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Romance and Courtship

Published Material

Collected in this section are various published items relating to courtship and dating, including books, periodicals, and zines that cover topics such as advice literature, life writing, fiction, and more. There is also a page dedicated to the library's extensive collection of romance fiction. Please use the navigation menu on the left to explore each subcategory of material. 

Dating and Courtship Manuals

The materials listed here present a wide variety of advice literature for dating and courtship across time and printed formats. They are grouped in broad chronological categories. Also included on this page are periodicals and general reference materials related to dating and courtship.

Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century Guides

Mid-20th-Century Guides

Modern Guides: 1980 to the present

Periodicals and Reference Works