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The Russel B. Nye Popular Culture Collection

MSU's Popular Culture Collection is named for Russel B. Nye, a pioneer in the study of popular culture and faculty member at Michigan State for nearly 40 years.

More popular culture guides!

This resource guide is a work in progress! Additional pages are being added as they're finished. Future topics:

  • Dime novels and story magazines
  • Boys & girls series fiction
  • Love & romance (dating books, sex education, marriage manuals)
  • Golden Age superheroes
  • Modern superheroes
  • Graphic novels
  • Zines and self-published works
  • Fandom and fanworks
  • Travel guides and ephemera

Are you looking for a topic not listed here? Contact Ruth Ann Jones, Special Collections Instruction/Outreach Librarian!