(From Morgan Dawn)
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1. The University of Iowa Special Collections (aka the Fanzine Archives). This is the largest media fan collection currently in place. They have jointly partnered with the Organization For Transformative Works: (http://transformativeworks.org/ a fan run non-profit) which helps fans donate zines, flyers, convention program guides, fanvids, audio and video recordings etc. The OTW has an active outreach program called Open Doors with a volunteer assigned to facilitate donations. The University may be able to help pay for shipping. They can also handle large collections and, if needed, may be able to help arrange for someone to box and ship the zines. More info here: http://opendoors.transformativeworks.org/collections/fan-culture-preservation Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Popular Culture Collection. They have been collecting fanzines for decades and already have several thousand, including over 200 slash fanzines. They do not pay for shipping and seem to be mainly accepting fanzines; however they also have collections of other Star Trek and Star Wars memorabilia, so if you have something non-fanzine-ish to donate, ask them. Most fans ship to them using the cheaper and more affordable media mail. More info here.: http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/pcl/page38356.html Contact: Nancy Down, Head Librarian at email@example.com
3. Texas A&M University. They have a large Science Fiction and Fantasy collection and are just starting to collect media fanzines and other materials. The current archivist volunteered at the University of Iowa’s fanzine collection and is enthusiastic and responsive. They currently do not pay for shipping (but like Bowling Green, media mail is an option). Info on the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives Science Fiction and Fantasy is here: http://cushing.library.tamu.edu/collections/browse-major-collections/the-science-fiction-collection/index.html They also have a blog here: http://aggiescifi.wordpress.com/the-origins-of-a-collection/ Contact: Jeremy Brett, Archivist firstname.lastname@example.org
(From Morgan Dawn)