The Cary Collection is one of the country's premier libraries on graphic communication history and practices. In 1969, the Cary Collection was presented to RIT by the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust as a memorial to Mr. Cary, together with funds to support the use and growth of the collection. Today the library houses some 40,000 volumes and a growing number of manuscripts and correspondence collections.

In keeping with its policy of generous access, the Cary Collection is dedicated to digital initiatives that enable users all over the world to sample the wealth of rich materials housed in the library. This website is an example of such initiatives. The digital exhibitions on this site are all comprised of materials in the Cary Collection. Explore the exhibitions to experience the variety and depth of materials available in the Cary! 

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Flesch Kincaid Reading Level, Cooper Comic Collection

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Graph showing the Flesch Kincaid Reading Level of 101 stories in a 23-book sample from the Stephen Cooper Comic Book Collection. The Flesch-Kincaid…

Flesch Reading Ease, Cooper Comic Collection

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Histogram visualizing the Flesch Reading Ease of 101 stories in a 23-book sample from the Stephen Cooper Comic Book Collection. The Flesch Reading…

Popeye Cover, Recoloring representation

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Cover of a Popeye comic used to demonstrate an approach to color remastering, in which IDW likely used digital tools such as Photoshop to clean up and…