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Dime Novel Club reprints

 Collection
Identifier: UASC-005
The collection consists of sixty-five reprints of original dime novels that were republished by the Dime Novel Club of Brooklyn, New York. The collection also contains one of the Dime Novel Club's catalogs and the Dime Novel Bibliography, written by Charles Bragin, club secretary. Due to the delicate nature of several of the reprints, photocopies have been made for use by researchers. The original publication dates span 1877-1915. The reprints were published in the late 1940s.

Dates

  • 1877-1964

Creator

Access to Materials

This collection is open and available to the public for research. The materials are non-circulating. The dime novel reprints are in fragile condition. As a preservation measure, researchers must view reference photocopies of the dime novels.

Copyright Notice

The materials in this collection may be protected by copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). The materials are available for personal, educational, and scholarly use. It is the responsibility of the researcher to locate and obtain permission from the copyright owner or his or her heirs for any other use, such as reproduction and publication.

Extent

2 Linear Feet

Abstract

The collection contains 65 facsimile reprints of original dime novels, published by the Dime Novel Club of Brooklyn, New York. The original publication dates span 1877-1915. The reprints were published in the late 1940s.

History of the Dime Novel Club

Charles Bragin, an avid collector of dime novels, used his vast personal collection to issue a series of reprints in the late 1940s. This enterprise became known as the Dime Novel Club and was based in Brooklyn, New York. For a small fee, collectors around the country would receive the reprints through the mail. The dime novels featured heroes such as Buffalo Bill, Frank Merriwll, Nick Carter, and Deadwood Dick.

Arrangement

The dime novel reprints, catalog, and bibliography are contained in one box. The dime novels are arranged in the order in which they were reprinted. A second box contains the photocopies of the reprints.

General Note

The dates given are the original publishing dates. The dime novels were reprinted throughout the 1940s.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Dime Novel Club reprints, 1877-1964
Status
Completed
Author
Leigh Burnham
Date
2009
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Roesch Library Repository

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