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Doctor Who fanzines in the U. Iowa Special Collections & Archives (Unofficial Staxpeditions)

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Published on 26 Mar 2018 / In People & Blogs

Exploring Doctor Who related fan collections in the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives.

Colleen Theisen, Outreach & Instruction Librarian for UISpecColl
Peter Balestrieri, Processing Librarian for UISpecColl
Patrick Olson, Special Collections Librarian for UISpecColl
Lisa Martincik, Electronic Resources Librarian and Graphic Novel Buyer for UI Libraries

Most importantly: Film & Editing by Matthew Butler, Multimedia Consultant, who always takes our crazy banter and somehow puts it together in a way that makes sense.


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Where to find Doctor Who fanzines in the University of Iowa Special Collections & University Archives:

Brian Knapp Fanzine Collection
MsC 294
Collection of fanzines and science fiction convention materials from Connecticut-based fan Knapp, mostly dealing with Star Trek but including other media properties as well.

Celeste Hotaling-Lyons Fanzine Collection
MsC 400
Fan writer and editor. A collection of science fiction fanzines, primarily consisting of pieces of fan fiction, and a few related items, including some science fiction convention materials.

M. Horvat Genre Apazines Collection
MsC 825
A collection of science fiction, fantasy, mystery and other genre apazines (publications similar to newsletters or fanzines, and published by fan groups called Amateur Press Associations, or apas). Horvat founded the American Private Press Association and for a time in the 1980s edited "South of the Moon", a catalog of publications of amateur press associations.

Mariellen (Ming) Wathne Fanzine Archives Collection
MsC 313
The Fanzine Archives was designed to preserve and circulate fanzines and other fannish material through the maintenance of an extensive permanent archive, and came to the University of Iowa in 2008. Large assemblage of fanzines and works of fan fiction relating to multiple media fandoms, including Star Trek, Star Wars, and other movies and television shows.

Deidre Johnson Media Fandom Materials Collection
MsC 960
Collection focused on the television series Battlestar Galactica. Material formats include books, magazines, fanzines, comic books, catalogs, clippings, scripts, and merchandise.

Organization for Transformative Works Fanzine and Fan Fiction Collection
MsC 320
Collection of science fiction and other genre fanzines, pieces of fan fiction, and related fannish artifacts donated by various fans through the cooperation of the Organization for Transformative Works, established to preserve the history of fanworks and fan culture.

Morgan Dawn Fanzines and Fanvids Collection
MsC 403
Collection of fanzines and fanvids (fan-created montages of video clips from assorted media fandoms set to music) relating to numerous media fandoms, assembled by long-time fan writer and vidder Dawn.

Susan Hill Fanzine Collection
MsC 401
Science fiction fan and fanzine collector. Collection of fanzines - mostly works of fan fiction, with particular emphasis on multimedia anthologies and on the British science fiction TV show Blake's 7.

And just so you know:
The Fan Culture Preservation Project:
Special Collections is currently involved in a major cooperative effort with the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW) to preserve zines and other artifacts of fan culture. Through the efforts of OTW, an nonprofit fan-run organization that believes in and promotes the value of fannish works of creativity, Special Collections will be receiving donations of fannish materials from their creators and collators and making them available to future generations of researchers and other interested parties.

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