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ID: 00/C000243

Creator: Geis, Richard

Extent: 1.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Correspondence is arranged chronologically, 1950 – 1953.

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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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Biographical Note

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.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: No restrictions.

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 Note: No restrictions.

Technical Access Note: No restrictions.

Other Note: Fully Processed


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Edward E. Watts to Geis, June 18, 1950, 1 holograph leaf, general

Donald R. Cummings to Geis, December 7, 1950, 2 holograph leaves; envelope with stamp removed, on bring in the air force

Edward E. Watts to Geis, April 11, 1951, 1 holograph leaf, on SF pulps and general topics

Edward E. Watts to Geis, April 23, 1951, 2 holograph leaves, general

? to Geis, June 27, 1951, l holograph leaf

Edward E. Watts to Geis, July 4, 1951, 2 holograph leaves, general topics

Edward E. Watts to Geis, July 22, 1951, 1 holograph leaf, on service off Korea

Edward E. Watts to Geis, August 15, 1951, 2 holograph leaves, on naval service in the Korean war; envelope, 3 photographs of Japanese women in Sosebo, Japan

Edward E. Watts to Geis, September 8, 1951, 5 holograph leaves, general topics and recreation

Edward E. Watts to Geis, October 31, 1951, 1 holograph leaf, general

Edward E. Watts to Geis, October 31, 1951, 1 holograph leaf, general

Edward E. Watts to Geis, November 11, 1951, 2 holograph leaves, general

Jerome Hastings to Geis, November 18, 1951, 1 holograph sheet; envelope

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Jerome Hastings to Geis, January 12, 1952, 2 holograph sheets; envelope

Geis to Samuel Mines, January 30, 1952, re. Startling Stories.

J. Ben Stark to Geis, February 5, 1952, 1 typed leaf, on subscribing to Rhodomagnetic Digest

Erling E. Olsen to Geis, February 8, 1952, on the Vari-typer Composing Machine

Geis to Don Fabun, February 20, 1952, 1 typed leaves with 2 leaf holograph draft attached, commenting on Rhodomagnetic Digest No. 17.

Geis to Samuel Mines, February 24, 1952, re. Startling Stories.

Jerome Hastings to Geis, February 25, 1952, 1 holograph sheet; envelope

Joan DeMario to Geis, March 3, 1952, 1 typed leaf, on subscription difficulties

Jerome Hastings to Geis, March 19, 1952, 2 holograph sheets and clipping; envelope

Geis to Samuel Mines, May 21, 1952, re. Startling Stories.

Geis to Samuel Mines, May 30, 1952, re. Startling Stories.

Geis to Samuel Mines, June 4, 1952, 4 typed leaves, commenting on the August Thrilling Wonder Stories, and offering a short poem

Geis to Samuel Mines, June 8, 1952, re. Startling Stories.

G. M. (Gertrude Martha) Carr to Geis, June 20, 1952, 1 leaf, trifold, on the N3F

G. M. (Gertrude Martha) Carr to Geis, June 24, 1952, 1 typed leaf, on the N3F and fanzines

G. M. (Gertrude Martha) Carr to Geis, June 24, 1952, postcard, on the N3F and reported death of Walter A. Willis.

Isabella E. Dimwiddie to Geis, June 27, 1953, postcard, requesting a copy of Psychotic

Stu Horrman to Geis, June 28, 1952, postcard, re N3F order.

John to Geis, July 6, 1953

G. M. (Gertrude Martha) Carr to Geis, July 8, 1952, postcard, on the Spectator Amateur Publishing Association (SAPA0 and the Fantasy Amateur Publishing Association (FAPA)

Daniel E. MacMurray to Geis, August 7, 1952, 1 typed leaf, on Geis correspondence and the contents of the first issue of Sci-Fic

Peter Graham to Geis, August 11, 1953, re. Psychotic, issue 1

Peter Graham to Geis, August 18, 1953

K. J. Krueger (?) to Geis, August 18, 1952, 1 holograph leaf, noting an order and shipment

Paul Mittelbuscher to Geis, August 20, 1953, re Psychotic,  3 holograph sheets.

G. M. (Gertrude Martha) Carr to Geis, August 22, 1952, on the N3F Manuscript Bureau

Geis to Samuel Mines, August 26, 1952, re. Startling Stories.

Wilkie Conner to Geis, September 10, 1952, 1 typed leaf, on the Geis story The Pin Ball Player.

Wilkie Conner to Geis, September 24, 1952, 1 typed leaf, accepting Geis’ The Pin Ball Player for TLMA, and commenting on television

Daniel E. MacMurray to Geis, October 2, 1952, 1 holograph leaf, on poems submitted to Sci Fic, Heinlein cover art, and publishing a fanzine, and 1 holograph leaf, note on the caricature drawing of Heinlein on the leaf

Edward E. Watts to Geis, October 14, 1952, 1 typed leaf, miscellaneous

Raleigh Evans Multog to Geis, October 24, 1952, 1 holograph leaf, noting a Geis letter in the December 1952 issue of Thrilling Wonder Stories, and seeking to start correspondence with Geis

Edward E. Watts to Geis, October 30, 1952, 1 typed leaf, miscellaneous

G. M. (Gertrude Martha) Carr to Geis, October 31, 1952, postcard, on the N3F and dues

Daniel E. MacMurray to Geis, November 24, 1952, 1 typed leaf, requesting more submissions to Sci-Fi, including a bunch of Willy-a-ma-jiggs and a controversial article.

Donald Susan to Geis, November 24, 1952, postcard, offering to agent the Geis story The House by the Graveyard to prozines

John L. Magnus, Jr. to Geis, November 25, 1952, 1 typed leaf, on sending the fanzine Science Fiction and requesting submissions

Daniel E. MacMurray to Geis, December 6, 1952, 1 typed leaf, on requesting the article, Raymond A. Palmer, A Depreciation and a letter by Paul Wyszkowski in the fanzine Vanations

Daniel E. MacMurray to Geis, December 10, 1952, 1 typed leaf, noting receipt of a poem and an article, Raymond A. Palmer, A Depreciation

Raleigh Evans Multog to Geis, December 10, 1952, 1 typed leaf, on publishing Star Rockets fanzine and the Star Rocket Science Fiction Correspondence Club (SRSFC)

Gregg Calkins to Geis, December 15, 1952, postcard, on a Geis story to be published

SOL to Geis, December 30, 1952, postcard, re subscription to SOL.

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John L. Magnus, Jr. to Geis, January 3, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on submissions to his fanzine, Science Fiction

Raleigh Evans Multog to Geis, January 13, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on fan activities, request more poems and stories

Samuel Mines to Geis, January 22, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on a letter to the editor sent by Geis, noting it is in press and cannot be withdrawn

Bob Silverberg to Geis, January 22, 1953, postcard, on a subscription to Silverberg’s fanzine, Spaceship

Harlan Ellison to Geis, January 23, 1953, postcard, on subscribing to Ellison’s Science Fantasy Bulletin

Keasler, W. Max to Geis, January 28, 1953, postcard, noting a Geis subscription to the fanzine Opus

Galaxy Publications to Geis, February 9, 1953, form postcard acknowledging subscription to Beyond

William Weldon Lau to Geis, February 16, 1953, 1 holograph folded leaf, on a Geis letter to Space Stories, and commenting on The Big Jump, by Brackett

Joe Semenovich  to Geis, March 4, 1953, 3 holograph pages on 2 leaves, requesting stories and articles

Lynn A. Hickman to Geis, March 7, 1953, postcard, on publishing a submission by Geis.

Daniel E. MacMurray to Geis, March 8, 1953, postcard

Carol Lowery to Geis, March 9, 1953, 1 holograph leaf, regarding a book, Mariners, Renegades and Castaways by C. L. R. James.

Sam Sackett to Geis, March 19, 1953, 1 typed leaf, rejecting a short story, The Dream

Joe Semenovich  to Geis, March 20, 1953, 1 typed leaf, rejecting a Geis story

Harlan Ellison to Geis, March 22, 1953, typed rejection with note attached, two tearsheets, and holograph note about Ellison: Patronizing attitude toward fans…

Stuart K. Nock to Geis, March 23, 1953, postcard, noting a subscription to The Cosmic Frontier fanzine, and soliciting submissions

Raleigh Evans Multog to Geis, March 29, 1953, 1 holograph leaf, on fan clubs, submissions

Harlan, Ellison to Geis, April 3, 1953, 1 typed leaf, rejecting the Geis story The Dream, and a poem The Volunteer.  Cites Eric Frank Russell’s Somewhere a Voice as a good example.

Donald Susan to Geis, April 6 ,1953, 2 typed leaves; and a revised story beginning on 1 leaf, on revising stories, and on the NFFF organization

Geis to Carol Lowery, April 7, 1953, 1 typed leaf, replying to Lowery’s March 9 letter

Geis to FBI, Washington, DC,  April 8, 1953, 1 typed leaf, inquiring about C. L. R. James political leanings and if he is in the FBI files.

Raleigh Evans Multog to Geis, April 14, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on publishing, and submitting a story

J. Edgar Hoover to Geis, April 17, 1953, 1 typed leaf, declining to provide information to Geis

Shelby Vick to Geis, April 19, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on fan publishing and writing

Paul Wyszkowski to Geis, April 26, 1953, 1 typed leaf, requesting a submission to the fanzine Funzine

W. Kermit Snell to Geis, April 29, 1953, 3 holograph leaves, opening correspondence, discussing interests, and asking about fans in the northwest

W. Kermit Snell to Geis, May 5, 1953, 3 holograph leaves and photograph, on working in a hospital, SF prozines, and books read

Joe Semenovich to Geis, May 11, 1953, 2 holograph leaves, on fanzine submissions

W. Kermit Snell to Geis, May 13, 1953, 3 holograph leaves, on working in a hospital with mental patients

G. M. (Gertrude Martha) Carr to Geis, May 15, 1953, postcard, declining to do an article on What’s Wrong with the N3F.

W. Kermit Snell to Geis, May 20, 1953, 3 holograph leaves, on working in a hospital; questions the title Psychotic for the fanzine

Malcolm Willits to Geis, May 22, 1953, postcard, on trading Psychotic for Destiny

Larry (Wilson?) to Geis, June 1953, 1 typed leaf, on fanzines

Terry Carr to Geis, June 14, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on Psychotic, on fan publishing

Alice and Kent to Geis, June 18, 1952, postcard, requesting a fanzine review

Stuart K. Nock to Geis, July 1, 1953, 1 typed leaf, noting receipt of Psychotic, and requesting material for his fanzine The Cosmic Frontier

Terry Carr to Geis, July 2, 1953?, 1 typed leaf, on Psychotic, fan publishing

Raleigh Evans Multog to Geis, July 2, 1953, 1 typed leaf, commenting on Psychotic and submitting a story

Henry Oden to Geis, July 4, 1953, 2 typed leaves, sending a copy of his fanzine Starfarer, and commenting on Psychotic

Henry Moskowitz to Geis, July 9, 1953, 1 typed leaf, submitting a prozine review

Kent and Alice to Geis, July 10, 1953, postcard request for submission

Bob Berger to Geis, July 10, 1953, 1 folded leaf, holograph, commenting on Psychotic

? to Geis, July 11, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on fanzines

Tom Piper to Geis, July 14, 1953, postcard, on publishing  the fanzine Reason

T. T. Turner to Geis, July 14, 1953, 1 typed leaf, requesting help on an article

Terry Carr to Geis, July 16, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on Psychotic, favorite fan writers, and publishing

Paul Mittelbuscher to Geis, July 17, 1953, commenting on Psychotic No. 1

? to Geis, July 20, 1953, 2 typed leaves, on the first issue of Psychotic

Stuart K. Nock to Geis, July 20, 1953, 1 typed leaf, noting receipt of a story, and submitting some filler

Dean A. Grennell, July 21, 1953, 1 typed leaf, comment on Psychotic

Shelby Vick to Geis, July 24, 1953?, 1 typed leaf, submitting a column to Psychotic

Shelby Vick to Geis, July 24, 1953, 1 typed leaf, form letter to subscribers, with a plug for Psychotic

Joe Semenovich to Geis, July 29, 1953, 1 holograph leaf, on publishing a fanzine, and comment on Psychotic

Marion Zimmer Bradley to Geis, August 2, 1953, 2 typed leaves, commenting on Psychotic

Raleigh Evans Multog to Geis, August 2, 1953, 1 typed leaf, commenting on publishing and the rejection of his story

Charles Harris to Geis, August 4, 1953, 1 typed leaf, commenting on Psychotic

Vernon McCain to Geis, August 4, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on fan publishing

Henry Oden to Geis, August 4, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on exchanging fanzines

Bill Reynoll (?) to Geis, August 4, 1953, 4 pages on two typed leaves, commenting on Psychotic, etc.

? to Geis, August 5, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on the sf art, fanzine trades for Fantasias

Jerry Burge to Geis, August 5, 1953, 2 typed leaves, commenting on Psychotic and purchasing an advertisement for The Immortal Storm.

Henry Oden to Geis, August 5, 1953, 1 typed leaf, commenting on Psychotic and on fan writers

Lee Hoffman to Geis, August 7, 1953, postcard.

Bill Berger to Geis, August 7, 1953, 1 leaf folded, on Psychotic No. 2 and fan fiction

? to Geis, August 7, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on Psychotic and Fantasta

Henry (Hank) Moskowitz to Geis, August 10, 1953, 1 typed leaf, commenting on Psychotic

Jerry Burge to Geis, August 12, 1953, 1 typed leaf, on advertising The Immortal Storm, Other Worlds and Richard Palmer.

Stuart K. Nock to Geis, August 16, 1953, 1 typed leaf, commenting on Psychotic No. 2, and on fan writers

Boob to Geis, August 19, 1953, postcard, on a submission, and on the fanzine Boo!

Edward E. Watts to Geis, December 2, 1952, 1 typed leaf

Charles Adkins to Geis, undated, 3 typed leaves, a critique of the first issue of Psychotic

Larry Anderson to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, on Psychotic, fanzines

Terry Carr to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, comments on Psychotic, and submission of an article about Balint’s article.  Mss not in file.

Terry Carr to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, on Psychotic and miscellaneous topics

Terry Carr to Geis, undated, 2 typed leaves, on Psychotic, fan publishing, best fan writers

Wilkie Conner to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, on the Geis story In the House by the Graveyard.

Norman G. Brown to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, on a manuscript by Jack Harness, attached

Norman G. Brown to Geis, undated, rejecting a Geis story submitted to Vanations and detailing reasons

Larry Balint to Geis, undated, typed note with attached comment form on Psychotic

Larry to Geis, undated, ca. 1953, 1 typed leaf, on fanzines and Fantasta

Raleigh Evans Multog To Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, commenting on Psychotic No. 2, and his fanzine, Star Rockets

Vernon McCain to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, commenting on Psychotic

John L. Magnus, Jr. to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, general, with a note on a Geis poem

Daniel E. MacMurray to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, requesting a submission

Tom Piper to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, noting that the fanzine Reason will cease publication with the June 1953 issue

Ron Smith to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, on metaphysical veils and mysticism and fanzine submissions

Ron Smith to Geis, undated, 2 typed leaves, on publishing the fanzine Inside, commenting on Psychotic, etc

Bob [Silverberg] to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, commenting on Psychotic No. 1.

Bob Silverberg to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, on fanzines

Ron Smith to Geis, undated, 1 typed leaf, on Inside, pseudonyms William Freeman and Julian Webb, submissions to Psychotic and a poem

Joe Semenovich  to Geis, undated, 4 pages on 2 holograph leaves, on the fanzine Renaissance, rejecting a story and article

Amateur radio call card, W7ASF, Mike Horvat, undated



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