Q: Where is the largest collection of Manga in the United States?
A: In Columbus, at The Ohio State University Library!
That’s right, Manga-lovers! Not only does The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum house “the world’s largest collection of materials related to cartoons and comics, including original art, books, magazines, journals, comic books, archival materials, and newspaper comic strip pages and clippings,” it is also the home of a Manga collection that includes over 20,000 items!
Wait, it gets even better! The reading room of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum will be open exclusively to IJET-28 participants on Saturday, April 8th, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Chances like this don’t come around every day, so be sure to stop in and have a look!
For more info: Maureen Donovan and OSUL’s Manga Collection History