The Comics and Science Fiction Fandom Collection consists of publications, ephemera, memorabilia and artwork acquired from 2004- at various comics and science fiction conventions
and conferences in the Southern California region, particularly San Diego Comic-Con International. Promotional literature
for related degree programs and centers around the country, as well as programs for academic conferences, document a rise
in popular arts studies over the past decade, while a substantial collection of promotional ephemera and memorabilia demonstrate
the broad range and evolution of fandom that remains a hallmark of Southern California. A significant concentration of rare
and early fanzines dating back to the 1930s reflects the evolution and involvement of the science fiction fandom community
over the years. Additions are current and ongoing.
The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with
the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections
is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Requests for permission to publish must be
submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission
of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available
for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including
but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.