The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum has launched a new blog to highlight events and activities at the cartoon library.
Although there was no structure for collecting such materials from cartoonists, and few (if any) institutions in America were, Caniff was a proud OSU graduate and felt compelled to leave his legacy material with his beloved Alma mater. Lucy Caswell had worked in the journalism library and was hired to catalog the Caniff collection. Caswell recognized how precious these materials were and saw that they were under-appreciated in academic institutions and museums at large. She set out to establish an appropriate home for the collecting and preservation of cartoon art, and nearly 40 years later this altruistic goal has grown into the largest collection of cartoons and comics in the world.
Via Tom Spurgeon