business records and writings including comic book scripts, drafts of novels, and Claremont's early short stories. Claremont archive/Columbia University