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Featured Collections

D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Modern Literature Collection

Charles Johnson Papers

Special Collections recently acquired the Charles Johnson Papers, an archival collection of materials related to the life and work of…

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D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Center for the Humanities Comics Collection

The Center for the Humanities Comics Collection is mainly comprised of comic books, periodicals, pulp magazines, and graphic novels.

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River Styx: Liberating the Spoken Word

The River Styx pioneered a multicultural, community‐based approach to literature that was new to St. Louis and much of the…

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Robert S. Elegant Collection

The collection covers the period of the Chinese Cultural Revolution from 1966 to 1971.

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D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

Pokenia Comic Strip Collection

The Pokenia comic strip was created by Spencer Thronton Banks and ran throughout the 1940s.

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