Collection MS 423 - Morris Heggie Comics collection

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MS 423


Morris Heggie Comics collection


  • c. 1956-2014 (Creation)

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5 boxes

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Biographical history

Morris Heggie was an editor at DC Thomson who also wrote (and continues to write) The Broons and Oor Wullie. Morris Heggie retired from DC Thomson in 2015.

Archival history

Given to Professor Chris Murray to be donated to the University Archives

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Scope and content

This collection contains materials donated by Morris Heggie from his time at DC Thomson including proofs of the comics he edited as well as other books on comics that he acquired. The majority are printed in the UK. This collection has a mixture of single issue paper comics, comics annuals, comics digests, and collected cartoons and illustrated books.



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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 423

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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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