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University Archives & Special Collections

A guide to our collections, primary sources, and finding and accessing materials in UA&SC

The Willis E. McNelly Science Fiction Collections

Enter the realm of speculative fiction via the Willis McNelly Science Fiction collection—an expansive archive featuring original manuscripts, books, periodicals, memorabilia, and fanzines. Our SF manuscript collections reveal working papers, correspondence, first editions, and critical studies from authors like Frank Herbert and Philip K. Dick. Dive into Star Trek's universe with scripts, fanzines, and memorabilia that illuminate its impact. Explore the early 20th-century pulp magazines capturing science fiction's golden era. Traverse Latinx science fiction literature, unveiling diverse narratives. Encounter horror, fantasy, and paranormal tales within the Shroyer collection. The Science Fiction Writers of America Depository Collection holds more treasures, showcasing works from SFWA members.

This collection's origin stems from Willis McNelly's vision, a CSUF faculty member who founded it. These collections embody science fiction's literary evolution, reflecting its enduring allure and boundless imagination.

Manuscript collections

Philip K. Dick

Frank Herbert

Book & Periodical collections

Fanzines (Zines)

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