D. B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library

The Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library at Washington University is comprised of original art and printed material from many fields of popular American pictorial graphic culture. Focusing on 20th century illustration, the collection includes artists' working materials and sketches as well as original artwork from books, magazines, and advertising.

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Fantastic Four cover July 1966

The Black Panther: A Comic Book History

By Vernon Mitchell, Jr., Curator of Popular American Arts on May 23, 2018

The late 1960s was a tumultuous time for America both domestically and abroad. The events taking place outside U.S. shores, such as the Vietnam con...

Lasting Legacies: John Ezell Collection

By Rose Miyatsu on May 1, 2018

In anticipation of the official opening of the newly transformed Olin Library on May 1, 2018, we would like to preview some of the new spaces and e...