Join Us for Office Hours: A Glimpse into the Library’s Comic Arts Collection

Join us for online Office Hours on Tuesday, August 18 at 2 pm ET. During office hours, you have the opportunity to hear a brief presentation and ask questions of some of the Library of Congress curatorial staff.

Suppress Them! Boardman Robinson

During this week’s office hours, Richard D. Deverell, the Library’s Swann Foundation Fellow, 2019-2020, will examine the history of censorship in postwar America, focusing on the Comics Code Authority and the regulation of comic books. He will demonstrate how comic industry insiders worked to advocate for the cultural significance of their work by resisting censors or partnering with politicians for official validation. The session will also include an introduction by Martha Kennedy, curator of Popular & Applied Graphic Art in the Prints and Photographs Division, to the Library’s comic arts digital collections.

Brought to you by the Library’s Learning and Innovation Office and the Library’s Prints & Photographs Division in collaboration with the Swann Foundation for Caricature and Cartoon.

Office Hours are free and open to all. Can’t make it? They are recorded. Find previous recordings here!

We hope to see you on August 18.

Add a Comment

This blog is governed by the general rules of respectful civil discourse. You are fully responsible for everything that you post. The content of all comments is released into the public domain unless clearly stated otherwise. The Library of Congress does not control the content posted. Nevertheless, the Library of Congress may monitor any user-generated content as it chooses and reserves the right to remove content for any reason whatever, without consent. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in removed comments. We further reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to remove a user's privilege to post content on the Library site. Read our Comment and Posting Policy.

Required fields are indicated with an * asterisk.