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View Resource Street & Smith's Preservation Access Project

For thousands of Americans throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, dime novels and pulp magazines were their first experiences with the emerging world of mass-produced material culture. One such purveyor was the Street & Smith publishing house, which began in 1855 and published a wide variety of popular literature (such as homemaking magazines, comics, and dime novels) for over 100 years....

http://library.syr.edu/find/scrc/collections/diglib/streetsm...
View Resource Horatio Alger Jr. Resources

For thousands of Americans throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, dime novels and pulp magazines were their first experiences with the emerging world of mass-produced material culture. One such purveyor was the Street & Smith publishing house, which began in 1855 and published a wide variety of popular literature (such as homemaking magazines, comics, and dime novels) for over 100 years....

http://www.washburn.edu/sobu/broach/algerres.html
View Resource Dime Novel and Popular Literature Screenshot

Back in the days of the dime novel, these tawdry tomes would be passed around to be shared with friends and those who enjoyed light fare. This digital collection from Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library brings together eight remarkable collections of items that include non-fiction titles, scholarship on dime novels, and beautiful covers and illustrations. One rather curious and colorful...

https://digital.library.villanova.edu/Collection/vudl:24093