The IsraPulp Collection

IsraPulp book cover

Thanks to ASU librarian, Rachel Leket-Mor, who compiled the collection, ASU is home to the largest collection of Israeli pulp fiction outside of Israel.

The IsraPulp Collection is a one-of-a-kind research collection and the only repository of Hebrew popular literature outside of Israel. This collection, established in 2004, includes serialized fiction in the form of booklets (some bound), as well as comic books, Westerns, detective stories, science fiction and espionage and adventure stories—all mass-produced for distribution in kiosks and newsstands starting in the 1930s. The now-rare pulps were widely read but never systematically collected in libraries, although they represent facets of Israeli culture as much as canonic literature does. The ASU Libraries is in the process of digitizing the IsraPulp Collection for preservation purposes.