Be Rootin’, Be Tootin’, Be Readin’: A Look Into Cowboys Across Special Collections

The Wild West has been a source for literary inspiration as long as people have lived and settled there. Special Collections and Archives hosts a variety of Wild West stories across popular mediums, including dime novels and small books. First published in 1860, dime novels became a popular source of media for young audiences andContinue reading “Be Rootin’, Be Tootin’, Be Readin’: A Look Into Cowboys Across Special Collections”

(re)Introducing the Dime Novels Collection

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Bilbo tells his nephew Frodo, “It’s a dangerous business… going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” The same might be said for visiting the subbasement of Strozier Library; it’sContinue reading “(re)Introducing the Dime Novels Collection”