OSU Library Catalog Search here for printed materials (books, journals, comic books, biographical clipping files, etc.) and collection- level records of manuscript and original art material. In the advanced search, the location code CGA indicates Cartoon Library & Museum materials. Some collection records link to finding aids.
- Items located in the OSU Book Depository or the CGA Remote Depository are also available, but must be requested at least 2 business days prior to the appointment date to ensure that they arrive in time for your visit.
Search original art
Art Database The Art Database includes records describing a portion of our extensive original cartoon art collection. Many have accompanying images
Cartoon Image Database The Image Database contains images of the cartoons that have been digitized to date (only a small portion of our total collection). Searchable by creator, title, keyword.
Our Image Database is being migrated to a new image management system that will encompass all public image collections at the Ohio State University Libraries. With the new system, you will still be able to search only the Cartoon Library & Museum’s images by selecting our database from the home page. This new database will feature enhanced functionality to improve our services. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your requests and we will assist in locating and providing the images you need. You may also search the Art Database for original art as many have images. We appreciate your cooperation during this transition.
Search archive and manuscript collections
Finding Aids for Selected Collections Digital finding aids can be also be found at OhioLINK by searching “Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum”. Additional finding aids may be found through the OSU Library Catalog.
Find information on a specific cartoonist
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Biographical Files This link provides a list of files that contain cartoon and article clippings organized by the artists’ last name. Contents of the files are not digitized so they must be viewed in the reading room.
Find cartoons on a specific subject
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Subject Files This link provides a list of files that contain cartoon and article clippings organized by subject. Contents of the files are not digitized so they must be viewed in the reading room.
Find cartoons on a specific topic
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Topic Files This link provides a list of files that contain cartoon clippings organized by topic. Contents of the files are not digitized so they must be viewed in the reading room.
Search multi-cultural resources
Guide to Multi-Cultural Resources This is a guide to materials in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum collection that have been created by artists who are African American, Latino American, and Asian American. Each guide is presented in two different organizational structures containing the same content, in order to facilitate varying researcher needs. The first section of each guide is organized by material type (biographical files, original art, archival collections, bound volumes, comic books, online resources, and more), and the second is organized alphabetically by creator.
OSU Manga Collection This blog is a compilation including information on Ohio State’s manga collection, as well as links to other resources, both American and Japanese.