PCL MS 159 Fred Cook Collection
|Title||PCL MS 159 Fred Cook Collection|
|Creator||Cook, Fred S.|
The Fred Cook Collection consists of approximately 3 linear feet of manuscript materials. The collection was donated to the Browne Popular Culture Library by the Estate of Fred Cook in 1998. This collection is unprocessed, but may be accessed by contacting the BPCL Reference email. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works found in this collection.
|Biographical Sketch||Fred Cook was an American writer and bibliographer. From 1965 to 1968 he published the fanzine Bronze Shadows, one of the earliest to be focused on pulp magazines. He wrote or co-wrote bibliographic indexes to Weird Tales, The Shadow, and Argosy, among others. He was a resident of Wadsworth, Ohio.|
|Scope and Content||The collection consists primarily of bibliographic manuscripts generated by Fred Cook and others, as well as research materials used by Fred Cook in his writing. Additional items include pulp magazine covers, science fiction convention programs and magazine subscription correspondence. |
The intense indexing work done by Fred Cook will be of interest to researchers of pulp magazines, as well as those looking to understand how these types of bilbiographies were generated prior to the internet age.
The first three boxes are record center cartons, and the fourth is an index card box.
|Inventory||An inventory has not been completed for this collection. A braod outline follows:|
Box 1: Indexes for individual pulp magazines and publishers. Most are filed by magazine title, however some are grouped by publisher (i.e. Fiction House, Arkham House)
Box 2: Continuation of pulp magazine indexes from box 1, as well as copies of Bronze Shadows, the fanzine published by Fred Cook
Box 3: Indexes and bibliographies created and obtained from other writers, science fiction convention programs, pulp magazine covers, and some correspondence.
Box 4: Index cards used by Fred Cook in his bibliographic work.
|Transfers||Fred Cook donated a substantial collection of pulp magazines and novels to the Browne Popular Culture Library beginning in the 1980s, and facilitated donations by other collectors as well.|