The Walter F. Tunks Collection

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Nick Carter dime novel

Alphabetical by Series Title: A-B, C-F, G-L, M-O, P-R, S-Z
Alphabetical by Publisher: A-B, C-F, G-L, M-O, P-R, S-Z
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A Short History of the Dime Novel
The first American "dime novel" was created in June of 1860 when Irwin Beadle and his brother Erastus published a story called "Malaeska: The Indian Wife of the White Hunter." The story was an instant success - not because of the quality of the writing, but rather because of the flamboyant marketing and pricing strategies used. The Beadles' comic book-like creations were aimed at a less literate and poorer mass audience, in contrast with the typical novels of the time, which were aimed at an elite group of readers. The Beadles were able to offer titles for a dime, and in some cases even five cents, because the books were made of the newly available, cheap wood pulp paper (the original "pulp fiction"), using flimsy paper covers. The Beadles' company (later to become Beadle and Adams) soon faced competition from the likes of publishers such as Street and Smith and Frank Tousey.

It should be noted that, to avoid confusion, one usually speaks of the publishers of dime novels more often than one speaks of the authors. This is because authorship is often uncertain. Multiple authors using a single pseudonym wrote many of the titles in a series. Alternately, a single author might also employ different names for different titles or series.

The dime novel industry churned out series after series, title after title, creating some memorable characters such as "Deadwood Dick," "Nick Carter" (see image above) and "Buffalo Bill." The subjects of the early dime novels mostly dealt with sensational adventures on the Western frontier, owing much to the themes of James Fenimore Cooper, but eventually ended up going in the urban direction of the detective, science fiction, and athletic story. The product was aimed chiefly at young males, however there were attempts to create series for young women as well. The dime novel's peak popularity was reached in the last third of the 1800s, as more and more people began to have more and more free time. The success was not to last, however. Few new dime novels were published after World War I, and no new material was produced after 1920. Standing out among the various reasons from the dime novel's downfall was the advent of the motion picture, which cost less than a dime novel and was undoubtedly more exciting. No longer did audiences have to make the stories come alive themselves; they simply sat and relaxed while the stories were acted out for them on a screen.

No one would claim that dime novels represent high art. They were often hidden in barns or under mattresses, and many thought them immoral and even dangerous to the youth of society. More so than that, the novels were simply poorly written. Like the later radio dramas and Hollywood movies based on them, dime novels used worn, improbable plot formulas and cliche characters ("virgins, villains and violence"). What makes the dime novel interesting is that it mirrors the tastes, values and stereotypes of its era. And, one sees for the first time in dime novels a rejection of traditional European models of literature. Here American authors used American subjects and American settings in their fiction, and they were aimed directly at the American market using homegrown marketing strategy. The dime novel, for better or worse, had an effect on shaping American mass culture and therefore is an important aspect to the study of American arts, letters, and history.

The Walter F. Tunks Collection
Oberlin College Library's Special Collection of dime novels was compiled by Dr. Walter F. Tunks, the Rector of St. Paul's Church in Akron, Ohio for 23 years. Dr. Tunks was a well-respected churchman who helped to turn around St. Paul's in the years he served there. Besides being dedicated in his service to the church, Tunks was an enthusiastic collector of dime novels, and an avid fisherman. Tunks' collection is a valuable asset to the Oberlin College Library, consisting of approximately 4000 items. These are representative of the various genres and styles of dime novels over a publication period of about fifty years. It includes multiple issues from 225 different series, representing every prominent American publisher of dime novels and several British "penny dreadfuls." A few French and German dime novels are included in the collection as well. There are also some additional books, newspaper clippings, articles, bibliographies and correspondence collected by Tunks that may be of interest to scholars. Oberlin College received its collection of dime novels as a gift from friends of Walter Tunks, Mr. and Mrs. Paul G. Frank in 1959. Mr. Frank was also a Trustee of Oberlin College.

Inventory of the Walter F. Tunks Collection, Oberlin College

Alphabetical by Series Title:

Note: Number(s) following publisher indicate DN number(s) which are for Special Collections internal use. Please cite the DN number when requesting a title. (Items marked with * are cross-listed in the heading English dime novels. Items marked with ** are cross-listed in French dime novels. Items marked with are cross-listed in German dime novels.)

A (title, publisher, DN#)
A No. 1 Series A No. 1 Publishing Co 1-3
Adventure Series Arthur J. Westbrook Co. 1-45
Adventure Weekly Street and Smith 45A
*Aldine Boxing Novels Aldine Publishing Co. 531
*Aldine Invention, Travel and Adventure Library Aldine Publishing Co. 532-539
*Aldine Robin Hood Library Aldine Publishing Co. 540-542
*Aldine Tip Top Tales Aldine Publishing Co. 543
Alger Series Street and Smith 46
All Around Frank Tousey 47-49
All Sports Library Winner Library Co. 50-53
American Detective Series Arthur J. Westbrook Co. 54-56
American Tales Beadle and Co. 58
Arm Chair Library F.M. Lupton 59
Army and Navy Howard, Ainslee and Co. 60
B
Banner Weekly Beadle and Adams 57
Beadle and Adams' 20 Cent Novels Beadle and Adams 78A, 79
Beadle's Boy's Library Beadle and Adams 61-64
Beadle's Boy's Library M.J. Ivers and Co. 65, 66
Beadle's Dime Novels Beadle and Co. 67-78
Beadle's Dime Novels, Vol. I Beadle and Co. 247
Beadle's Dime Biographical Library Beadle and Co. 238-240
Beadle's Dime Dialogues M.J. Ivers and Co. 241, 242
Beadle's Dime Drillbook Beadle and Co. 243
Beadle's Dime Series Beadle and Co. 248
Beadle's Dime Songbook Beadle and Co. 249
Beadle's Dime Tales Beadle and Co. 245, 246
Beadle's Frontier Series M.J. Ivers and Co. 79A-94
Beadle's 1/2 Dime Library Beadle and Adams 95-154
Beadle's 1/2 Dime Singer's Library Beadle and Adams 251
Beadle's Library of Choice Fiction Beadle and Co. 244
Beadle's Monthly Beadle and Co. 155
Beadle's New Dime Novels Beadle and Adams 156-162
Beadle's New York Dime Library Beadle and Adams 163-237
Beadle's Pocket Library Beadle and Adams 252-253A
Beadle's Pocket Novels Beadle and Adams 254-258
Beadle's Popular Library Beadle and Adams 259, 260
Beadle's Serio-Comic Speaker Beadle and Adams 262
Beadle's Union Songbook Beadle and Co. 250
Billy the Kid Atomic Books 2344
Blake's Western Stories Herbert Cody Blake 2341
Blood and Thunder Story Paper Frank T. Fries 2342
Blue and Gray Weekly Frank Tousey 263
*Black Bess Harrison (?) 544-546
Bob Brooks Library A.E. Ottendorf 264
Bowery Boys Library Winner Library Co. 264A-269
Boy's Best Weekly Arthur J. Westbrook 270-300
*Boys' First Rate Pocket Aldine Publishing Co. 547
*Boys' Friend Amalgamated Press 548-550
*Boy's 1/2d Leader H.W. Jackson 551
Boys of New York Pocket Library Frank Tousey 301
Boys' Star Library Frank Tousey 302-307
Brave and Bold Weekly Street and Smith 308-316
British dime novels: see English dime novels
*Buffalo Bill Library Aldine Publishing Co. 552-563
*Buffalo Bill Novels Aldine Publishing Co. 564-567
Buffalo Bill's Border Stories Street and Smith 317-321
Buffalo Bill Stories Street and Smith 322-332
C
Campfire Library Campfire Library Co. 333, 334
Champion Library Champion Publishing Co. 334A
Cheerful Adventure Library Aldine Publishing Co. 335
Christian Herald ??? 335A
Circling the Globe Series Arthur J. Westbrook 336, 337
Claude Duval Series Robert M. DeWitt 338
Comrades Street and Smith 339. 340
Cricket Library Novelist Publishing Co. 341
F
Fame and Fortune Magazine Street and Smith 626-629
Fame and Fortune Weekly Frank Tousey 630-641
Famous American Scouts J. Regan and Co. 2346
Fashions Syndicate Trading Co. 642-645
Fireside Companion George Munro 646
Five Cent Comic Library Frank Tousey 647-650
Five Cent Weekly Library Frank Tousey 651
Five Cent Wide Awake Library Frank Tousey 652-678
Fortune Story Magazine Street and Smith 679
Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours Frank Leslie's Pub. House 679A
Frank Manley's Weekly Frank Tousey 680-708
Frank Reade Library Frank Tousey 709-742
Frank Reade Weekly Frank Tousey 742A-806
Frank Starr's American Novels Frank Starr and Co. 807, 808
French dime novels
Sitting Bull La Nouvelle Populaire 809
Texas Jack La Nouvelle Populaire 810
G
German dime novels
Reiter ohne Kopf, Der Drucf und Berlag von 811
U. Weichert Verirrt inder Widniss Drucf und Berlag von 812
U. Weichert Von Sturm verschlagen Drucf und Berlag von 813
U. Weichert Golden Weekly Frank Tousey 814
Good Reading A.D. Porter Co. 815
Great Western Library Street and Smith 816
H
Half Dime Library Beadle and Adams 817
Handsome Harry Frank Tousey 818
Happy Days Frank Tousey 818A
Harper's Weekly Harper and Bros. 819
Hart Series Arthur J. Westbrook 824, 825
*Hogarth House Library Hogarth House Publications 575-578 I
*Invention Library Aldine Publishing Co. 579-585
J
Jack Hazard and His Fortunes F.M. Lupton 2348
Jack Lockwill NEA Service, Inc.? 863-866
James Boys, The ???? 2345
James Boys Weekly Frank Tousey 826-837
Jesse James Stories Street and Smith 838, 839
Judge's Library Judge Publishing Co. 840
K
Klondike Kit Street and Smith 842, 843
L
Lakeside Library Donnelly, Loyd, and Co. 844
*Land of Mystery, The
with Submarine Privateer, The
Harkaway House 625
Leisure Hour Library F.M. Lupton 845
Liberty Boys of "76" Frank Tousey 846-860
Library of Choice Fiction Laird and Lee 861
Little Blue Books Haldeman-Julius Co. 862
Log Cabin Library Street and Smith 867-875
Log Cabin Series Log Cabin Press 876
Lovell's Library John W. Lovell Co. 878
M
"Magnet" Handbooks Hurst and Co. 879
Medal Library Street and Smith 880, 881
Merriwell Series Street and Smith 882-1007
Might and Main Library Winner Library Co. 1008
Morrison's Sensational Series John W. Morrison 1009, 1010
Motor Stories Street and Smith 1011, 1019
Munro's Library Norman L. Munro 1020
My Queen Street and Smith 1021-1050
N
*National Library, The ???? 586
National Police Gazette Richard K. Fox Publishing Co. 1050A
*Nelson Lee Library Amalgamated Press 587-590
*New Black Bess Library, The Aldine Publishing Co. 591
New Magnet Library Street and Smith 1056-1121
*Newne's Adventure Library George Newnes 592
*Newne's "Black Bess" Library George Newnes 593-595
*Newne's Reskin Library George Newnes 596, 597
New Nick Carter Weekly Street and Smith 1122-1210
New Tip Top Weekly Street and Smith 1211-1287
New York Detective Library Frank Tousey 1288-1305
New York Saturday Journal Beadle and Adams 1305A
*Nick Carter George Newnes 598-604
Nick Carter Detective Library Street and Smith 1306
Nick Carter Library Street and Smith 1307-1312
Nick Carter Stories Street and Smith 1313-1321
Nick Carter Weekly Street and Smith 1322-1326
Nickel Library Nickel Library Co. 1327, 1328
Nightshade Series Robert M. DeWitt 1329, 1330
Novelette Library G.W. Studley 1331, 1332
Nugget Library Street and Smith 1333-1341
O
Old Broadbrim Weekly Street and Smith 1342
Old Cap Collier Library Munro's Publishing House 1343-1351
Old Log Cabin Street and Smith 877
Old Sleuth Library George Munro's Sons 1352-1364
Old Sleuth Weekly Arthur J. Westbrook 1365-1368
Old Sleuth's Own J.S. Ogilvie Publishing Co. 1369-1378
Oliver Optic's Magazine Lee and Shephard 1379
Ottenheimer Tracy the Outlaw I & M Ottenheimer 1380
P
Paul Jones Weekly Winner Library Co. 1381-1383
People's Handbook Series F.M. Lupton 1384
Peterson's National Ladies Magazine Charles J. Peterson 1385
Physical Culture Physical Culture Pub. Co.? 1386
Pirate Story Series Arthur J. Westbrook 1387-1391
Pluck and Luck Frank Tousey 1392-1512
Puck's Library Keppler and Schwartzman 1513
R
Railroad Series J.S Oglivie and Co. 1514
Red Raven Library Winner Library Co. 1515-1517
Red White and Blue Weekly Street and Smith 1518-1520
Reiter ohne Kopf, Der Drucf und Berlag von 811
U. Weichert Richmond's Novels Richmond and Co. 1521, 1522
*Robin Hood Library Aldine Publishing Co. 620
*Robin Hood Library Amalgamated Press 621
Rough Rider Weekly Street and Smith 1523-1524
Round the World Library Street and Smith 1525-1527
S
Saturday Library Saturday Library Co. 1528
Secret Service Frank Tousey 1529-1617
Select Library Street and Smith 1618
Shaw's Novels Elmer Shaw 1619
Shield Weekly Street and Smith 1620, 1621
**Sitting Bull La Nouvelle Populaire 810
Snaps Frank Tousey 1623-1648?
Sport Story Magazine Chelsea House 1648
Star Journal Beadle and Adams 1649
Star-Spangled Banner Hunter and Co. 1650
Starry Flag Weekly Street and Smith 1651
Steam Man, The Frank T. Fries 2347
Student and Schoolmate J.H. Allen 1652
Sunday Library, The J.S. Ogilvie and Co. 1653-1656
Sunday Mercury ???? 1657
*Submarine Privateer, The
with Land of Mystery, The
Harkaway House 625
T
Temperence Library Albert Sibley 2077A
**Texas Jack La Nouvelle Populaire 809
Three Chums Weekly Frank Tousey 1658-1665
Tip Top Quarterly Street and Smith 1666-1670
Tip Top Semi Monthly Street and Smith 1671
*Tip Top Tales Aldine Publishing Co. 622-624
Tip-Top Weekly Street and Smith 1672-2077
Top Notch Magazine Street and Smith 2078
True Blue Weekly Street and Smith 2079-2087
True Flag Moulton and Lincoln 2087A
Twentieth Century Handbooks Street and Smith 2088
U
Union Square Library Norman L. Munro 2089
V
Verirrt inder Widniss Drucf und Berlag von 812
U. Weichert Von Sturm verschlagen Drucf und Berlag von 813
U. Weichert
W
War Libary Novelist's Publishing Co. 2090-2092
Western Story Library Street and Smith 2093
Western Weekly Arthur Westbrook Co. 2094-2097
Wide Awake Magazine Street and Smith 2098
Wide Awake Weekly Frank Tousey 2099-2123
'Wild Bill' Hickok Atomic Books 2343
Wild West Weekly Frank Tousey 2124-2212
Work and Win Frank Tousey 2213-2309
Y
Yankee Blade Potter and Potter 2310
Yankee Doodle Frank Tousey 2311-2318
Yankee 5 Cent Library Atlantic News Co. 2319
Young Athlete's Weekly Frank Tousey 2320, 2321
Young Broadbrim Weekly Street and Smith 2322, 2323
Young Glory Weekly Frank Tousey 2324, 2325
Young Klondike Frank Tousey 2326-2333
Young Rough Riders Weekly Street and Smith 2334, 2335
Young Sleuth Library Frank Tousey 2336-2338
Younger Brothers I & M Ottenheimer 2339
Youth's Companion Lee and Shepard 2340

Alphabetical by Publisher:

Note: Number(s) following series title indicate DN number(s).

A (title, DN#)
Aldine Publishing Co.
Aldine Boxing Novels
531
Aldine Invention, Travel, and Adventure Library
532-539
Aldine Robin Hood Library
540-542
Aldine Tip Top Tales
543
Boys' First Rate Pocket Library
547
Buffalo Bill Library
552-563
Buffalo Bill Novels
564-567
Cheerful Adventure Library
335
Dixon Brett Detective Library
574
Invention Library
579-585
New Black Bess Library, The
591
Robin Hood Library
620
Tip Top Tales
622-624
Amalgamated Press
Boys' Friend, The
348-350
Nelson Lee Library, The
587-590
Robin Hood Library
621
Allen, J.H.
Student and Schoolmate
1652
A No. 1 Publishing Co.
A No. 1 Series
1-3
Atlantic News Co.
Yankee 5 Cent Library
2319
Atomic Books
Billy the Kid
2344
'Wild Bill' Hickok
2343
B
Beadle and Adams
Banner Weekly
57
Beadle and Adams' 20 Cent Novels
78A-79
Beadle's Boy's Library
61-64
Beadle's Half-Dime Library
95-154
Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library
251
Beadle's New Dime Novels
156-162
Beadle's New York Dime Library
163-237
Beadle's Pocket Library
252-253A
Beadle's Pocket Novels
254-258
Beadle's Popular Library
259, 260
Beadle's Serio-Comic Speaker
262
Half-Dime Library
817
New York Saturday Journal
1305A
Star Journal
1649
Beadle and Co.
American Tales
58
Beadle's Dime Biographical Library
238-240
Beadle's Dime Drillbook
243
Beadle's Dime Novels
67-78
Beadle's Dime Novels, Vol. I
247
Beadle's Dime Series
248
Beadle's Dime Songbook
249
Beadle's Dime Tales
245, 246
Beadle's Library of Choice Fiction
244
Beadle's Monthly
155
Beadle's Union Songbook
250
Blake, Herbert Cody
Blake's Western Stories
2341
C
Campfire Library Co.
Campfire Library
333-334
Champion Publishing Co.
Champion Library
334A
Chelsea House
Sport Story Magazine
1648
D
Daisy Bank Publishing Co.
Daisy Bank Publications
568-569
DeWitt, Robert M.
Claude Duval Series
338
DeWitt's Jonathan Wild Series
495
Nightshade Series
1329-1330
Donnelley, Loyd, and Co.
Lakeside Library
844
Drucf und Berlag von U. Weichert
Der Reiter ohne Kopf
811
Verirrt inder Widniss
812
Von Sturm verschlagen
813
F
Fox, Richard K.
National Police Gazette
1050A
Fries, Frank T.
Blood and Thunder Story Paper
2342)
Steam Man, The
2347
G
Garden City Publishing Co.
Devil's Payday, The
2349
Graphic Co.
Daily Graphic, The
342-343
H
Haldeman-Julius Co.
Little Blue Books
862
Harkaway House
Land of Mystery, The
with Submarine Privateer, The
625
Harper and Bros.
Harper's Weekly
819
Harrison
Black Bess
544-546
Hogarth House Publications
Hogarth House Library
575-578
Howard, Ainslee and Co.
Army and Navy
60
Hunter and Co.
Star-Spangled Banner
1650
Hurst and Co.
"Magnet" Handbooks
879
I
Ivers, M.J.
Beadle's Boy's Library
65, 66
Beadle's Dime Dialogues
241, 242
Beadle's Frontier Series
79A-94
J
Jackson, Henry Wells
Boys' 1/2d Leader
551
Judge Publishing Co.
Judge's Library
840
K
Keppler and Schwartzman
Puck's Library
1513
L
Laird and Lee
Library of Choice Fiction
861
Lee and Shepard
Oliver Optic's Magazine
1379
Youth's Companion
2340
Leslie, Frank
Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours
679A
Log Cabin Press
Log Cabin Series
876
Lovell, John W.
Lovell's Library
878
Lupton, F.M.
Arm Chair Library
59
Jack Hazard and His Fortunes
2348
Leisure Hour Library
845
People's Handbook Series
1384
M
Marsh, George
Dick Dobbs Detective Weekly
520-522
Morrison, John W.
Morrison's Sensational Series
1009-1010
Moulton and Lincoln
True Flag
2087A
Munro, George
Fireside Companion
646
Old Sleuth Library
1352-1364
Munro, Norman L.
Munro's Library
1020
Union Square Library
2089
Munro's Publishing House
Old Cap Collier Library
1343-1351
N
NEA Service, Inc.
Jack Lockwill
863-866
Newnes, George Deadwood
Dick Library
570-573
Dick Turpin Library
605-619
Newnes' Adventure Library
592
Newnes' "Black Bess" Library
593-595
Newnes' New Redskin Library
596, 597
Nick Carter
598-604
Nickel Library Co.
Nickel Library
1327-1328
Nouvelle Populaire, La
Sitting Bull
810
Texas Jack
809
Novelist Publishing Co.
Cricket Library
341
War Library
2090-2092
O
Ogilvie, J.S.
Old Sleuth's Own
1369-1378
Railroad Series
1514
Sunday Library, The
1653-1656
Ostendorf, A.E.
Bob Brooks Library
264
Ottenheimer, I & M
Tracy the Outlaw
1380
Younger Brothers
2339
P
Patten, Gilbert
Dime Novel, The
408
Peterson, Charles J.
Peterson's National Ladies Magazine
1305
Physical Culture Publishing Co.
Physical Culture
1386
Porter, A.D.
Good Reading
815
Potter and Potter
Yankee Blade
2310
R
Regan, J.
Famous American Scouts
2346
Richmond and Co.
Richmond's Novels
1521-1522
S
Saturday Library Co.
Saturday Library
1528
Shaw, Elmer
Shaw's Novels
1619
Sibley, Albert
Temperence Library
2077A
Starr, Frank
Frank Starr's American Novels
807-808
Street and Smith
Adventure Weekly
45A
Alger Series
46
Brave and Bold Weekly
308-316
Buffalo Bill Border Stories
317-321
Buffalo Bill Stories, The
322-332
Comrades
339, 340
Diamond Dick Jr. Weekly
496-516
Diamond Dick Library
517-519
Do and Dare Weekly
523-529
Fame and Fortune Weekly
626-629
Fortune Story Magazine
679
Great Western Library
816
Jesse James Stories
838-839
Klondike Kit
842-843
Log Cabin Library
867-875
Medal Library
880, 881
Merriwell Series
882-1007
Motor Stories
1011-1019
My Queen
1021-1050
New Buffalo Bill Library
1051-1055
New Magnet Library
1056-1121
New Nick Carter Weekly
1122-1210
New Tip Top Weekly
1211-1287
Nick Carter Detective Library
1306
Nick Carter Library
1307-1312
Nick Carter Stories
1313-1321
Nick Carter Weekly
1322-1326
Nugget Library
1333-1341
Old Broadbrim Weekly
1342
Old Log Cabin
877
Red White and Blue Weekly
1518-1520
Rough Rider Weekly
1523-1524
Round the World Library
1525-1527
Select Library
1618
Shield Weekly
1620-1621
Starry Flag Weekly
1651
Tip Top Quarterly
1666-1670
Tip Top Semi-Monthly
1671
Tip Top Weekly
1672-2077
Top Notch Magazine
2078
True Blue Weekly
2079-2087
Twentieth Century Handbooks
2088
Western Story Library
2093
Wide Awake Magazine
2098
Young Broadbrim Weekly
2322-2323
Young Rough Riders Weekly
2334-2335
Studley, G.W.
Novelette Library
1331-1332
Syndicate Trading Co.
Fashions
642-645
T
Tousey, Frank
All Around
47-49
Blue and Gray Weekly
263
Boys of New York Pocket Library
301
Boys' Star Library
302-307
Detective Library
409-494
Fame and Fortune Weekly
630-641
Five Cent Comic Library
647-650
Five Cent Weekly Library
651
Five Cent Wide Awake Library
652-678
Frank Manley's Weekly
680-708
Frank Reade Library
709-742
Frank Reade Weekly
742A-806
Golden Weekly
814
Handsome Harry
818
Happy Days
818A
James Boys Weekly
826-837
Liberty Boys of "76"
846-860
New York Detective Library
1288-1305
Pluck and Luck
1392-1512
Secret Service
1529-1617
Snaps
1623-1648
Three Chums Weekly
1658-1665
Wide Awake Weekly
2099-2123
Wild West Weekly
2124-2212
Work and Win
2213-2309
Yankee Doodle
2311-2318
Young Athlete's Weekly
2320,2321
Young Glory Weekly
2324, 2325
Young Klondike
2326-2333
Young Sleuth Library
2336-2338
W
Westbrook, Arthur
Adventure Series
4-45
American Detective Series
54-56
Boy's Best Weekly
270-300
Circling the Globe Series
336-337
Deadwood Dick Library
344-407
Early Western Life Series
530
Hart Series
824, 825
Old Sleuth Weekly
1365-1368
Pirate Story Series
1387-1391
Western Weekly
2094-2097
Winner Library Co.
All Sports Library
50-53
Bowery Boy Library
264A-269
Might and Main Library
1008
Paul Jones Weekly
1381-1383
Red Raven Library
1515-1517

Additional Material in the Walter Tunks Collection:

Boxed Items:

BOX #1: 113 items total
75 items Bibliographies, catalogues, etc.
5 items Dime novel covers
32 items Dime Novel Club materials
BOX #2: 40 items total
16 items Tunks correspondence, etc.
7 items Tunks Collection information
2 items Frank T. Fries correspondence
15 items Library correspondence
BOX #3: 43 items total
1 item Honors thesis
12 items Misc. dime novel articles
20 items Misc. newspaper clippings
10 tems Jesse James material

Books:

Appler, Augustus C. Guerrillas of the West. St. Louis: Eureka Publishing Company, 1876.

Boggs, S.S. Eighteen Months a Prisoner Under the Rebel Flag. Lovington, IL: Published by the author, 1887.

Bruce, Robert and Albert Baiseley, Col. George W. Stokes. Three Old Plainsmen and Three Other Western Stories. New York: Robert Bruce, [1923].

Carter, Nicholas (John R. Coryell). Secret Agents of Brazil. Racine, WI: Whitman Publishing Company, [n.d.].

Chester, George Randolph. Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1908].

Chester, George Randolph. Wallingford in His Prime. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1913].

Connelley, William Elsey. Quantrill and The Border Wars. New York: Pageant Book Company, 1956.

Connors, Chuck. Bowery Life. New York: Richard K. Fox Pub. Co., [1904].

Croy, Homer. Jesse James was My Neighbor. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, [1949].

Croy, Homer. Last of the Great Outlaws. New York: Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, [1956].

DeWolff, J.H. Pawnee Bill. Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West Company, 1902.

Horan, James D. Desperate Men. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1949].

Horan, James D. Desperate Women. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, [1952].

James, Jesse Jr. Jesse James, My Father. Cleveland: Arthur J. Westbrook Company, [1906].

The Lives of the Felons. New York: M. Long and Brother, 1848.

Love, Robertus. The Rise and Fall of Jesse James. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926.

Martin, Douglas D. Tombstone's Epitaph. University of New Mexico Press, 1951.

McKenney, Ruth. Industrial Valley. New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Company, [1939]. (1st Ed.)

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Philip Durham, Ed. Seth Jones and Deadwood Dick on Deck. New York: The Odyssey Press, Inc., [1966].

Rascoe, Burton. Belle Starr the Bandit Queen. New York: Random House, 1941.

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Rhoads, Thomas Y. The Battlefields of the Revolution. Philadelphia: John E. Potter and Company, [n.d.].

Roberts, Theodore Goodridge. Musket House. Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1923.

Vincent, W.D. My Book Life. Spokane, WA: Spokane Study Club, 1935.

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Dime Novel Links

Stanford University's Dime Novel Collection

Online pulp magazine resource

Syracuse's Street and Smith Preservation Project

Michigan State's Collection of Popular Fiction

Hess Collection of Dime Novels at the University of Minnesota

American Women's Dime Novel Project at George Mason University

Northern Illinois University

Library of Congress

—Laura Daugherty, 2001

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March 06, 2014