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  • Stanford University Libraries "Dime Novel and Story Paper Collectionconsists of over 8,000 individual items, and includes long runs of the major dime novel series (Frank Leslie's, Boys of America, Happy Days, Beadle's New York Dime Library, etc.) and equally strong holdings of story papers like the New York Ledger and Saturday Night." The collection can be browsed by title, feature, or image, or searched by Dime Novel titles, story titles and captions, graphics or subject features, or by text. Includes a timeline to chart these once-popular genres.
  • Introduction to pulp fiction collecting. Includes a guide to genres, fiction titles placed in yearly historical context, and other web links.
  • Original issues of the Shadow Magazine in zipped-text format.
  • This colelction "is comprised of well over 25,000 pulp-fiction books and magazines. The earliest date from the 1940s. The Collection contains hundreds of paperbacks from this period, and thousands from the 1950s and 1960s. Many of these never appeared in hardcover. The remainder are paperback originals published in the 1970s and 1980s. Detective and mystery stories make up the largest part of the Collection, followed by science fiction paperbacks and magazines." From Special Collections, University Libraries, University at Buffalo.
  • Chronicles classic lesbian pulp fiction of the 1950s and early 1960s. From the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University.