The time has come! The James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection of Pulps, Fanzines, and Science Fiction Books is being unboxed and processed.
Special Collections & University Archives is pleased to welcome long-time student worker and avid researcher Peter Balestrieri who is joining our staff as a Processing Librarian and taking on the task of making the collection ready for researchers.
Rusty Hevelin was a science fiction fan, pulp collector, huckster (a dealer at conventions), and voracious reader. In addition, he was one of the founders of Iowa’s two ongoing science fiction conventions, Icon in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids area, and DemiCon in Des Moines.
Friends and fans now have the opportunity to follow Peter as he explores and unboxes the collection, on our new Tumblr page where he will post photos and updates, box by box, as the mysteries within are revealed.
Please follow along and enjoy the snapshots into the history of science fiction and fantasy literature and fandom in the United States http://hevelincollection.tumblr.com
For more on Rusty Hevelin and his collections please see our April 11th blog post.