Al Andrews Typewriter Fund
A fan fund to buy an electric typewriter for Al Andrews, a southern fan who suffered from Muscular Dystrophy. By 1969 the progress of the disease had made it impossible for him to continue his last fannish activity, the APA SFPA. For some years another fan had published his apazines for him, but that fan gafiated. The apa quickly missed his friendly presence. It proved easy to find another person to handle duplication of his apazine, but using his manual typewriter had by then become a serious problem.
Hank Reinhardt organized the Al Andrews Typewriter Fund to raise the funds for an electric typewriter. By the end of St. Louiscon, the 1969 Worldcon, they had raised $250 and Andrews returned to activity in SFPA with the apazine As I Was Saying....
(Unfortunately, Andrews died soon after.)
Also involved: - Al-andrews-typewriter-fund
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