de Grummond Collection holdings are very strong in both
boys' and girls' series books. Many older, well-known
series such as Tom Swift, Horatio Alger, Hardy Boys,
Frank and Dick Merriwell, Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins,
and Dotty Dimple are well represented. In addition,
holdings of more obscure series such as Betty Wales,
Ruth Fielding, Baseball Joe, and the Boy Allies are
also plentiful. Representative authors include Oliver
Optic, Edward Stratemeyer, Edward Ellis, H. Irving Hancock,
Howard Garis, Sophie May, and Margaret Sidney.
Our holdings of the more contemporary series books including
the Little Golden Books, Baby-sitters Club, Goosebumps,
and Sweet Valley High continue to grow.
is a selective list of books and periodicals about series
books that are held by the de Grummond Collection:
A magazine devoted to the collecting, preservation and
study of old-time dime and nickel novels, popular story papers,
series books, and pulp magazines.
Novel Roundup: Annotated Index 1931-1981 by Michael L.
Cook; Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University
Popular Press, 1983.
Bibliography of Hard-Cover, Series Type Boys Books by
Harry K. Hudson (rev. ed.); Tampa, Fla.: Data Print, 1977.
of the Little Golden Books compiled by Dolores B. Jones;
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1987.
of the Series & How They Grew: or, A Century of Heroines and
Heroes, Romantic, Comic, Moral by Faye Riter Kensinger;
Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular
A discussion of series books from the Rollo books
of the 1830s to Laura Ingalls Wilders' Little House stories
of the 1930s.
Series Books: A Checklist of Titles Published 1840-1991,
Minneapolis: Children's Literature Research Collections, University
of Minnesota Libraries, 1992.
Alger, Jr.: A Comprehensive Bibliography by Bob Bennett;
Mt. Pleasant, Mich., 1980.
"Oliver Optic" Checklist: An Annotated Catalog-Index to the
Series, Nonseries Stories, and Magazine Publications of William
Taylor Adams compiled by Dolores Blythe Jones; Westport,
Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1985.
at Large: or, The Clue in the Old Nostalgia by Arthur Praeger;
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1971.
A look at the series books of the Golden Age of children's
literature including Nancy Drew, Bomba the Jungle Boy, Frank
Merriwell, and the Rover Boys.
of the Stratemeyer Syndicate: Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys,
and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory by Carol Billman;
NY: Ungar, 1986.
Pseudonyms and Series Books: An Annotated Checklist of Stratemeyer
and Stratemeyer Syndicate Publications compiled and edited
by Deidre Johnson; Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1982.
of the man and the organization responsible for over 1300