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The Argosy Index 1896-1943

by Fred Cook

Adventure Fiction Press, 2001

Index by author and by issue to the "pulp fiction" issues of Argosy between 1896 and 1943.  Issued on CD-ROM, but subsequently withdrawn from sale because of a number of problems.

An Author-Title Index to Tip Top Semi-Monthly and its Successor Wide-Awake Magazine

by Victor A. Berch

The Ragged Edges Press, 2000

Index by author to the fiction in the 31 issues of Tip Top Semi-Monthly and Wide-Awake Magazine.  Published as part of the 51st mailing of PEAPS (The Pulp-Era Amateur Press Society).

Bibliographic Listing: Golden Days

by Donald L. Steinhauer

Dime Novel Roundup Supplement No. 1, date unknown

Contains both an issue index and an author index to the magazine.

Bibliographic Listing: Good News

by Capt. Chester G. Mayo, USN, Retired

Dime Novel Roundup Supplement No. 4, Sep-1960

Contains both an issue index and an author index to Good News, Army & Navy Weekly, Half Holiday, The Boys' Holiday, and The Holiday.

Bibliographic Listing: New Nick Carter Weekly

by J. Randolph Cox

Dime Novel Roundup Supplement - Vol 44 #9, Dec-1975

Contains an issue index to New Nick Carter Weekly, New Nick Carter Library, and Nick Carter Weekly.

Bibliographic Listing: Nick Carter Library

by J. Randolph Cox

Dime Novel Roundup Supplement - Vol 43 #7, 15-Jul-1974

Contains an issue index to the magazine, plus notes on other magazines where Nick Carter appeared.

Bibliographic Listing: Nick Carter Stories and Other Series Concerning Stories About Nick Carter: Part I

by J. Randolph Cox

Dime Novel Roundup Supplement No, 10, Aug-1977.

Contains both issue index and author index to Nick Carter Stories.

Bibliographic Listing: Nick Carter Stories and Other Series Concerning Stories About Nick Carter: Part II

by J. Randolph Cox

Dime Novel Roundup Supplement - Vol 49 #2, Apr-1980.

Contains an index, by issue, to Nick Carter stories in Detective Story Magazine, Nick Carter Magazine, New York Weekly, Ainslee's, and Rough Rider Weekly, as well as the stories in Old Broadbrim Weekly and Young Broadbrim Weekly, and the non-fiction pieces in Shield Weekly, which were all later rewritten as Nick Carter stories.

Bibliographic Listing: Our Boys and New York Boys Weekly

by Ross Craufurd

Dime Novel Roundup Supplement - Vol 48 #1, Feb-1979

Contains both an issue index and an author index to Our Boys, and New York Boys Weekly.

Bibliographic Listing: The New Sensation and The Sporting New Yorker

by Ross Craufurd

Dime Novel Roundup Supplement - Vol 45 #5, Oct-1976

Contains both an issue index and an author index to The New Sensation, The Sporting New Yorker, and The Illustrated Sporting New Yorker.

Bibliographic Listing: Street & Smith's Literary Album

by J. Randolph Cox, based on work by Chester G. Mayo

Dime Novel Roundup - Vol 73 #6, Dec-2004

Contains both an issue index and an author index to Street & Smith's Literary Album.

Canadian Periodical Index

The Gale Group

A bilingual reference tool which provides access to Canadian and American periodical literature. Canadian coverage includes a wide variety of English and French language journals having significant Canadian or regional content. Available from http://www.galegroup.com.

Comprehensive Index to English-Language Little Magazines, 1890-1970, Series One

Edited by Marion Sader

New York: Millwood, 1976

Author index to 100 "little magazines" covering the 80 years specified.   Each item is also classified as fiction, poetry, or whatever.  To date, there has been no Series Two published.

The Criterion, 1922-1939

London, 1967

Not seen: general book on the magazine, with an index by E. Alan Barker.

The Daily Mail Fiction Index: 1896 - 1950

by Richard Simms

An index to the fiction published in The Daily Mail from 1896 to 1950, available on the web at dailymailfictionindex.atwebpages.com.

 

Dime Novel Bibliography

An ambitious project which aims to create a comprehensive online database of dime novels, story papers, reprint libraries and related materials based, initially, on the research done by Edward T. LeBlanc.

The Evening News Short Story Index

by Richard Simms

An index to the fiction published in The London Evening News, available on the web at eveningnews.atwebpages.com.

 

Household Words

A Weekly Journal, 1850-1859, Conducted by Charles Dickens. Table of Contents, List of Contributors and Their Contributions, Based on the Household Words Office Book in the Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists, Princeton University Library

Compiled by Anne Lohrli

University of Toronto Press, 1973

A painstaking analysis of who wrote each item in the magazine based on the record of payments to contributors in the office book kept by subeditor William Henry Wills

Indexes to Fiction (Victorian Fiction Research Guides)

#4: Time (1879-1891), Murray's Magazine (1887-1891) and The Quarto (1896-1898) by Sue Thomas
#5: The Lady's Realm (1896-1915) by Sue Thomas, M. Versteeg & J. Huddleston
#7: Tinsley's Magazine, Later the Novel Review (1867-1892) by Sue Thomas
#9: Pall Mall Magazine (1893-1914) by Sue Thomas
#10: The Harmsworth Magazine (1898-1915) by Sue Thomas
#12: Cassell's Family Magazine (1874-1910) by Sue Thomas
#14: Belgravia (1867-1899) by P.D. Edwards, I.G. Sibley & Margaret Versteeg
#17: Chamber's Journal (1854-1910) by Sue Thomas
#23: The Idler (1892-1911) by William B. Thesing & Becky Lewis
#29: The Illustrated London News and the Graphic by Graham Law
#32: The Windsor Magazine (1895-1910) by Catharine Vaughan-Pow

University of Queensland, 1980-1994

Series of booklets, each containing an author/title index to the specified magazines.

An Index on the Weird & Fantastica in Magazines

Plus a variety of other listings

Compiled by Bradford M. Day

Bradford M. Day, Hillsville, VA, 1995

This is an eccentric volume, described by the author as a "pastime for my old age", containing selective information on "weird and fantastic" fiction in a variety of sources ranging from Romance Magazine to Weird Tales. While only partial contents are listed for a subset of the issues of each magazine, and there is no author or title index, the volume is still valuable as being, with the equally eccentric Index to Fantasy & Science Fiction in Munsey Publications, the only reference source for some older non-genre magazines.

To further complicate matters, the volume has grown organically over the years since the first version appeared in 1953, so no two copies will necessarily contain the same contents. Information on this site has been taken from the 1995 edition.

Index to (American) Little Magazines

Compiled by Stephen H. Goode (1900-1947); Smith, Colegrove, Stephens & Swallow (1949-1952); Eugene P. Sheehy & Kenneth A. Lohf (1953-1963); Evelyn G. Lauer (1966-1967)

1900-1919: New York: The Whitston Publishing Company, 1974
1920-1939: New York: The Whitston Publishing Company, 1969
1940-1942: New York: Johnson Reprint, 1967
1943-1947: Denver: Alan Swallow, 1965
1949-1952: Denver: Alan Swallow, 1968 (not seen)
1953-1955: Chicago: Swallow Press, 1956 (not seen)
1956-1957: Denver: Alan Swallow, 1958 (not seen)
1960-1961: Denver: Alan Swallow, 1962 (not seen)
1962-1963: Denver: Alan Swallow, 1964 (not seen)
1966-1967: Denver: Alan Swallow, 1970 (not seen)

Author index to about 100 "little magazines" covering the period specified.   Each item is listed only by title with no attempt at classification.

An Index to Blackwood's Magazine, 1901-1980

by David Finkelstein

Scolar Press, 1995

Index by issue and by author to all issues of the magazine in the 20th century, including some information on pseudonyms but making no differentiation between fiction and non-fiction.

Index to British Science Fiction Magazines 1934 - 1953

Compiled by Graham Stone

Australian Science Fiction Association, Sydney, 1977

Comprehensive index to all SF/fantasy magazines published in the UK from 1934 to 1953, including both original British magazines and British editions of American magazines (which frequently differed significantly from their American originals, particularly during and after World War II).  Although the former have been covered in other indexes, this is the only printed index to cover the latter.  While the majority of the issues have now been indexed as part of the FictionMags Index this volume contains details of book reviews that are generally excluded from other indexes.

Index to Canadian Monthly and National Review

by Marilyn G. Flitton

Bibliographical Society of Canada, 1976

Not seen.

Index to Commonwealth Little Magazines

Compiled by Stephen H. Goode (1964-1975); Sarah V. Gray (1976-1989); Anon. (1990-1992)

1964-1965: New York: Johnson Reprint, 1966
1966-1967: New York: Johnson Reprint, 1968
1968-1969: New York: Whitston Publishing Company, 1970
1970-1973: New York: Whitston Publishing Company, 1975
1974-1975: New York: Whitston Publishing Company, 1976
1976-1979: New York: Whitston Publishing Company, 1984
1980-1982: New York: Whitston Publishing Company, 1986
1983-1984: New York: Whitston Publishing Company, 1987
1985-1986: New York: Whitston Publishing Company, 1989
1987-1989: New York: Whitston Publishing Company, 1991
1990-1992: New York: Whitston Publishing Company, 1993

Author index to about 20-25 "little magazines" covering the period specified.   Each item is listed by title with a rough attempt at classification.

Index to Evergreen Review

by David A. Power & Carol Strempek

Scarecrow, 1972.

Not Seen.

Index to Fantasy & Science Fiction in Munsey Publications

This slim (uncredited) volume was an attempt to index all fantasy and SF stories in magazines such as Cavalier and Argosy.  As such, it contains only a single index by author of the stories in question.   While only partial contents are listed for a subset of the issues of each magazine the volume is still valuable as being, with the equally eccentric An Index on the Weird & Fantastica in Magazines, the only reference source for some older non-genre magazines.

An Index to Fiction in Wayside Tales

by Victor A. Berch

The Ragged Edges Press, 2000

Index by issue and by author to the fiction in the 11 issues of Wayside Tales.   Published as part of the 53rd mailing of PEAPS (The Pulp-Era Amateur Press Society).

Index to Football Action and Football Stories

by Larry Estep

2002

Index by issue and by author to the fiction in 22 of the issues of Football Action and the issues of Football Stories.   Published as part of Mailing #58 (January 2002) of PEAPS (The Pulp-Era Amateur Press Society).

An Index to Periodical Literature

By William Frederick Poole

Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1882 - 1906 (6 volumes)

An eccentric volume that indexes a wide range of Victorian magazines, but does so by "subject". Although there is an index by author, there is no indication of whether items are fiction or non-fiction, and the information listed tends to be the subject rather than the title. Better than nothing for magazines not indexed elsewhere, but leaves much to be desired.

An Index to Romance, 1919-1920

by Victor A. Berch

Privately printed, 2001

Index by issue and by author, covering fiction, poetry and regular columns.   Distributed via PEAPS.

An Index to Romance/Romance combined with Everybody's (1928-1930)

by Victor A. Berch

The Ragged Edges Press, 2002

Index by issue and by author, covering fiction, poetry and regular columns.   Distributed in 59th mailing of PEAPS.

Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections

by William G. Contento

Locus Press, Oakland, 1998 & subs

A comprehensive guide to English-language science fiction anthologies and collections, in the same style as the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index.  Includes a small number of magazines published in paperback format that are often thought of as anthologies. Available on CD-ROM from Locus Press.

Index to The Blue Mule

by Victor A. Berch

Privately printed, 2001

Index by issue and by author, covering fiction and non-fiction.

An Index to the Fiction Published in The Star

by Richard Simms

An index to the fiction published in The Star, available on the web at thestarfictionindex.atwebpages.com/.

Index to the Strand Magazine, 1891-1950

By Geraldine Beare

Greenwood Press, 1982.

Author and title index.

An Index to Wild West Weekly

Compiled by Larry Estep

CD-ROM available from , P.O. Box 383, Morehead, KY 40351, USA.

Comprehensive index to all 824 issues of Wild West (Weekly) from 1927 to 1943, together with indexes to the 32 issues of Pete Rice Magazine/Western Adventures from 1933 to 1936, and the 135 issues of Romance/Romantic Range from 1935 to 1947. The (combined) index is broken into three parts - an index by issue; and index by author (identifying all known pen names) and an index by recurring character.

Index to The Youth's Companion: 1871-1929

The Scarecrow Press, 1972

Two quarto size volumes, indexing all pieces for which an author's name or initials are given are indexed and selective unsigned nonfiction pieces. The index is broken down into three parts - an author index; a brief list of regular departments; and a title index (broken down by broad category).

Issue Index to Fame & Fortune / Fortune Story

by Larry Estep

2002

Index by issue to all 23 issues of Fame and Fortune Magazine and Fortune Story Magazine.   Published as part of a Mailing of PEAPS (The Pulp-Era Amateur Press Society).

Keys to Other Doors

edited by John DeWalt

John DeWalt, 1998

Subtitled "some lists for a pulp collector's notebook", this is a collection of various lists including indexes (by issue only) to a number of the pulp reprint magazines such as Behind the Mask and The Pulp Review.

The Leather Research Reference Shelf

This website reprints the tables of contents (TOCs) of leather magazines and other leather periodicals, and provides additional information such as brief summaries of articles. Leather is a gay male subculture centered upon the wearing of leather clothing. Some leathermen practice sadomasochism. The word leather is sometimes also used to refer to lesbian or heterosexual sadomasochism.

The Complete Magnet Companion

Edited by George Beal

Quartermain Publications, 1996.

Not Seen.

Monthly Murders

A Checklist and Chronological Listing Of Fiction In The Digest-Size Mystery Magazines In The United States And England

Compiled by Michael L. Cook

Greenwood Press, Connecticut, 1982

A comprehensive guide to English-language digest-size mystery fiction magazines published from 1941 to 1980.  Each issue is individually indexed and there is also an index by author.   Only fiction contents are listed. An updated and expanded version of the majority of this index formed part of the Crime, Mystery and Gangster Fiction Magazine Index.

Mystery, Detective, and Espionage Fiction

A Checklist of Fiction in U.S. Pulp Magazines, 1915-1974

Compiled by Michael L. Cook and Stephen T. Miller

Garland Publishing, New York & London, 1988 (2 volumes)

A comprehensive guide to English-language pulp mystery, detective & espionage fiction magazines published from 1915 to 1974.  Each issue is individually indexed and there is also an index by author.   Only fiction contents are listed.

This was announced as Volume 1 in the "Fiction in the Pulp Magazines" series, but the untimely death of Mike Cook, and the spiralling costs of producing such indexes, meant that no further volumes ever appeared, although the CD-based Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Weird Fiction Magazine Index was based in part on the research that Steve Miller did for a later volume in the series.

An updated and expanded version of this index formed part of the Crime, Mystery and Gangster Fiction Magazine Index.

Pearson's Weekly

By George Locke

London: Ferret Fantasy, 1990

Not seen, but said to contain an annotated checklist and an author index, but to only cover fiction, except for a few interviews, articles, etc which relate to the fiction. Still available from the author - George Locke, Ferret Fantasy, 27 Beechcroft Rd, Upper Tooting, London, SW17 7BX, UK.

The Playboy Index

Compiled by Bob Chatham and Paul Hugli

Paul Hugli, Bellflower, CA, 1995

Author index to Playboy magazine for its first 40 years, intermixing fiction by authors such as Fred Pohl with features such as "Playboy's Pro Football Review", and is valuable, at least, as the only index to the former category. Note that an earlier, 1992, version bore the title "Destiny Reference Guide: Volume I: The Magazine 12/53 thru 6/92".

The Premier Magazine 1914 to 1931: an annotated checklist

by George Locke

London: Ferret Fantasy, 1999

Not seen, but said to contain indicies to authors, illustrators & book appearances, sample illustrations and 160 pages of offset stories. Still available from the author - George Locke, Ferret Fantasy, 27 Beechcroft Rd, Upper Tooting, London, SW17 7BX, UK.

The Pulp Magazine Index: First Series
The Pulp Magazine Index: Second Series
The Pulp Magazine Index: Third Series
The Pulp Magazine Index: Fourth Series

Compiled by Leonard A. Robbins

Starmont House, 1989, 1989, 1990, 1991

The first four volumes (all published) in a massive (and long overdue) project to index all the pulp magazines before they finally crumble into dust.  Although the format is not the most accessible, these volumes are unique both in adding indexes by artist and by character(!) to the more traditional indexes by issue, by author and by title, and also in including details of issues that were announced but never published.  The only disappointing feature of the indexes is that so much space is spent on sf/fantasy and detective pulps that are already comprehensively indexed elsewhere rather than concentrating on the many magazines that have never been indexed before.

Search & Research

An occasional magazine published by George Locke.  Two issues exist: #1, 11-1973 (with an index to Hush and to the sf, fantasy & weird fiction in The Red Magazine) & #2, 6-1974 (with an index to Lambert's Monthly and Creep, Shadow! and to the fantasy and mystery fiction in The Yellow Magazine, All-Story Magazine and The Green Magazine). Still available from the author - George Locke, Ferret Fantasy, 27 Beechcroft Rd, Upper Tooting, London, SW17 7BX, UK.

Short Story Index

H.W. Wilson Co., 1974 - present.

Annual reference volume indexing short stories in collections and anthologies. With the 1974 volume it also started indexing a number of priodicals.

The Standard Index of Short Stories 1900-1914

By Francis J. Hannigan

Boston: Small, Maynard & Co., 1918

Combined author/title index to 24 magazines for the specified period.

The Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals

Edited by Walter E. Houghton

University of Toronto Press: Volume 1: 1966; Volume 2: 1972; Volume 3: 1979; Volume 4: 1987

Index to 43 leading Victorian periodicals (some purely non-fiction) in 4 volumes, containing both tables of contents for the magazines and an author index (although there is no classification of items into fiction and non-fiction. A 5th volume contains a combined index to the previous four.

The Yellow Book: A Checklist and Index

by Mark Samuels Lasner

Eighteen Nineties Society, 1998

Includes a complete list of contents (art as well as literature) and an index, also details of pseudonyms, the publication of the magazine, etc. Available from Rivendale Press.

Index to British Popular Fiction Magazines, 1880-1950 (in progress)

by Mike Ashley

Massive project to index over 10,000 issues of British popular fiction magazines as part of the Fictionmags Index. A more detailed description of this index can be found here.

An Index to Miscellaneous Pulps (in progress)

by Victor A. Berch

On 10-Sep-2001, Victor Berch announced in PulpMags "A colleague and I have all the contents to DROLL STORIES, GREEN BOOK ALBUM/GREEN BOOK, BRIEF STORIES, RED BOOK/REDBOOK (up through 1950). Those are on floppy disks and all we're waiting for is to create a name index and then, once Adventure Fiction Press gets going, those indexes will be made available." Sadly Adventure Fiction Press never did get going and these were "on hold" as of 2014.

An Index to Munsey Publications (in progress)

by Victor A. Berch & A.N. Other

Will be an index to a number of Munsey magazines including, at least, All-Story Magazine, Cavalier, Munsey's Magazine, Jr. Munsey, The Ocean / Live Wire, Puritan, The Quaker, Railroad Man's Magazine, The Scrap Book, and Woman. Also apparently on hold indefinitely following the demise of Adventure Fiction Press.

An Index to Short Stories (in progress)

by Larry Estep & others

In progress in 2014, based on the research done by the late Len Robbins.

An Index to the Street & Smith General Fiction and Adventure Magazines (in progress)

by Larry Estep

Was to be an index to a number of Street & Smith magazines including, at least, All Around Magazine, College Stories, Complete Stories, Dynamic Adventures, Excitement, Fame & Fortune/Fortune Story Magazine, Gunter's, High Spot, Movie Action, New Story Magazine, Outdoor Stories, Over the Top, People's, Popular, Sea Stories, Tiptop Semi-Monthly, Top-Notch, and Wide-Awake.

An Index to Trojan Magazines (in progress)

by Glenn Lord & Tom Roberts

Black Dog Press, forthcoming

Intended to be a comprehensive index to all of the magazines published by Culture / Trojan / Arrow Publications in the Spicy, Speed, Snappy and other line of pulps. Planned as a two-volume trade paperback to be published in 2001/2002, but had still not appeared in mid-2014.