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COLLECTION Identifier: MS Am 3136

Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library pulp fiction collection

Collection includes twentieth-century mass-market fiction dealing with lurid or sensational topics, colloquially defined as pulp fiction. Most content and cover illustration cover drugs and/or sex, frequently in the context of police and criminal narratives, erotic stories, or stories of delinquent youth.


  • circa 1900-1970s

Language of Materials


Materials are in English and French.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

This collection is shelved offsite at the Harvard Depository. Retrieval requires advance notice. Readers should check with Houghton Public Services staff to determine what material is offsite and retrieval policies and times.


40 linear feet (circa 3100 volumes in 42 record cartons)


Titles are in alphabetical order by last name of author. Titles with no author are listed at the end.

Physical Location

Boxes 1-5 at Harvard Depository Boxes 6-42 in Lamont, Section D

Immediate Source of Acquisition

2016M-105. Deposit, Julio Santo Domingo III, April 2012. Forms part of the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection.

Processing Information

Processed by various Houghton Library staff: Adrien Hilton, Elise Ramsey, and Ryan Wheeler, 2017-2018.
Link to catalog
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario, 1957-2009, collector. Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library pulp fiction collection, circa 1900-1970s (MS Am 3136): Guide. MS Am 3136
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Houghton Library Repository

Houghton Library is Harvard College's principal repository for rare books and manuscripts, literary and performing arts archives, and more. The library's holdings of primary source material are managed by an expert staff and shared with scholars, students and the public in the reading room.

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