Randall W. Scott
Comic Art Bibliographer
Assistant Head Special Collections Division
Michigan State University Libraries
W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1048
Phone: (517) 884-6471
- B.A. Humanities, Michigan State University, 1972. An
undergraduate major concentrating in three areas: Linguistics, the German
language, and mathematics.
- M.S. Library Service, Columbia University, 1977, with
concentration on cataloging and indexing.
- 1992- . Special Collections librarian, including
Special Collections reference desk work, comic art bibliography and
general rare, radical and popular culture cataloging.
- 1977-1992. Catalog Librarian at Michigan State
University. Initial responsibility was for German language and general
- 1973-1975. Order typist and pre-order searcher,
Michigan State University Libraries.
- 1970-1973. Bookstore clerk and assistant manager,
Curious Book Shop, East Lansing.
- European Comics in English Translation
: a Descriptive Sourcebook,McFarland & Co., 2002.
- The Comic Art Collection Catalog, Greenwood Press, 1993.
- Comics Librarianship, a Handbook, McFarland & Co.,
- Comic Books and Strips, an Information Sourcebook, Oryx Press, 1988.
- A Subject Index to Comic Books and Related Material, Michigan State
University Libraries, 1975.
Back-of-the-Book Indexes to:
- Robbins, Trina. Wild Irish Roses, Conari Press, 2004.
- Scott, Lynn. James Baldwin's Later Fiction : Witness to the Journey, Michigan State
University Press, 2002.
- Robbins, Trina. Nell Brinkley and the New Woman in
the Early 20th Century, McFarland and Company, 2001.
- Robbins, Trina. Eternally Bad :
Goddesses with Attitude, Conari Press, 2001.
- Robbins, Trina. From Girls to Grrrlz : a history of
[female] comics from teens to zines,
Chronicle Books, 1999.
- McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics,
HarperCollins Publishers/Kitchen Sink Press, 1994. Index separately
published by Alphabetical Press, 1997.
- Robbins, Trina. The Great Women Superheroes,
Kitchen Sink Press, 1996.
- Wiater, Stanley and Stephen R.
Bissette. Comic Book Rebels, Donald I.
Fine, 1993. Index separately published by Alphabetical Press, 1996.
- Robbins, Trina. A Century of Women Cartoonists,
2nd ed, Kitchen Sink
- Schreiner, Dave. Kitchen Sink Press, the First 25
Years, Kitchen Sink Press, 1994.
- Sheppard, Alice. Cartooning for Suffrage,
University of New Mexico Press, 1993.
- Wasserman, Robert. Tensors and Manifolds, Oxford
University Press, 1992.
- Robbins, Trina, and Catherine Yronwode.
Women and the Comics, Eclipse Books, 1985.
- Wertham, Frederic. Seduction
of the Innocent, Rinehart, 1954. Index separately published in 1978.
- Marston, William. Wonder Woman, Holt, Rinehart,
1972. Index separately published in 1977.
Articles and Chapters
- "A Practicing Comic-Book Librarian Surveys His
Collection and His Craft" in Serials Review, Spring 1998, p. 49-56.
- "Research Libraries of Interest to Fandom" in
Fandom Directory, annually 1982 to 1996.
- "Library Collections" in Anatomy of
Wonder, a Critical Guide to Science Fiction, Bowker,
- "Breathed, Berkeley" and "Schulz,
Charles Monroe", in Microsoft Encarta, 1994.
- "Comics and Libraries and the Scholarly
World", in Popular Culture in Libraries, 1:1, 1993.
- "Library Collections" in Horror
Literature, a Reader's Guide, Garland, 1990, p. 506-519.
- "Library Collections" in Fantasy
Literature, a Reader's Guide, Garland, 1990, p. 474-488.
- "Newsletters Command Collection Completeness"
in Library Journal, Mar. 15, 1989, p. 92.
- "Comics on Campus : The
Comic Art Collection at Michigan State University" in New Pages,
no. 14, 1989, p. 23-25.
- "An Original Catalog Librarian's Perspective on
Library Automation" in Library Journal, Nov. 1, 1987.
- "Cataloging Comics" in Cataloging Special
Materials, Oryx Press, 1986, p. 50-70.
- "Nye SF Collection Doubles" in Science
Fiction Research Association Newsletter, Nov. 1985.
- "The Comix
Alternative" in Collection Building, Fall 1984.
- "The Comics Alternative" in Collection
Building, Summer 1984.
Zines and Indexes (other than
- Export Newspaper Services Contents List. East Lansing, Mich. : Special Collections Division, MSU Libraries, 2003.
50 p. (details contents of 630 comic books published in Spanish in New
York in the 1950s)
- "Tijuana Bibles" for APA-I (indexes several
works of 8-pager reprints and a few individual printings as held by the
Michigan State University Libraries). 1996. 23 p.
- "'Gay' in the Comics" for APA-I (includes
indexing of Gay Comix, no. 1-22). 1996. 14 p.
- Big Town Key Word in Title Index. Lansing, Mich. : Alphabetical Press, 1982. 9 p.
- Sing Out Reprint Index. Lansing, Mich. : Alphabetical Press : Distributed by Elderly
Instruments, 1981. 32 p.
- Beowulf Dragon Slayer : a
Preserved Context Index to the DC Comics Version of Beowulf. 1978. 15 p.
- Citation Index to Marvel comics, 1961-1980--Iron Man
1978. 14 p.
- Comic Art Collection Reading Room Index (on Library
server; largest general index to comics literature)