Re: RARA-AVIS: Pulp collection goes to SUNY-Buffalo

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 02 Jun 2000 wrote:

> The books are now at the State University of New York at Buffalo's
> Lockwood Library. Five years after Kelley donated them to his alma
> mater, librarians have catalogued each volume. It's the first time many
> of the cheesy sci-fi, romance and detective novels from decades past
> have found a place in the National Bibliographic Database, let alone a
> permanent spot on a shelf.
> ''Libraries were kind of snobby,'' says Lockwood's director, Judith
> Adams-Volpe.

I'm frankly shocked at this statement. There are a number of academic libraries with large popular culture collections, and some of these libraries have been around for 30 years or more. If the books haven't been found in any national database, it's probably because nobody donated them to the libraries, not because the libraries refused to take them.

Libraries were snobby, yes--50 years ago. Things today are much, much different.


# To unsubscribe, say "unsubscribe rara-avis" to
# The web pages for the list are at .

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 02 Jun 2000 EDT