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Famous Fantastic Mysteries

Identifier: PS648.S3 F216

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Famous Fantastic Mysteries was begun in 1939 under The Frank A. Munsey Co. publishing. This collection contains issues ranging from 1943 to 1949, though the reader should note that the collection may not be complete.


  • 1939-1953

Language of Materials

These materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unlimited access.

Conditions Governing Use

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


5 Item(s) (This collection contains 5 (five) items. )

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published between 1943-1949. It may not be a complete run of the publication.

Biographical / Historical

Famous Fantastic Mysteries began publication in 1939 under the Frank A. Munsey Co., but across the course of its publication, it changed publications three times. The editor was Mary Gnaedinger. Famous Fantastic Mysteries was a slight peculiarity because it did not print any new or original content, but rather reprinted the best stories from other magazines. It became rather popular for this reason, and continued on until it merged with Fantastic Novels Magazine in 1952, and then ceased publication all together in 1953.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials for this collection were donated by Joseph Geierman and Robert Swain.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Jocelyn Jagrowski in April 2020.

Inventory of Fantastic Famous Mysteries
Jocelyn Jagrowski
April 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