Jay K. Klein collection images featured in an article by Cosplay Central
June 12, 2020

Photos from the Jay Kay Klein papers in Special Collections were featured in a June 12, 2020 article and gallery by Cosplay Central writer Brian Jacks.

The story, These Photos From The 1966 World Science Fiction Convention Prove Cosplaying Is Timeless: Photographer Jay Kay Klein covered the Cleveland event filled with costumed fanswas published along with a gallery of 23 images, curated by Jacks from the Jay Kay Klein photographs and papers on Science Fiction fandom on Calisphere.

Jay Kay Klein was an avid photographer who documented Science Fiction & Fantasy fandom over the course of many years. The majority of his images were taken while attending Science Fiction & Fantasy conventions and events.

Klein first donated his photographs and papers (MS 381) to the UCR Library in 2012. There are more than 60,000 images in this collection; however, fewer than 6,000 have been digitized and made available worldwide on Calisphere. If you are interested in supporting the digitization of more photographs in the Klein papers, please contact Jernine McBride, Associate Director of Development for the UCR Library.

Klein first donated his photographs and papers (MS 381) to the UCR Library in 2012.

You can read the Cosplay Central article here.