Inventory of the William (Bill) Schelly Papers:
2003 and undated
William (Bill) Schelly has been chronicling the pop culture fringes since the mid-1960s. Born in Washington State in 1951, he began his career as a writer and artist in the pages of his fanzine Sense of Wonder (1967 - 1972). His first book was Harry Langdon (1982), a biography of the brilliant comedian of Silent Films. Schelly is perhaps best-known for his book The Golden Age of Comic Fandom (1995), the only extensive history of comic book fandom, which was published in a revised and extended version in 1998. Some of Bill Schelly's subsequent books are Alter Ego: The Best of the Legendary Comics Fanzine (1998) with Roy Thomas, and Sense of Wonder: A Life in Comic Fandom (2001). He currently serves as Associate Editor of the magazine of comic art Alter Ego (TwoMorrows Publishing) and makes his books available through his web site.
This collection contains notes, checklists, copies of Otto Binder letters, and edited drafts of Bill Schelly's Words of Wonder: The Life and Times of Otto Binder (2003).
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Received from William Schelly, December 2003.
Processed by Hal Hall in December 2003.
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