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Pulp Fiction Magazine Collection

Identifier: 003-MS 426


The Pulp Fiction Magazine Collection houses publications that show examples of various types of pulp fiction published in the mid-20th century, which includes titles such as Astounding magazine (1934-1964)—later known as Analog Science Fact & Fiction magazine—and Galaxy magazine (1950-1964). These popular science fiction magazines featured articles by noted writers such as Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Amelia Reynolds Long, Theodore Sturgeon, A.E. Van Vogt, and C.L. Moore, as well as illustrations by Chesley Bonestell, John Schoenherr, and Jack Coggins. In addition to articles and illustrations, these publications also included a variety of advertisements that revealed the current social values of the period. This included advertisements for Eveready Batteries, Listerine, and Victory Bonds.


  • 1932-1964
  • Other: Date acquired: 10/02/2013


Conditions Governing Access

Archives and Special Collections of Ganser Library will reproduce Special Collections material to the extent that physical condition and copyright or other legal restrictions permit. Reproduction is available in the form of photocopies and digital images. All reproduction requests must be approved by a member of the professional staff. Decisions will take into account the type and condition of the binding, the brittleness of the paper, the size and the general size and fragility of the item.

Conditions Governing Use

Archives and Special Collections adheres to the provisions of the 1976 Copyright Act and amendments, and follows the minimum standards of educational fair use established under Section 107. In applying these standards, Archives and Special Collections will copy up to 10% of a copyrighted work if the copy is to be used for the purpose of private study, scholarship or research. The department will not copy for the purpose of public performance. Physical condition permitting, the department will copy more than 10% of a copyrighted work only with the written permission of the copyright holder. Multiple copies are not permitted under fair use. For authored works created since 1978, copyright lasts from the creation of the work until 70 years after the author's death. The expiration term for corporate, anonymous, or pseudonymous works is 95 years from publication or 120 years from creation, whichever occurs first. For works published before 1978, with a copyright notice, the maximum duration of copyright protection is 75 years. Works published before 1978 without a copyright notice are assumed to be in the public domain. Since March 1, 1989, a copyright notice is no longer necessary. Archives and Special Collections reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


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Technical Access Requirements

The processing fee for photocopying or scanning requests is $10.00/request. There is no charge for Millersville University students, faculty, or staff.

Source of Acquisition

Friends of Ganser Library

Method of Acquisition

Purchased from Philadelphia Rare Book and Manuscript.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

Background information on Astounding Stories, Astounding Science-Fiction, Analog Science Fact & Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

Other Descriptive Information

The Papers of illustrator Charles Schneeman held at the University of California at Davis.

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Repository Details

Part of the Millersville University Special Collections Repository

9 North George Street
McNairy Library, PO Box 1002
Millersville University
Millersville 17551-302 US