Collection MS 386 - Calum Laird Commando Scripts Collection

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MS 386


Calum Laird Commando Scripts Collection


  • 2000 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

3 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 1979-)

Biographical history

Calum started working for DC Thomson in 1979. He worked on Jackie, Blue Jeans, Commando, Etcetra, Classic Legends, Dandy and in the Syndication Dept. In 2015 he was editor of the Commando. He did a Masters and then by 2018 gained a PhD in Comics at the University of Dundee

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Scope and content

Scripts for Commando magazine, with some annotations and artwork from graphic designers. Scripts filed by issue number and labelled with script name and author.


Not expected

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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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location geography Row E Bay 2 Shelf 2/3

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Description identifier

MS 386

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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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