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Jay Kay Klein photographs and papers on science fiction fandom
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This collection is primarily comprised of photographs, negatives, and slides taken by Jay Kay Klein as he documented Science Fiction & Fantasy fandom over the course of 50 plus years. The majority of images were taken by Klein while attending Science Fiction & Fantasy conventions and events. Additional material include Klein's correspondence with notable Science Fiction & Fantasy authors, editors, publishers, and fans; material related to his personal and professional life; and his personal collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy fanzines, convention programs, and progress reports.
Jay Kay Klein (1931-2012) began reading Science Fiction at a young age and joined the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society when we has 14. He was an avid photographer and, during his lifetime, amassed an extensive photograph collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy conventions and events. His massive repository of photographs was an invaluable resource to the community and was in constant demand by authors, publishers, and many publications within the field. He was a regular contributor to fanzines and maintained a regular magazine column writing short biographies for Analaog Science Fiction and Fact. Klein's other professional work included writing and editing in corporate settings such as General Electric and Carrier International.
66 linear feet (81 boxes, 9 flat file folders, 1 rolled item tube)
Copyright for a portion of materials in the collection has been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. Additional materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Please contact Special Collections & University Archives for more information.
This collection is open for research.