This collection contains story papers, pre-pulp fiction magazines and other periodicals related to the other Dime Novel and Popular Literature subcollections. For primarily news-oriented publications, see also the Newspapers collection.
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This collection brings together the popular literature German language New York published Catholic magazine: Alte und neue Welt: illustriertes katholisches Familienblatt zur Unterhaltung und Belehrung, which is a general interest periodical for German Catholic settlers: an "illustrated catholic monthly magazine of entertainment and teaching." The items include stories, articles about travel, history and the arts, essays on religious themes.  A sample of well known authors includes: Oscar Fraas, Gustav Schwab, Hendrik Conscience, Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Franz Kugler, Wilhelm Herchenbach, and Gall Morel.  Digitization Status: Ongoing.
The Boston Cultivator was a successful New England agricultural paper which ran from the late 1830's until well after the Civil War. In addition to a primary focus on farming-related matters, the paper also devoted considerable space to material of general interest to the family, including regional news, advice columns, serialized fiction and poetry. Much of the content was original to the paper, but material was also reprinted from other publications, both domestic and international.
This story paper was published in New York by  Frank Tousey, and was continued by the story paper, Happy Days,  in which selectively reprinted stories from the Boys of New York appeared.  Included in this collection are key issues containing a number of later reprinted titles including an early "The Shadow" precursor in "the Man in the Black Cloak",  which may have influenced later pulp heroes.
This weekly story paper and popular magazine for children was published in Philadelphia and contained stories, poetry, and advice for the young.
The juvenile periodical: Boys' and girls' Catholic magazine becomes the newspaper: Catholic weekly instructor with the with January 6, 1849 issue. Ceases publication in 1851.

This collection contains issues of the Chicago Ledger, a story paper that ran from 1872 until 1924 (when it was absorbed into the Blade and Ledger). For more information, see the Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography listing.
This collection contains issues of Comfort, an Augusta, Maine publication calling itself "the key to happiness and success in over a million and a quarter homes."
Began with Vol. 1, no. 1 (Jan. 1874).
Ceased in 1894? --Cf. Union List of Serials.
"A journal of home arts and home leisure." (varies).
Published: Boston, Mass. : Milliken & Spencer, <Aug. 1875>- ; Boston, Mass. : D.L. Milliken, <1876>- ; Boston, Mass. : Cottage Hearth Co., <1882>-.
Editor: D.L. Milliken, 1874-<1882>.