“Once a sleuth, always a sleuth”: A study of fan publications as secondary materials for research in girls’ series books.
The periodicals studied were Susabella Passengers and Friends and The Whispered Watchword, each produced by a group of amateur writers and editors dedicated to collecting girls’ series books. A total of 537 articles from 33 issues were examined, using a set of ten criteria developed to ascertain the emphasis on research quality or fan-oriented material.
School Location:USA - North Carolina
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:children’s literature series archives collection development fanzines bibliography amateur research
Date of Publication:11/16/2005