Warning: The articles on the website and blog have various typographical problems that make it difficult to read: different fonts in the same article; seemingly random usage of colors and formatting; everything is clickable but not necessarily linked to anything useful.
Despite all this, the content IS interesting. Normally, i’d just give you the link to the website and it’d be over. Keeping in mind that navigation in that corner of the jungle is hard, here’s a map.
The website has articles on
The History of Breezy Stories, One of the Longest Running Pulps of All Time
An overview of the western romance pulp genre (really a listing of all the magazines with a small decription of each)
A history of Women in Crime, a Canadian pulp
A history of the Under the Counter pulps and where readers read them
Some interesting thoughts about how the pulp magazines didn’t really die in the 40s, but just retooled themselves and continued into the 50s and 60s
A history of the Hillman group of pulps
Christmas in the pulps
The blog has some interesting articles as well:
An article extracted from the “true crime” pulps
A History of the “Detective Stories Publishing Company”
The history of Erle Stanley Gardner’s Court of Last Resort
There are more interesting articles on magazine history in the blog. I’ll leave you to go through those. Find them if you can. Enough said. Enjoy.