Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association Publications

Collection ID: 
SCRC 257
Date: 
1979-2009
Footage: 
6 linear feet (6 boxes)

Collection Summary

Title
Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association Publications

Dates
1979-2009      

Collection ID
SCRC 257

Creator
Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association

Quantity
6 linear feet (6 boxes)

Repository
Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries

Language
Materials in English.

 

Detailed Collection Information

Historical Note

The Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association, established in 1973 by Roger Bryant, is dedicated to scholarship and writing related to the writer H. P. Lovecraft.

APAs began in the late nineteenth century, and function by distributing “mailings” containing materials created by its members, copied (if necessary) and compiled by a central person, and then mailing the compiled submissions back out as a packet to members. Fanzines and APAs were integral to science fiction and comic book fandom.  Comic book fandom in the 1960s and 1970s, especially, was largely defined by fanzines and APAs. Well-known members of the EOD APA have included longtime editor S.T. Joshi, Claire Beck, Ken Faig, Jr., Marc Michaud, and Arthur Langley Searles.

Description of Collection

The collection contains an almost complete run of issues of the Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association’s mailings from 1979 through 2009. The mailings included the Official Organ or “memberzine” of the EOD, at various times titled The Cry of the Cricket and Nuclear Chaos, which listed the titles and author/editors of pages of the publications included in the mailing, the membership roster listing active members and updates and reports from the APA editor. The bulk of the mailings are comprised of newsletters, zines, and other materials produced by members, and other publications, including issues of Fantasy Commentator.

Organization and Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

 

Patron Information

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Temple University’s online library catalog: http://diamond.temple.edu/record=b6415300~S30

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 Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association Publications 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], Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association Publications, SCRC 257, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Related Material

Joshi, S. T., editor. Nuclear Chaos. 1988-2012. John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. 

Bryant, Roger, editor. Cry of the Cricket. 1973-1987. John Hay Library, Brown University, Providence, RI. 

 

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated by Alice Becker Searles, 2010.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Fiona Riso, student worker, and finding aid prepared by Fiona Riso and Katy Rawdon, Coordinator of Technical Services, in February 2017.

         

Index Terms

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


Personal/Family Names:
Lovecraft, H. P. (Howard Phillips), 1890-1937

Corporate Names:
Esoteric Order of Dagon Amateur Press Association

Subjects:
Fan magazines
Science fiction, American
Science fiction -- Periodicals
Science fiction -- Societies, etc.

Material Types:
Ephemera
Fanzines
Membership lists
Newsletters
Periodicals
Photocopies
Publications
Zines

 

Inventory

1          1          EOD Mailing #25          February 1979

1          2          EOD Mailing #29          February 1980

1          3          EOD Mailing #33          February 1981

1          4          EOD Mailing #36          November 1981

1          5          EOD Mailing #37          February 1982

1          6          EOD Mailing #38          May 1982

1          7          EOD Mailing #41          February 1983

1          8          EOD Mailing #42          May 1983

1          9          EOD Mailing #43          August 1983

1          10          EOD Mailing #44          November 1983

1          11          EOD Mailing #45          February 1984

1          12          EOD Mailing #46          May 1984

1          13          EOD Mailing #47          August 1984

1          14          EOD Mailing #48          November 1984

1          15          EOD Mailing #49          February 1985

1          16          EOD Mailing #50          May 1985

1          17          EOD Mailing #51          August 1985

2          1          EOD Mailing #52          November 1985

2          2          EOD Mailing #53          February 1986

2          3          EOD Mailing #54          May 1986

2          4          EOD Mailing #55          August 1986

2          5          EOD Mailing #58          May 1987

2          6          EOD Mailing #59          August 1987

2          7          EOD Mailing #60          November 1987

2          8          EOD Mailing #61          February 1988

2          9          EOD Mailing #62          May 1988

2          10          EOD Mailing #63          August 1988

2          11          EOD Mailing #64          November 1988

2          12          EOD Mailing #65          February 1989

2          13          EOD Mailing #66          May 1989

2          14          EOD Mailing #67          August 1989

2          15          EOD Mailing #68          November 1989

2          16          EOD Mailing #69          February 1990

2          17          EOD Mailing #70          May 1990

2          18          EOD Mailing #71          August 1990

2          19          EOD Mailing #72          November 1990

3          1          EOD Mailing #73          February 1991

3          2          EOD Mailing #74          May 1991

3          3          EOD Mailing #75          August 1991

3          4          EOD Mailing #76          November 1991

3          5          EOD Mailing #77          February 1992

3          6          EOD Mailing #78          May 1992

3          7          EOD Mailing #79          August 1992

3          8          EOD Mailing #80          November 1992

3          9          EOD Mailing #81          February 1993

3          10          EOD Mailing #82          May 1993

3          11          EOD Mailing #83          August 1993

3          12          EOD Mailing #84          November 1993

3          13          EOD Mailing #85          February 1994

3          14          EOD Mailing #86          May 1994

3          15          EOD Mailing #87          August 1994

3          16          EOD Mailing #88          November 1994

3          17          EOD Mailing #89          February 1995

3          18          EOD Mailing #90          May 1995

4          1          EOD Mailing #91          August 1995

4          2          EOD Mailing #92          November 1995

4          3          EOD Mailing #93          February 1996

4          4          EOD Mailing #94          May 1996

4          5          EOD Mailing #95          August 1996

4          6          EOD Mailing #96          November 1996

4          7          EOD Mailing #97          February 1997

4          8          EOD Mailing #98          May 1997

4          9          EOD Mailing #99          August 1997

4          10          EOD Mailing #100          November 1997

4          11          EOD Mailing #101          February 1998

4          12          EOD Mailing #102          May 1998

4          13          EOD Mailing #103          August 1998

4          14          EOD Mailing #104          November 1998

4          15          EOD Mailing #105          February 1999

4          16          EOD Mailing #106          May 1999

4          17          EOD Mailing #107          August 1999

4          18          EOD Mailing #108          November 1999

4          19          EOD Mailing #109          February 2000

4          20          EOD Mailing #110          May 2000

4          21          EOD Mailing #111          August 2000

4          22          EOD Mailing #112          November 2000

4          23          EOD Mailing #113          February 2001

4          24          EOD Mailing #114          May 2001

4          25          EOD Mailing #115          August 2001

5          1          EOD Mailing #116          November 2001

5          2          EOD Mailing #117          February 2002

5          3          EOD Mailing #118          May 2002

5          4          EOD Mailing #119          August 2002

5          5          EOD Mailing #120          November 2002

5          6          EOD Mailing #121          February 2003

5          7          EOD Mailing #122          May 2003

5          8          EOD Mailing #123          August 2003

5          9          EOD Mailing #124          November 2003

5          10          EOD Mailing #125          February 2004

5          11          EOD Mailing #126          May 2004

5          12          EOD Mailing #127          August 2004

5          13          EOD Mailing #128          November 2004

5          14          EOD Mailing #129          February 2005

5          15          EOD Mailing #130          May 2005

5          16          EOD Mailing #131          August 2005

5          17          EOD Mailing #132          November 2005

5          18          EOD Mailing #133          February 2006

5          19          EOD Mailing #134          May 2006

5          20          EOD Mailing #135          August 2006

5          21          EOD Mailing #136          November 2006

6          1          EOD Mailing #137          February 2007

6          2          EOD Mailing #138          May 2007

6          3          EOD Mailing #139          August 2007

6          4          EOD Mailing #140          November 2007

6          5          EOD Mailing #141          February 2008

6          6          EOD Mailing #142          May 2008

6          7          EOD Mailing #143          August 2008

6          8          EOD Mailing #144          November 2008

6          9          EOD Mailing #145          February 2009

6          10          EOD Miscellaneous          undated