Psi Phi

(1) A Fannish Pseudo-Fraternity

Psi Phi was run by an organization at Michigan State University called the Local Committee and was described as "the Galactic Science Fiction Fraternity". It existed for a short while in the mid 1960s. It was open to college students who had a 2.0 GPA or better, had dues of 50 cents per year. Applicants were sent a quiz to determine eligibility.

For comparison see the 1930s B Stf offered by the SFL.

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(2) A Fanzine by Robert Lichtman and Arv Underman

Psi-Phi was Robert Lichtman's first fanzine.
Issue Date Pages Notes
1 January 1959 11 edited by Robert Lichtman and Arv Underman
2 March 1959 20
3 June 1959 30
4 September 1959 36
5 March 1960 42
6 Summer 1960 36
7 December 1960 20 Lichtman becomes sole editor
8 February 1963 22 published for FAPA with additional distribution
9 November 1963 17 same as above
10 Summer 1997 36 published for 60th anniversary FAPA mailing & 50th anniversary SAPS mailing

(3) A Club at the University of Newcastle

See Sci-Fi Soc

(4) A Club at Bradley University

A club at Bradley University in Peoria, IL.


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