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Pulp magazine collection

Identifier: 2018_095
Pulp magazines offered science fiction, fantasy, crime and adventure printed on cheap pulp paper from the late 19th century well into the 20th. While their contents and quality of writing ranged widely, nearly all pulp magazines shared the feature of colorful, often sensational or lurid, cover art. The University of Louisville collection includes all genres of pulps, albeit with incomplete runs, of titles such as Amazing, Weird Tales, Argosy, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Black Mask, and Wild West Weekly, all purchased from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1974.


  • 1901-1979
  • Majority of material found within 1925-1940

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This material is located in remote storage. Requests to view these materials must be submitted by Wednesday at noon for records to be available for research the following week.


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Pulp Magazine Collection
Delinda Buie and Amy Purcell
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Finding aid is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Louisville Archives and Special Collections Repository

Ekstrom Library, Lower Level Room 17
Louisville KY 40292
502 852-6752
502 852-6673 (Fax)