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Weird Tales

Identifier: PZ1.A1 W42

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Weird Tales is an American science fiction periodical that has run from 1923 to the present day. Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds the issues of the magazine published between 1946 - 2002.


  • 1923

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.


.2 Linear Feet (One (1) half-sized archival box. )

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections hold issues from this publication that were released between 1946 - 2002. Our holdings may not contain all issues released during the time period listed.

History of Weird Tales

Weird Tales is an American pulp fiction novel that began publication in 1923 by Edwin Baird under Rural Publishing Corporation. Since then, it has switched editors fourteen times, for a total of eighteen seperate editors working on the magazine during its entire run. It also switched publishing companies nine times. Despite still being in publication, the series was out of publication a number of times, the most notable being the nineteen year gap between the September 1954 issue and the April 1973 issue. As of the writing of this note, it is still being published. It is considered by many to be one of the most influencial science-fiction magazines ever published.


Materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials for this collection were donated by Bud Foote, Joseph Geierman, and Robert Swain.

Processing Information

These materials were processed by Jocelyn Jagrowski in January 2020.

Inventory of Weird Tales
Jocelyn Jagrowski
Copyright February 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

Georgia Institute of Technology
266 4th Street, NW
Atlanta 30332-0900 USA