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Object ID 001412

Object Name Tip Top Weekly

Object Desc Weekly periodical for young adults. Nov. 14, 1908 issue.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001186

Alternate ID

General Category Printed Material

Category Periodicals


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 12

Object Date Nov. 14, 1908

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Periodicals,Tip Top Weekly,Street and Smith,Frank Merriwell,

Title Tip Top Weekly

Sub-Title An Ideal Publication for American Youth


Edition Nov. 14, 1908

Description / Abstract Promoted as "an ideal publication for American Youth," this magazine featured several fictional heroes but was mainly devoted to the ongoing adventures of student Frank Merriwell, who began at a fictional New England academy and then moved on to Yale. Adept in sports, Merriwell eventually became an international adventurer.

Physical Description 30 pages. Front cover features the main character riding a horse and appears to be twirling a lasso. At the center of the cover is a victorian portrait of the main character, Frank Merriwell in a red circular frame. "Tip Top Weekly" is printed in a bright red text, and the subtitle just below it is printed in black text in a yellow decorated bar. Just below the subtitle is the date, and the price, which was five cents. The entire cover has a blue, light orange, and red border. The back cover has a list of previous issues and their titles. 8'' x 11''

Author Gilbert Patten

Author Details William George "Gilbert" Patten (October 25, 1866 January 16, 1945) was a writer of dime novels and is best known as author of the Frank Merriwell stories, with the pen name Burt L. Standish.





Publisher Street & Smith Publishers

Publisher Details Street & Smith or Street & Smith Publications, Inc. was a New York City publisher specializing in inexpensive paperbacks and magazines referred to as pulp fiction and dime novels. They also published comic books and sporting yearbooks. Among their many titles was the science fiction pulp magazine Astounding Stories, acquired from Clayton Magazines in 1933, and retained until 1961. Street & Smith was founded in 1855, and was bought out in 1959. The Street & Smith headquarters was at 79 Seventh Avenue in Manhattan; it was designed by Henry F. Kilburn.

Spine / Label


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Image Caption CMY1186



Date FEB 6,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The front cover is still fairly bright, but it appears that the spine has been reinforced with tape, and multiple tears and creases run along every edge of the periodical. The pages have minor tears, and have yellowed over time. The magazine feels fragile when held. Some pencil marking at the top of the front cover, and a sticker indicating "$2.00 each" is on the top right corner. Back cover has water damage and creasing on both left corners.


Date FEB 6,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 18 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 20 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 1, Shelf 20 - automatic entry by admin