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The Arkham Sampler

Identifier: PN3435 .A754

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The Arkham Sampler was a science fiction and fantasy fiction magazine published from 1948 to 1949. A few notable names contributed to this magazine, including Ray Bradbury and H.P. Lovecraft. This collection contains issues from 1948, though the reader should note that the collection may not be complete.


  • 1948

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 Volumes (This collection consists of two (2) volumes.)

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues of the magazine published from 1948. It may not be a complete run of the publication.

Biographical / Historical

The Arkham Sampler was first published in the Winter of 1948 through its Sauk City, Wisconsin headquarters. This magazine, sold for just one dollar each, was one of the first published by Arkham House and was subsequently published on a quarterly basis from 1948 to 1949. August Derleth, a prolific writer, conservationalist, and publisher, served as editor of the magazine. Derleth has maintained a legacy for being the first to publish the works of H.P. Lovecraft as well as for his multi-genre written works. The most copies ever printed of The Arkham Sampler were for the Winter 1949 "All Science-Fiction Issue", at 2,000 copies. The magazine's covers were created by Ronald Clyne, and alternated color with each issue. The magazine printed stories from Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Jules Verne and more.


These materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials for this collection were purchased from Kuenzig Books in September 2022.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Chloe Morris in February 2023.

Inventory of The Arkham Sampler
Chloe Morris
February 2023
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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