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The Perseus Digital Library offers primary Greco-Roman and Arabic texts in a reading environment where passages in the source text are accompanied by secondary resources such as translations and commentaries.
The Modernist Journals Project is a multi-faceted resource for the study of modernism and modernist periodicals in the English-speaking world. This project is hosted by Brown University and the University of Tulsa.
The Blue Mountain Project, hosted by Princeton University, is a digital thematic research collection of art, music and literary periodicals published between 1848 and 1923.
The FictionMags Index is coordinated by William G. Contento and includes information provided by members of the Fictionmags mailing list. The site allows users to search by periodical title, author's last name, or story title.
Phil Stephensen-Payne's Galactic Central is an ongoing project to document every known fiction magazine in varying levels of detail. The site includes cover images and bibliographic entries for literally thousands of periodicals.
Conrad First is an expanding open-access archive of the serials which first published the work of Joseph Conrad. The project is sponsored by the Department of English, Uppsala University.
The PulpMags Listserv is an open forum for anyone interested in old pulp magazines, "new pulp" fiction, and modern reprints of classic pulps. This moderated list is set up along the lines of PEAPS, the Pulp Era Amateur Press Society.
The Virtual 1925 Newsstand is a student-centered, digital preservation project at the University of West Florida that reproduces the broad, and eclectic variety of magazines actually appearing on US newsstands in 1925.
Editing Modernism in Canada (EMiC) facilitates collaboration among researchers and institutions from regions across Canada and from the UK, France, Belgium, and the United States.
Darwination Scans features an array of cover images, articles, adverts, and scans of rare, hard-to-find magazines. The site is dedicated to "capturing the scarcer, more delicate, and forgotten parts of our printed culture."
Why I Really Like This Book posts weekly podcasts about forgotten fiction, non-fiction, neglected works by popular writers, and old books which deserve new readers by Kate Macdonald, an English professor at Ghent University.
UC, Berkeley Library's Archival Collections and Primary Sources List has links to primary documents, databases or collections of documents, and lists of archival collections or libraries.
Digital Library of the Caribbean includes international and multilingual newspapers.
The Internet Library of Early Journals is hosted by Oxford University.
The Keepsake for 1829 contains one issue of this prominent nineteenth-century English literary annual.
Forget Me Not is a hypertextual archive of this early British literary annual, which ran from 1823 to 1847, created by Katherine Harris. Includes information on other British annuals.
Paper of Record has scanned local papers from the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Mexico. Some papers offer only index information, others offer free content.
London Magazine, or Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer (1732-1839) from Online Books.
Australian Periodical Publications (1840-1845) is a digital library of Australian journals that began publication between 1840 and 1845.
Canadian True Crime and Tabloid Papers is a Print Culture and Urban Visuality project at McGill University.
The Austrian National Library virtual newspaper reading room offers over 350,000 pages of historical Habsburg monarchy newspapers from 1780-1938.
The French National Library's digital site, Gallica, is an invaluable resource for those working with French periodicals; users can download full issues of books and magazines, including La Revue Blanche.
The Digital National Library of Serbia is built in accordance with the principles of free, open access to knowledge and information. Digitized materials include books, manuscripts, periodicals, and other public national treasures.
The C.I.R.C.E. project (Italian acronym for Computerized Catalogue of European Cultural Periodicals) aims to digitize all of the most important European cultural periodicals produced throughout the XXth century.
Brasiliana Digital is an open-access project developed by the Library Brasiliana Guita and José Mindlin in partnership with the Department of Computer Engineering and Digital Systems of the Polytechnic University of Sao Paulo.
Unz is a personal digitization project maintained by Ron Unz, providing an extensive free library of written content, and eventually containing a comprehensive collection of high-quality books and periodicals.
News & Periodical Resources on the Web is a resource list maintained by the Library of Congress.
The Modernist Journals Project is scanning and making available online periodicals important to modernism, hosted by Brown University and the University of Tulsa.
Magazine Modernisms is a Wordpress blog, moderated by James Murphy, that alerts readers about conferences, calls-for-papers, new publications, and other periodical studies news.
Little Magazine Interview Cumulative Index is an index to interviews with writers appearing in literary magazines.
The Digital Dada Library includes periodicals significant to the Dadaist movement.
The Modernism Lab is a virtual space, hosted by the Yale University English department, dedicated to collaborative research into the roots of literary modernism.
The Editing Modernism in Canada Project (EMiC) facilitates collaboration among researchers and institutions from regions across Canada and from the UK, France, Belgium, and the United States.
William P. Lampkin's The Pulp.Net is an up-to-date & wide-ranging pulp magazine resource; the site includes histories of the pulp genre, various characters, & titles; information on various sellers; a discussion forum; and much more. The Pulp.Links page offers a phenomenal assortment of pulp resources available on the Internet.
Pulpdom Online continues the fundamental purpose of "celebrating and investigating pulp magazines and their authors" that began in Pulpdom No.1, January, 1997. . . although actually begun in ERB-dom No.1, May, 1960.
The Vintage Library is a specialty, online bookstore featuring thousands of new books, magazines, fanzines, audio CDs and DVDs. Though this is a commercial site, it has background information available for free.
The Street & Smith Preservation and Access Project, hosted by Syracuse University, is a Street & Smith digital archive, where you can find information about Street & Smith publications, including pulps, and details about the university's plans for the archive.
This page features information on the Library of Congress's Pulp Fiction Collection.
Coming Attractions is a weekly listing of pulp-related Coming Attractions maintained by Bill Thom. You'll find information about books, reprints, zines, movies and more. The web site is updated every weekend.
Did You Read the Pulps: Wooda Carr recalls the heyday of the pulps in this article for Reminisce online magazine.
Pulp Rack collects a variety of articles about the pulps and their authors. The site includes biographies, articles on Max Brand and the Western pulps, Talbot Mundy and Adventure, and information on the art of the pulps.
David Saunders, son of Norman Saunders, has put together a site devoted to his father, Norman Saunders, pulp illustrator. The site features a biography, checklist and details and samples of Saunders' artwork.
Character Pulps (© The Pulp.Net)
Dusty Ayres and his Battle Birds covers: General Atomic has posted eight covers from Dusty Ayres and His Battle Birds pulps. Witness action scenes from "Black Lightning," "The Green Thunderbolt" and "The White Death."
Page of Grace: Thrilling Detective includes a page on Grace Culver, one of the popular backpages features of The Shadow magazine. Along with brief background information, you'll find a list of the stories in which she appeared. The Web site also includes information on scores of other detectives.
Edmond Hamilton's Captain Future: Larry Estep has put together a site devoted to Captain Future: Wizard of Science (later known as Man of Tomorrow). Learn more about Curt Newton and his fight against evil. The Web site includes information on Hamilton, the series' writer, and a bibliography of the good captain.
Capitaine Flam: This French site looks at Capitaine Flam, aka Captain Future. You'll find e-texts, cover scans and other inside features, as well as a history of Captain Future in pulp and video.
Ka-Zar, the other jungle lord: In October 1936, Red Circle published the first of three Ka-Zar pulps. Clark Holloway offers a sketch of how David Rand became Ka-Zar, includes a checklist of his pulp and comic appearances, and posts the first novel, "King of Fang and Claw," in html form, complete with black and white illustrations.
Phantom Detective: The domino masked Phantom is the subject of Mark Halegua's Web site. Halegua presents a brief background on the sleuth who appeared in The Phantom Detective magazine, a bibliography and scans of some of the magazine's covers.
The pulp avengers: Brian Misiaszek has put together a FAQ about the pulps, pulp heroes and how they can be used in role-playing games.
Edgar Rice Burroughs (© The Pulp.Net)
The official ERB Inc. site: Edgar Rice Burroughs is probably most famous for Tarzan, but he wrote other pulp stories, including series featuring John Carter of Mars, Carson Napier of Venus and David Innes. You'll find plenty of information about Burroughs and his creations at this site, as well as links to sources for ERB comics and reprints and to the artists who drew them.
Another official ERB Inc. site: Formerly the site for Disney's Tarzan movie, Tarzan.com has reverted to ERB Inc. as one of its two official sites.
ERBzin-e: Bill and Sue-On Hillman have put together an extensive Web site cataloging their ERBzin-e, a weekly online fanzine about Edgar Rice Burroughs, and ERB-related sources.
Exploring ERB: Patrick H. Adkins has pulled together many of his contributions to the Edgar Rice Burroughs Amateur Press Association (a group similar to the PEAPS). He offers some thoughtful perspectives on Burroughs and his creations.
John Carter of Mars: Clark Holloway profiles Edgar Rice Burrough's first pulp hero, John Carter, on his Pulp Heroes Web site. He also has posted the end note and cover from the March 1941 Amazing Stories that featured the John Carter story "The City of Mummies."
The language of Mars: At his language site, Jeffrey Henning takes a fascinating look at the language and lexicon created by ERB for his Barsoomians.
The Barsoomian Blade: What started out as The Barsoomian Blade, a tabloid spoof looking at events on Burroughs' Mars, has expanded into a site that includes fan fiction, humor and more.
Earth's Core review: Steven H. Silver reviews Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core with an emphasis on how it stands up today.
Weird Fantasy & Horror (© The Pulp.Net)
Weird Tales Web site: The official Weird Tales Web site focuses mostly on the current incarnation of the magazine and ignores much of its history.
The Barbarian Keep: Ed Waterman offers a bounty of information regarding Robert E. Howard and his works: from fan clubs and discussion groups to sources for REH books to fanzines and critical publications to information on REH movies and TV programs.
Robert E. Howard Archive: Steve Hogan and friends offer an insightful look at the creator of Conan, Solomon Kane and other pulp barbarians.
Cimmerian Collection: In the Cimmerian Collection, Jeffrey Blair Latta reviews and lists the publication history books and stories by Robert E. Howard. He also includes covers of selected editions.
Conan the Official Web Site: Look for information about Conan collectibles, books, comics, games and more at this site for Conan Properties International. There's also a Conan bibliography listing all of the barbarian's book appearances.
Clark Ashton Smith site: Boyd Pearson's Web site, The Eldritch Dark, includes: biographical information on Smith; areas on his writings, including e-texts of his stories and poems; information about his art; and a Hyperborean glossary.
H.P. Lovecraft Archive: Learn more about the master of Weird Tales at Donovan Loucks' site.
Authors of supernatural horror: Though Alan Gullette's site is about supernatural horror authors in general, there are sections on H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith.
Science Fiction & Fantasy (© The Pulp.Net)
Science fiction checklist and links: Jonathan Vos Post has put together an index of science fiction magazines and links to Web site related to them.
Virginia Tech Speculative Fiction Project: Virginia Tech's Speculative Fiction Project includes the contents of eight pulps, including issues of Air Wonder Stories, Cosmic Stories and Marvel Science Stories. Only the Air Wonder Stories Vol. 1, No. 1 (July 1929) is available for public access. The Cosmic Stories and Cosmic Science Fiction Stories are for Virginia Tech students and faculty, while the Marvel Science Stories, Super Science Stories and Tales of Wonder are available to credentialed scholars.
Science fiction in French: NooSFere, the French encyclopedia of science fiction, includes covers and information about a variety of science fiction pulp magazines, such as Astounding, Galaxy Science Fiction and If.
Paskow Science Fiction Collection: Here is information about Temple University Library's Paskow Science Fiction Collection, which some information on pulps and fanzines.
Buck Rogers in the pulps: Though you likely think of him as a comic strip character (or worse, as a TV character), Buck Rogers actually made his leap to the 25th century in the pulps. Most of this site looks at Buck's comic, radio, film and TV appearances, but there is a section on his Amazing Stories debut, when he was known as Anthony "Buck" Rogers. The site also includes the first portion of Philip Francis Nowlan's initial Buck Rogers story, "Armageddon, 2419."
Gernsback's Forecast: Longtime pulp editor Hugo Gernsback is the inspiration for this Webzine. You'll find a brief biographical sketch of Gernsback, as well as science fiction articles and reprints here.
L. Ron Hubbard Letters and Journals: Hubbard wrote for a variety of pulp magazines. The site - officially connected with his Church of Scientology - offers an overview of his letters and other correspondence with publishers and writers. Included is "Pulpateer," an essay in which Hubbard defends the pulps as quality literature.
Mystery & Hardboiled (© The Pulp.Net)
Twists, Slugs and Roscoes: Not sure what a flivver is? Or a roscoe? Or mazuma? Then William Denton's Glossary of Hardboiled Slang is just what you need.
Ginger Johnson, who along with her husband Tom published numerous pulp zines for over 20 years, looks at five of detective pulps for Web Mystery Magazine: All Star Detective Stories; Thrilling Detective; Gold Seal Detective; Best Detective; Detective Book Magazine.
Miscellaneous (© The Pulp.Net)
Edgar Wallace online: British author Edgar Wallace is the focus of this official site of the Edgar Wallace Society. Wallace was a popular author for British pulps.
Zane Grey's West Society: The group's Web site includes a biography of Zane Grey, information on the society, "How to Get Started Reading Zane Grey" and "Why You Should Read Zane Grey" sections. There's also a checklist for Zane Grey's Western Magazine and a bibliography of his stories and articles published in a variety of magazines.
Western pulp magazines: This is basically an online advertisement for old Western pulp magazines, but it does include a reproduction of a pulp cover.
Dime novels and penny dreadfuls: Before "pulps," there were dime novels and penny dreadful papers and magazines. Here is Stanford University's collection. Offers background on the popular fiction that led to the pulps.
Images (© The Pulp.Net)
The Pulp Gallery: Here's a collection of over 2,400 magazine covers, most are pulps, that's been posted on one of the photo album sites, PhotoPoint.com. In addition to the usual samples of The Shadow, The Spider and others, you'll find an interesting look at how pulp cover art was recycled.
Art's Not Dead Online Gallery: You'll find numerous pulp magazine posters, many from the Spicy line, mixed in with posters from the men's adventure magazines and '50s sleaze paperbacks for sale at this site. There are also many vintage sci-fi pulp posters. You can purchase the posters on paper or canvas.
Tales of Future Past: While most of the magazine illustrations here are from non-fiction science publications, there are a selection of science fiction pulp covers scattered throughout.
The Vintage Library: You'll find a varied selection of pulp artwork at this site.
Pulp art on CD-ROMs: Though Graffix Multimedia sells CD-ROMs of pulp cover scans, their site includes numerous cover samples from mystery, detective, science fiction and western pulps.
Radio/TV/Film (© The Pulp.Net)
The Serial Squadron: The Serial Squadron Web site, dedicated to movie, radio and TV serials, includes information on serials featuring such pulp and dime novel characters as The Shadow, The Spider, Deadwood Dick, Tarzan and others.
Old Time Radio show logs: Episode guides and air dates of a variety of old radio programs, including some based on pulp characters, such as The Shadow, Doc Savage and Dr. Kildare.
Old Time Radio Show Catalog: OTRCat features a daily download from classic radio drama, as well as sells MP3 and audio CDs of vintage radio programs, including a variety of science fiction shows based on pulp writers' stories.
Anarchist publications from the late 19th and early 20th century, including covers of The Blast and full text of selected issues of Freedom, Mother Earth, Liberty, and Mother Earth Bulletin.
The Avatar provides tables of contents, covers, and some articles from this cult underground press periodical published in Boston 1967-1968.
Cultural Correspondence (1975-83) was a leftist magazine.
New Babylon Times and Green Mountain Post were 1960s-early 70s Massachusetts back-to-the-land magazines.
A Youth in the Youth Culture is an article by Steve Heller about selling drawings to NY underground papers in the late 1960s.
COMICS AND COMIC BOOKS
The Grand Comic Book Data Base includes covers and issues gathered by fans.
Comics Research is a bibliography of scholarly and other research on comic books.
The Complete Digital EQ Comics Online page features every known ElfQuest tale to date, well over 6500 pages, along with a comprehensive guide to all the different ElfQuest print publications.
The Yellow Kid honors the creator of The Yellow Kid, an early comic strip from the New York World in the 1890s.
Platinum Age Comics Discussion Group discusses the earliest international origins of comic books and strips and includes a searchable archive.
MAGAZINE ADVERTISING, ART, & ARTISTS
The Ad*Access Project presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. It concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies.
Ad Flip is an archive of print ads from the 1940s on, indexed by decade and categories. Source information is uneven.
Magazine Art is a free visual database of magazine cover art of the 19th and 20th centuries that has many other useful magazine links.
Modern Mechanix includes cover art from various scientific and quasi-scientific magazines along with scanned-in ads and other bits, topically arranged.
Life (the 19th century humor magazine) includes covers courtesy of the hotel that occupies its old office building.
Film Fun magazine covers.
Mad Magazine covers, from a buyers' and sellers' site.
Picture Play magazine covers from the Street and Smith archive.
Sunset Magazine includes bibliography, covers, and articles about this Western magazine from 1898 to 1998.
Posters Advertising Magazines, hosted by the New York Public Library.
The Punch Cartoon Page is a project put together by a Vassar College history class.
John Adcock's blog Yesterday's Papers focuses on newspaper cartoons and illustrations.
RESOURCES FOR TEACHING
The New Teaching and Research Pages at the MJP feature ideas for teaching various topics related to modernist magazines, along with actual syllabi, course assignments, and student essays that have drawn on MJP resources.
Walt Whitman's Poems in Periodicals on the Whitman Archive site has teaching resources and suggestions for use.
Uncle Tom's Cabin: An Electronic Edition of the National Era Version
Remapping Dickinson and Periodical Studies updates and recasts the narrative of Dickinson's posthumous production and challenges long-held assumptions about periodical culture that have contributed to that culture's neglect.
Serialized Fiction from Stanford University's Special Collections invites readers to sign up to receive Dickens novels in serialized installments at Discovering Dickens.
Bibliography of Magazine Research is an extensive site of resources on magazines, including bibliographies of research on periodicals.
The FictionMags Index is compiled by volunteers, includes thousands of tables of contents, cover images, information on authors, and allows users to look up stories by author or title.