Finding aid for the collection of Dime Novel catalogs and publications 0128

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


Title: Collection of Dime Novel catalogs and publications
Collection number: 0128
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.42 Linear feet 1 box
Date: 1922-1984, undated
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

Conditions Governing Access

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

Separated materials

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

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Dime novels--Bibliography--Archival resources
Dime novels--Catalogs--Archival resources
Dime novels--Periodicals--Archival resources
Periodicals
Sales catalogs

 

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