FANAC Fan Histories
By Location, United States
Up to Now, Jack Speer (1939) - the first history of fandom
The Immortal Storm - Sam Moskowitz's detailed history about the young fans who created fandom, published November, 1951.
By Location, Non-US
Nineteen Somerset Place - John Foyster's description of the Melbourne Science Fiction Club's clubhouse that was located on Somerset Place during the 1960s.
Dutch and Flemish fandom, 50s and 60s
Article by Jaap Boekestein (English)
A short outline of the history of GDR fandom - An excerpt from a paperback written by three East German fans and translated by Thomas Recktenwald
- Berichte aus der Parallelwelt (Reports from the Parallel World)
- Die Geschichte des Science-Fiction-Fandoms in der DDR (The History of the Science Fiction Fandoms in the GDR)
THEN By Rob Hansen - Rob Hansen's history of British science fiction fandom, from the 1930s through the 1970s.
1939 - First Worldcon
Phoxphyre - Edited by Lew Wolkoff, memories of the first Worldcon by Milt Rothman, Fred Pohl, Bob Madle, Dave Kyle and others.
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