Collection ID: LMC 2707
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Uslan, Michael (Michael E.), 1951-
Abstract:
The Uslan, Michael mss., 1973-2007, consists of the files, typescripts, emails, memorabilia, original artwork, recordings, periodicals, realia, photos, production boards and ephemera of Michael E. Uslan, 1951- , the originator of the Batman movies.
Extent:
84000 Items
Language:
Materials are in English .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Uslan, Michael mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Biographical / Historical:

Michael E. Uslan, 1951- , is an American comic book collector and the originator of the Batman movies. Uslan was born June 2, 1951, in Deal, New Jersey. He received both his undergraduate degree and law degree from Indiana University Bloomington.

An avid comic book collector from a very young age, Uslan owned a collection that included the second Batman and first Superman comic, growing to contain more than 25,000 comics. He is also credited with being the first instructor to teach "comic book folklore" at an accredited university. His class, "The Comic Book in Society," achieved widespread media attention, and Uslan was offered an internship at DC Comics.

Uslan is best known for his work as a producer, with Benjamin Melniker, of all of the modern Batman films to date, starting with Tim Burton's 1989 film, and including such titles The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), and Joker (2019).

Acquisition information:
Gift: 2009
Physical location:
ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility) (OV 1-22); ALF (Auxiliary Library Facility) - Unprocessed; Wells - Map Case

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is currently unprocessed.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Uslan, Michael mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu