Celeste Hotaling-Lyons Collection

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Name: Celeste Hotaling-Lyons Fanzine Collection
Date(s): 2009–present
Archivist: University of Iowa Libraries
Founder: Celeste Hotaling-Lyons
Type: science fiction zine collection and convention materials
Fandom: multifandom
URL: Celeste Hotaling-Lyons Collection
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The Celeste Hotaling-Lyons Fanzine Collection is a collection of science fiction fanzines and convention materials spanning the years 1974-2005 that were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections by Celeste Hotaling-Lyons via the Organization for Transformative Works.

From the Collection Overview on the University of Iowa Libraries website:[1]

This collection consists of fanzines from a number of different genre fandoms, assembled by fan writer and editor Celeste Hotaling-Lyons. Included are a number of zines that Hotaling-Lyons herself wrote or edited.

Also included are a number of program books and other materials from various science fiction conventions, and a few miscellaneous genre-related items, including books of 'filksongs'. (Filksongs are fan-produced songs, often relating to a specific science fiction- or media fandom-related topic.)

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.

Several of the zines in this collection are defined as "custom zines". These are special zines consisting of stories and artwork that Hotaling-Lyons found online and assembled/edited into a print publication. She designed these zines as personal gifts for small circles of friends. In many cases, the contents of these zines may no longer exist online, making the custom zines the only remaining source of the stories and art contained therein. The custom zines in this collection are identified by the code 'CZ'.

Note on Star Trek: Unless otherwise indicated, all Star Trek zines refer to the original series, originally broadcast from 1966-1969.

Fandoms in this collection include:

Similar Archives

For similar archives at Iowa, see University of Iowa Fanzine Archives.

For similar archives at TAMU, see Texas A&M Cushing Library Fanzine Collection.


  1. ^ Collection Overview (Accessed 4 April 2019)