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Lenny Kaye Science Fiction Fanzine collection

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Lenny Kaye Science Fiction Fanzine collection, 1941-1971 | University of Miami Special Collections

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Title: Lenny Kaye Science Fiction Fanzine collection, 1941-1971Add to your cart.

ID: ASM0326

Creator: Lenny Kaye (1946-)

Extent: 49.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement:

Boxes 1-47 contain zines. The zines are mostly alphabetical throughout the entire collection.

Boxes 48-49 contain ephemera, mostly relating to the fanzines and science fiction.

Except where noted, the subject of all the fanzines is science fiction.

Formats/Genres: Fanzines

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Lenny Kaye Science Fiction Fanzine collection holds a significant number of sci-fi zines from the 1940s-1970s. Zines are typically independent and self published booklets popular in underground subcultures. The first zines were fanzines, started in the early 20th century by science fiction fans documenting the genre. This collection contains fanzines from the mid-20th century, collected by the musician Lenny Kaye. The fanzines document the active subculture surrounding science fiction, including fan fiction, convention news, and fan clubs. The collection holds zines produced as part of a number of amateur press associations, including the Spectator Amateur Press Society (SAPS), the Neffer Amateur Press Alliance (N'APA), and the Fantasy Amateur Press Association (FAPA). The collection is truly international in scope, with zines produced in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Japan and several European countries present.

Biographical Note

Lenny Kaye is an American musician and writer. He is best known for his work as a guitarist with the Patti Smith Group, and as the archivist/compiler for the American garage rock music compilation "Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era." Kaye was a collector and participant in the science fiction fanzine subculture as well.

Subject/Index Terms

Zines

Administrative Information

Alternate Extent Statement: 49 boxes

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the original author.

Processing Information: Arranged and processed by Steve Hersh, 2015.


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Box 7Add to your cart.
Folder 1: The Comicollector, 1962Add to your cart.
Issue 3.
Folder 2: Comprehensibility Evaluation of SAPzines, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 3: A Concordance to the Lord of the Rings, 1963Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Concrete Science Fiction, 1961Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Confusion, 1953Add to your cart.
Published in Lynn Haven, Florida.
Folder 6: Conjobblement, 1964Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Connstipation, 1962Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Cosmag, 1952Add to your cart.
Volume 3, Issue 1.
Folder 9: Cosmos Bulletin, 1956Add to your cart.
Issue 3.
Folder 10: The Coventranian Gazette, 1963-1964Add to your cart.
“A bizarre chapter in the history of the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society, Inc. (LASFS)…one member of the club invented a fantasy world known as Coventry, and wrote some fan stories with his own personalized characters in it. Other people wanted to play in this world, too, so they invented their own characters and wrote their own stories. After a while, this fantasy world started taking over their lives; events taking place in Coventry were just as important as real life. At least one marriage came about because the people's Coventranian characters were perfectly matched; more often, feuds broke out as people engaged in character assassinations and slanders in this alternate world. Sometimes, people who weren't even interested in Coventry had to write their own stories just out of self-defense…Eventually, a small group of people decided this had all gone too far, and decided to attack the myth from within. A mysterious character called "the Guardian" started writing his own stories, exposing all sorts of dirty secrets. No one could find out who was behind this, because there was no single individual who could possibly have been privy to all the information the Guardian knew. The Guardian seemed to be everywhere and know almost everything, and nothing could stop him. Coventry became an increasingly paranoid place that eventually collapsed of its own neuroses." -- Stephen Golding
Folder 11: Criticism -- Who Needs It?, 1968Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Crude Detective Stories, 1961Add to your cart.
Subject is personal. "Gerber’s story of being expelled from Franklin and Marshall College after the President took offense to a correspondent’s remark in his fanzine" -- Boo-Hooray.
Folder 13: The Crudzine Quarterly, 1960Add to your cart.
Volume 1, Issues 1-2. Published on the Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida.
Folder 14: Cry of the Nameless, 1959-1960Add to your cart.
Issues 123, 139-140.
Folder 15: Cry of the Nameless, 1960Add to your cart.
Issues 141, 144-145.
Folder 16: Cry of the Nameless, 1961Add to your cart.
Issues 146-149.

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