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Collection Details


Collection Name: Charles Humberd Dime Novel Collection
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/humberd.htm
Dates Spanned: 1938-1946
Description: Dr. Charles Humberd of Bernard, Missouri, was a collector of dime novels active in the 1930s and 1940s. He was a mail-order customer of dime novel dealers including Brooklyn-based Charles Bragin. Bragin wrote and published Dime Novels Bibliography, 1860-1928, and he also published facsimile reprints of Morrison's Sensational Series and Beadle Half-Dime Novels in the late 1940s. Throughout the 1940s, Bragin maintained a mailing list of current and potential customers, and he regularly sent out assorted promotional materials and direct mail advertisements.
Broad Subjects: Indigenous Peoples; Literature
ASP Subjects: Books; Letters; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004815