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Collection Overview

Title: 1962 World Science Fiction Collection, 1958- 1966

Predominant Dates:1962

ID: RBSC/SFWA/052

Extent: 1.01 Linear Feet

Arrangement: The collection consists of correspondence and is arranged by date and then in alphabetical order by author or company name.

Date Acquired: 03/00/2009

Languages: English, Russian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The 1962 World Science Fiction Convention Collection consists of typed (paper-based) correspondence between SF authors, publishers, and SF fans in the 1960's. Chairman of this world convention, Earl Kemp, was the writer for over half of the correspondences. The collection consists of correspondence and is arranged in alphabetical order by author or company name.

Collection Historical Note

The 1962 World Science Fiction Convention, also known as Worldcon or Chicon III, began in 1939 and has been held every year (except 1942-1945, during World War II). The guest of honor that year was Theodore Sturgeon and there were six authors that won Hugo awards. Robert A. Heinlein won a Hugo award for his novel Stranger in a Strange Land. The Chicon III chairmen ran the convention and this collection contained most of the correspondence from one of the chairman, Earl Kemp. Kemp was born in Arkansas in 1929. He moved to Chicago and worked as a graphic designer. Kemp’s interest in science fiction lead him to be one of the co-founders of Advert:Publishers. He also attended Worldcons since 1952 and in 1961 won a Hugo award for his fanzine, Who Killed Science Fiction. A year after Kemp served as chairman Chicon III he edited the book, The Proceedings: CHICON. This book included photographs, and transcripts of lectures and panels given at the 1962 World Science Fiction Convention.

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Access Restrictions: Photographs and photocopies of collection are prohibited.

Use Restrictions: Property Rights are transferred to the University Libraries. Literary Rights are retained by the content creators.  Any copyrights so stated in the materials remain in force.

Related Materials: For more information please see http://www.wsfs.org/.

Other URL: https://library.niu.edu/ulib/content/collections/rbsc/index.shtml


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