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Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum – Columbus, Ohio

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University is the world’s largest collection of American cartoons and comics.

Founded in 1977 as a resource for academic research, the Library & Museum houses a wide range of printed comic art. Their collection includes 2.5 million comic strip clippings, 300,000 original cartoons, as well as an assortment of books, serials, and manuscript materials. After outgrowing its initial two-classroom facility, the Library & Museum now occupies 40,000 square feet of space, reserved exclusively for collections, a reading room, and gallery.

Much of the collection is viewable onsite only. A limited number of works are also available through the Library & Museum’s digital archives. The facility is open to the public during limited hours each week.


Plan your next vacation to include a visit to a play-related store, museum, or private collection.