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   Jerry Robinson papers, 1942-1964

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jerry Robinson Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

Papers of comic book illustrator Jerry Robinson.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#1640
Bib ID:10098862 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Robinson, Jerry
Title:Jerry Robinson papers, 1942-1964
Physical description:.25 linear ft. (1 half-sized document box)
Language(s): Material is in English
Access: This collection is located on-site. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in 1 series

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Description

Scope and Content

The Jerry Robinson collection contains a number of Batman scripts given to Robinson to illustrate. These include scripts from the Batman book, but also a script for World's Finest Comics #16 which included Batman as a featured character. In addition to the scripts, the collection includes coursework from high school and Robinson's time as a student at Columbia, as well as notebooks, script ideas, and examples of Robinson's illustrating work outside of the comics.

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Using the Collection

RBML

Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Jerry Robinson Papers; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Papers processed 12/07/2012 Carrie Hintz

Finding aid written 12/10/2012 Carrie Hintz

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion December 12, 2012 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-12-12 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Additional Creators

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Cameron, Don.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Finger, Bill, 1914-1974.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Samachson, Joe.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schiff, Jack.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schwartz, Alvin.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Batman (Fictitious character).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Sherrill David Robinson was born January 1, 1922. He briefly attended Columbia University (1940-1941) to study journalism before leaving school to work with Batman creator Bob Kane as an inker and letterer for the book, and then at National Comics as a staff illustrator. Robinson was instrumental in creating many of the Batman secondary characters and villains.

Robinson was president of the National Cartoonists Society from 1967 to 1969 and served a two-year term as president of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists starting in 1973. He was inducted into the Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the Sparky Award for lifetime achievement from the Cartoon Art Museum in 2011. Robinson died in 2011 at the age of 89.

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