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Saturday, August 16 • 10:00am - 11:00am
SESSION 704 - Live Long and Prosper: Science Fiction in Archives and Special Collections

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Enthusiasm for science fiction has saturated popular culture. Yet what about the archival record? What are we doing to record a genre that has permeated popular culture for more than a century -- and particularly the records of those who create the worlds that fans love so much? Speakers discuss: Why document science fiction? What are our experiences with accessioning and processing science fiction collections? How are science fiction collections being used? How can we effectively promote our collections?

Bundy: Scientifiction to SciFi: Nine Decades of Science Fiction in the Jack Williamson Manuscript Collection and Library
Down: Science Fiction and Cultural Studies: SF Collections at the Browne Popular Culture Library
Stow: Strange New Worlds: Boldly Exploring Science Fiction in the Archives


Gene Bundy

Special Collections/Reference Librarian, Eastern New Mexico University

Nancy Down

Head Librarian, Bowling Green State University
I am Head Librarian of the Ray and Pat Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green.

Amanda Stow

Archivist, American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

Saturday August 16, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Washington 1 [Exhibition Level] Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, DC 20008

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