OSU Library Catalog  You can 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.

Original Art

Art Database  Includes records describing a portion of our extensive original cartoon art collection. Many have accompanying images.


The Image Collections database is currently undergoing maintenance so some images may not be available. You may also use our Art Database to search for images of original art. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Cartoon Image Collections Database  The Image database contains images of the cartoons and other collection items that have been digitized to date (only a small portion of our total collection). Searchable by keyword and by faceted searching.

Our image database has been migrated to a new image management system that will encompass all public image collections at the Ohio State University Libraries. Improvements are still in progress and the goal of this new database is to feature enhanced functionality to improve our services. Search the Cartoon Library & Museum’s images by selecting our database from the home page or going directly to our database using the link above.  If you need assistance in locating the images you need, please contact We appreciate your cooperation during this transition and welcome your feedback.

Archives Collections at OhioLINK

Finding Aids for Selected Collections