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The Pulp Magazine Collection exhibit showcases CSUEB’s large collection of the inexpensive popular “Pulp” magazines that sold wildly between 1900 and 1950, and were a prime source of fiction-based entertainment. The story of their development and examples of authors and artists are shown in 24 large-scale wall posters.

From bold, sensational graphics, to well-written and imaginative plot lines by respected authors, the “Pulps” set the bar for popularizing science fiction, action-fantasy, and adventure genres in novels and screenplays, especially in the last 40-50 years.

In this exhibit, you will find a number of important authors, including Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, and Issac Asimov; You’ll also find many familiar fictional characters, including Tarzan, Buck Rogers, Nick Carter, The Shadow, Conan the Barbarian, and Doc Savage!

The University Libraries at California State University, East Bay, house an extensive collection of these early Pulp Magazines. Please feel free to contact us, if you’d like to set-up an appointment to investigate these marvelous cultural treasures.


Posted on 02.01.13

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