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Science Fiction Fan Club Newsletters collection

Identifier: MSS 782

Scope and Contents

MSU's collection of science fiction fan club newsletters includes material from 45 clubs. One-half were (or are) clubs based in a particular city or region and one-quarter on university campuses. The remaining clubs had membership across the country, often focused on a sub-genre such as science fiction poetry.


  • Creation: 199?

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is housed off-site in the library’s Remote Storage facility. Please contact Special Collections at least 5 business days in advance if you wish to use it.

Conditions Governing Access

Copyright is retained by the authors of the items in this collection, or their descendents, as stipulated by U.S. copyright law. For photocopy and duplication requests, please contact Special Collections.

Biographical / Historical

Science fiction fan clubs in the U.S. date back to 1930, a few years after the magazine Amazing Stories (the first pulp magazine focused on science fiction) began publication.


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Science Fiction Fan Club Newsletters collection includes materials donated by a number of collectors over a period of 30+ years.

Processing Information

Processed by Ruth Ann Jones from 2016 to 2022.

Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Stephen O. Murray and Keelung Hong Special Collections Repository

MSU Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing MI 48823 USA