Jack Williamson Science Fiction

The Jack Williamson Science Fiction Library at Eastern New Mexico University has one of the top science fiction collections in the world. It contains more than 30,000 volumes, including:

  • science fiction books
  • SF pulps dating back to the early 1900s
  • manuscripts
  • correspondence
  • photographs
  • many other items

Many items were donated from the personal collection of science fiction pioneer Jack Williamson, a Grand Master of Science Fiction and winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards. Williamson earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from ENMU, taught for 17 years as a faculty member in the English department, endowed scholarships for ENMU students and underwrote the University's literary magazine, El Portal. He died in 2006 at age 98.

In 2006, the collection expanded with the donation of 15,000 volumes of science fiction books and magazines from R. Duane and Kathryn Elms of Silver City. The gift included one-of-a-kind items, first editions, signed editions and thousands of collectible publications.


Links of interest:

Jack Williamson and ENMU
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The collection is located on the top floor of ENMU's Golden Library. For more information, contact Gene Bundy at 575.562.2636 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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