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MELANIE GRIFFIN
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MISSION:
The Special Collections Department of the University of South Florida Tampa Library supports the research and teaching missions of the University of South Florida by acquiring, preserving, and providing access to select and targeted monographs, manuscripts, illustrations, maps, sheet music, photographs, archival materials, and printed ephemera, as well as audio/video, images, and text in select digital formats. Collections are intended for use by the university community as well as the general public according to the policies and procedures established by the Department.

A literary successor to the dime novel, the science fiction pulp magazine had its genesis with Amazing Stories in 1926. Featuring serialized stories, pulps take their name from the wood pulp paper on which they were first printed. Like many of the dime novels and penny dreadfuls that came before them, pulp magazines often feature extravagant and lurid cover illustrations. Titles quickly proliferated, and the collection of pulps at USF illustrates the breadth of the genre that existed by the latter decades of the twentieth century.

To obtain additional information on USF holdings from the library’s catalog, click on the titles below.