Guide to the John Betancourt Collection, 1993-2004


Assorted zines, monographs, and other printed materials related to science fiction and fantasy collected by John Betancourt, science fiction author and former editor of Weird Tales.

Collection Details

Collection Number
John Betancourt collection
Betancourt, John
7.5 Linear Feet
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Assorted fanzines and other science fiction literature collected and assembly by John Betancourt. Also includes assorted World Science Fiction Convention programs and some publications and drawings by Richard Levesque.

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Titles arranged alphabetically.

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Collection is open for research. Accession 2018-0035 (boxes 2-8) is closed until processing.

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[Identification of item], ]John Betancourt Collection, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Dark Regions Press flyer
Box 1
dreams and nightmares, by Bob Grumman, 1994

Issue no. 42

Box 1
File 770, 1993-1994

Issues no. 98, 99, 100, 101, 102

Box 1
Heliocentric Net, Spring 1994

Volume 3, Issue 2

Box 1
It Goes on the Shelf, 1993 Oct., 1994 Jan.

Issue no. 10 and 11

Box 1
The Joe Bob Report, 1994 Jan.

Volume X, no. 1

Box 1
Levesque, Richard, 1993

Drawing and letter to Betancourt; Apolitical Body Farm (1993); Bone-Break Psychobilly Stew (1993).

Box 1
The New Jersey Graveline, 1994 March

Volume 2, no. 3

Box 1
The Red Letter, March-June, 1994
Box 1
Skeletal Remains, 1993 Oct.

Issue 3

Box 1
Tangent, 1994

Volume 1, no. 6

Box 1
True Review, 1994 Oct.

Volume 6, no. 4

Box 1
The Weirdbook Appendix (from Weirdbook 28)
Box 1
World Science Fiction Convention (programs), 1989, 1992, 2002, 2004

The 47th, 50th, 60th, and 62nd World Science Fiction Convention

Box 1
Accession 2018-0035.

Unprocessed manuscripts, Wildside Press records, papers relating to SFWA, fanzines, and bulletins.

This accession is closed until processing.

Box 2-8

Historical Note

John Gregory Betancourt (born October 25, 1963) is a writer and editor of science fiction, fantasy and mystery novels, and short stories.

Related Material

A number of monographs and books have been removed for individual cataloging in Rubenstein Library. The Rubenstein Library also holds the Lin Carter Papers, another gift by John Betancourt.

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The John Betancourt Collection was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a gift in 2017 and 2018.

Processing Information

Processed by Ben Saalfeld, Jan. 2017

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2017-0006, 2018-0035.