Mailbox: H.P. Lovecraft and Horror Fanzines

Bill Cunningham kindly donated his collection of horror fanzines to the Library, and this box arrived in my office earlier this afternoon:

An hour or so later, I had them sorted into nice, neat sets on a cart to take to Cataloging:

As I like to say, you don’t have to have OCD to be a librarian, but it doesn’t hurt.

The donation includes a nearly complete run of The Crypt of Chthulhu, and a number of small press pamphlets and zines.

This one is my personal favorite:

It’s the sort of thing that makes me run around with glee to show off to innocent co-workers nearby. “Cait,” one of them said frankly, “I have no idea what you’re talking about, but I’m glad it makes you so happy.”

Luckily, the Rare Books and Manuscripts Curator, Todd Samuelson, understood what an important document we had acquired:

As you can see, there’s never a dull day in Cushing. More later!

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3 thoughts on “Mailbox: H.P. Lovecraft and Horror Fanzines

  1. Hi
    Do you know of any horror or science fiction zines in need of artwork?
    Im looking for someplace to submit my artwork.
    Sincerely
    Chris Friend
    2810 Emerson #4
    Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104

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