|From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959|
|The International Science-Fiction Correspondence Club, organized by Richard Abbott in 1948-49. ISFCC, which was run by Ed Noble for a long time after Abbott turned it over to him, is a fairly large and active international group which avoids the difficulties that beset the N3F by restricting itself to keeping the members in contact with one another thru the OO, Explorer. Various projects have been accomplished by ISFCC members, but fanarchistically and not as official club activity. A President and Official Editor are the only functional members.|
The club motto was “To the stars!”
Frank Dietz was another of the founders. Other members included W. Paul Ganley and Clay Hamlin, who once served as president. Lynn Hickman was president in 1951.
According to a letter from Lynn in The Explorer (November 1951), Rich Abbott started the club at Stowe High School in Stowe, Ohio. As of 1948, when he joined, Lynn wrote, “there were no more than ten or twelve members, with no club magazine, and just the wanting to make new science fiction friends through the mails, and the will to get it started.... From that small beginning, the will of a young high school boy to be able to make new friends, we now have one of the major science-fantasy clubs both in the nation and in the world.”
In August 1958, the officers were:
- President - Seth A. Johnson, 339 Stiles Street, Vaux Hall, New Jersey
- Secretary - Joan Cleveland, 608 South 2nd St., Vineland, New Jersey
- Treasurer - Carolyn Jo Higgs, 813 Eastern Ave., Connersville, Indiana
- Activity Manager - Alberta Leek - Oak Ridge, New Jersey
- Official Editor - EXPLORER - Ray C. Higgs, 813 Eastern Ave., Connersville, Indiana
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