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.

***Coming soon: Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now Symposium***

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Archives Month Staff Picks, Part I: Scrapbooks

By Rose Miyatsu on October 19, 2018

October is Archives Month, and to celebrate, we’ve had some of our staff members in Special Collections pick an item from their collections that th...

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...