May 17, 2022

University of Pittsburgh Library System Digs into its Archives to Celebrate Science Fiction Day


National Science Fiction Day [today, Jan. 2] was the perfect opportunity for Ben Rubin, horror studies collection coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh Library System, to show people that the library offers even more resources than they realize.

“People think archives and think it’s inaccessible,” Rubin said. “We want to demystify the collections and let people know they’re here and that they’re available.”

The University of Pittsburgh Library System pulled special items from their archives Thursday for National Science Fiction Day, an unofficial holiday that celebrates sci-fi culture and fandom, and put them on display at the Hillman Library. The Library System’s Archives & Special Collections department provided three collections for display.

Read the Complete Article, Learn What Was Displayed

See Also: Finding Aid: Science Fiction and Comic Fanzine Collection 1952 – 2005 1967 – 1980 (via ULS)

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