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Science Fiction Fanzines and Ephemera Collection

A description of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: PRB
Date: Jan 1999

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Science Fiction Fanzines and Ephemera Collection spans more than thirty years and contains an assortment of miscellaneous ephemera -- artwork, photographs, clippings, publicity, etc. -- relating to science fiction authors, conventions, publishers, and so on.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged alphabetically by type or title.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

A list of material originally present in the collection appears in Box 1, but all of the fanzines themselves have been removed and cataloged. Please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate these items.

Special Collections Research Center has the papers of a number of science fiction authors and organizations, including the Science Fiction Writers of America; please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.

The library also holds a considerable number of science fiction books; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate these items.

Subject Headings


Fan magazines.
Fantasy fiction -- Congresses.
Fantasy fiction -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction -- Societies, etc.
Science fiction -- Congresses.
Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Science fiction -- Societies, etc.

Genres and Forms

Book jackets.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Drawings (visual works)
Programs (documents)


Science fiction fans.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Science Fiction Fanzines and Ephemera Collection,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information


Table of Contents

Articles and clippings


Fanzines and newsletters

Movies and films

People and organizations

Photographs and artwork

Publishers and books