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Guide to the Pulp Science Fiction and Detective Fiction Periodical Collection
1940-1983
 MSS 145 MSS 145

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Descriptive Summary

 
Title: Pulp Science Fiction and Detective Fiction Periodical Collection
Dates: 1940-1983
Abstract: The Pulp Science Fiction and Detective Fiction Periodical Collection comprises pulp science fiction and mystery serials from the 1940s to the 1980s with a concentration in the 1940s.
Quantity: 13.5 linear feet (9 boxes)
Location note: The Pulp Science Fiction and Detective Fiction Periodical Collection.
Call Phrase: MSS 145

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Historical Note

At the beginning of the twentieth century, the genres of science fiction and detective fiction were still in their nascent forms, dominated by the influences of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and Edgar Allen Poe and Arthur Conan Doyle, respectively. By the 1950s, many of the genre conventions now associated with both genres had been formulated and refined in the medium of pulp magazines. Monthly and bi-monthly publications like Amazing Stories, Astounding Science Fiction, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries (all held in the collection) as well as Weird Tales, Wonder Stories, and Black Mask (later acquired by Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine) offered venues with a wide variety of topical focuses and styles in which writers could experiment and develop their craft.

With their often lurid covers and sensational subject matter, the pulps offered low-priced fantastic entertainment to their largely working class readers. However, the authors also engage directly with issues of immediate significance to their readers, including the dark side of technological development, war, population growth, and immigration. Pulp magazines offer a significant cross-section of the fantasies and concerns of working class readers of the period.

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Scope and Content Note

The Fales Library's collection of pulp science fiction and mystery magazines spans five decades (1940s-1980s), and includes work by prominent figures in the history of both genres. The issues in the collection offer researchers the opportunity both to chart the development of genre conventions on a large-scale basis and to track the literary development of major authors such as Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, John Dickson Carr, and Robert Bloch.

The collection holds large runs of Amazing Stories, Astounding Science Fiction, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, and Famous Fantastic Mysteries in addition to odd issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and single issues of Galaxy and Fantastic Adventures.

The materials collected in each magazine vary from serialized reprintings of previously published novels in Famous Fantastic Mysteries to the original stories and science writing found in Astounding Science Fiction. Each magazine offers a different version of its genre. In the science fiction magazines researchers will find a clear contrast between John W. Campell's insistence that stories published in Astounding be based on plausible science and the more fantastic premises shared by contributions to Amazing Stories. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine offers an interesting view of the development of mystery novel conventions in that it began with an emphasis on the logical, contemplative detectives of Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, and Dorothy Sayers but later expanded into the field of the hardboiled mystery with the acquisition of Black Mask in May 1953. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine was also concerned with locating precursors of detective fiction in little known tales by figures like Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman. Famous Fantastic Mysteries stretched genre definitions bringing together authors as diverse as H. G. Wells, H. Rider Haggard, G. K. Chesterton, and Jack London between its covers.

The forties materials in the collection are especially interesting as a cross section of popular culture during World War Two. Many Astounding authors had served in the military and the magazine's science features focus on keeping up with military technologies during the war years. Furthermore, many of these journals would have been read by members of the armed forces (issues of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in the collection from May 1944 to April 1946 are marked "Overseas edition for the Armed Forces").

SERIES I: Amazing Stories

Created by editor Hugo Gernsback in 1926, Amazing Stories was the first pulp completely dedicated to publishing science fiction. The collection holds an incomplete run of issues from the forties (June 1940 to January 1947) during the tenures of editors B.G. Davis (1940-1946) and Raymond A. Palmer (1946-1949). For the period represented in the collection, Amazing Stories was published on a monthly basis with the exception of the period from September 1943 until May 1946, in which it was a bimonthly. Notable authors represented in the collection include Robert Bloch, E. E. Smith and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

SERIES II: Astounding Science Fiction

Under the editorial direction of John W. Campbell (1938-1971) Astounding Science Fiction (later renamed Analog Science Fiction) was especially known for its commitment to scientifically accurate science fiction, manifested both in the fiction and the popular science writing collected in each issue. Astounding published the first works of Robert Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard and Lester del Rey and important work by Isaac Asimov, Ted Sturgeon and many others. The collection features an incomplete run of issues from October 1940 until February 1955.

SERIES III: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine was launched in the fall of 1941 by Lawrence E. Spivak of The Mercury Press. It was heralded as the brainchild of Ellery Queen himself, really the two-cousin writing team of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee. Dannay served as editor-in-chief, under the name of Ellery Queen, from 1941 until his death in 1982. Throughout its history the magazine has featured a mixture of original work and reprints of authors such as Rudyard Kipling, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, and Alice Walker. The collection features an incomplete run of issues from May 1943 to March 1961. In this period the magazine was published on a bimonthly basis from May 1943 to March 1945 and on a monthly basis subsequently. Issues from May 1944 to April 1946 are marked "Overseas edition for the Armed Forces."

SERIES IV: Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Famous Fantastic Mysteries was founded to reprint fantasy and SF material from the old Frank A. Munsey magazines (Argosy, All-Story, etc.). Some novels were serialized in the early issues, until the companion Fantastic Novels was started and began publishing complete novels. After FFM was bought by Popular Pubs in 1943, the fiction policy changed to the reprinting of novels that had previously appeared only in book form, such as works by H.G. Wells and H. Rider Haggard. The collection holds an incomplete run of issues from March 1940 to February 1949.

SERIES V: Miscellaneous Magazines

Collects four issues of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction from the seventies and eighties and single issues of Galaxy and Fantastic Adventures.

Arrangement

Series are organized alphabetically by publication and chronologically within each series.

  1. Series I: Amazing Stories
  2. Series II: Astounding Science Fiction
  3. Series III: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
  4. Series IV: Famous Fantastic Mysteries
  5. Series V: Miscellaneous Magazines

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992
  • Bloch, Robert, 1917-1994
  • Bradbury, Ray, 1920-
  • Burroughs, Edgar Rice, 1875-1950
  • Campbell, John Wood, 1910-1971
  • Carr, John Dickson, 1906-1977
  • Chesterton, G. K., (Gilbert Keith ), 1874-1936
  • Clarke, Arthur C., (Arthur Charles ), 1917-2008
  • Dick, Philip K.
  • Haggard, H. Rider, (Henry Rider), 1856-1925
  • Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961
  • Heinlein, Robert A., (Robert Anson), 1907-1988
  • Herbert, Frank
  • Hubbard, L. Ron, (La Fayette Ron), 1911-1986
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
  • London, Jack, 1876-1916
  • Pal, George
  • Queen, Ellery
  • Smith, E. E., (Edward Elmer), 1890-1965
  • Sturgeon, Theodore
  • Wells, H. G., (Herbert George), 1866-1946
  • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892

Document Type

  • Periodicals.

Subject Topics

  • Detective and mystery stories, American |v Periodicals.
  • Science fiction, American |v Periodicals.

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The materials were gathered from various sources over a period of time from 1957-1990.

Access Restrictions

Open to researchers.

Use Restrictions

Collection use is subject to all copyright laws. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of Fales Library and Special Collections. Please contact fales.library@nyu.edu. or call 212 998 2596.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); Pulp Science Fiction and Detective Fiction Periodical Collection; MSS 145; box number; folder number; Fales Library and Special Collections; New York University Libraries.

Separated Material

There is no information about materials that are associated by provenance to the described materials that have been physically separated or removed.

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Container List

Series I: Amazing Stories

Scope and Contents note

An incomplete run from June 1940 to January 1947. Also included is one issue of Amazing Stories Quarterly from Spring 1942 which reprints the August, September and October 1941 monthly issues.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Amazing Stories v.14 #6
June 1940
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Amazing Stories v.15 #2
February 1941
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Amazing Stories v.16 #1

General note

Alfred Bester, "Life for Sale"

January 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Amazing Stories v.16 #6
June 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Amazing Stories v.16 #7
July 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Amazing Stories v.16 #10
October 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Amazing Stories v.16 #11

General note

Robert Bloch, "Murder from the Moon"

November 1942
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Amazing Stories v.17 #1
January 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Amazing Stories v.17 #2

General note

Robert Bloch (as Tarleton Fiske), "Phantom from the Film"; Edgar Rice Burroughs, "Skeleton Men of Jupiter"

February 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Amazing Stories v.17 #3
March 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Amazing Stories v.17 #4

General note

Robert Bloch "Never Trust a Demon"

April 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Amazing Stories v.17 #5
May 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Amazing Stories v.17 #6
June 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Amazing Stories v.17 #7
July 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Amazing Stories v.17 #8
August 1943
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Amazing Stories v.17 #9
September 1943
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Amazing Stories v.17 #10
November 1943
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Amazing Stories v.20 #5
August 1946
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Amazing Stories v.20 #6
September 1946
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Amazing Stories v.20 #7
October 1946
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Amazing Stories v.20 #8
November 1946
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Amazing Stories v.21 #1
January 1947
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Amazing Stories Quarterly v.2 #2

General note

Edgar Rice Burroughs "Yellow Men of Mars"; "Invisible Men of Mars"

Spring 1942

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Series II: Astounding Science Fiction

Scope and Contents note

An incomplete run of issues from October 1940 until February 1955.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #1
September 1940
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #2
October 1940
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #3
November 1940
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #5

General note

Robert Heinlein (as Anson MacDonald) "The Sixth Column" First of three part serial, continued in 27.6 and 27.7

January 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #6
February 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #7
March 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #8

General note

Isaac Asimov "Reason;" Ted Sturgeon "The Microcosmic God"

April 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #9
May 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #10
June 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #11

General note

Robert Heinlein, "Methuselah's Children" First of three part serial, continued in 27.12 and 28.1; Alfred Bester, "The Probable Man"

July 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Astounding Science Fiction v.27 #12
August 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Astounding Science Fiction v.28 #1

General note

Isaac Asimov, "Nightfall"; Alfred Bester "Adam and No Eve"

September 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Astounding Science Fiction v.28 #2
October 1940
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Astounding Science Fiction v.28 #3

General note

E. E. Smith "Second Stage Lensman" First of four part serial continued in 28.4, 28.5, 28.6

November 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Astounding Science Fiction v.28 #4
December 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Astounding Science Fiction v.31 #3
May 1943
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Astounding Science Fiction v.31 #4
June 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 41 Astounding Science Fiction v.31 #5
July 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 42 Astounding Science Fiction v.31 #6
August 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 43 Astounding Science Fiction v.32 #1

General note

Ray Bradbury, "Doodad"

September 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 44 Astounding Science Fiction v.32 #2
October 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 45 Astounding Science Fiction v.32 #4
November 1943
Box: 3 Folder : 46 Astounding Science Fiction v.32 #5
January 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 47 Astounding Science Fiction v.32 #6
February 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 48 Astounding Science Fiction v.33 #1
March 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 49 Astounding Science Fiction v.33 #2
April 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 50 Astounding Science Fiction v.33 #3
May 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 51 Astounding Science Fiction v.33 #4
June 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 52 Astounding Science Fiction v.33 #6

General note

Isaac Asimov, "The Big and the Little"

August 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 53 Astounding Science Fiction v.34 #1
September 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 54 Astounding Science Fiction v.34 #2

General note

Isaac Asimov "The Wedge"

October 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 55 Astounding Science Fiction v.34 #3

General note

Theodore Sturgeon, "Killdozer"

November 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 56 Astounding Science Fiction v.34 #4
December 1944
Box: 3 Folder : 57 Astounding Science Fiction v.34 #5
January 1945
Box: 3 Folder : 58 Astounding Science Fiction v.34 #6
February 1945
Box: 3 Folder : 59 Astounding Science Fiction v.35 #1

General note

Isaac Asimov, "Blind Alley"

March 1945
Box: 3 Folder : 60 Astounding Science Fiction v.35 #2
April 1945
Box: 3 Folder : 61 Astounding Science Fiction v.35 #3
May 1945
Box: 3 Folder : 62 Astounding Science Fiction v.35 #4
June 1945
Box: 3 Folder : 63 Astounding Science Fiction v.35 #5
July 1945
Box: 3 Folder : 64 Astounding Science Fiction v.35 #6
August 1945
Box: 3 Folder : 65 Astounding Science Fiction v.36 #1
September 1945
Box: 4 Folder : 66 Astounding Science Fiction v.36 #5
January 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 67 Astounding Science Fiction v.37 #3

General note

Arthur C. Clarke, "Rescue Party"

May 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 68 Astounding Science Fiction v.37 #4
June 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 69 Astounding Science Fiction v.37 #5
July 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 70 Astounding Science Fiction v.37 #6
August 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 71 Astounding Science Fiction v.38 #1
September 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 72 Astounding Science Fiction v.38 #2
October 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 73 Astounding Science Fiction v.38 #3
November 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 74 Astounding Science Fiction v.38 #4
December 1946
Box: 4 Folder : 75 Astounding Science Fiction v.39 #1

General note

Isaac Asimov, "Little Lost Robot"

March 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 76 Astounding Science Fiction v.39 #2
April 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 77 Astounding Science Fiction v.39 #3
May 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 78 Astounding Science Fiction v.39 #4
June 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 79 Astounding Science Fiction v.39 #5
July 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 80 Astounding Science Fiction v.39 #6

General note

L. Ron Hubbard "The End is Not Yet" First of three part serial, continued in 40.1, 40.2

August 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 81 Astounding Science Fiction v.40 #1
September 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 82 Astounding Science Fiction v.40 #2
October 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 83 Astounding Science Fiction v.40 #3

General note

E. E. Smith, "Children of the Lens" First of four part serial continued in 40.4, 40.5, 40.6, 41.1

November 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 84 Astounding Science Fiction v.40 #4
December 1947
Box: 4 Folder : 85 Astounding Science Fiction v.40 #5

General note

Isaac Asimov, "Now You See It"

January 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 86 Astounding Science Fiction v.40 #6
Febraury 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 87 Astounding Science Fiction v.41 #1
March 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 88 Astounding Science Fiction v.41 #2
April 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 89 Astounding Science Fiction v.41 #3
May 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 90 Astounding Science Fiction v.41 #4
June 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 91 Astounding Science Fiction v.41 #5
July 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 92 Astounding Science Fiction v.41 #6
August 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 93 Astounding Science Fiction v.42 #1

General note

Arthur C. Clarke, "Inheritance"

September 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 94 Astounding Science Fiction v.42 #3
November 1948
Box: 4 Folder : 95 Astounding Science Fiction v.42 #4
December 1948
Box: 5 Folder : 96 Astounding Science Fiction v.42 #5
January 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 97 Astounding Science Fiction v.42 #6
February 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 98 Astounding Science Fiction v.43 #1
March 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 99 Astounding Science Fiction v.43 #2
April 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 100 Astounding Science Fiction v.43 #3
May 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 101 Astounding Science Fiction v.43 #4

General note

Theodore Sturgeon "Minority Report"

June 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 102 Astounding Science Fiction v.43 #5
July 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 103 Astounding Science Fiction v.43 #6
August 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 104 Astounding Science Fiction v.44 #1

General note

Arthur C. Clarke, "Hide and Seek"

September 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 105 Astounding Science Fiction v.44 #2
October 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 106 Astounding Science Fiction v.44 #3

General note

Isaac Asimov, "…And Now You Don't", three part serial continued in 44.4, 44.5; Robert Heinlein, "Gulf", two part serial continued in 44.4

November 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 107 Astounding Science Fiction v.44 #4
December 1949
Box: 5 Folder : 108 Astounding Science Fiction v.44 #5
January 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 109 Astounding Science Fiction v.44 #6

General note

L. Ron Hubbard, "To the Stars"; two part serial continued in 45.1

February 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 110 Astounding Science Fiction v.45 #1
March 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 111 Astounding Science Fiction v.45 #2
April 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 112 Astounding Science Fiction v.45 #3

General note

L. Ron Hubbard, "Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science"

May 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 113 Astounding Science Fiction v.45 #4
June 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 114 Astounding Science Fiction v.45 #5

General note

Robert A. Heinlein, "Shooting 'Destination Moon'"

July 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 115 Astounding Science Fiction v.45 #6
August 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 116 Astounding Science Fiction v.46 #1
September 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 117 Astounding Science Fiction v.46 #2
October 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 118 Astounding Science Fiction v.46 #3
November 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 119 Astounding Science Fiction v.46 #4
December 1950
Box: 5 Folder : 120 Astounding Science Fiction v.46 #5
January 1951
Box: 5 Folder : 121 Astounding Science Fiction v.46 #6
February 1951
Box: 5 Folder : 122 Astounding Science Fiction v.47 #1
March 1951
Box: 5 Folder : 123 Astounding Science Fiction v.47 #2
April 1951
Box: 5 Folder : 124 Astounding Science Fiction v.47 #3
May 1951
Box: 5 Folder : 125 Astounding Science Fiction v.47 #4
June 1951
Box: 5 Folder : 126 Astounding Science Fiction v.47 #5
July 1951
Box: 5 Folder : 127 Astounding Science Fiction v.47 #6
August 1951
Box: 5 Folder : 128 Astounding Science Fiction v.48 #1
September 1951
Box: 5 Folder : 129 Astounding Science Fiction v.48 #2
October 1951
Box: 6 Folder : 130 Astounding Science Fiction v.48 #5
January 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 131 Astounding Science Fiction v.48 #6
February 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 132 Astounding Science Fiction v.49 #1
March 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 133 Astounding Science Fiction v.49 #2
April 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 134 Astounding Science Fiction v.49 #3
May 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 135 Astounding Science Fiction v.49 #4
June 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 136 Astounding Science Fiction v.49 #5
July 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 137 Astounding Science Fiction v.49 #6
August 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 138 Astounding Science Fiction v.50 #1
September 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 139 Astounding Science Fiction v.50 #2

General note

Isaac Asimov, "The Currents of Space", three part serial continued in 50.3, 50.4

October 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 140 Astounding Science Fiction v.50 #3
November 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 141 Astounding Science Fiction v.50 #4
December 1952
Box: 6 Folder : 142 Astounding Science Fiction v.50 #5
January 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 143 Astounding Science Fiction v.50 #6
February 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 144 Astounding Science Fiction v.51 #1
March 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 145 Astounding Science Fiction v.51 #2
April 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 146 Astounding Science Fiction v.51 #4

General note

Philip K. Dick, "Imposter"

June 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 147 Astounding Science Fiction v.51 #5
July 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 148 Astounding Science Fiction v.51 #6
August 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 149 Astounding Science Fiction v.52 #1
September 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 150 Astounding Science Fiction v.52 #2

General note

George Pal, "'Filming War of the Worlds'"

October 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 151 Astounding Science Fiction v.52 #3
November 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 152 Astounding Science Fiction v.52 #4
December 1953
Box: 6 Folder : 153 Astounding Science Fiction v.52 #5
January 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 154 Astounding Science Fiction v.52 #6
February 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 155 Astounding Science Fiction v.53 #1
March 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 156 Astounding Science Fiction v.53 #2
April 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 157 Astounding Science Fiction v.53 #3
May 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 158 Astounding Science Fiction v.53 #4

General note

Frank Herbert, "Operation Syndrome"

June 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 159 Astounding Science Fiction v.53 #5
July 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 160 Astounding Science Fiction v.54 #1
September 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 161 Astounding Science Fiction v.54 #2
October 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 162 Astounding Science Fiction v.54 #3
November 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 163 Astounding Science Fiction v.54 #4
December 1954
Box: 6 Folder : 164 Astounding Science Fiction v.54 #5
January 1955
Box: 6 Folder : 165 Astounding Science Fiction v.54 #6
February 1955

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Series III: Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine

Scope and Contents note

An incomplete run of issues from May 1943 to March 1961.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 166 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.4 #3

General note

Jack London, "The Leopard Man's Story"

May 1943
Box: 7 Folder : 167 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.4 #13

General note

John Dickson Carr, "The Locked Room"

November 1943
Box: 7 Folder : 168 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.5 #14
January 1944
Box: 7 Folder : 169 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.5 #16
May 1944
Box: 7 Folder : 170 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.5 #17
July 1944
Box: 7 Folder : 171 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.5 #18
September 1944
Box: 7 Folder : 172 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.5 #19
November 1944
Box: 7 Folder : 173 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.6 #20
January 1945
Box: 7 Folder : 174 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.6 #21
March 1945
Box: 7 Folder : 175 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.6 #21A
April 1945
Box: 7 Folder : 176 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.6 #22
May 1945
Box: 7 Folder : 177 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.6 #22A
June 1945
Box: 7 Folder : 178 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.6 #23
July 1945
Box: 7 Folder : 179 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.6 #23A
August 1945
Box: 7 Folder : 180 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.7 #26
January 1946
Box: 7 Folder : 181 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.7 #27
February 1946
Box: 7 Folder : 182 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.7 #29
April 1946
Box: 7 Folder : 183 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.10 #47
October 1947
Box: 7 Folder : 184 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.16 #80
July 1950
Box: 7 Folder : 185 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.16 #81
August 1950
Box: 7 Folder : 186 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.16 #82
September 1950
Box: 7 Folder : 187 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.16 #83
October 1950
Box: 7 Folder : 188 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.16 #84
November 1950
Box: 7 Folder : 189 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.16 #85
December 1950
Box: 7 Folder : 190 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.16

General note

Special pamphlet with story "Some of My Best Friends"

Christmas 1950
Box: 7 Folder : 191 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.17 #86
January 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 192 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.17 #87
February 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 193 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.17 #88
March 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 194 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.17 #89
April 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 195 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.17 #90
May 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 196 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.17 #91
June 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 197 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.18 #92
July 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 198 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.18 #93
August 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 199 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.18 #94
September 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 200 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.18 #95
October 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 201 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.18 #96
November 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 202 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.18 #97
December 1951
Box: 7 Folder : 203 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.19 #98
January 1952
Box: 7 Folder : 204 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.19 #99
February 1952
Box: 7 Folder : 205 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.19 #100

General note

Abraham Lincoln, "The Trailor Murder Mystery"

March 1952
Box: 7 Folder : 206 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.19 #101
April 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 207 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.19 #102
May 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 208 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.19 #103
June 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 209 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.20 #104
July 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 210 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.20 #105
August 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 211 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.20 #106
September 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 212 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.20 #107
October 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 213 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.20 #108
November 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 214 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.20 #109
December 1952
Box: 8 Folder : 215 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.21 #110
January 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 216 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.21 #111
February 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 217 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.21 #112
March 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 218 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.21 #113
April 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 219 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.21 #114
May 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 220 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.21 #115
June 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 221 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.22 #116
July 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 222 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.22 #117
August 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 223 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.22 #118
September 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 224 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.22 #119
October 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 225 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.22 #120
November 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 226 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.22 #121
December 1953
Box: 8 Folder : 227 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.23 #122

General note

Walt Whitman, "One Wicked Impulse"

January 1954
Box: 8 Folder : 228 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.23 #123
February 1954
Box: 8 Folder : 229 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.23 #124
March 1954
Box: 8 Folder : 230 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.23 #125
April 1954
Box: 8 Folder : 231 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.23 #126
May 1954
Box: 8 Folder : 232 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.23 #127
June 1954
Box: 8 Folder : 233 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.24 #1
July 1954
Box: 8 Folder : 234 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.35 #4
April 1960
Box: 8 Folder : 235 Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine v.37 #3

General note

20th Anniversary Issue; Dashiell Hammett, "A Man Named Thin"

March 1961

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Series IV: Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Scope and Contents note

An incomplete run of issues from March 1940 to February 1949.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 236 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.1 #6
March 1940
Box: 8 Folder : 237 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.4 #3
July 1942
Box: 8 Folder : 238 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.4 #6
October 1942
Box: 8 Folder : 239 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.5 #1
November 1942
Box: 8 Folder : 240 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.5 #2
December 1942
Box: 8 Folder : 241 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.5 #3
March 1943
Box: 8 Folder : 242 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.5 #4
September 1943
Box: 8 Folder : 243 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.5 #5

General note

Ray Bradbury, "King of the Grey Spaces"

December 1943
Box: 8 Folder : 244 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.5 #6

General note

G. K. Chesterton, "The Man who was Thursday"

March 1944
Box: 9 Folder : 245 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.6 #1
June 1944
Box: 9 Folder : 246 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.6 #2
September 1944
Box: 9 Folder : 247 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.6 #3
December 1944
Box: 9 Folder : 248 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.6 #4
March 1945
Box: 9 Folder : 249 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.6 #5
June 1945
Box: 9 Folder : 250 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.6 #6
September 1945
Box: 9 Folder : 251 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.7 #1
December 1945
Box: 9 Folder : 252 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.7 #2
February 1946
Box: 9 Folder : 253 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.7 #3
April 1946
Box: 9 Folder : 254 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.7 #4
June 1946
Box: 9 Folder : 255 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.7 #5
August 1946
Box: 9 Folder : 256 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.8 #1

General note

H. G. Wells, "The Island of Doctor Moreau"

October 1946
Box: 9 Folder : 257 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.8 #2
December 1946
Box: 9 Folder : 258 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.8 #3

General note

Jack London, "The Star Rover"; G. K. Chesterton, "The Angry Street-A Bad Dream"

February 1947
Box: 9 Folder : 259 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.8 #4

General note

H. Rider Haggard, "Allan and the Ice-Gods"

April 1947
Box: 9 Folder : 260 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.8 #5
June 1947
Box: 9 Folder : 261 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.8 #6
August 1947
Box: 9 Folder : 262 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.9 #1
October 1947
Box: 9 Folder : 263 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.9 #2
December 1947
Box: 9 Folder : 264 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.9 #3
February 1948
Box: 9 Folder : 265 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.9 #5
June 1948
Box: 9 Folder : 266 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.9 #6
August 1948
Box: 9 Folder : 267 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.10 #1

General note

Ray Bradbury, "The Women"; Ted Sturgeon, "That Low"

October 1948
Box: 9 Folder : 268 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.10 #2
December 1948
Box: 9 Folder : 269 Famous Fantastic Mysteries v.10 #3

General note

Jack London, "The Scarlet Plague"

February 1949

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Series V: Miscellaneous Magazines

Scope and Contents note

Collects issues of miscellaneous science fiction pulp magazines.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 9 Folder : 270 Fantastic Adventures v.8 #4
September 1946
Box: 9 Folder : 271 Galaxy v. 34 #1

General note

23rd Anniversary Issue; Arthur C. Clarke, "Rendezvous with Rama";Harlan Ellison, "Cold Friend"; Ursula K. LeGuin, "Field of Vision"; Ted Sturgeon, "Agness, Accent and Access"

October 1973
Box: 9 Folder : 272 Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction v.44 #6
June 1973
Box: 9 Folder : 273 Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction v.55 #4

General note

29th Anniversary Issue; Thomas Disch, The Man who Had no Idea"; Stephen King, "The Gunslinger"

October 1978
Box: 9 Folder : 274 Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction v.60 #2

General note

Stephen King, "The Oracle and the Mountains"; Pat Cadigan, "Second Comings - Reasonable Rates"

February 1981
Box: 9 Folder : 275 Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction v.65 #4

General note

34th Anniversary Issue, Ted Sturgeon, "Not an Affair"; Thomas Disch, "Downtown"

October 1983

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