Because this is an archival facility, items from its collections are available only on site. None may be borrowed for personal use outside the reading room and the library’s stacks are closed to browsers.
Researchers should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment and are strongly encouraged to supply a list of materials in advance.
OSU Library Catalog - 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, use the location filter option "Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum." 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.
Search Original Art
Art Database - Records describing a portion of our extensive original cartoon art collection. Many have accompanying images.
Digital Collections - Images of the cartoons, comic strips, photographs, and clippings 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.
* Improvements are still in progress so some images may not be available at times. You may also use our Art Database to search for images of original art. If you need assistance in locating the images you need, please contact email@example.com We apologize for any inconvenience.
Search Archive and Manuscript Collections
Inventories for Selected Collections - Digital inventories available for archival and manuscript collections currently processed.
View Digital Exhibits
A list of digital exhibits showcasing highlights of the BICLM collection.
Find Information on a Specific Cartoonist
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Biographical Files - A list of files that contain cartoon and article clippings organized by the artists’ last name. Contents of the files are not digitized so they must be viewed in the reading room.
Find Cartoons on a Specific Subject
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Subject Files - A list of files that contain cartoon and article clippings organized by subject. Contents of the files are not digitized so they must be viewed in the reading room.
Find Cartoons on a Specific Topic
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Topic Files - A list of files that contain cartoon clippings organized by topic. Contents of the files are not digitized so they must be viewed in the reading room.
Search Multi-Cultural Resources
Guide to Multi-Cultural Resources - Guide to materials in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum collection that have been created by artists who are African American, Latino American, and Asian American. Each guide is presented in two different organizational structures containing the same content, in order to facilitate varying researcher needs. The first section of each guide is organized by material type (biographical files, original art, archival collections, bound volumes, comic books, online resources, and more), and the second is organized alphabetically by creator.
OSU Manga Collection - This blog is a compilation including information on Ohio State’s manga collection, as well as links to other resources, both American and Japanese.
Search Ohio Cartoonists
Ohio Cartoonists - A list of cartoonists who were born, educated, or have worked in Ohio.