Fanzine Archive acquired by University of Iowa

The University of Iowa Libraries, with the help of the Organization for Transformative Works (OTW,) has acquired The Fanzine Archive, a collection of 3,000 classic fanzines long managed by Mariellen (Ming) Wathne. The bulk of Ming’s collection are Star Wars titles originally collected by Lucasfilm themselves, a valuable cache of fandom and fanfic history. (You can read more about the collection’s history at Fanlore.)

OTW and UI are intent on securing even more ‘zines and documents as part of their Fan Culture Preservation Project.

2 thoughts on “Fanzine Archive acquired by University of Iowa

  1. Sam

    Wow! An organization in my state did something interesting! Between this and Riverside, we’re just super fandom-friendly, aren’t we?

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