Chris Murray Comics Collection
- 1973-2013 (Creation)
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Name of creator
Professor Chris Murray is the first Professor of Comic Studies in the world. He created the Comic Studies program at the University of Dundee and lectures in Comics, Film, and English. He personal comics collection is so large, he built a shed in his garden to house it.
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Duplicates of superhero comics, 2000AD, and UK based comics.
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The comics are arranged alphabetically and by issue number. Physically, they are split between boxes based on size (US or UK comic size).
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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.
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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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