K. Martin Carlson

(May 14, 1904 — Dec. 12, 1986)

Martin (Kaymar) Carlson was introduced for fandom by Walter Dunkelberger and became a leader in the N3F for many years, establishing and personally funding the early Kaymar Awards. He was at various times the club's president (1952), vice-president, secretary/treasurer, director, and historian. He published the Kaymar Trader, was a member of N'APA, did an N3F history page in TNFF for many years, and wrote the NFFF Trader column in TNFF.

He originated, maintained and financed the Kaymar Award for 25 years from 1959 to 1984. Since 1985, the award is paid for by the N3F Treasury, which is small compensation for the value of the work done by the winners over the years. He won the Kaymar Award, named in his honor, in 1984.

Born in Sweden, he lived from age 5 in Minnesota where he married Stella L. (Lee) Carlson on February 2, 1936. He is buried in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota.

See File 770 #64 p5 for an obituary.


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