Coloring, Comic, and Activity Book Collection
Scope and Content
The collection contains mid-century comic, coloring, and activity books, including Disney brand items. The bulk of the materials were collected and donated by Irvin Kerlan, and include his hand-written notes, with a few items added to the materials after his death. Some of the Disney materials are signed by Walt Disney. The collection also includes a large number of Golden Stamp activity books.
- circa 1950-1966
- Kerlan, Irvin, 1912-1963 (Collector, Person)
- Disney, Walt, 1901-1966 (Person)
- Walt Disney Company (Publisher, Organization)
- University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collection (Collector, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.
Conditions Governing Use
This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.
2.5 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection consists of a small number of mid-century comic books, coloring, and activity books, including Disney and Golden Book materials.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Kerlan, Irvin, with a few comics added to the materials in the 1960s, after his death.
- Coloring books Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Comic books, strips, etc. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Coloring, Comic, and Activity Book Collection, circa 1950-1966
- Caitlin Marineau
- August 2015
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- June 2020: Description updated by Caitlin Marineau.
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Children's Literature Research Collections Collecting Area
Suite 113, Elmer L. Andersen Library