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Dime Novel Research Resources

Other Dime Novel Collections

American Women's Dime Novel Project at George Mason University
A project through the Cultural Studies Department at George Mason University which includes an extensive list of dime novel collections in the United States.

Library of Congress
A spotlight on the 40,000 volume dime novel collection held by the Library of Congress.

Northern Illinois University
A huge 50,000+ collection focusing primarily on Beadle and Adams publications. NIU houses Albert Johannsen's own Dime Novel Collection in addition to its own American Popular Literature Collections. NIU is the official repository for the Horatio Alger Society and holds the finest collection of Alger material in the world.

Stanford University
Stanford's Dime Novel and Story Paper collection contains full-text versions of several dime novels and many cover scans.

Syracuse University
A large collection containing Street and Smith's pulp archives. Syracuse's Preservation and Access Project provides information about both the company and its fiction.

Print Resources

Bleiler, Everett Franklin, Editor. Eight Dime Novels. New York: Dover Publications, 1974.
Contains eight complete dime novels, focusing on several of the better known titles and characters including Nick Carter, Buffalo Bill, and Frank Merriwell.

Cook, Michael L. Dime Novel Roundup: Annotated Index 1931-198. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, 1983.
Contains an index of the collector's periodical Dime Novel Roundup. DNR also serves as an excellent resource for scholars by providing bibliographic listings and other publishing information.

Cox, J. Randolph. The Dime Novel Companion: A Source Book. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000.
Contains over 1,200 entries arranged alphabetically by topic. Helpful for starting a subject search, as it contains entries for topics as diverse as "sea stories" or "bandit, outlaw, and highwayman stories." Also contains a useful publishing chronology and a bibliography of secondary sources.

Johannsen, Albert. The House of Beadle and Adams and Its Dime and Nickel Novels.
Norman, Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 1950. Two-volume set that contains a complete history and bibliography of the Beadle and Adams publishing empire. Also contains author biographies and several indexes.