A few weeks ago it looked like the Eaton Science Fiction and Fantasy collection at UC Riverside might get shut down. Well, they’ve received a life-saving gift:
The gift comes from the estate of Jay Kay Klein, who worked in advertising for General Electric and Carrier and had a passion for photography and science fiction. Klein began taking photos of science fiction writers and fans at conventions in the 1940s and kept at it for much of his life. He died in 2012 at 80.
By then he already had donated his $1.4 million photo collection to UCR, largely because of the relationship he had established with Melissa Conway, the library’s special collections director.
Read the full article @ Riverside County’s Press Enterprise.