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R. Karen Hansen Fanzine Collection

Identifier: msc0966
This collection contains primarily fanzines, with a focus on zines from Star Trek: The Original Series. Box 77, Star Trek Realia, contains unique items and collectibles from R. Karen Hansen's collection.


  • 1969-2012


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply; please consult Special Collections staff for further information.


15.00 linear feet

Biographical / Historical

Hansen has been attending cons since the early 1960s when Star Trek first appeared on television. She had never left Michigan until she found another fan, who was well-travelled, with whom she attended a convention in New York The two of them travelled all over the United States attending conventions, as she says ". . .flying and staying at hotels with strangers who fast became friends."

Method of Acquisition

Gift of R. Karen Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)