University of Notre Dame

Catholic Comic Book Collection


Origination : University of Notre Dame Archives.
Extent : 3.5 linear feet.
Repository : University of Notre Dame Archives
Address : Notre Dame, Indiana 46556

Administrative Information


Most acquired by purchase; 21 issues of Treasure Chest came from Jeanette Horn; the 13 Catholic cartoon books came from Fr John Carlin; the Life of Pope John Paul II came from Dr Daniel Cherico.

Preferred Citation

Catholic Comic Book Collection (CBC), University of Notre Dame Archives (UNDA), Notre Dame, IN 46556

Scope and Content

Many issues (3 linear feet) of "Treasure Chest," a Catholic comic book, dating from 1947 to 1972; issues of other Catholic comic books, including "Catholic Comics" and "Topix"; a small collection of Lives of the Saints comic books; and 13 Catholic cartoon books, 11 of them about nuns (1 by Bill O'Malley, 6 by Joe Lane, 4 by Margaret Carroll, Jerry McCue, and Don Cornelius), one about priests by Joe Lane, and one about children by Cliff Wirth.

Duplicates are filed separately at the end of the collection.


O'Malley, Bill
Lane, Joe, cartoonist
Carroll, Margaret, b. 1899
McCue, Jerry
Cornelius, Don
Wirth, Cliff, 1927-
Comic books, strips, etc. -- United States.
Christian saints -- Biography.
Treasure Chest
Catholic Comix

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