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Science Fiction Fanzines Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS420

Abstract

Notable holdings in this collection include a long run of Myriad, an apa for fans in the southeastern US, and several publications focusing on original fan fiction inspired by Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Sime-Gen Universe. In an accrual added April 2012, the publications of Ned Brooks and the Southern Fandom Press Association are featured.

Dates

  • 1969-2014

Creator

General Physical Description note

(33 document cases)

Restrictions: Access

None.

Restrictions: Use

Permission to publish materials from this collection must be obtained from the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

13.2 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives has a number of different types of fanzines, including clubzines, apazines, and genzines. Notable holdings include a long run of Myriad, an apa for fans in the southeastern US, and several publications focusing on original fan fiction inspired by Jacqueline Lichtenberg's Sime-Gen Universe. In an accrual added April 2012, the publications of Ned Brooks and the Southern Fandom Press Association are featured.

Historical Background - Science Fiction Fanzines

The science fiction genre is notable for the significant influence of the fan community on the production of science fiction works. Fandom serves as a formidable community of opinion, and it is also the primary incubator of emerging professional talent in science fiction art, writing, and other media. Science fiction fanzines, a characteristic mode of expression and communication within the fan community, may contain original writing (both fiction and non-fiction), original artwork, reviews, and reflexive commentary on the content of other fanzines. Before the Internet, fanzines were an especially significant mode of communication; taken as a whole they constitute a unique written record of the thoughts and interests of individuals and communities within fandom.

Types of fanzines include apazines, which are publications of amateur press associations that aggregate a number of fanzines in monthly mailings; clubzines, which are fanzines produced by formal science fiction fan organizations; and genzines, which contain a variety of content.

Arrangement

Fanzines are arranged alphabetically by title.

Other Finding Aids

A print copy of this finding aid is available on request in the Georgia Tech Archives reading room.

Provenance

These fanzines have been drawn from several different accessions to create an artificial collection. Accession number 2011.040 represents all fanzines donated to the Archives by April 2011. The Myriad fanzines came in a separate donation (accession number 2011.045). Accessions 2011.060 and 2011.042 were added in September 2011 and April 2012. 2012.027 and 2011.082 added April 2012. 2013.031 added April 2013.

Accruals

Additions to this collection are expected. Additions made in April 2012 and April 2013.

General Physical Description note

(33 document cases)

Processing Information

Ryan Speer and Christine de Catanzaro processed this collection in July 2011. Additions made in April 2012, with the assistance of Catherine Quesenberry and Germaine Schanzmeyer. Further addition in April 2013.
Title
Inventory of the Science Fiction Fanzines Collection, 1969-2013
Subtitle
MS420
Status
completed
Author
Ryan Speer, Christine de Catanzaro
Date
Copyright July 2011.
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid is written in English.

Revision Statements

  • September 2011: : Fanzines from accession numbers 2011.060 and 2011.042 were added to the collection.
  • April 2012: : Finding aid updated and 2012.027, 2011.082 added.
  • April 2013: : Two copies of Dreams and Nightmares 94 added (2013.031).
  • January 2015: : Two issues of Dreams and Nightmares added (2014.054, 2014.058).

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Library, Georgia Institute of Technology Repository

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