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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When there's a floreat (Fl.), this indicates the time or times for which we have found evidence that the club existed. This is probably not going to represent the club's full lifetime, so please update it if you can!

(2) A Fanzine by Robert Lichtman and Arv Underman

Psi-Phi was Robert Lichtman's first fanzine. Arv Underman was originally co-editor.
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

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(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.

Website: http://lydia.bradley.edu/campusorg/psiphi/

(5) A Club in Atlanta

Psi Phi was the Empry University SF and fantasy club. Fl. 1982.