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Debbie Hoover Fanzine Collection

Identifier: MsC0430

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Scope and Contents

The Hoover Collection consists of a large number of fanzines - most of them comprising examples of fan fiction - for various science fiction and other genre media properties, collected by Salem, OR-based fan Debbie Hoover. The majority of the fanzines in this collection concern the first iteration of the television show Star Trek (1966-1969), but there are significant portions of the collection dedicated to the cult shows The Sentinel (1996-1999) and Stargate SG-1 (1997-2007). Smaller portions of the collection involve the shows Kung Fu: The Legend Continues (1993-1997), The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964-1968), The Professionals (1977-1983) and Starsky and Hutch (1975-1979), and the Star Wars film series (1977-2005). There are also some multimedia anthologies of fan fiction, as well as some zines devoted to crossovers of media properties and a few zines for assorted other media properties. As stated above, most of the items are pieces of fan fiction. Fan fiction is defined as stories, novellas, novels, or poems written by fans about the characters, situations or general universe of the original work. Much of the fan fiction is of the "slash" variety. "Slash" refers to fan fiction that is sexually explicit, and generally same-sex in nature. In slash sex and sexuality are often the centers of the story, rather than the more conventional adventures featured in more traditional fan fiction. There are a few additional non-zine items in the collection as well, including some scripts for episodes of various television shows and a clothing pattern for a Star Trek uniform. Fandoms In The Hoover Collection: Assorted Fandoms Crossover Fan Fiction (Original) Genzines Highlander: The Series Kung Fu: The Legend Continues The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Multimedia: The Professionals The Sentinel Stargate SG-1 Starsky & Hutch Star Trek Star Wars.


  • Creation: 1967-2007


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information. This collection is housed at an offsite location, please allow two-three days for retrieval.


43.00 Linear Feet

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Oregon-based fan and collector of fanzines. Collection of fanzines - mostly fan fiction -, mainly from Star Trek but also for other SF and genre media properties.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Debbie Hoover in December 2009, in cooperation with the Organization for Transformative Works. It was processed in December 2009 - January 2010. Thanks are owed to fan Pepper Ckua for pointing out needed corrections in this finding aid.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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University of Iowa Libraries
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