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Coloring, Comic, and Activity Book Collection

Identifier: CLRC-2180

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


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, Comic, and Activity Book Collection, circa 1950-1966
Caitlin Marineau
August 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
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Revision Statements

  • 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