Robert "Buck" Coulson Collection

Identifier: MS-0222

Collection Overview


The Robert "Buck" Coulson Collection is primarily composed of science fiction and filk music convention programs and related materials.


  • 1975-2013, undated


0.74 Cubic Feet (2 archives boxes.)

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of programs and related materials for science fiction and filk music conventions from the 1970s through 2012. The materials were accumulated by Robert "Buck" Coulson and his wife, Juanita Coulson. The conventions represented here are local, regional and international in scope. Included are schedules, panel and event descriptions, voting forms, and more.

Biographical / Historical

Robert "Buck" Coulson (1928-1999) and Juanita Coulson (1933- ) are American science fiction and fantasy writers as well as prominent in the filk music and fan communities. For 33 years the couple edited the fanzine Yandro, which was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 1958-1967. Buck and Juanita were prolific filk song writers, which Juanita often sang at conventions. Buck Coulson passed away in 1999 after a long illness. Juanita Coulson has continued to write prose and songs as well as performing.

The bulk of the materials in this manuscript collection were accumulated by Juanita Coulson after her husband's death.

Conditions Governing Access

No known access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright and other restrictions may apply to the materials in this collection. Researchers using this collection assume full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright, and are responsible for securing permissions necessary for publication or reproduction.

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Separated Materials

This collection is part of the Robert "Buck" Coulson fanzine collection, which has been separated and is catalogued as part of the larger Browne Popular Culture Library fanzine collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was transferred to the Browne Popular Culture Library by Juanita Coulson beginning in 2002, with an addition in 2013.

Guide to the Robert "Buck" Coulson Collection
Steve Ammidown
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