Richard Geis Collection - Fully Processed, 1951-1953
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Brief Description:

Over 100 letters and postcards, most written by science  fiction fan writers and editors regarding amateur writing and publishing, largely related to PSYCHOTIC (later SCIENCE FICTION  REVIEW), a fanzine published by Richard E. Geis from July 1953 to  October-November 1955.  Vintage material from Geis' earliest days as a SF fan and fanzine editor. The correspondence includes letters from influential science  fiction fans and fanzine editors of the period: Terry Carr (6  letters, 1 postcard), Harlan Ellison (2 letters, 1 postcard), Marion  Zimmer Bradley (l letter), Robert Silverberg (2 letters, 1 postcard), Ron Smith (editor of INSIDE, one of the more important fanzines of  the 1950s) and others, as well as a letter from pro editor Samuel Mines (accompanied by drafts and carbon copies of fan letters from Geis to Mines critiquing material published in STARTLING STORIES) , and a typed  letter on FBI letterhead from J. Edgar Hoover.

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Held at:
Cushing Library
5000 Texas A&M
College Station, TX 77840
Phone: (979) 845-1951
Fax: (979) 845-1441
Email: Aeon [at] lib-gw.tamu.edu
Record Series Number: 00/C000243
Created by: Geis, Richard
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Correspondence is arranged chronologically, 1950 – 1953.
Biographical Note for Geis, Richard: Over 100 letters and postcards, most written by science  fiction fan writers and editors regarding amateur writing and publishing, largely related to PSYCHOTIC (later SCIENCE FICTION  REVIEW), a fanzine published by Richard E. Geis from July 1953 to  October-November 1955.  Vintage material from Geis' earliest days as a SF fan and fanzine editor. The correspondence includes letters from influential science  fiction fans and fanzine editors of the period: Terry Carr (6  letters, 1 postcard), Harlan Ellison (2 letters, 1 postcard), Marion  Zimmer Bradley (l letter), Robert Silverberg (2 letters, 1 postcard), Ron Smith (editor of INSIDE, one of the more important fanzines of  the 1950s) and others, as well as a letter from pro editor Samuel Mines (accompanied by drafts and carbon copies of fan letters from Geis to Mines critiquing material published in STARTLING STORIES) , and a typed  letter on FBI letterhead from J. Edgar Hoover.
Access Restrictions: No restrictions.
Genres/Forms of Material
Personal Papers
Science Fiction
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Physical Access Notes: No restrictions.
Technical Access Notes: No restrictions.