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The 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.


Following is a selective list of books and periodicals about series books that are held by the de Grummond Collection:

Dime Novel Round-up

A magazine devoted to the collecting, preservation and study of old-time dime and nickel novels, popular story papers, series books, and pulp magazines.

Dime Novel Roundup: Annotated Index 1931-1981 by Michael L. Cook; Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1983.

A Bibliography of Hard-Cover, Series Type Boys Books by Harry K. Hudson (rev. ed.); Tampa, Fla.: Data Print, 1977.

Bibliography of the Little Golden Books compiled by Dolores B. Jones; Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1987.

Children 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 Press, 1987.

A discussion of series books from the Rollo books of the 1830s to Laura Ingalls Wilders' Little House stories of the 1930s.

Girls Series Books: A Checklist of Titles Published 1840-1991, Minneapolis: Children's Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries, 1992.

Horatio Alger, Jr.: A Comprehensive Bibliography by Bob Bennett; Mt. Pleasant, Mich., 1980.

An "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.

Rascals 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.

Secret of the Stratemeyer Syndicate: Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, and the Million Dollar Fiction Factory by Carol Billman; NY: Ungar, 1986.

Stratemeyer Pseudonyms and Series Books: An Annotated Checklist of Stratemeyer and Stratemeyer Syndicate Publications compiled and edited by Deidre Johnson; Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1982.

A discussion of the man and the organization responsible for over 1300 books

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