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Science Fiction Fanzine Collection, Part 1: Collection Overview

Collection ID

SCRC 439

Related Subject(s)

Collecting Area(s)


Collection Summary

Science Fiction Fanzine Collection


Temple University. Special Collections Research Center

46.5 linear feet (97 boxes)

Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Materials in English


Detailed Collection Information

Description of Collection

The Science Fiction Fanzine Collection contains a large number of serialized science fiction fanzines, primarily from the United States, although some are of foreign origin, including reviews, short fiction, letters, cartoons and drawings, and an exchange of information about science fiction conventions and fan interests.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged alphabetically by fanzine title.

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b1634973~S12

Research Access

Collection is open for research.

Collections Stored Off-Site

This collection may be housed off-site at the Library Depository, and require up to two business days to retrieve. Please review the finding aid and be prepared to identify specific materials to be retrieved. Contact the Special Collections Research Center in advance of your visit, so that materials may be relocated to the reading room for research.

Publication and Copyright Information

The Science Fiction Fanzine Collection is the physical property/in custody of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. Temple University holds intellectual property rights only for material donated to the university with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Title of fanzine], [Publisher], [volume, number, date of issue], Science Fiction Fanzine Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Fanzines in this collection were donated by a variety of sources, including Wm. Danner, Sue Frank, and others.

Processing Information

Inventory prepared in November 2011. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in July 2014 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services.    

Index Terms

The following headings have been used to index the description of this collection in Temple University’s electronic catalog:

Fan magazines
Science fiction, American
Science fiction--Societies, etc.

Material Types:

Part 1: Collection Overview
Part 2: Number titles, A-C
Part 3: D-G
Part 4: H-O
Part 5: P-S
Part 6: T-Z, unidentified