Michigan State University

A Record of Use

Over the years researchers from throughout the world have visited Special Collections to use its unique collections. Here are some examples from the last decade.

Publications, Films, and Exhibit Loans using Special Collections - 1999-2010


Brickner, Bryan W. The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises. Lanham, Md: Lexington, Books, 1999.   SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.


Daniels, Les, and Chip Kidd. Batman, the Golden Age. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2000.   SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Gates, Sondra Smith.    The virtuous poor in domestic fiction by Catharine Maria Segwick and Susan Warner, 1822-1877.  Dissertation (Ph.D.) --University of Michigan, 2000. 

Kilmartin, Christopher. The Masculine Self. Boston: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, 2000.  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Regalado, Aldo J. Humanism, Race, and Historical Voices in Superhero Comics. 2000.   SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

West, James L. W. III, ed.  Trimalchio:  an early version of The Great  Gatsby.  Cambridge University Press, (2000).  Frontispiece illustration from Special Collections.


Auerbach, Stephen.  Encourager le commerce et répandre les lumières : the press, the provinces, and the origins of the Revolution in France, 1750-1789.  Thesis (Ph. D.)--Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 2001.


Art in the ‘Toon Age:  Contemporary art influenced by comics, cartoons, popular illustration and advertising styles of the mid 20th Century.   Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University (2002).

Bonner, Robert E.  Colors and Blood:  Flag Passions of the Confederate South.  Princeton University Press,  (2002).   Includes illustrations from Special Collections.

Coogan, Peter MacFarland. The Secret Origin of the Superhero: The Origin and Evolution of the Superhero Genre in America. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Michigan State University. Dept. of American Studies, 2002.

Dilley, Patrick. Queer Man on Campus: A History of Non-Heterosexual College Men, 1945 to 2000. New York: RoutledgeFalmer, 2002

Eldridge, Lawrence. Chronicles of a Two-Front War: The African-American Press and the Vietnam War. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Illinois at Chicago, 2002

Goldrick-Jones, Amanda.  Men who believe in Feminism.  Praeger Publishers (2002).

Hribal, Jason. Animals Are Part of the Working Class: Commons, Enclosure, and Resistance in the Atlantic World. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Toledo, 2002.

Traxler, Joshua William.   Marvel Comics and the 1960s :  a cultural history.   Thesis  (M.A.)--Winthrop University, 2002.

Women at the Top:  Images of Female Power, 1500-1650.  Loan of Blanche , infante de Castille, mere de St. Louis, reyne et regente de France (1644) to University of Michigan Museum of Art (2002).


Berz, William L., "Three Early Works for Band by H. Owen Reed" Journal of the World Association  for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles 10 (2003)

Bukatman, Scott. Matters of Gravity: Special Effects and Supermen in the 20th Century. Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, (2003).

Erickson, Christine K. “'Kluxer Blues': The Klan Confronts the Catholics in Butte, Montana, 1923–1929”   Montana, the Magazine of Western History  53:1 (2003): 44-57.

Manoguerra, Paul A.   “Anti-Catholicism in Albert Bierstadt's Roman Fish Market, Arch of Octavius” in Art Worldwide, v. 2:1 (Winter 2003).  http://19thcartworldwide.org/winter_03/articles/mano.html. [The url is of original location. The link is modified to take you to current location of the article.]

Wrapped Words:  handmade books from Cuba’s Ediciones Vigia  at the National Cultural Center Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM (2003).


Berz, William L., “An Overview of H. Owen Reed's Music for Wind Ensemble” Journal of Band Research, (Volume 40, No. 1/Fall 2004)

Berz, William L., “Another Lord of the Rings: Two Works by H. Owen Reed: "Awakening of the Ents" and "Of Lothlorien".”   WASBE JOURNAL, Vol. 11 (2004)

Berz, William L., “Considering H. Owen Reed,”  Tempo (October 2004)

Culpepper, Marilyn Mayer. Women of the Civil War South: Personal Accounts from Diaries, Letters, and Postwar Reminiscences. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co, 2004.  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Gross, Jonathan David, editor. Emma or, the Unfortunate Attachment: a sentimental novel,  by Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire.  State University of New York Press (2004).  Visiting researcher.

Hansen, Bert. “Medical History for the Masses: How American Comic Books Celebrated Heroes of Medicine in the 1940s.” in Bulletin of History and Medicine  v. 78, p. 148-191 (2004).   SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Magill, Frank N., and Tracy Irons-Georges, ed.  Biography and bibliography entry on Jim Harrison in  Cyclopedia of World Authors. Pasadena, Calif: Salem Press, 2004.

Manoguerra, Paul A.  Classic Ground:  Mid-19th Century American Painting and the Italian Encounter.   Georgia Museum of Art  (2004).  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Walker, Gordon A.  Men in Mid-Life in a Post-Feminist World.  Thesis (Ph. D)—La Trobe University, 2004.

Williamson, Jack, Stephen Haffner, and Richard A. Hauptmann. Seventy-Five: The Diamond Anniversary of a Science Fiction Pioneer, Jack Williamson. Royal Oak, Mich: Haffner Press, 2004


Aronson, Ronald, and Judith Montell. 1st Amendment on Trial The Case of the Detroit Six. Detroit, MI: Democratic Values Project, 2005 (film)

Berggren, Lars, and Roger Johansson. Skanska utflykter till rorelsens rotter: skanes socialdemokratiska partidistrikt 100 ar 1905-2005. Malmo: Skanes socialdemokratiska partidistrikt, 2005.   SPC staff acknowledged for assistance

DeRogatis, Amy.  “What would Jesus Do?  Sexuality and Salvation in Protestant Evangelical Sex Manuals, 1950s to the Present.”  In Church History (American Society of Church History), vol. 74:1, pp. 97-137 (2005).  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Dooley, Michael, and Steven Heller. The Education of a Comics Artist: Visual Narrative in Cartoons, Graphic Novels, and Beyond. New York: Allworth Press, 2005.

Ferentinos, Susan Maria. An Unpredictable Age: Sex, Consumption, and the Emergence of the American Teenager, 1900-1950. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Indiana University, 2005.

Gabilliet, Jean-Paul. Des comics et des hommes: histoire culturelle des comic books aux Etats-Unis. Paris: Editions du Temps, 2005.  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Hopkins, Kimberly A. American Restaurant Menu Design. Thesis (M.F.A)--Michigan State University,  College of Creative Arts and Management, 2005.

Mickalites, Carey James. Psychic Economies of Modernism: The Material Limits of Consumer Capital. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Michigan State University. Department of English, 2005.

Sherbo, Arthur,  “Appendix to Edmond Malone's 1790 Shakespeare, the 1821 Shakespeare, and Elizabethan language” in the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, vol. 99:2, pp. 295-308 (2005).   SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Widder, Keith R. Michigan Agricultural College: The Evolution of a Land Grant Philosophy, 1855-1925. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 2005.  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Wurst, Karin A. Fabricating Pleasure: Fashion, Entertainment, and Cultural Consumption in Germany, 1780-1830.  Detroit, Wayne State University Press, (2005).


Berz, William L., “Annnotated Bibliography of Materials Written About H. Owen Reed,” WASBY Journal, Vol. 3 (2006).

Bloomers to Ballots.  Council for Public Television; KRMA-TV (Television station:  Denver, CO); Colorado Historical Society; Denver Art Museum; Denver Public Library.  Western History Department (2006).

Compton, Adam Delk. The American Comic Book Industry, 1936-1954: Creativity in an Age of Conformity. Thesis (M.A.)--Texas State University-San Marcos, 2006.

Coogan, Peter M., and Dennis O'Neil. Superhero: The Secret Origin of a Genre. Austin, TX: MonkeyBrain Books, 2006.  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Curtis, Edward E. Black Muslim Religion in the Nation of Islam, 1960-1975. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Federman, Cary. The Body and the State: Habeas Corpus and American Jurisprudence. SUNY series in American constitutionalism. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006.

Fisher, Carol.  The American Cookbook:  a history.  McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers  (2006).  Author researched book and used illustrations from Special Collections and the Feeding  America:  The historic American cookbook project.

Moreels, Eric J. Marvel Encyclopedia. [Vol. 2], X-Men. New York, NY: Marvel Pub, 2006.

Nussel, Jill Schaarschmidt. From Stew Pot to Melting Pot: Immigrant Women and the Cookbooks They Wrote in the Age of Immigration, 1873-1916. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Toledo, 2006.

Valcour, Francinne D. Manipulating the Messenger: Wonder Woman As an American Female Icon. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Arizona State University, 2006


Beaty, Bart. Unpopular Culture: Transforming the European Comic Book in the 1990s. Studies in book and print culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.

Dick, Michael B.  Reading the Old Testament:  an Inductive Introduction.  Hendrickson Publishers (2007).  Photograph of Samaritan Pentateuch.

Enke, Anne. Finding the Movement: Sexuality, Contested Space, and Feminist Activism. Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Haverstock, Mary Sayre.  George Bellows: an Artist in Action.  Columbus Museum of Art, (2007).  Included copy of January 1914 “Masses” cover.

Haverstock, Mary Sayre.  George Bellows: An Artist in Action. London: Merrell, 2007.

Hitchcock, Nathan. Rediscovering Fire: The Mythopoetic Men's Movement. Thesis  (M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies)--University of South Dakota, 2007.

Pawuk, Michael. Graphic Novels: A Genre Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited, 2007.

Regalado, Aldo Javier.  Bending steel with bare hands:  modernity and the American superhero in the twentieth century.  Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Miami, 2007.

Rose, Edgar.  “Pecans” entry in Andrew F. Smith's The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Stavitsky, Gail, Michael Uslan, Patterson Sims, and Twig Johnson. Reflecting Culture: The Evolution of American Comic Book Superheroes. Montclair, NJ: Montclair Art Museum, 2007.  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Tilley, Carol L. Of Nightingales and Supermen How Youth Services Librarians Responded to Comics between the Years 1938 and 1955. Thesis (Ph. D.)--Indiana University, 2007.

Wagner, Tricia Martineau.  African American Women of the Old West.  Twodot (Globe Pequot Press) (2007).  Visiting researcher.


Dick, Michael Brennan.  Reading the Old Testament:  an inductive introduction.  Hendrickson Publishers (2008).

Ehrenberg, Jennifer. “Cuba Libros!” Print (New York, N.Y.). 62.1 (2008): 88-95 (Article on Ediciones Vigia).

Freedman, Eric, and Stephen A. Jones. African Americans in Congress: A Documentary History. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2008.

Goldstein, Nancy. Jackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2008.

Harter, Christopher.  An Author Index to Little Magazines of the Mimeograph Revolution, 1958-1980.  Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008.

Jones, Gavin Roger. American Hungers: The Problem of Poverty in U.S. iterature, 1840-1945. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008.

Lennox, John. The Relationship between Personal Combat and Stage Combat from the Late Sixteenth Century to the Early Twentieth Century. Thesis (Ph. D.) -- Wayne State University, 2008.

North, Bill, David A. Berona, Mark Frauenfelder, and Matt Dukes Jordon. Blab!: A Retrospective. Manhattan, KS: Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, 2008.


Dittmer, Jason. “Fighting for home: masculinity and the constitution of the domestic in Tales of suspense and Captain America” in Lisa DeTora’s. Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture: Essays on Real and Fictional Defenders of Home. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., Publishers, 2009.

Duncan, Randy, and Matthew J. Smith. The Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture. New York: Continuum, 2009.

Gibbs, Laura.  Aesop’s Fables in Latin:  Ancient Wit and Wisdom from the Animal Kingdom.  Bolschazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc. (2009).  Includes illustrations from Special Collections.

Meinhart, Charles Joseph. "Making a Man Out of a Boy": Masculinity, Male Privilege, and Mis-education in the Boy Scouts of America. Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Oklahoma, 2009.

Pullin [Davies], Alice.  A Lord of Story: Myth, History and the Re-enchantment of the World in the Work of Neil Gaiman.  Thesis (Ph.D)--University of Western Australia, 2009?

Robertson, Robert J.  “Louisa Catherine Adams Kuhn:  Florentine Adventures, 1859-1860.”  In Massachusetts Historical Review, vol. 11, pp. 119-151 (2009).  Includes copy of period map of Florence from John Murray’s Handbook for Travellers in Central Italy (1861).

Selzer, Abigail Deborah.  An invisible empire of her own:  The women of the Ku Klux Klan 1923-1930. Thesis (Ph.D.)—Purdue University (2009).

Sklnicka, Carol. Raymond Carver: A Writer's Life. New York: Scribner, 2009.  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.


Gabilliet, Jean-Paul, Bart Beaty, and Nick Nguyen. Of comics and men: a cultural history of American comic books. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, (2010).

Harris, Lauren J.  “In fencing, what gives left-handers the edge?  Views from the present and the distant past.”  In Laterality:  Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, vol. 15: 1-2, pp. 15-55 (2010).  SPC staff acknowledged for assistance.

Matelski, Elizabeth.  “’I can always tell a lessie': The Lesbian Commercial Novel and Identity in Post-World War II America,” at the Ohio State University Symposium on Contemporary Interdisciplinary Scholarship on Gender and Sexuality in April 2010.  It will be published under the same title for the forthcoming anthology, Romance Fiction and American Culture Love as the Practice of Freedom?

Mengiste, Maaza. Beneath the Lion's Gaze: A Novel. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2010.