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148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545


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About the Collection

The Walter F. Tunks Collection of Dime Novels contains approximately 4,000 items representing a wide variety of genres and styles of dime novels over a publication period from the 1860s to the 1920s.

The collection includes issues from 225 different series, representing every prominent American publisher of dime novels. In addition the collection has several examples of British penny dreadfuls and a small number of French and German dime novels. There are additional books, newspaper clippings, articles, bibliographies, and correspondence collected by Tunks that may be of interest to scholars and students using the collection.

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Cover of a dime novel series called The James Boys Weekly featuring man in red holding a pistol aimed at a cashier, illustration.