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George Kelley Paperback & Pulp Fiction Collection

About this Collection

The George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection is comprised of well over 25,000 pulp fiction books and magazines. Dr. George Kelley donated the material to the University at Buffalo Libraries in 1994. The Collection has been enhanced by the large number of gifts of books and magazines from Dr. Thomas Shaw and Margarete Shaw. The origins of the collection date back to George Kelley's childhood.

The Collection has been cataloged and you can search the collection by using the Libraries' Catalog. The Collection is housed in the Special Collections Research Room in 420 Capen Hall. The Collection is open for research but must be used in house. Please use the request form for faster retrieval of material. Requests for photocopies are not accepted.

For more information about the Collection, contact:

Dr. James Maynard, Assistant Curator (716) 645-1373


Copyright - Terms of Use

The George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection material cannot be used for publication without regard for the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) and the laws of libel. Responsibility for obtaining permission to publish rests with researchers and their publishers.


  • About George Kelley

    Dr. Kelley was awarded a Ph.D. in English by the University in 1996. He also holds master's degrees from the University in Business Administration, Library Science, and English.

  • Origins of the Collection

    It all started when my Mom threw out my comic book collection while I was away at summer camp..

  • Request Form

    Items in the George Kelley Paperback and Pulp Fiction Collection are stored in restricted areas due to their special research value. These items do not circulate and must be used in the Special Collections Research Room in 420 Capen Hall. Please use this form to make a retrieval request.