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Dime Novel Library, 1861-1920

 Collection
Identifier: 1970-001

Content Description

A broad collection of dime novels and story papers offering examples of the development of popular culture, as well as depictions of Native Americans in the era. The 4000-plus dime novels in our collection, these valuable pieces capture the beginnings of American popular culture. Although in the modern age “dime novel” has become a term to describe any quickly written, lurid potboiler and as such is generally used as a pejorative to describe a sensationalized yet superficial piece of written work, these books were integral in the early stages of American mass culture.

Dates

  • 1861 - 1920

Extent

20 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Title
Dime Novel Library, 1861-1920
Status
Completed
Author
Marc Carlson
Date
2019-10-22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

Contact:
McFarlin Library
University of Tulsa
2933 E. 6th St
Tulsa 74104-3123 US US
918-631-2496
918-631-5022 (Fax)