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Terry Carr collection on Science Fiction fandom
MS 359  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Terry Carr collection on Science Fiction fandom
    Date (inclusive): 1948-1987, undated
    Date (bulk): 1960-1987
    Collection Number: MS 359
    Creator: Carr, Terry
    Extent: 0.44 linear feet (1 box, 1 flat file folder)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection contains fliers, correspondence, fanzines, newspaper clippings, ballots, materials related to the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA, and other material on Science Fiction fandom collected by Terry Carr.
    Languages: The collection is in English.


    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Terry Carr collection on Science Fiction fandom (MS 359). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Provenance unknown.

    Processing History

    Processed by Glen Pacheco, Student Processing Assistant, 2019.
    Processing of the Terry Carr collection on Science Fiction fandom was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded by the UCR Library and administered by Andrew Lippert, Special Collections Processing Archivist.

    Collection Scope and Contents

    This collection of science fiction professional and fandom materials documents the world of science fiction during several decades of the middle and later part of the 20th century in the United States. Materials relate to fan organizations and community groups, fanzines, various amateur presses of the period, specifically the Fantasy Amateur Press Association (FAPA), nomination forms and election ballots for both fan and professional organizations, as well as mailings, fliers and correspondence.

    Collection Arrangement

    The collection was originally grouped into several categories and have been arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


    Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
    Science fiction
    Science fiction fans
    Science fiction -- Authorship

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Clippings (information artifacts)
    Fliers (printed matter)