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Hugo Gernsback Papers

A description of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967
Title: Hugo Gernsback Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1908-1965
Quantity: 50.0 linear ft.
Abstract: Correspondence (1953-1964); manuscripts of Gernsback’s articles, editorials, and speeches; and printed material, including runs of periodicals published by Gernsback and amateurs’ manuals relating to electronics and radio.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

American author, editor, and publisher. Born in Luxembourg

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

Periodicals include Air wonder stories, Amazing detectives, Amazing stories, Aviation mechanics, Electrical experimenter, Everyday mechanics, Everyday science and mechanics, The experimenter, Facts of life, Flight, Foto-craft, French humor, Gadgets, High sea adventures, Know yourself, Life guide, Light, Luz, Milady, Modern electrics, Moneymaking, Motor camper & tourist, New ideas for everybody, Pirate stories, Popular medicine, Practical electrics, Radio amateur news, Radio and television, Radio craft, Radio electronics, Radio electronics weekly business letter, Radio listeners guide and call book, Radio news, Radio program weekly, Radio review, Science and invention, Science fiction, Science wonder stories, Scientific detective monthly, Sexologia, Sexology, Short-wave and television, Short-wave craft, Superworld comics, Technocracy review, Television, Television news, Woman’s Digest, Wonder stories, Your body, and: Your dreams.

The library's holdings of these periodicals have been cataloged. Consult the library's main catalog here and search for individual titles for more information.

Note: Feb 2006: Substantial additions were received in 2006. This material has not yet been added to the online inventory. Please contact the repository listed above for more information on these additions.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Gernsback, Hugo, 1884-1967, Archives

Associated Titles

Air wonder stories
Amazing detectives
Amazing stories
Aviation mechanics
Electrical experimenter
Everyday mechanics
Everyday science and mechanics
Facts of life
French humor
High sea adventures
Know yourself
Life guide
Modern electrics
Motor camper & tourist
New ideas for everybody
Pirate stories
Popular medicine
Practical electrics
Radio amateur news
Radio and television
Radio craft
Radio electronics
Radio electronics weekly business letter
Radio listeners guide and call book
Radio news
Radio program weekly
Radio review
Science and invention
Science fiction
Science wonder stories
Scientific detective monthly
Short-wave and television
Short-wave craft
Superworld comics
Technocracy review
Television news
The experimenter
Woman’s digest
Wonder stories
Your body
Your dreams


Adventure stories, American, Periodicals
Authors, American
Editors, United States
Electronics, Amateurs’ manuals
Electronics, Periodicals
Fantasy fiction, American, Periodicals
Hygiene, Sexual, Periodicals
Industrial arts, Periodicals
Luxembourg Americans
Magazine covers, Illustration, Specimens
Periodical editors
Periodicals, Publishing
Popular literature, Publishing
Popular literature, United States
Publishers and publishing, United States
Radio, Amateurs’ manuals
Radio, Periodicals
Science fiction, American, Periodicals
Science fiction, Illustration
Science publishing
Sex instruction, Periodicals
Shortwave radio, Periodicals
Technology, Periodicals


United States, Popular culture

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Hugo Gernsback Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Hugo Gernsback and his estate, 1965-1968

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: 1978
Revision history: 17 Aug 2005 - EAD file created (MRR); Feb 2006 - added note regarding additions

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The inventory has not yet been converted to electronic format. Please contact the Repository listed above for more information.

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