Collection MS 336 - D.C. Thomson Comic Artwork (now transferred)

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MS 336


D.C. Thomson Comic Artwork (now transferred)


  • c 1939-c 1972 (Creation)

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14 items

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Administrative history

D C Thomson & Co. Ltd are publishers primarily based in Dundee. They are responsible for over 200 million publications a year. They publish newspapers, magazines and comics including The Courier and Advertiser, The Sunday Post, The People's Friend, The Dandy and The Beano. Since the launch of The Dandy in 1937 the firm has been well known as a publisher of children's comics and many of the UK's leading comic artists have worked on the publications.

Archival history

Peter Hansen purchased a range of art work from D C Thomson in 2003

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Scope and content

13 pieces of original comic artwork from D.C. Thomson publications and one comic Artwork transferred to Matthew Jarron, Bunty comic moved to MS 340



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Usually chronological within series.

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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. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation 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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MS 336

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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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  • English



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