Comic Book Collection at YHC Grows by More Than 1,000

Monday, September 30, 2019
General College
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Media Contact: Baylie Whitten
(706) 379-5339, bwhitten@yhc.edu

Comic Book Collection at YHC Grows by More Than 1,000

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College recently received an extensive comic book collection from Dan Tancredi of Brooklyn, New York. The collection of more than 1,000 comic books includes all 52 originals of DC’s “New 52” series, the death and rebirth issues of Superman, and many others from Marvel, DC and Image comics.

Tancredi’s donation will be added to the Andy Rowe Comics Collection, which began at the College in 2017. The collection started when Rowe, an avid collector, donated thousands of comic books to the College. Before donating his collection, Rowe wanted to ensure it was going to be used to benefit students academically. The collection now provides academic opportunities across a variety of disciplines, including English, communication studies, popular culture, art and graphic design, gender studies and many more.

“Understanding how visual culture works is an essential skill today,” said Dr. Chris Richardson, who serves as associate professor and chair of communication studies, as well as program coordinator for popular culture. “This collection reveals so much about American culture, from Hollywood cinema to narrative conventions to contemporary political and ethical debates. I couldn’t be happier to have it available for students and researchers. It’s one more way that Young Harris College offers something special.”

For more information about this collection, contact Dr. Richardson at (706) 379-5311 or cjrichardson@yhc.edu.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit yhc.edu.

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