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McCabe Comic Books Collection

The comic book collection in McCabe was a gift from Swarthmore alum Richard A. Lamb '88.


McCabe’s comic collection contains over 10,000 comics, donated by alumnus Richard A. Lamb, class of 1988. Richard started reading comics as a child and was an active collector for over 30 years. He donated a subset of his collection to the library in order to share his love of comics and graphic novels with current students, and to encourage students to read for the sake of pleasure.
The comics are located in the second floor periodicals lounge, and can be checked out at the circulation desk.

A picture of where the comic books are stored in the lounge

A snippet of the Alumni Bulletin feature on Richard Lamb '88, titled "Make Mine Marvel in McCabe"

Richard and the comic collection were featured in the Winter 2017 issue of the Swarthmore College Alumni Bulletin.

Interested in adding to the collection?