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.


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 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.

Archives Collections at OhioLINK

Finding Aids for Selected Collections