THE LOMAZOW COLLECTION BEGAN IN 1972…

However, Dr. Steven Lomazow’s collecting intensified in 1987 after his acquisition of a major collection from the State Street Bookshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since this time, great effort has been devoted to acquiring the first issues and/or first volumes of every major American magazine. It has evolved to encompass literary highlights and the best examples from virtually every genre of American popular culture. When the first issue has not been acquired, many titles are represented by illustrative type copies.

The collection is the history of America as reflected in its periodicals. No stone has been left unturned to acquire the finest material. I have attended countless book and ephemera fairs throughout the country and scoured dealers catalogs, websites and online auction sites. While obviously no collection can include everything, this is clearly the finest accumulation in private hands of important American periodicals. It can never be reproduced.  A 1996 catalog and a 2005 addendum are available.

 

This site, the AmericanMagazineCollection.com, is a searchable database of the Lomazow Collection in its entirety. It includes 80000+ periodicals as well as nearly 5000 images. It also includes the finest collection of rare and first issue pulp magazines in existence.

The AmericanMagazineCollection.com is designed to be the most comprehensive online tool for periodical research, including links to original ebooks, blogs and websites of interest. Guest authors are invited.

Books by Dr. Steven Lomazow

Recent Additions to the Detective Library…

  • Exclusive Picture Detective; True Police Cases
  • Exclusive Detective
  • Case-File Detective
  • World Detective Cases

Recent Additions to the Pulp Library…

  • Cabaret Stories
  • Don Winslow of the Navy
  • Don Winslow of the Navy
  • Film Stories