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Finding aid for the collection of Dime Novel catalogs and publications

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein, 2011 July

Summary Information

Repository
USC Libraries Special Collections
Title
Collection of Dime Novel catalogs and publications
Collection no.
0128
Date
1922-1984, undated
Extent
0.42 Linear feet, 1 box
Language
English
Textual materials [Box]
1
Abstract
Sales catalogs dedicated to American dime novels, and journals that contain, either whole or in part, articles devoted to dime novels and their authors.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Collection of Dime Novel catalogs and publications, Collection no. 0128, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

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Scope and Content

The Collection of Dime Novel catalogs and publications consists of sales catalogs dedicated to American dime novels, and journals that contain, either whole or in part, articles devoted to dime novels and their authors.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
2011 July
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
213-740-5900
specol@usc.edu

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

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Related Materials

Separated materials

The collection originally included 19th century dime novels and 20th century reprints of dime novels. These have been catalogued individually.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Periodicals
  • Sales catalogs

Subject(s)

  • Dime novels--Bibliography--Archival resources
  • Dime novels--Catalogs--Archival resources
  • Dime novels--Periodicals--Archival resources

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Collection Inventory

 The Beadle Collection of Dime Novels Given to the New York Public Library by Dr. Frank P. O'Brien 1922 

 The Novel Hunter's Year Book 1926-1931 

 The Bookman 1929 July 

 Dime Novel Roundup 1932 January-August 

 Dime Novel Authors 1860-1900 1933 

Scope and Content

Published by Ralph F. Cummings.

 The Maine Bulletin 1934 May 

Scope and Content

John Levi Cutler, "Gilbert Patten and his Frank Merriwell Saga".

 Reckless Ralph's Twenty-five Cent Novel Library, no. 1 1935 

Scope and Content

G. H. Cordier, "The Great Romances: Their Influence on Minor Sensational Literature and the Dime Novel".

 The American Book Collector 1933 September-1934 March, 1934 July, 1935 January-June 

 The Collector's Miscellany, incorporating the Bookworm, new series no. 11 1935 May 

 The Ralph F. Cummings standard dime and nickel novel catalogue of old weeklies, novels, and story papers of America 1936-1937 

Scope and Content

1936-1937 and 1937, bound together.

 A Catalog of Dime Novel Material, including a section on Buffalo Bill 1936 June 

 Peeps into our Sub-literary past: a repository and treasury of notes and queries on the popular writing of the nineteenth century, nos. 1-3 1937 

 Chills and Thrills: Dime Novels 1860-1928, catalogue no. 11 undated 

Scope and Content

Published by Charles Bragin.

 Scouting for Boys Books catalogues 1979, 1982, 1984 

 The Hess Collection, compiled by Geo. H. Hess, Jr. (Special Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries) undated 

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