Guy Lillian Southern Fandom Press Alliance Collection

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TxAM-CRS C000009

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Guy Lillian Southern Fandom Press Alliance Collection


  • 1961-2023 (Creation)


81.00 Boxes

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Biographical history

Guy Lillian is a long-time science-fiction fan and amateur writer. He has been active in the Southern Fandom Press Alliance for many years, serving in offices of the alliance and managing mailings the group. He wrote a history of the alliance in their 30th anniversary mailing in 1991.

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The Southern Fandom Press Alliance (SFPA) is a regional amateur press association (APA) generally based in the Southern United States, but with notable membership from other regions.  SFPA was formed in 1961, with Bill Jennings serving as the first Official Editor.  The first mailing was in September 1961, consisting of 76 pages of contributions.  The APA grew in both members and page count, with a record 100th mailing that contained over 1400 pages.  Guy Lillian served the APA as the Official Editor for a number of years. (C000009)

The collection also includes various mailings from the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS) APA, which first began publication in 1976 and was still being published as of 2013.

Finally, there are some additional fanzines in the collection, published independently of SFPA or LASFS.

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The mailings of the Southern Fandom Press Alliance are arranged by mailing number, with contents of each mailing as they were distributed by the general editor.

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No restrictions.

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These materials are stored offsite and require additional time for retrieval.

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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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  • English

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The September 2023 Addendum (2023_0130) was received from Lillian in September 2023. Earlier unprocessed files were integrated into this addendum; specifically folders 1-2, 7, 8, 13, 15, 28-29, 39, 91, 155, 160-161, and 182.


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© Copyright 2019 Cushing Library. All rights reserved.

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