Collections

Search books

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

Search 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.

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.

Search manga

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.