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PCA/ACA and Popular Culture Studies at the BPCL: Manuscript Collections

A guide to resources related to the history of popular culture studies at the Browne Popular Culture Library, including but not limited to materials related to and produced by the PCA/ACA.

Learn More about Manuscript Collections at BPCL

The Browne Popular Culture Library has manuscript collections about genre fiction, comics, radio, television, movies, and more. Many of the manuscript collections are by authors in the aforementioned fields of popular entertainment. Click the link below to learn more about our holdings.

Manuscript Collections about Popular Culture Studies

Archiving Popular Culture Studies

Manuscript collections include the papers created/collected by organizations or individuals. They might include drafts of essays or books, letters/emails sent between many different parties, ephemera from conferences and other events, and even journals, artwork, or swag given out at events. They often serve as extremely detailed records of an organization's past and in-depth biographies of the person who donated their collections.

The Browne Popular Culture Library is the repository for the PCA/ACA's organizational papers, and their manuscript collection is still growing. However, the library has many more manuscript collections from other popular culture scholars and organizations that richly represent the history of the popular culture studies movement. See the list below for links to these collections' finding aids.