Joe Gilbert

Joseph Gilbert was a Columbia, South Carolina, fan in the 1930s-1940s.

His photo (with fellow fan, Harry Jenkins) appears on page 172 of Harry Warner's history of fandom in the 1940s, All Our Yesterdays (Advent, 1969). He was a charter member of The National Fantasy Fan Federation (N3F) in 1941 and was on its first Advisory Board.

He helped to organize the short-lived Dixie Fantasy Federation and was its secretary. With others they published the fanzine, The Southern Star, in the early 1940s. He was responsible for the Type Fifteen Fan.

He is the subject of a Founding Members article by Jon D. Swartz in the June, 2017 issue (Volume 76, Number 6) of The National Fantasy Fan.

For an early short biography, see Who's Who in Fandom 1940 p7.


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