Collection Scope and Contents
Title: Catherine Clark papers
Date (inclusive): 1976-2014, undated
Collection Number: MS 384
5 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence; printed material such as postcards, brochures, fliers, posters, etc; trading cards;
action figures; collectibles; fandom materials; and other ephemeral items. Correspondence primarily includes letters from
Soviet citizen and science fiction fan Igor A. Toloconnicov. Clark and Toloconnicov were in correspondence with each other
and regularly traded science fiction publications over the course of several years. Select materials regarding VolgaCon '91
are also included.
Languages: The collection is in English and Russian.
This collection is open for research.
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.
[identification of item], [date if possible]. Catherine Clark papers (MS 384). Special Collections & University Archives,
University of California, Riverside.
Gift of Catherine Clark, numerous donations between 2011 and 2017.
Processed by Andrew Lippert, Special Collections Processing Archivist, 2019 and 2022. This collection was recreated based
on determinable provenance according to deeds of gift and donation records. Donated materials from Catherine Clark had previously
been distributed to several different collections (MS 222, MS 314, MS 384, and cataloged materials in the stacks). As these
materials were identified, the Catherine Clark papers were recreated to bring all materials of Clark's provenance into a single
colletion, per archival best practices.
Collection Scope and Contents
The Catherine Clark papers are composed of a wide range of materials that include correspondence, ephemera (such as clippings,
postcards, fliers, brochures, posters, bookmarks, advertisements, etc), photographs, memorabilia and collectible materials,
and other objects and materials related to TV franchises, movies, and media properties. These are broadly within the speculative
fiction, science fiction, and fantasy genres.
This collection also contains correspondence, publications, and other material regarding Science Fiction and Fantasy in the
Soviet Union between 1989 and 1993. Primarily this is comprised of correspondence between Catherine Clark and Igor A. Toloconnicov.
Clark and Toloconnicov corresponded for several years and regularly traded science fiction publications and other materials
over the course of several years. Select material from VolgaCon '91, organized by Toloconnicov, are also included. Some of
Toloconnicov's correspondence pertains to the turmoil of day to day living during the transition from the Soviet system.
The collection is arranged topically and by format.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
Science fiction fans
Science fiction, Russian
Soviet Union--History--Attempted coup, 1991
Genres and Forms of Materials
Toys (recreational artifacts)
Fliers (printed matter)