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Ace Books Records

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Ace Books.
Title: Ace Books Records
Inclusive Dates: 1935-1962
Quantity: 16 linear ft.
Abstract: Manuscripts for periodicals published by Ace Books and photographs used for illustrations of Secrets, 1937.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

American publishing firm, specializing in popular literature.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Ace Books Records consists of Manuscripts for periodicals published by Ace Books, including Confidential confessions, Daring romances, Love fiction, Revealing romances, and Secrets (1935-1962); and Photographs used for illustrations of Secrets, 1937.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Alphabetical by publication title, within that chronological.

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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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Related Material

The collection originally included published issues of a number of Ace periodicals, including Champion Sports, Confidential confessions, Detective dragnet, Flying aces, Love fiction, Red seal western, Secret agent-x, Sky birds, Western aces, and more. The collection also originally contained a number of Ace science fiction novels; these too have been transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate these items.

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Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Ace Books.

Associated Titles

Confidential confessions.
Daring romances.
Love fiction.
Revealing romances.


Confession stories -- Periodicals.
Love -- Fiction.
Love stories -- Periodicals.
Periodicals -- Publishing.
Popular literature -- Publishing.
Publishers and publishing -- United States.
Western stories -- Periodicals.


United States -- Popular culture.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts for publication.



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Ace Books Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Aaron Wynn, 1966-1968

Finding Aid Information

Created by: -
Date: 1966
Revision history: 17 Aug 2005 - EAD file created (MRR); 8 Dec 2016 - inventory updated (MRC)

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Box 1 Confidential Confessions 1960, Apr-Jul
Box 2 Confidential Confessions 1960, Aug-Oct
Box 3 Confidential Confessions 1960, Nov-Dec; 1961 Jan-Feb
Box 4 Confidential Confessions 1961, Mar-Jul
Box 5 Confidential Confessions 1961, Aug-Oct
Box 6 Confidential Confessions 1961, Nov-Dec; 1962, Jan-Feb
Box 7 Confidential Confessions 1962, Mar
Box 7 Daring Romances 1961, Jan-Mar
Box 8 Daring Romances 1961, Apr-Jul
Box 9 Daring Romances 1961, Aug-Oct; 1962, Jan
Box 10 Daring Romances 1962, Feb-Mar, Nov-Dec
Box 11 Love Fiction Oct 1935; Sep 1938
Box 11 Revealing Romances 1959, Mar-Apr
Box 12 Revealing Romances 1959, May-Aug
Box 13 Revealing Romances 1959, Sep-Dec
Box 14 Revealing Romances 1960, Jan-Mar
Box 15 Revealing Romances 1961, Jan-Apr
Box 16 Revealing Romances 1961, May-Jul
Box 17 Revealing Romances 1961, Aug-Oct
Box 18 Revealing Romances 1961, Nov-Dec; 1962, Jan
Box 19 Revealing Romances 1962, Feb-Mar
Box 19 Secrets Dec 1958, Jan 1959
Box 20 Secrets 1959, Feb-Apr
Box 21 Secrets 1959, May-Jul
Box 22 Secrets 1959, Aug-Oct
Box 23 Secrets 1959, Nov-Dec; 1960, Jan
Box 24 Secrets 1960, Feb-Apr
Box 25 Secrets 1960, May-Jul
Box 26 Secrets 1960, Aug-Oct
Box 27 Secrets 1960, Nov-Dec; 1961, Jan
Box 28 Secrets 1961, Feb-Apr
Box 29 Secrets 1961, May-Jul
Box 30 Secrets 1961, Aug-Oct
Box 31 Secrets 1961, Nov-Dec
Box 32 Secrets 1937, Jul-Oct, Dec
Published material
Published issues of Ace periodicals
Transferred to Rare Books for cataloging. Please refer to the Classic Catalog and search on "Ace Books" to locate these items.
  • Ace Sports
  • Champion Sports
  • Complete Love
  • Confidential Confessions
  • Daring Romances
  • Detective Dragnet
  • Flying Aces
  • Love Fiction
  • Red Seal Western
  • Revealing Romances
  • Secret Agent-X
  • Secrets
  • Sky Aces
  • Sky Birds
  • Ten Detective Aces
  • Ten Story Detective
  • Ten Story Love
  • Twelve Sport Aces
  • Variety Love
  • Western Aces
  • Western Trails

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