Dime Novel and Penny Dreadfuls Collection, 1874-1953 | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
ID: 1/5/MSS 364
Extent: 3.0 Cubic Feet
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Scope and Contents: This collection consists of popular dime novel series from the 19th century such as the Arm Chair Library, the Nick Carter Detective Library, Brave and Bold Weekly, Fame and Fortune Weekly, Pluck and Luck, Tip Top Weekly, Work and Win, Beadle's Dime Library, Buffalo Bill Weekly, Frank Reade Library, Old Sleuth Weekly and Wide Awake Weekly. The collection consists of over three hundred of these titles in their original binding. A small number are Dime Novel Club facsimiles, printed in 1945; also included are a few copies of Dime Novel Roundup, "a magazine for collectors of dime novels and story papers."