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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection contains a large number of different apazines. Most of these are concerned with science fiction and fantasy (both literary and in other media), but there are also apazines devoted to other genre topics, including comics, role-playing games, and mysteries. The earliest items in the collection include some early issues (1940s) of the first science fiction apa, Fantasy Amateur, but the collection reaches into the 21st century with issues of apazines that in some cases continue to be published today.

The apazines in the collection are arranged alphabetically by the formal name of the apa, not the name of the apa's official organ. In many cases the official organ for the apa bears a different name from that of the apa itself - for example, Dapa-Em's official organ was entitled Elementary.


  • Creation: 1943-2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: 58.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

AAPA: Far-left politics (Anarchist Amateur Press Association)

ALPS: Music (Amateur Long-Playing Society)

Alarums and Excursions: Role-playing games

ANZAPA: Science fiction (Australian and New Zealand Amateur Press Association)

APA-?: Writing

APA-27: Science fiction (Florida Amateur Press Association)

APA-45: Science fiction

APA-55: Science fiction

APA-69: Sex

APA-Faber: Paper arts

Apa-Five: Comic books

Apa-H: Hoaxes and humor

APA: JARNEVON: Science fiction

Apa-L: Science fiction (Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society)

APA: NESFA: Science fiction (New England Science Fiction Association)

APA-NYU: Science fiction (New York Amateur Press Association, originally based at New York University)

APA-PI: Science fiction

APA-Q: Science fiction

APA-Renga: Renga (a form of Japanese collaborative poetry)

APA-THEE: Science fiction

APA-V: Science fiction

APA Enterprise: Star Trek

Apalon: European myths and legends

Apaloosa: Science fiction (Amateur Press Association of the Palouse)

Apanage: Children and young people's fantasy literature

APATOONS: Cartoons and animation

APPLESAUCE: Science fiction

AZAPA: Science fiction (Arizona Amateur Press Association)

Background Noise: Science fiction (Honolulu Science Fiction Society)

BCAPA: Science fiction (British Columbia Amateur Press Association)

BondApa: James Bond films

Canadapa: Science fiction

Capacity: Science fiction (Chicago Amateur Press Association)

CAPRA: Film (Cinema Amateur Press Association)

CHAPS: Western literature (Cowboys and Horses Amateur Press Society)

Clarion: Science fiction

Connection: Science fiction

CRAPzine: General fannishness

C/RAPA: Science fiction (Cascades/Rockies Amateur Press Association)

C/RAPA-PI: Science fiction

C/RAPA, Jr.: Science fiction

The Cult: Science fiction

DAAPA: Science fiction (Dallas Area Amateur Press Association)

Dancer: Science fiction

D'APA: Science fiction (Denver Area Amateur Press Association)

Dapa-Em: Mysteries

Definitive Article: Doctor Who

Edgar Apa: Science fiction

Elanor: Fantasy, especially the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams

FAPA: Science fiction (Fantasy Amateur Press Association)

Final Frontier: Star Trek

FLAP: Science fiction (Fannish Little Amateur Press)

Frefanzine: Libertarian science fiction

Galactus: Comic books (especially Marvel Comics)

GESTALT: Science fiction (GESTALT Amateur Publishing Society)

Herbapa: The theology of the fannish "ghod" Herbie

Imaginapa: Comic books

IS-P'APA: Science fiction

K-a (K(C)apa-Alpha): Comic books (Comics Amateur Publishing Association)

Junior Apa-Five: Comic books

LASFAPA: Science fiction (Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society)

MELVIN: General fandom

MENTAT: Computers and computing

Milwapa: Science fiction (Milwaukee Amateur Press Association)

Mixed Company: Gender relations

Minneapa: Science fiction

MISHAP: Science fiction (Michigan Society of Amateur Publishers)

N'APA: Science fiction (National Fantasy Fan Federation/Neffer Amateur Press Alliance)

Necronomicon Apa: The works of H.P. Lovecraft

OMPA: Science fiction (Off Trails Magazine Publishers Association)

Pathos: Science fiction (Suffolk East Science Fiction Association)

Phoenix: Science fiction

RAPS: Science fiction

Rehupa: The works of Robert E. Howard, and sword-and-sorcery fantasy in general (Robert E. Howard United Press Association)

SAPS: Science fiction (Spectator Amateur Press Society)

SCAPA FLOW: Science fiction (Southern California Amateur Press Association for Lasfians and Other Writers)

SFPA: Science fiction (Southern Fandom Press Alliance)

Slanapa: Science fiction (Slanderous Amateur Press Association)

Stipple Apa: Science fiction

Stobcler: Science fiction

TAPADANCE: Science fiction

TAPS: Science fiction (Terrean Amateur Press Society)

Totter's Lane: Doctor Who

UNAPA: General interest (Unicorn Amateur Press Alliance)

VIDAPA: Video technology (Videofan Amateur Press Association)

WAPA: Science fiction, with a humorous emphasis ("W" Amateur Press Association)

We The People: Politics

Wild Hunt: Fantasy roleplaying games, particularly Dungeons and Dragons

X-APA: The X-Men, the Avengers, and other Marvel Comics superhero groups

YHAPA: Marvel comics (Young Heroes Amateur Publishing Association)

Z-FLapa: Comic books

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
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