Collection MS 426 - Craig McNeil Comics Collection

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MS 426


Craig McNeil Comics Collection


  • 1960s - 2018 (Creation)

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5 boxes

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Name of creator

(fl 2018-)

Biographical history

Craig McNeil owns a property cleaning business in Fife. He has a long-time interest in comics and has collected them for several years.

Archival history

Hailey Austin, Dundee Comics PhD student, saw on Twitter that he was wanting to find a home for the comics. He stored his comics in his parents' attic for many years and did not want to bin them.

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Scope and content

Comics and annuals including the Eagle, Battle, Starblazer, Bunty, Beano etc. Annuals are split between publishers Fleetway and DC Thomson. Single Issue comics are split between comic title. The Battle Comics include the original run of Charley's War, a famous war comic by Pat Mills. Eagle Annual (1990) Victor Annual (1979) duplicates was removed and donated to SCCS.


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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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There are some useful science fiction comics and early Charley's War material that can be used in teaching.

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MS 426

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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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