State Organizations

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From Fancyclopedia 2 ca 1959
The first state organization was the OSA. The "era of state organizations", so-bekannt, came with the Maine Stf Association and IFF in 1939-40, and as the Michifans prepared to organize, the Michiconference set up four state organizations under the MWFFF. After a year or two the Michigan Federation was the only one of these that was more than an organization in name only, without activity.

As states are inefficiently small for the 20th Century, so a state organization of fans seems to lack the advantages of either a local or a regional or general fan organization. Its only possible advantage is an appeal to state pride to make fans want to become more active and add luster to the glorious name of their state. Which, Virginia excepted, is nonsense.

From Fancyclopedia 1 ca 1944
The first state organization was the OSA. The "era of state organizations", so-bekannt, came with the Maine Stf Association and IFF in 1939-40, and as the Michifans prepared to organize, the Michiconference set up four state organizations under the MWFFF. After a year or two the Michigan Federation was the only one of these that was more than an organization in name only, without activity. As states are inefficiently small for the 20th Century, so a state organization of fans seems to lack the advantages of either a local or a regional or general fan organization. Its only possible advantage is an appeal to state pride to make fans want to become more active and add luster to their state's name. Which (Texas excepted) is hogwash.

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