YHC Unveils Extensive Richards Comics Collection

Thursday, November 4, 2021
General College
Academics

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College recently celebrated the unveiling of the extensive Richards Comics Collection (previously known as the Andy Rowe Comics Collection) in an event organized by YHC Library Assistant Jacqueline Bruen. YHC is thrilled to have this collection of more than 9,000 comic books available for use by students, faculty, and the community.

The collection includes comics printed by more than 60 different publishers representing 1,300+ different series and spanning a multitude of universes. There are plenty of popular comics with more than 800 comic books featuring Batman and 500+ with Green Lantern. It also includes a number of less popular characters and even a few non-superhero comics like Barbie and Katy Keene.

While the bulk of the collection was generously gifted in the fall of 2017, it took a few years to catalog all the items in the collection and house them properly. Each issue is cataloged in a cloud-based database that can be accessed remotely by anyone in the world. The database enables users to search for comics by character, artist, editor, and more. The database also helps the library staff to keep the collection in order and locate each comic.

You can access the database at: https://cloud.collectorz.com/yhcrichardscollection/comics. To view the collection in person, contact the Zell and Shirley Miller Library at library@yhc.edu or (706) 379-4313 to schedule an appointment.

YHC looks forward to this amazing collection getting the attention it deserves and hopes to see many members of the Young Harris College community using it for personal, academic, and professional reasons.

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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