Mrs. Alexandra Lyburn Children's Comics Collection
- 1966-1971 (Creation)
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1 folder, 2 boxes
Name of creator
Stedfast was a magazine by Stedfast Publishers, created for the Boys Brigade. 'Look and Learn was a British weekly educational magazine for children published by Fleetway Publications Ltd from 1962 until 1982. It contained educational text articles that covered a wide variety of topics from volcanoes to the Loch Ness Monster; a long running science fiction comic strip, The Trigan Empire; adaptations of famous works of literature into comic-strip form, such as Lorna Doone; and serialized works of fiction such as The First Men in the Moon. The illustrators who worked on the magazine included Fortunino Matania, John Millar Watt, Peter Jackson, John Worsley, Ron Embleton, Gerry Embleton, C. L. Doughty, Wilf Hardy, Dan Escott, Angus McBride, Oliver Frey, James E. McConnell, Kenneth Lilly, R. B. Davis and Clive Uptton'' Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Look_and_Learn Treasure was a British educational magazine for young children published by Fleetway Publications which ran for 418 issues published between 19 January 1963 and 16 January 1971. The editor was Arthur Bouchier. Treasure was heavily illustrated in both colour and black & white, the first issue introducing many of the features that were to be popular over the coming years. 'Mr Answers'; 'Peeps Into Nature' was a regular nature page; 'How It Happens' began with an explanation of how the post office worked; 'A Picture to talk about' covered a wide variety of subjects from a visit to a pantomime to a children's hospital; 'Tales from Many Lands' was a series of fairy tales from around the world; and a regular story featuring Tufty Fluffytail, the squirrel created to make children aware of road safety. Other features included 'Adventure Stories from the Bible', 'The Wonderful Story of Britain', illustrated primarily by Peter Jackson, and various puzzle pages. In January 1971, Treasure was incorporated into World of Wonder, which a few years later was itself incorporated into Look and Learn. In November 2004, Treasure was purchased by Look and Learn Magazine Ltd. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treasure_(magazine) Jack and Jill is an American bimonthly magazine for children 6 to 12 years. It features stories and educational activities. Mrs Lyburn purchased the comics for her children for their education and entertainment.
Mrs Lyburn gave the comics to Catriona Laird after taking a tour of the V&A Dundee. Catriona then consulted with Professor Chris Murray.
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Children's magazines and comics including Stedfast, Jack and Jill, Look and Learn, and Treasure.
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Usually chronological within series.
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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.
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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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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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