Beadle and Adams archives

Creator: Creator unknown
Abstract: The Beadle Dime Novels, together with numerous other publications issued by the firms Beadle and Co., Irwin P. Beadle and Co., and Beadle and Adams, were a tremendously successful foray in cheap literature for the mass public. Dime novels, like the story papers that had preceded them and the pulp magazines that would replace them in the twentieth century, delivered adventurous or sensational stories in inexpensive, paper-bound editions. The material in the Beadle Archives collection consists of .3 linear feet of letters, photographs, bills, and documents relating to Erastus F. Beadle and the dime booklet publishing house in which he was a partner. The collection is organized in three series: Series I contains letters and papers related to Erastus F. Beadle, one of the firm's founders; Series II contains letters written in tribute to Orville J. Victor, longtime editor for Beadle and Adams; and Series III contains letters written to Dr. Frank P. O'Brien, a collector of Beadle memorabilia.
Date(s): 1848-1920
Call Number: MSS 0354