Finding Aid for the Dick Spelman papers, 1976-1979

Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé.
UCLA Library Special Collections
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Dick Spelman papers
Date (inclusive): 1976-1979
Collection number: 1116
Creator: Spelman, Dick
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.)
Abstract: Dick Spelmann (b. 1931) was a book dealer who sold science fiction and fantasy books and helped to organize trade sells at numerous science fiction conventions in the late twentieth century. This collection consists of his published checklists for trade paperbacks.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Acquired April 1980.

Processing Note

Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT), with assistance from Megan Hahn Fraser, August 2011.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Dick Spelman papers (Collection Number 1116). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

Biography

Dick Spelman was born on June 18, 1931. He worked as a bookseller in the science fiction book trade for more than thirty years. As a trade bookseller, he has played an active role in the science fiction fan community by helping with the organization of conventions and heading many of their dealers' rooms, primarily through the 1970s and 80s. His first attendance at a science fiction convention dates back to 1952, when he attended the Chicon II convention. Thirty years later, Spelman was a member of the board of directors of Chicon IV. He officially retired from bookselling in 1991 after selling his book business to Larry Smith. Spelman is also known for having compiled a number of important checklists as references for collectors and booksellers. In 1976, he authored A Preliminary Checklist of Science Fiction and Fantasy published by Ballantine Books (1953-1974) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Published by Ace Books (1953-1968). A year later saw the release of his books Science Fiction and Fantasy Published by Ballantine Books (1953-1977), Science Fiction and Fantasy Published by Arkham House (1939-1976), and Science Fiction and Fantasy Published by Avalon Books. His shorter and more recent works include The Forgotten Worldcon of '45 published in 1994 and The Worldcon of 2001 published in 1996.

Scope and Content

A collection of checklists for trade paperbacks dating from 1976 to 1979 compiled by Marty Massoglia and Dick Spelman for his book selling operation. The checklists are mostly printouts on computer paper, but also included are some of the photo offset checklists that were compiled by Spelman himself. All materials were published by the Institute for Specialized Literature.

Organization and Arrangement

Collection is organized alphabetically by publisher name.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Spelman, Dick --Archives.
Massoglia, Marty.
Science fiction --Bibliography.

Genres and Forms of Material

Indexes.


Container List

Box 1, Folder 1

Spelman, Dick. Science fiction and fantasy published by Ace Books (1953-1968). North Hollywood, Calif: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 2

Spelman, Dick. Science fiction and fantasy published by Arkham House and Mycroft & Moran (1939-1976). North Hollywood, Calif: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1976.

Box 1, Folder 3

Spelman, Dick. Science fiction and fantasy published by Avalon Books and Bourg Bouregy & Curl. North Hollywood, Calif: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1977.

Box 1, Folder 4

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Avon. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1979.

Box 1, Folder 5

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Award. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 6

Spelman, Dick. A preliminary checklist of science fiction and fantasy published by Ballantine Books (1953-1977). North Hollywood, Calif: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1977.

Box 1, Folder 7

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Bantam. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 8

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Belmont, including Belmont/Tower, Tower, and Leisure. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 9

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Berkeley. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 10

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Curtis. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 11

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Daw. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 12

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Dell. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1979.

Box 1, Folder 13

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Fawcett, including Crest, Gold Medal, and Premier. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 14

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Galaxy. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 15

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Jove. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1979.

Box 1, Folder 16

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Lancer. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 17

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Laser. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 18

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Manor, including MacFadden Books. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 19

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Monarch. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 20

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Pinnacle. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 21

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Pocket-Books, including Archway, Cardinal, Permabooks, and Washington Square. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 22

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Popular Library. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 23

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Signet Classics, Key, and Mentor. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 24

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Warner Paperback Library and Paperback Library. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.

Box 1, Folder 25

Massoglia, Marty. A checklist of science fiction paperbacks from Zebra. Bellevue, CA: Institute for Specialized Literature. 1978.