Carlos Roy Lavender Papers

Collection ID: 
SCRC 79
Date: 
Circa 1939-2004
Footage: 
13.5 linear feet (27 boxes)
Subjects: 

Collection Summary

Title
Carlos Roy Lavender Papers

Dates
Circa 1939-2004

Collection ID
SCRC 79

Creator
Lavender, Carlos Roy, 1919-2007

Quantity
13.5 linear feet (27 boxes)     

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English

           

Detailed Collection Information

Biographical Note

Roy Lavender was an aerospace engineer, science fiction fan, frequent convention attendee and organizer, and author of essays describing fan life in the early years of science fiction and the “pulp era.” Lavender was a member of First Fandom, and a founder of Midwestcon.

Description of Collection

This collection contains extensive numbers of photographic prints and 35mm slides of various science fiction conventions, including examples of cosplay. Also included are convention booklets and ephemera, fanzines, correspondence, memorabilia, a scrapbook of Harlan Ellison's column, "The Glass Teat: A column of Opinion about Television," publications, and other materials.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 8 series as follows:

Series 1: Correspondence and ephemera, 1958-2000
Series 2: Photographs, 1949-1992
          Subseries 2.1: Photographic prints and negatives, 1949-1992
          Subseries 2.2: Slides, 1958-1979
          Subseries 2.3: Scrapbooks, 1955-1988
Series 3: Convention publications, 1979-2001
Series 4: Fanzines, 1967-2004
Series 5: Writings, ephemera, and other materials, 1966-1998
Series 6: Harlan Ellison scrapbook, circa 1968-1972
Series 7: January 2008 additions, circa 1939-1988, undated
Series 8: September 2012 additions, 1949, undated

 

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b5840876~S30

Research Access

Collection is open for research. Rights to commercial use of the C. R. Lavender Photographic collection are reserved to the Carlos Roy Lavender Trust.

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 Carlos Roy Lavender Papers are the physical property of the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries. 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

[Description and date of item], [Box/folder number], Carlos Roy Lavender Papers, SCRC 79, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Carlos Roy Lavender Trust, October/November 2007, with additions on January 9, 2008 and on September 14, 2012. Envelope with typewritten notes from Dean Grinnell in box 1, folder 23, donated September 19, 2011, by the Carlos Roy Lavender Trust.         

Processing Information

Finding aid prepared in November 2007. Finding aid revised according to contemporary archival standards in July 2014 by Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services. Further revisions made by Katy Rawdon in September 2015.

 

Index Terms

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

Personal/Family Names:
Lavender, Carlos Roy, 1919-2007

Subjects:
American fiction--20th century
Authors, American--20th century
Congresses and conventions--United States
Fantasy Fiction
Science Fiction
Science fiction--Congresses
Science fiction fans

Material Types:
35mm
Clippings
Correspondence
Ephemera
Fanzines
Floppy disks
Manuscripts
Negatives
Objects
Periodicals
Photographs
Publications
Scrapbooks
Slides 
Speeches

 

Inventory

Series 1: Correspondence and ephemera, 1958-2000

Series 1 contains files organized by personal or organization name, including letters, photographs, ephemera, newsletters, directories, writings, and other materials.

1          1          Austin, Bill          1994-1996

1          2          Barnes, Creighton          1988-2000

1          3          Beam, Ray          1984-1996

1          4          Bowers, Bill          2000

1          5          Budrys, Algis, editor of Tomorrow          1993

1          6          Cantor, Marty and Robbie          1985-1986

1          7          Chike, Keith and Rebecca          1995-1996

1          8          Clareson, Tom          1984-1990

1          9          Clarke, A. Vincent          1990

1          10          Coger, Dal and Greta          1987-1996

1          11          Cowden, Joan (Megan) and Charles E. Richardson          1994-1995

1          12          Cox, Arthur Jean          1987-1993

1          13          Daugherty, Walt and Mary Ellen Robogliatti          1967-1990

1          14          DragonCon          1997-1998

1          15          Engle, Ted and Jean          1986, undated

1          16          Finder, Jan Howard          1976-1998

1          17          Fitch, Don          1990-1999

1          18          Fox, Janet, Scavenger Newsletter          1991

1          19          Freas, Kelly          1975-2000

1          20          Girard, Benoit, The Frozen Frog          1991-1994

1          21          Glyer, Mike          1993

1          22          Gonzer, Wally          1991

1          23          Grennell, Dean A.          1969, 1997

1          24          Hensley, Joe          1992-1993

1          25          Hubbard, Carrie          1990-1992

1          26          Jeeves, Terry, ERG Quarterly          1995-2000

1          27          Jensen, Charles          1976-1993

1          28          Johnson, Robin          1975

1          29          Larsen, Soren          1980

1          30          Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society          1988-1998

1          31          Legman, Gershon          1958-1963

1          32          Lindsay, Eric          1994-1998

1          33          MarCon          1993

2          1          Moffatt, Len and June          1975, 1990

2          2          Moore, Ken, Kubla Khan          1990-1996

2          3          Niven, Larry and Fuzzy          undated

2          4          Orange County Science Fiction Club          1989-1991

2          5          Petard Society          1971-1987

2          6          Raney, Nancy          1981, undated

2          7          Schulzinger, Mark          1986-1994

2          8          Shibano, Takumi          2000

2          9          Shirvin, Stan          1970-1999

2          10          Smith, Dick and Leah          undated

2          11          Stavdal, Bill          1998

2          12          Stone, Merlin          1987-1990

2          13          Uhlmeyer, Virginia          1994, undated

2          14          Wadey, Bob and Kate          1987-1992

2          15          Wayne, Taral          undated

2          16          Willis, Madeleine          1986

2          17          Miscellaneous, includes floppy disk          1971-2000, undated

 

Series 2: Photographs, 1949-1992

Photographic prints, slides, and negatives, primarily of science fiction and fantasy conventions: events, professional guest speakers, conventioneers, and cosplayers.  Photos are grouped together as found, and arranged by name of primary convention and date.

 

Subseries 2.1: Photographic prints and negatives, 1949-1992

3          1          Aquarian Con          1981

3          2          Aussiecon II          1985

3          3          Aussiecon          undated

3          4          Aussiecon          undated

3          5          Bouchercon          1979

3          6          Chicon IV          1982

3          7          Dangerous Visions          undated

3          8          DeepSouthCon          1989

3          9          Denvention II          1981

3          10          Denvention II          1981         

3          11          Denvention II          1981

3          12          Denvention II          1981

4          1          Denvention II “and some other stuff”          1981

4          2          Fantasy Faire          1979

4          3          Fantasy Faire          1979

4          4          Fantasy Faire, Sci Fi Weekend, unidentified          circa 1978-1981

4          5          Fantasy Faire X          1980

4          6          Fantasy Faire X          1980    

4          7          Fantasy Faire, Midwestcon, Loscon, Inconjunction, Denvention, Seacon, Chicon          1979-1988         

4          8          Inco          1988         

4          9          Inconjunction          1984

4          10          Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society          undated

4          11          Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society          1988

5          1          Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Conquistador          1987

5          2          Leprecon          1988

5          3          Leprecon          1989

5          4          Loscon          1979

5          5          Loscon          1979-1980

5          6          Loscon          1980

5          7          Loscon          1984

5          8          Loscon          1988

5          9          Loscon          1988

5          10          Loscon           1989

6          1          Loscon          1990

6          2          Loscon          undated

6          3          Marcon          1982

6          4          Midwestcon (with typescript recollection)          1949

6          5          Midwestcon          1979

6          6          Midwestcon          1980

6          7          Midwestcon, Fantasy Faire          1981

6          8          Midwestcon, Fantasy Faire          1981

6          9          Midwestcon, Inconjunction          1984

6          10          Midwestcon          1987

7          1          Midwestcon, Inconjunction          1987

7          2          Midwestcon, Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society          1988

7          3          Midwestcon, Inconjunction          1988

7          4          Midwestcon          1989

7          5          Midwestcon          1992

7          6          Midwestcon, Fantasy Faire          undated

7          7          Randomcon          1990

8          1          Scancon          1979

8          2          Science Fiction Research Association          1990

8          3          Science Fiction Weekend          1980

8          4          Seacon          1979

8          5          Westcon          1980

8          6          Westercon XX          1967

8          7          Worldcon          1984

8          8          Worldcon          1987

9          1          Worldcon Brighton          1987

9          2          Various photocopies          1950-1988

9          3          Unidentified          1983

9          4          Unidentified          1985

9          5          Unidentified          1991

9          6          Unidentified          1991

9          7          Unidentified          undated

9          8          Unidentified          undated

9          9          Unidentified          undated

9          10          Unidentified          undated

9          11          Unidentified          undated

9          12          Unidentified          undated

9          13          Unidentified          undated

10          1          Unidentified          undated

10          2          Unidentified          undated

10          3          Unidentified          undated

10          4          Unidentified          undated

10          5          Negatives: Midwestcon, Inconjunction          1987

10          5          Negatives: Worldcon XXX, LACon          1972

 

Subseries 2.2: Slides, 1958-1979

11          1          Aussiecon          1975

11          2          Aussiecon          1975

11          3          Aussiecon          1975

11          4          Aussiecon          1975

11          5          Aussiecon          1975

11          6          Aussiecon          1975

11          7          Aussiecon          1975

12          1          Aussiecon          1975

12          2          Aussiecon          1975

12          3          Aussiecon          1975

12          4          Aussiecon          1975

12          5          Aussiecon          1975

12          6          Aussiecon          1975

12          7          Aussiecon          1975

12          8          Aussiecon, unidentified          1975, 1979

13          1          Fantasy Faire          1978

13          2          Fantasy Faire, Iguanacon          1978

13          3          Jazz          1973

13          4          Kansas City          1976

13          5          L.A.con           1978

13          6          L.A.con           1978

13          7          L.A.con           1978

13          8          Leprecon, Christmas          1977-1978

13          9          Midwestcon          1972

13          10          Noreascon          1971

14          1          Petards at Edco’s          1975

14          2          Presicon, symposium          1971

14          3          St. Louis          1975

14          4          Suncon, Discon II, Filmcon II          1974-1977

14          5          Suncon costumes          1977

14          6          West and South Con          1971

14          7          West and South Con          1973

14          8          Westercon, Baycon, Tricon, Solacon, Chicon III, Discon I, Detention, Pacificon II, Pilcon          1958-1968

14          9          Westercon, unidentified          1967-1970

15          1          Westercon          1970

15          2          Westercon          1970

15          3          Westercon          1970-1974

15          4          Westercon, Worldcon          1970-1975

15          5          Westercon          1971

15          6          Westercon, Mythcon, unidentified          1971-1976

15          7          Westercon          1972

15          8          Westercon, Worldcon          1972

15          9          Westercon          1972, 1974

16          1          Westercon, Equicon, Discon II, Witchcraft and Sorcery Con          1973-1974

16          2          Worldcon, Trimble Moonwatch, miscellaneous          1966-1970

16          3          Worldcon, Westercon, Baycon, miscellaneous          1968-1972

16          4          Worldcon XXX, West and South Con          1972, 1974

16          5          Worldcon, Westercon, Torcon, Equicon, West and South Con, L.A.Con (slide carousel)          1972-1975

17          1          Miscellaneous          1960s-1970s

17          2          Miscellaneous          1960s-1970s

17          3          Miscellaneous          1970s

17          4          Miscellaneous          1970s

17          5          Miscellaneous          1970s

17          6          Miscellaneous          1970s

17          7          Miscellaneous          1971

17          8          Miscellaneous          1974

17          9          Unidentified          1969

18          1          Unidentified          1979-1970

18          1          Unidentified          1975

18          1          Unidentified          1976

18          1          Unidentified          1976

18          1          Unidentified          1977

18          1          Unidentified          1977

18          1          Unidentified          1978

18          1          Unidentified          1978

 

Subseries 2.3: Scrapbooks, 1955-1988

Scrapbooks contain photographs and convention ephemera.

19          1          “Fans, vol. I”          circa 1955-1973

19          2          “Fans, vol. II”          circa 1964-1973

20          1          “Fans, vol. III”          circa 1969-1974

20          2          “Fans, vol. V”          circa 1976-1987

21          1          “Fannish”          circa 1980-1983

21          2          Seacon costumes, Brighton, England          1979

21          3           Midwestcon, Inconjunction, Leprecon          1988

 

Series 3: Convention publications, 1979-2001

22          1          Archon 19, Collinsville. Program book          June 1995

22          2          Ditto 14, Bloomington, IN. Progress fanzine          October 2001

22          3          Kubla Khan 22 (aka Kubla Khatch 22), Tennessee (Lavender was Fan Guest of Honor)          May 1994

22          4          Minicon 39, Minneapolis, MN. Five issues of the Bozo Bus Tribune (the official organ of Minicon) and con schedule and booklet          April 2004

22          5          Scancon 79, Oslo. Two program booklets          August 1979

22          6          Soonercon 11 Oklahoma City, OK         1995

22          7          World Science Fiction Convention: 45th, Brighton, U.K. (“Conspiracy ’87” Con). Souvenir Book (Frontier Crossings) and ephemera          August 27-September 1, 1987

22          8          World Science Fiction Convention: 46th, New Orleans, LA (Nolacon II)          September 1-5, 1988

22          9          World Science Fiction Convention: 54th, Los Angeles/Anaheim, CA. L.A. Con III Progress Report         August 29-Sept. 2, 1996

22          10          World Science Fiction Convention: 57th, Melbourne, Australia          September 1999

 

Series 4: Fanzines, 1967-2004

23          1          Dal’s Journal, Dalvan M. Coger, Memphis, TN, No. 4          undated

23          2          Entr’acte, Wm. N. Austin, No. 7          July 1994

23          3          ERG, Terry Jeeves, Scarborough, UK, Nos. 130-134, 137-141, 144, 146-151, 153-156, 158-164          July 1995-January 2004

23          4          File-770, Mike Glyer, Monrovia, CA, Nos. 99, 110, 117, 127, 133, 135, 136, 143, 144         1993?-2005

23          5          First Fandom, Membership Rosters         1998-2000, 2002

23          6          Frozen Frog, Benoit Girard, Quebec, Canada, Nos. 5-9          January 1993-May 1994

23          7          Gegenschein, Eric Lindsay, Australia, Nos. 67-70, 72, 80, 82, 84-86          March 1993-September 1999

23          8          Grue, Dean Grennell, Covina, CA, Nos. 31, 33          August 1969, undated

23          9          Horseshit. The Offensive Review, Thomas and Robert Dunker, Hermosa Beach, CA, No. 2          1967

23          10          Janthology, Janice Gelb, Los Altos, CA, no. 1?         circa 1998

23          11          Mimosa, Nicki and Rich Lynch, Gaithersburg, MD, Nos. 20, 24, 25, 27          1997-2001

23          12          Mimosa, Nicki and Rich Lynch, Gaithersburg, MD, Nos. 28-30.          2002-2003

24          1          Moffatt House Newsletter, Len and June Moffatt, Downey, CA, Nos. 6-11, 13          December 1984-December 1991

24          2          Moonshine, Len and June Moffatt, Downey, CA, No. 53          May 1985

24          3          Notes from Bob Peterson, Bob Peterson, Colorado, No. 78 (With: “History of SF Fandom in Denver and Colorado.”)          June 2000

24          4          Scavenger’s Newsletter, Janet Fox, Orange City, KS, No. 104          October 1992

24          5          Scientifiction (First Fandom Report), various Presidents and places          1998-2006

24          6          STET, Dick and Leah Smith, Prospect Heights, IL, No. 9 (The Old Fan’s Almanac)         1999-2000

24          7          Vojo de Vivo, Michael J. Lowrey, Milwaukee, WI, No. 1          undated

24          8          Wholly Berry, John Berry, South Hatfield, Herts., UK          May 2000

24          9          Wondering & Wandering, Don Fitch, Covina, CA, No. 5          September 1994

24          10          Zugzwang, Kim Huett, Australia, No. 1          June 1993

 

Series 5: Writings, ephemera, and other materials, 1966-1998

25          1          Microfiche from NASA          circa 1966-1975

25          2          Convention nametags and buttons          1975-1998, undated

25          3          Convention nametags and buttons          1975-1998, undated

25          4          The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Harlan Ellison issue          July 1977

25          5          Correspondence file with artist George Barr concerning commission for design of a Lavender holiday card. Included is a negative sheet of the artwork          1979-1986, undated

25          6          Biographical remarks by Lavender for Kubla Kahn 22, and other biographical information           May 1994, undated

25          7          Fan Guest of Honor at Kubla Khatch 22 plaque inscribed to Roy Lavender          May 1994

25          8          Guest of Honor speech by Lavender at Soonercon, Oklahoma City, OK. Typescript          October 5, 1996

 

Series 6: Harlan Ellison scrapbook, circa 1968-1972

26         Scrapbook of clippings of Harlan Ellison’s column, “The Glass Teat. A column of Opinion about Television” of the column in the Los Angeles Free Press, with additional Ellison book reviews and appearances in Los Angeles newspapers. With a 1970 inscription to Roy and Dee Dee Lavender by Ellison          circa 1968-1972

 

Series 7: January 2008 additions, circa 1939-1988, undated

27          1          Correspondence with Ross Rocklynne, with copy photograph of attendees of first WorldCon          circa 1939-1988, undated

27          2          Photographs of Hannes Bok, Lloyd Eshbach, Carlos Roy Lavender, Vira DeeDee Lavender, and others on roof of Bok’s flat in 1950; photographs at Doc Barrett’s cottage on Indian Lake, Ohio (Midwestcon, 1949); others          1949-1975, undated

27          3          Fantasy Showcase Tarot deck, compiled and edited by Bruce Pelz          circa 1980

27          4          Letter from Lavender to Paul Oldroyd about Conspiracy ’87          August 2, 1986

27          5          Letter from Roy Squires to Lavender          September 16, 1986

27          6          Letter from Tom A. Shippey, St. John’s College, Oxford, England, and copy of his essay, “The Golden Bough and The Incorporations of Magic in Science-Fiction”          December 11 [no year]

27          7          LosCon Golden Age of SF and Fandom Kost Kontest VHS video cassette          undated

 

Series 8: September 2012 additions, 1949, undated

27          8          Photograph of Lavender and Dee Dee Lavender at an unidentified convention awards ceremony, with photocopy of a photo of Lavender and of an article about the 1949 Cincinnati convention          1949, undated