The collection consists of approximately 850 photographic slides, mostly of science fiction conventions, taken by well known
fan Don E. Ford in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Slides in the collection depict various parts of conventions, including
audiences listening to performances and speakers, dinners, discussions, and other fan gatherings.
Donald E. Ford, was born in 1921 and began reading science fiction in 1930, starting his lifelong love of the genre. He became
a well-known and respected member of science fiction fandom, as a leading member of the Cincinnati Fantasy Group, a founding
member of First Fandom, and the author and editor of fanzines such as POOKA. Ford was also involved in a number of science
fiction conventions, chairing Cinvention in 1949 and founding the first Midwestcon in 1950.
0.83 linear feet
Copyright of these records has been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives.
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This collection is open for research.