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Science Fiction Society Records

1965-1989
1 box (0.5 linear ft.) (10 reel-to-reel tapes)
Call no.: RG 045/40/S4

Founded in 1964, the Science Fiction Society at UMass Amherst is one of the oldest university based clubs of its kind in the United States. From the beginning, the members of the Society built a library to share books and periodicals, eventually amassing one of the largest circulating science fiction collections on the east coast, and they encouraged members to write their own fiction, at various points publishing their own magazine. The Society also sponsored a wide variety of events, bringing nationally-renowned science fiction authors to campus to discuss their works.

The Science Fiction Society Records contain several examples of the Society's publications Zobee, Grok, and Betelgeuse, as well as several recordings of lectures given by famous science fiction authors on the UMass Amherst campus.

Background on Science Fiction Society


An image of: First issue of SFS publication, The Zobee, 1967.

First issue of SFS publication, The Zobee, 1967.

Founded in 1964, the Science Fiction Society at UMass Amherst is one of the oldest university based clubs of its kind in the United States. From the beginning, the members of the Society built a library to share books and periodicals, eventually amassing one of the largest circulating science fiction collections on the east coast, and they encouraged members to write their own fiction, at various points publishing their own magazine. The Society also sponsored a wide variety of events, bringing nationally-renowned science fiction authors to campus to discuss their works.

Scope of collection

The Science Fiction Society Records contain several examples of the Society's publications Zobee, Grok, and Betelgeuse, as well as several recordings of lectures given by famous science fiction authors on the UMass Amherst campus.

Inventory

Series 1. Publications
1967-1973
3 folders
The Zobee
1967-1968
Box 1: 1
Grok
1969-1970
Box 1: 2
Betelgeuse
1971-1973
Box 1: 3
Series 2. Recordings
1965-1989
10 reel-to-reel tapes
Campbell, John W. Jr. (John Wood), 1910-1971: Escape to reality
1965 Nov. 26
Box 2
Pohl, Frederik: Lecture by Frederick Pohl
1966 Mar. 13
Box 2
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992: Escape to reality
1966 Mar. 29
Box 2
Campbell, John W. Jr. (John Wood), 1910-1971: How to test a theory
1966 May 13
Box 2
1967 Apr. 10
Box 2
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008: Lecture by Arthur C. Clarke
1970 Apr. 27
Box 2
Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992: Lecture by Isaac Asimov
1978 May 11
Box 2
1989 Nov.
Box 2

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Acquired from Science Fiction Society.

Digitized content

Selected material in the collection has been scanned and is available online through our digital repository, Credo.

For the former Science Fiction Society circulating book collection:

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Science Fiction Society Records (RG 045/40/S4). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Asimov, Isaac, 1920-1992
  • Campbell, John W., Jr. (John Wood), 1910-1971
  • Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008
  • Pohl, Frederik
  • Science fiction--Societies, etc
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst--Students

Contributors

  • Science Fiction Society [main entry]

Genres and formats

  • Fanzines
  • Lectures