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The Bibliophiles got their
start in 1947 when Vern Coriell, a traveling circus performer, founded
The Burroughs Bulletin. Created with the blessing of Edgar Rice Burroughs
himself, the Bulletin came to life as a small mimeographed fanzine -- the
contents of which were belted out on an old typewriter perched on the hood
of Vern's car when he was on the road -- that was sent free to curious
Burroughs enthusiasts. One of the curious was Vincent Starrett, the influential
Chicago Tribune book critic, and his review brought in a flood of requests
from around the world. By 1960 the readership had grown to such an extent
that Vern and other fans, at the World Science Fiction Convention in Pittsburgh
that year, decided to create an organized literary society, the Burroughs
Bibliophiles; the Bulletin became the group's official organ. The mission
of the Bibliophiles, then as now, is to promote an understanding and appreciation
of the great American author Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Both the Bibliophiles and the Bulletin foundered in 1987 with Vern's death,
but were revived by George McWhorter in 1990. As curator of the Edgar Rice
Burroughs Memorial Collection at the University of Louisville, McWhorter
was ideally suited to helm the reborn Bulletin. What started out as a simple
mimeographed fanzine has become a glossy, professionally produced quarterly
journal. Thanks to McWhorter's efforts Edgar Rice Burroughs has received
a level of exposure and critical recognition not seen for decades. The
Bibliophiles membership continues to grow, indicating that the organization's
namesake will continue to be one of the world's most popular authors well
into the twenty-first century.
Membership in the Burroughs
Bibliophiles is open to anyone who shares an interest in the life and works
of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Individual members receive four issues of "The
Burroughs Bulletin" per year, as well as twelve issues of "The Gridley
Wave," which will keep you abreast of the latest products and events of
interest to the Burroughs enthusiast.
Current annual membership
rates for individuals are $35.00 (domestic) and 45.00 (international),
to help defray the costs of printing and publishing The Burroughs Bulletin.
Libraries and institutions may subscribe to the Bulletin only for the cost
of $28.00 (domestic) or $35.00 (international). Back issues are $6.00 apiece.
(See our list of back issues to find out what is still in print.) Make
cheque or money order (no cash please) payable to Henry G. Franke III,
318 Patriot Way,
Yorktown, VA 23693-4639
George T. McWhorter, Editor
Rare Book Room -- Ekstrom
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
ERBANIA, the oldest existing
ERB fanzine has been published and edited, since 1956, by D. Peter Ogden,
8410 Lopez Drive, Tampa, FL 33615. Devoted primarily to ERB, we occasionally
feature articles about other authors that would interest an ERB fan. Contributors
have included Philip Jose Farmer, Vernell Coriell, Robert R. Barrett, James
Van Hise, Tracy Scott Griffin, William Stout, Darrell C. Richardson and
many others. Profusely illustrated with photographs and art by Roy G. Krenkel,
James Cawthorn, Frank Reyes, Frank Frazetta, Tom Yeates, Jeff Easley, Alex
Nino, Clyde Caldwell and Dave Hoover etc. Subscriptions are 4 for $9. Canada
and Mexico $10, All other countries $13 airmail. There are at least forty
back issues available at $2 each. For further details contact the editor
ERB Collector is the youngest
ERB fanzine published in the United States. Begun in 1989, ERB Collector
serves a dual purpose for editor/publisher Bill Ross. The first two issues
were included in the ERB-APA as Bill's contribution, however, a "General
Mailing" for all Burroughs fandom was initiated with the third issue. Currently
four issues per year appear in the ERB-APA and two issues are published
for subscribers (the issues that appear in the ERB-APA are available at
an additional cost). Contributors have included: Edgar Rice Burroughs,
David Adams, Alan Hanson, Joseph Ferrier, Darrell C. Richardson. Illustrators
have included: Roy G. Krenkel, Frank Cho, Dave Hoover and Tom Yeates. The
current issue is available for $6.00 (USA), $7.00 (Canada), $8.00 (Outside
North America). The subscription rate for two issues (published in May
and November) is $10.00 (USA), $12.00 (Canada), $14.00 (Airmail Outside
North America). Interested parties contact: Bill Ross, 7315 Livingston
Road, Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745 or email@example.com.
Edgar Rice Burroughs News
Edgar Rice Burroughs News
Dateline (ERBND) began publication in 1979 as a newsletter to include Edgar
Rice Burroughs related correspondence. ERBND was expanded to include articles
in 1982. However, the main emphasis remains listing items of interest to
Burroughs collector’s. ERBND also provides excellent coverage of the annual
Edgar Rice Burroughs Conventions. Two pages of artist Mike Cody’s graphic
adaptaion of AT THE EARTH’S CORE appear in each issue. ERBND Number 24
published TARZAN JR., an original story written by Edgar Rice Burroughs
and illustrated by his son John Coleman Burroughs. Other contributors have
included Vernell Coriell, Laurence Dunn, Alan Hanson and Jim Thompson.
Illustrators have included Frank Cho, Dave Hoover, Joe Jusko and Tom Yeates.
Subscriptions are $16.00 for four issues (North America); $20.00 overseas
surface or $24.00 air mail. A limited number of complete sets (over sixty
back issues) are available. For further details or to subscribe contact
the editor, Mike Conran, 1990 Pine Grove Drive, Jenison, MI 49428 or Tanar@Juno.com.
Fantastic Worlds of Edgar
Rice Burroughs (The Journal of the ERB
Pembroke Road, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8PQ, England
$18 US (Airmail) / four issues
Van Hise, Jimvanhise@aol.com
Valley, CA 92284
~ Subscription rates are
per issue, six issues for $10.00 (in North America)
Weekly Online Fanzine
Hillman ~ ERBzine@westman.wave.ca
No Charge. ~ A new issue every week appears at: www.ERBzine.com
10,000 Issues in archive are found at: www.ERBzine.com/mag
Chart for ERB Cosmos ERBzine.com/all
The University of Louisville
Library owns the largest institutional archive of the works of Edgar Rice
Burroughs. The collection contains over 67,000 items ranging in scope from
the author's earliest school books to promotional materials from the 1990s.
The Tarzan myth has proved hardy and long-lived.
The exhibition is on display
in the galleries of the Photographic Archives and Rare Books departments
in the Ekstrom Library on the Belknap Campus of the University of Louisville.
Hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Friday with hours extended
until 8:00 PM on Thursdays. The galleries are closed on Saturdays and Sundays,
and will be closed December 23 through January 1. For additional information
call 502/852-6752. For Belknap Campus parking information and directions,
call the Visitor Information Center at 502/852-6565. The curator for this
George T. McWhorter
Rare Book Room -- Ekstrom
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
The National Capital Panthans
National Capital Panthans, founded in September 1996, are the Washington
D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis and Northern Virginia area Chapter of the Burroughs
Bibliophiles. Meetings are generally held on the first Sunday of the month
and are hosted by various members in their homes.
There are approximately 50
members from around the United States and one each from England, Canada
and Germany. The Panthans hosted the 1998 Burroughs Bibliophiles Dum-Dum,
the 1999 and 2003 ECOF Gatherings, and will again host the 2006 ECOF in
Rockville, MD. Generally so many members go to ERB fan conventions hosted
by others that the Panthans can be counted on to assist with registration.
The Panthans have published a book, entitled "ERB - The Second Century,"
which includes fan-produced fiction, scholarly deductions and many great
To become a member and receive
a monthly newsletter informing you about Panthans activities send your
annual subscription fee of US$15.00 to:
John Tyner, Treasurer
5911 Halpine Road
Rockville, Maryland 20851-2410
For further information check
their Web site at:
ERBCOF-List (Edgar Rice Burroughs Chain of Friendship) is an electronic
discussion group and communication service. Officially known as ERBCOF-List,
the list was established for persons interested in the life, works, and
worlds of author Edgar Rice Burroughs. Although anyone may subscribe to
the list, it will be of most interest to serious Burroughs enthusiasts.
Its contents should always relate in some way to Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The ERBCOF-List does not accept commercial advertising.
To subscribe to the listserv
send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following information in the body of your message: SUBSCRIBE ERBCOF-L
[Replace with your own full name]. To unsubscribe to the listserv send
mail to email@example.com
with the following information in the body of your message: UNSUBSCRIBE
ERBCOF-L [Replace with your own full name]. Discussion can be joined by
sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information will be e-mailed to you upon subscription to the list.
ECOF-List is managed and maintained by Jim Thompson who may be reached
at email@example.com.Better still,
visit the ERBCOF Website at: http://www.apsu.edu/thompsonj/erbcof-l.htm
for the complete ERBCOF story.
is a listserv that is open to all messages regarding or pertaining to Edgar
Rice Burroughs. This list does not allow binary attachments and is moderated
by Bruce "Tangor" Bozarth. To subscribe to the ERBlist listserver send
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line. To unsubscribe send email
to email@example.com and put
UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line. All group discussion e-mail should be
. Further information about this list is provided via e-mail upon subscription.
ERBList is a potentially high e-mail volume area. If your member address
is at work or office and you already have a large email volume you may
wish to reconsider joining ERBlist or choose the DIGEST feature.