Listen to "Spidey at the Library of Congress" on WAMU's Metro Connection tomorrow.
Last year, an anonymous donor gave the Library of Congress original drawings of the first comic book appearance of Spider-Man. The pen and ink illustrations made by creator Steve Ditko in 1962 are available for Spidey-scholars to peruse - and the acquisition was an instant hit. Sara Duke is Curator of the graphic arts division of the Library. Back in May of last year, Stephanie Kaye spoke with Duke, as she opened the long, flat archive boxes these Spider-Man images now call home.
I'm not sure why it took them 9 months to get the story on the air though - Sara doesn't usually need that much editing.