Randall Freeman collection on Star Trek

Finding aid prepared by Aleia McDaniel, Student Processing Assistant.
Special Collections & University Archives
The UCR Library
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/libraries/special-collections-university-archives
© 2016
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Randall Freeman collection on Star Trek
Date (inclusive): 1965-1995
Collection Number: MS 328
Creator: Freeman, Randall
Extent: 21.15 linear feet (18 boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains action figures, comics, sculptures, trading cards, kitchen décor, posters, and other material on the Randall Freeman's collection on Star Trek, who is a Star Trek fan and adamant collector. This collection includes memorabilia from the different generations of the show including The Original Series, Voyager, Deep Space 9, and the various movies.
Languages: The collection is in English.


The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives. 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]. Randall Freeman collection on Star Trek (MS 328). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Randall Freeman, 2009.

Processing History

Processed by Aleia McDaniel, Student Processing Assistant, 2016.
Processing of the Randall Freeman collection on Star Trek 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 Bergis Jules, University and Political Papers Archivist, and Eric Milenkiewicz, Manuscripts Curator.

Historical Note

Premiering in 1966 Star Trek became a beacon for Science-Fiction dramas. Many of the conflicts and political dimensions of Star Trek represent allegories of contemporary cultural realities. Star Trek: The Original Series addressed issues of the 1960s,just as later spin-offs have reflected issues of their respective decades. Issues depicted in the various series include war and peace, the value of personal loyalty, authoritarianism, imperialism, class warfare, economics, racism, religion, human rights, sexism, feminism, and the role of technology.
The first series, now referred to as The Original Series, debuted in 1966 and ran for three seasons on NBC. It followed the interstellar adventures of James T. Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise, an exploration vessel of a 23rd-century interstellar "United Federation of Planets". These adventures continued in the short-lived Star Trek: The Animated Series and six feature films. Four spin-off television series were eventually produced: Star Trek: The Next Generation followed the crew of a new starship Enterprise set a century after the original series; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager, set contemporaneously with The Next Generation; and Star Trek: Enterprise. Four additional The Next Generation feature films were produced. The franchise has gained a cult-like following that allowed for individuals everywhere to gather memorabilia, cosplay their favorite characters, and even gain interest in astronomical studies. The shows title phrase is also memorable, as it sets the premise of every adventure the characters embark on.
"Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains Star Trek memorabilia dated between the shows original broadcasting between 1966-1969 to the series Voyager that was aired between 1995-2001. The collection also houses different artifacts and collectibles from the Star Trek movies that were produced between 1979 Wrath of Khan and Final Frontier (1989). The collectibles in the collection are of Franklin Mint quality and each have their own Certificate of Authenticity that states their production number as well as authentification by Paramount Pictures. Also included in this collection are various memorabilia that reminisce the shows different iconic episodes such as the "The Naked Time", "The Doomsday Machine", and a scene from the second movie "The Wrath of Khan." The memorabilia in this collection also includes action figures, commemorative metal figurines, trading cards and card packs, posters and cell stills, as well as valuable Anniversary dishes.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is organized into five series as follows:
  • Series 1. The Original Series, 1966-1969, undated
  • Series 2. Movies, 1979-1989
  • Series 3. The Next Generation, 1987
  • Series 4. Deep Space 9, 1993-1997
  • Series 5. Voyager, 1995-2001

Indexing Terms

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


Star trek

Genres and Forms of Materials



Series 1. The Original Series 1966-1994, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains memorabilia, collectables, images, games, and other trinkets related the the Original Series that aired between 1966-1969. Included are anniversary items that are related the shows 10th, 20th, and 25th anniversaries respectively. This series also houses items of the Bronze Collector's Edition of Star Trek Memorabilia.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in chronological order with undated items included.
Box 8, Item 1

Books- MAD: Special Issue, "Star Trek" Musical 1974

Box 8, Item 2

Books- MAD: Star Trek Spectacular 1976

Box 8, Item 3

Books- Star Fleet Battle Manual by Zocchi and Kurtick 1977

Box 9, Item 1

Dishes- Original Series Federation Logo Cookie Jar undated

Box 10, Item 1

Dishes- 25th Anniversary Commemorative Collection: Commander Spock in Vulcan Salute, gold rimmed plate 1991

Box 10, Item 2

Dishes- U.S.S. Enterprise(NCC-1701A) Decorative Plate with crew (McCoy, Scott, Kirk, Spock, Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov) undated

Box 10, Box 1, Item 1

Dishes- Starship Federation Logo Porcelain Mug 1994

Box 10, Box 1, Item 2

Dishes- Commander Spock Porcelain Mug 1994

Box 10, Box 2, Item 1

Dishes- Mug with artwork from episode #35 "The Doomsday Machine" byPaul Youll 1994

Box 11, Box 12

Dishes- Set of 8 plates feauturing cast from original series- Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Uhura, Sulu, Chekov, Scotty, and group image undated

Box 13, Box 14, Box 15

Dolls- The Original Series: Spock, Sulu, Kirk, Uhura, Chekov, Scotty, and McCoy undated

Box 16, Item 1

Images- Filmation Studios Film cell from the Animated Cartoon Series with Captain Kirk sitting and Commander Spock to his right 1994

Box 16, Item 2

Images- Filmation Studios Film cell from the Animated Cartoon Series with Commander Spock, Captain Kirk, and Doctor McCoy 1996

Box 16, Item 3

Images- Pennant with The Original Series Enterprise (NCC-1701) 1998

Box 16, Item 4

Images- Filmation Studios Film Cell from the Animated Cartoon Series with Captain Kirk funning into the foreground 1998

Box 16, Item 6

Images- United Federation of Planets logo framed photograph undated

Box 16, Item 7

Images- Filmation Studios Film cell from the Animated Cartoon Series with captain Kirk and Spock "Inspired" Fred Flintstone undated

Box 16, Item 8

Images- DC Comics: Star Trek Special page 36 framed comic strip undated

Box 17, Box 1, Item 1-4

Toys- 4 Captain Kirk Action Figures undated

Container Summary:
Box 17, Box 1, Item 5

Toys- Gorn action figure in battle regalia undated

Box 17, Box 1, Item 6

Toys- MicroMachines: U.S.S. Stargazer (NCC-2893) undated

Box 17, Box 2, Item 1

Toys- Original Series Andorian Action figure undated

Box 17, Box 2, Item 2

Toys- Pavel Chekov with Starfleet Gear action figure undated

Box 17, Box 2, Item 3

Toys- Captain Kirk, Commander Spock, and Doctor McCoy action figures with phaser guns and belts undated

Box 18, Item 1

Toys- Poker Chips and Card Game set with storage case undated

Box 1, Box 2, Item 1

The Highland Mint-Coin: Sports Collection. Captain James Tiberus Kirk coin 1966-1968

Box 1, Box 5, Item 1

Franklin Mint Pocket Watch- U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701A) 1966-1968

Box 1, Box 6, Item 1

United Federation of Planets Patch 1966-1969

Box 1, Box 6, Item 2

Captain Kirk & Commander Spock Button 1966

Box 1, Box 6, Item 3-5

Captain Kirk & Commander Spock gold, silver, and bronze coins with U.S.S. Enterprise on back 1966-1969

Box 1, Box 6, Item 6

The Star Trek 30th Anniversary Commemorative Medal. Solid Sterling Silver, Limited Edition 1966-1996

Box 1, Box 6, Item 7

10th Anniversary Commemoration Token 1966-1976

Box 1, Box 7, Item 1-2

Coasters: Klingon Battle Cruiser, Romulan Bird-of-Prey 1967

Box 1, Box 7, Item 3-4

Mini-Plaques: Captain Kirk & Commander Spock 1967

Box 1, Binder 8, Item 1-7

Set of 7 commemorative coins featuring: Captain Kirk, Commander Spock, Doctor McCoy, Scotty, Lt. Uhura, Lt. Sulu, and Ensign Chekov. (Set is without case) 1969

Box 1, Boxes 9-11

Star Trek 25th Anniversary Commemorative portfolio with mint coin of U.S.S. Enterprise 1969

Box 1, Box 12, Item 1

Doctor McCoy, Commander Spock, and Captain Kirk galaxy themed tie 1969

Box 1, Box 12, Item 2

Space Exploration Commemorative Stamps of Original U.S.S. Enterprise Crew 1969

Box 1, Box 12, Item 3

Captain Kirk Gold mint coin 1969

Box 1, Box 12, Item 4

U.S.S. Enterprise Starship Access Pass undated

Box 1, Box 12, Item 5-6

2 Belt Buckles with U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701A) undated

Box 1, Box 13, Item 1-5

Mini Metal Figurines: 2 Captain James T. Kirk, Liutenent Sulu, Chief Engineer Scott, and action scene between Chief Engineer Scott and Captain Kirk undated

Box 2, Box 2

Franklin Mint original U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701A) 1969

Box 6, Item 1, Box 3, Item 1

2 Snow Globes with original U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701A) undated

Box 3, Item 2

Music Box undated

Box 3, Item 3

U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701A) Stand undated

Box 3, Item 4

Franklin Mint 30th Anniversary Phaser Gun Replica undated

Box 4, Item 1

The Original Series Music Box that plays original theme undated

Box 4, Item 2

Figurine depicting fight between Spock and Kirk on Planet Vulcan 1969

Box 4, Item 3

Metal replica of the U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701A) with observational bay undated

Box 4, Item 1

U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701A) replica balloon undated

Box 5, Item 1

Captain Kirk Figurine on stand with mint coins 1969

Box 5, Item 2

Seated Captain Kirk upon a crystal chair with stand undated

Box 7, Item 2, Box 6, Item 2

Large Porcelain Hand in Vulcan Salute (Live Long and Prosper) undated

Box 7, Item 1

Crystal U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701A) with Starship symbol stand undated


Series 2. Star Trek Movies 1979-1989, undated

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains artifacts and collectibles, comic books, records from the original film, as well as toys and games. Included in this collection is the original record from the first motion picture released in 1979, this record has colored still, film synopsis, as well as the original cover art from the film.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order and chronological order.
Box 1, Box 1, Item 1-7

Artifacts and Collectibles- Star Trek Movies I-VI Complete Collector Card Sets 1979-1986

Box 8, Item 4

Books- Annual Star Trek: Final Mission edition 1986

Box 8, Item 5

Books- Omni. Alien City on Mars? Behind the Scene edition 1974

Box 8, Item 7

Records- Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Digitally Edited and Mastered 1979

Box 16, Item 5

Images- Star Trek: The Motion Picture "Human Adventure". Limited Edition signed Interpretative Art 1989

Box 18, Item 2

Toys- Star Trek III Solitare Game Board undated


Series 3. The Next Generation 1987-1994

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains memorabilia from the 3rd incarnation of the show titled "Next Generation", which aired between 1987-1994. Included are Franklin Mint certified crafted replicas of the shows Starships including the U.S.S. Stargazer (NCC-2983) and a detailed Klingon Bird-of-Prey. Also included in this series is a commemorative plaque showcasing the shows longevity and achievements.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order and chronological order.
Box 1, Box 2, Item 2

Artifacts and Collectibles- Commemorative Plaque from Next Generation 1991

Box 2, Box 3, Item 2

Artifacts and Collectibles- Franklin Mint Klingon Bird-of-Prey 1991

Box 2, Box 1

Artifacts and Collectibles- Franklin Mint U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701D) 1991

Box 2, Box 3, Item 1

Artifacts and Collectibles- Franklin Mint U.S.S. Stargazer (NCC-2893) 1991

Box 18, Item 3

Toys- U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701D) Interspace Series Toy Set 1994


Series 4. Deep Space 9 1993-1997

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains memorabilia and other items related to the 4th incarnation of the show titled "Deep Space 9" that ran from 1993-1999. This series also contains collectable coasters as well as an experience guide that highlights the Star Trek convention that took place in Las Vegas in 1997.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order and chronological order.
Box 1, Box 3, Item 1-4

Artifacts and Collectibles- Coasters: U.S.S Defiant, Klingon Bird-of-Prey, U.S.S. Rio Grande, Jem'hadar Figther 1997

Box 8, Item 6

Books- Star Trek: The Experience guide book for convention 1997


Series 5. Voyager 1995-2001

Series Scope and Contents

This series contains memorabilia and other items related to the 5th incarnation of the show titled "Voyager" that ran from 1995-2001.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order and chronological order.
Box 1, Box 4, Item 1

Artifacts and Collectibles- Coasters: Kazon Raider, Maquis Raider, Borg Ship, U.S.S. Voyager 1997