Chris Claremont, who worked on Marvel’s X-Men and Uncanny X-Men series for 17 years, will donate his archives to Columbia University’s Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Publishers Weekly reports:
Claremont’s archive includes materials for all of his major writing projects over the last 40 years. The collection includes notebooks with story ideas as well as drafts of short stories, plays, novels and comic books as well as materials from Claremont’s early training in the theater and his career as an actor.
Columbia hopes to create a research center for New York comics archives, and toward this end will celebrate its acquisition of the Claremont papers by holding the Comic New York conference March 24-25, 2012 at the University’s Low Library.
[Thanks to Andrew Porter for the story.]