Urcon Collection

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URCON Collection
Creator:
Call Number: UA346
Dates: 1980-1988
Physical Description: 0.28 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Files
T-shirts
Collection Overview
Title: URCON Collection
Call Number: UA346
Dates: 1980-1988
Physical Description: 0.28 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: University of Rochester Archives

Biographical/Historical Note
URCON was launched in 1979 as the area's first major science fiction convention. Organized by University of Rochester undergraduates, URCON featured film screenings, art shows and auctions, science lectures, costume contests, and talks from popular writers and illustrators. From 1980 to 1982, prestigious guests included Frederick Pohl, George Zebrowski, L. Sprague de Camp, Catherine Crook de Camp, Isaac Asimov, Mike Jittlov, Joan D. Vinge, Hal Clement, and Phil Foglio. URCON steadily grew to about 1,100 attendees in 1982.

Today the event is organized by a mixed University-community group called the Simulation Gaming Association. Renamed SIMCON in the late 1980s, it has evolved into a gaming convention that includes anime screenings, discussion panels, a Merchant's Bazaar, and a charity auction.

Scope and Content
The URCON Collection contains t-shirts, posters, nametags, and program books related to URCON from 1980 to 1982, as well as a nametag from SIMCON in 1988.

Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated on September 2, 2009 by Terry Abrams.Access
For access to this collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu) at least two business days prior to your planned visit.

Please note: Some materials may be restricted or require permission for use.

Use
To request reproductions or permission to publish materials from the collection, please contact the University of Rochester Archives (archives@library.rochester.edu). Researchers may be responsible for determining any copyright questions.



Citation
[Item title, item date], URCON Collection, UA346, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester Archives
Address: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14627-0055
archives@library.rochester.edu


Content List
Files
Box 1, Folder 1URCON II, 1980
Box 1, Folder 2URCON III, 1981
Box 1, Folder 3URCON IV, 1982
Box 1, Folder 4SIMCON, 1988
T-shirts
Box 2, Object 1URCON II T-shirt, 1980
Box 2, Object 2URCON IV T-shirt, 1982


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