Dirce S. Archer

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(March 30, 1906 -- May 1, 1972)

Dirce Simons Archer was a Pittsburgh fan and a member of PSFA (and president starting in 1953), the Pittsburgh in '60 bid committee and chaired Pittcon, the 1960 Worldcon. She had a strong personality and was described by one fan as "a rabid attack dog if something pissed her off."

She was also a member of First Fandom, the Hyborian Legion, the Burroughs Bibliophiles, the N3F, and Operation Fantast. She was a regular at Midwestcon, Doncon, Octocon, and many Worldcons.

She was also a collector of books and art and said of herself: "Primarily a book collector now [1961]. Used to do batik, clay modelling, water colors, but am now too nervous to do art." [Chairing a Worldcon will do that...]

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