NYBISA
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
The New York, and principal, Branch of the ISA. All officers of the ISA on the eve of its dissolution were from the NYB; Sykora (President), Kubilius (Secretary), Wollheim (Treasurer), and Fred Pohl (Official Editor); vice-presidency vacant. In the NYB itself, Sykora was Chairman and Wollheim Vice-Chairman; so with the resignation of Sykora, followed by Pohl, Wollheim became the only officer of either ISA or NYBISA, except for Kubilius who was in the hospital and agreed to let DAW take over; results are told under ISA. The NYBISA was the most active club, with the greatest assortment of later famous fans and pros, that New York has had; it provided the background for the next five years of New York fandom, and became something of a Golden Age in retrospect.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
New York Branch of the ISA, the principal one. All officers of the ISA on the eve of dissolution were from the New York Branch, Sykora being President, vice-presidency vacant, Secretary Kubilius in the hospital, Wollheim Treasurer. Frederik Pohl was Official Editor. Wollheim was also Vice-Chairman of the NYB while Sykora was Chairman. Therefore, with the resignation of Sykora, followed by Pohl, Wollheim became the only officer of either ISA or NYBISA except Kubilius, who agreed to let him take over. The NYBISA was the most active club, with the greatest assortment of later famous fans, that New York has had; it provided the background for the next five years of New York fandom, and became something of a golden age in retrospect.