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Re: Links On Gordon Creighton

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 13:28:18 -0500
Archived: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 07:07:51 -0500
Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton

>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:41:04 +0000
>Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton

>Regardless of Creighton's idiosyncrasies, the back issue
>collection of FSR is a worthwhile investment for serious
>ufologists. They provide not only some contemporaneous details
>of historic cases, but an insight into the state of ufology over
>the decades and the personalities involved.

An excellent point. From this now-distant vantage, it's easy to
overlook the reality that FSR was not _all_ Creighton.

Its golden age fell in the years of Waveney Girvan and his
successor Charles Bowen. Encouraged by Bowen, a young, brash
Jerome Clark started to publish his research and ruminations.
Some of the articles I chalk up to youthful excess (that is,
when I'm not cringing at the thought), but everybody's got to
start somewhere. In the best of that early stuff, I chronicled
my work on the 1897 airship wave, about which little was known
at the time.

Besides the basic editorial skills of its staff, FSR's strength
lay in its international outlook. In those days Creighton
contributed what he was best at -- well educated, he had a
talent for translation -- and made available a great deal of
material, everything from articles to newspaper clippings, in
non-English languages. Regular contributors to FSR included some
of the period's major figures. In its time FSR was the essential
UFO periodical.

Jerry Clark

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