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Amazing Stories

 Collection
Identifier: PN6071.S33 A427

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Overview

Amazing Stories is a science fiction periodical that has run since 1926. Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections hold issues of the magazine between 1926 - 1978 and 1983 - 1993.

Dates

  • 1926-1993

Language of Materials

The materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

These materials have unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use

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

Extent

3.0 Linear Feet (This collection contains 11 (eleven) half-sized archival boxes and 2 (two) regular sized archival boxes.)

Scope and Contents

Georgia Tech Archives and Special Collections holds issues published between 1926 - 1993. The collection may not be a complete run of the publication.

History of Amazing Stories

Amazing Stories is an American science fiction publication that has run since 1926. It was begun by Hugo Gernsback, and is notable since it was the first magazine that focused soley on science fiction. Over the course of its run, it went under a number of different names. Chronologically, they are: Amazing Stories(1926-1958, 1960-1970, 1979-1980, 1986-present), Amazing Science Fiction(1958), and Amazing Science Fiction Stories(1958-1960, 1970-1979, 1985-1986). In addition to these name changes, Amazing Stories was combined with Fantastic/Fantastic Stories between 1980 and 1986. Despite the multiple changes in editors and publishers, and a number of hiatuses in publication, the series is still currently being published. The History of the Science-fiction Magazine Series by Michael Ashley and the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazine Index: 1890-2006+ by Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento was used to gather historical information about this publication. The History of the Science-fiction Magazine Series by Michael Ashley and the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazine Index: 1890-2006+ by Stephen T. Miller and William G. Contento was used to gather historical information about this publication.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials for this collection were donated by Bud Foote, Joseph Geierman, Georgia State University's Special Collections Department, Bart Hacker, Lewis Murphy, M. L. Ourster, William Scheick, and Robert Swain.

Processing Information

Materials were processed by Jocelyn Jagrowski in February 2020.
Title
Inventory of Amazing Stories
Status
Completed
Author
Jocelyn Jagrowski
Date
Copyright February 2020
Description rules
Finding aid prepared using RLG Best Practice Guidelines for Encoded Archival Description and Describing Archives: A Content Standard.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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