A fun "diploma" uncovered in the Stan Lee Papers at The American Heritage Center (AHC) at the University of Wyoming. Countless young comic book readers would have loved to attend "Marvel University" and affix that college seal to their diplomas.
But, how would they ever decide who would be the school mascot?
The Marvel certificate is one of countless rarely seen treasures at The American Heritage Center (AHC), the unique library and archive at the University of Wyoming in the Western town of Laramie. AHC is the university’s repository of manuscript collections, rare books, and university archives. One of its many fine collections focuses on the Comic Book Industry.
The Stan Lee Papers comprises one of AHC's strongest collections (others include the papers of Private Snafu writer/editor Harold Elk Straubing and Superman editor Mort Weisinger). The Stan Lee collection is a seemingly endless archive of Lee’s work at Marvel, particularly valuable in the era from the 1940s to 1970s.