Darrell C. Richardson

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Darrell Richardson from DSC 50 PB, ed. by Guy Lillian III

(May 17, 1918 – Sept 19, 2006)

Dr. Darrell Coleman Richardson, aka The Old Tiger, lived most of his life in Kentucky and Tennessee. He particularly known for his extensive collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs, and owned more than 30,000 books and 20,000 pulp magazines. He was a bibliographer and the author of 44 books. The Richardson Indexes (including An Index of the Works of Various Fantasy Authors) were given out thru the N3F until about 1950, and he published his own and others’ bibliographic work and literary biographies from The Old Tiger Press.

He was active in Cincinnati fandom in the 1940s before serving in Germany in the army. After the war, he was one of the earliest members of the CFG. He was a member of the First Fandom club.

He served as Director of the N3F and was one of the founders of the Memphis Science Fiction Association. The Darrell Awards are named in his honor. His best known work, Max Brand: The Man and His Work, was published by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in 1952.

In mundane life, he was a Baptist minister.

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