December 11, 2017

San Diego State University Library Debuts New Science Fiction Room

From SDSU:

The Edward E. Marsh Golden Age of Science Fiction Room will open on Thursday, Sept. 28, giving San Diego State University and the local community access to one of the most comprehensive collections of science fiction in the United States.

The opening celebration begins at 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Love Library on the SDSU campus.

Eventually, the Marsh Room will serve as the main point of contact between the community and SDSU’s Special Collections and University Archives, which is home to Marsh’s collection.

Marsh, who attended SDSU in the 1960s, spent 30 years assembling his $2.25 million collection of signed and inscribed first editions by science fiction greats, including Arthur C. ClarkeRay BradburyIsaac AsimovJules Verne and H.G. Wells. Included are the fiction and non-fiction writing of L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. Marsh gifted the entire collection to SDSU in 2013.

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Background

From 2013: Library Receives $2.25 Million Sci Fi Collection

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