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COLLECTION — Box: 1 Identifier: MS Am 3283

Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library adult Tintin collection


Contains books, comics, and ephemera related to Tintin, intended for adults and often related to drug use, travel, and sex.


  • 1933-2002

Language of Materials

French, English, Japanese, Turkish.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research. This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


1 linear feet (1 box)
Contains Tintin books, serials, and comics written for adults, mainly in French, though with some Turkish, English, and Japanese versions included, mainly by the original author Herge (also known as Georges Remi). Several copies of Les Aventures de Tintin: Le Lotus Bleu are included. Further titles include Tintin en Thailand, Tintin a la Gaule, Cigars of the Pharoah, The Crab with the Golden Claws. Versions of a weekly publication of Tintin are included, as are several small comics in Japanese and small, newsprint serials in Turkish. The topics appear to be mainly related to travel, drug use, and some have sexual content.

Biographical / Historical

The Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library is the world’s largest private collection of material on altered states of mind. The collection was formed by Julio Mario Santo Domingo Jr. (1957–2009), an investment advisor who resigned his business interests to devote himself to collecting.


Collection has been minimally processed. Materials have not been rearranged.

Physical Location

Harvard Depository

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2015M-85. Deposited by Julio Mario Santo Domingo III; received: 2012 April. Forms part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Betts Coup, 2019.
Link to catalog
Santo Domingo, Julio Maria. Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library adult Tintincollection, 1933-2002 (MS Am 3283): Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard University.
2019 March 29
Description rules
Language of description
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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