Ray & Pat Browne Library for Popular Culture Studies

The Browne Popular Culture Library is here for you in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Even though we are NOT open for business on campus, we are committed to assisting remotely however we can.  Here are the ways in which we can be reached:

  • For research assistance and other questions, contact Dana Nemeth, BPCL Reference Archivist
  • At this time, we are unable to offer tours of the collection or in-person instruction on how to find and/or use BPCL resources, but we are committed to offering remote instruction in the form of LibGuides, video conferencing and assistance, online instructional tools, etc.  For more information, contact Stefanie Hunker, instruction librarian for the School of Cultural & Critical Studies.

For now, check out the rest of the web site at your leisure and we will let you know as soon as we are back in business!


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The Browne Popular Culture Library (BPCL), founded in 1969, is the most comprehensive archive of its kind in the United States.  Our focus and mission is to acquire and preserve research materials on American Popular Culture (post 1876) for curricular and research use.

Our collection strengths include research materials on popular fiction, popular entertainment, and the graphic arts. As an archive, our collection does not circulate, with the exception of our DVD collection.  A large part of our collection is searchable via the library catalog and we maintain research guides and finding aids for browsing the remainder of the collection.

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