from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Hal Shapiro formed the Bachelors' Stf Association of the World, " Fandom's only fun organization", in 1951. (It recruited about 85 members before merging with TLMA in the summer of 1952.) The membership, despite the name, included femmes and married men. Shapiro issued a bulletin or two and wrote many propagandistic articles about the club for various fanzines, but never revealed a plan or a purpose, tho he said the club was "something for which fandom has long had a need". At one time he privately stated that BSAW was a genial hoax on fan organizations in general.