Our archives has received a large collection of Half-Dime Novels from Gene Myler of Flowery Branch, GA, in honor of his father Joseph J. Myler.
Joseph J. Myler created the collection and was a member of the Hobart class of 1919, Chairman of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees, 1948-1952, and recipient of an honorary doctorate in 1959.
It is a collection of 922 issues from Beadle's Half Dime Library, published between 1877 and 1905. Each issue is 16 pages and has a woodcut illustration on the cover. Most also have a title and an alternative title, such as "Ralph Boy, The Boy Buccaneer; Or, The Fugitive Yacht."
For more detailed information about the collection, see our finding aids for the Joseph J. Myler Collection of Half Dime Novels and other archival collections on the Archives website.