Arthur Ranson comic collection
- c 1950s- present (Creation)
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Name of creator
(June, 1939 - present)
Arthur Ranson is an English comic book creator based in Surrey, England. He is best known for his work in the Look-in series, Button Man, Mazeworld, and Anderson: PSI Division. He has worked with many notable figures in the comic book industry such as Alan Grant, John Wagner, and Angus Allen and his comics have been translated into several languages worldwide.
The comics in this collection have all been accumulated by Arthur Ranson over the years and was donated to the University of Dundee Archives in 2020.
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Scope and content
Comics, collected editions, gaphic novels, other material. Also fine art prints by son John Ranson http:/www.arthurranson.com/blog/make-money-art. Full separate list available, contact archivist.
System of arrangement
The comics are arranged based on four categories - Collected Editions, Comics History, Graphic Novels, and Comics. Each category has got its own number of boxes and the contents within the boxes are arranged based on their title, publishing company, or content.
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Conditions governing access
Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions.
Conditions governing reproduction
Reproduction is available subject to preservation and copyright requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.
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Language and script notes
The collection includes comics in languages such as Dutch, Japanese, German, French, English, etc.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
Some of the comics within the collection are fragile and hence require care while handling.
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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997
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