Secret Service is part of Stanford University Libraries' Dime Novel and Story Papers collection. Originally published between 1899 and 1925, this weekly magazine series was aimed at a working-class audience and featured a team of detectives, Old and Young King Brady, and their international crime-fighting adventures. Visitors can browse the series' cover images by themes such as Ethnicity/Nationality, Women, or Violence/Disaster, with additional themes available under the Browse tab. Under the about tab, this online exhibit also contains five complete issues selected from the over one hundred Secret Service issues in Stanford's collection. These issues were carefully chosen "to study perceptions of race and conflict in turn-of-the-century America where Asian, Native American, or African American characters are often the chosen antagonists." Each of these issues has been digitized in full and can be read or browsed in several different viewing layouts. This exhibition will appeal to those interested in turn of the century American history and popular literature.
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