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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka

Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
95.02 Cubic feet (188 legal size boxes; 5 15 x 12 x 3 flat boxes; 1 16 x 20 x 3 flat box; 4 12 x 8 x 5 shoeboxes)
88.55 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1932-2012
bulk 1950-2008
Summary:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke is one of the preeminent science-fiction writers of the 20th century.
Scope and Contents:
Contains personal and business correspondence, manuscripts of most of Clarke's fiction works in various draft states, short stories, articles, addresses, speeches, movie outlines, Apollo 11 broadcast material, datebooks & notebooks, reference materials, business cards of visitors & contacts, photos & slides. There is some material by people other than the creator such as manuscripts and film/TV scripts.

This collection also includes audio-visual material. Please contact the Media Archivist for access.
Arrangement:
Series were based on the creator's original arrangement of material.

Arranged into 7 Series:

Series 1: Correspondence

Series 2: Original Writing

2.1: "Clarkives"

2.2: Non-"Clarkives"

2.3: Articles, Short Stories

2.4: Lectures, Speeches

Series 3: Media & Publicity

Series 4: Awards & Tributes

Series 5: Manuscripts written by others relating to Clarke's Literary Works

Series 6: Miscellaneous

Series 7: Images

7.1: Photos

7.2: Slide Albums
Biographical / Historical:
Born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, England, Arthur Charles Clarke became obsessed with science fiction and astronomy at a young age. He was the eldest of four children born into a farming family, however he would become, with his brother Fred Clarke acting as a business associate, one of the leading names in science fiction.

During World War II Clarke served as a radar instructor and in his free time became one of the early members of the British Interplanetary Society. In 1945, Clarke made one of his earliest predictions (he called them "extrapolations") when he came up with the idea of communication satellites. He became known for this uncanny prescience which is seen in so much of his work.

In 1948 Clarke graduated from King's College, London with honors in math and physics. By 1951, Clarke had gained respect as both a fiction and non-fiction writer with Interplanetary Flight and Prelude to Space, respectively.

In 1956, Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon, where he could indulge a new obsession - skin diving. He remained in Sri Lanka for the rest of his life, creating a diving company and funding many science education programs in the country.

Perhaps Clarke's most recognizable feat came when he was able to work with Stanley Kubrick over a course of 4 years in order to create the book and film 2001: A Space Odyssey which was loosely based on the earlier Clarke story "The Sentinel."

Clarke accomplished an amazing amount of writing, speaking tours, TV appearances and humanitarian work despite suffering from post-polio syndrome for decades. He won numerous awards, mostly for his science fiction but also for popularizing science. He was knighted in 1998. He died, age 90, March 19, 2008.
Provenance:
Arthur C. Clarke Trust, gift, 2014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Underwater archaeology -- 1960's  Search this
nonfiction novels  Search this
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Artificial satellites  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Apollo 11 Flight  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2015.0010
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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2015-0010
Online Media:

Correspondence (Folder 1 of 3)

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September - October 1987
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref119

Correspondence (Folder 3 of 3)

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
July - August 1987
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref1517

Correspondence (Folder 2 of 3)

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September - October 1987
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref1518

Correspondence (Folder 3 of 3)

Collection Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C., Sir (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 43, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Date:
September - October 1987
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Collection Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka, Acc. 2015-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka
Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2015-0010-ref1519

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus; Trippe, Juan Terry; Pan American Airways (PAA); Fokker F-10 Super TriMotor (TriMotor Deluxe, F-X, F-Ten). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1929
Topic:
Aeronautics, Airplanes  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Pan American Airways Corporation  Search this
Local number:
NASM-2000-6132
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_369917

Events, 1927, Flights, Transatlantic, Lindbergh (Charles A.) Solo (Ryan NYP "Spirit Of St. Louis"). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
5/21/1927
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00167173
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_370203

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
6/13/1927
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Spirit of St. Louis (Airplane)  Search this
Ticker tape parades--New York (State)--New York--1920-1930  Search this
Transatlantic flights  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00167214
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_370204

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus; Trippe, Juan Terry; Airlines, Pan American Airways (Pan Am) (USA), 1920s. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
9/9/1929
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airlines  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00133051
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_371144

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus; Lindbergh, Anne Morrow; Henderson, Clifford W.; Events, 1929, Cleveland, National Air Races. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1929
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Air shows  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00167004
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_379974

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus; Lindbergh, Anne Morrow; Lockheed Model 8 Sirius (later "Tingmissartoq"). [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa mid-1931
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00065257
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
National Air Museum Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_379975

Lindbergh, Anne Spencer Morrow; Lindbergh, Charles Augustus; Bowlus (Hawley) Sailplane Co, General. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Anne Morrow, 1906-2001  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
March 1930
Topic:
Gliders (Aeronautics)  Search this
Gliding and soaring  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00166989
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_379978

Lindbergh, Charles Augustus; Ryan NYP "Spirit of St Louis". [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Two-dimensional graphics
Date:
6/11/1927
Topic:
Air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics - records  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Local number:
NASM-7B03805
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381142

Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis". [photograph]

Photographer:
Harry A. (Jimmy) Erickson  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1927
Topic:
Aircraft  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics - records  Search this
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Local number:
NASM-USAF-118023AC
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
United States Air Force Pre-1954 Still Photography Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384104

Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis". [photograph]

Photographer:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York
Date:
1927
Topic:
Aircraft  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics - records  Search this
Ryan NYP "Spirit of St. Louis"  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00084745
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384660

LTA, Balloons, USA, King (Samuel Archer), General; King, Samuel Archer; Events, 1876 Philadelphia, PA, Centennial International Exposition. [ephemera]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Type:
Ephemera
Date:
8/30/1876
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Balloons  Search this
Local number:
NASM-9A13797
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
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Professor King Grand Balloon Ascension Poster
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_387536

Lockheed Model 8 Sirius "Tingmissartoq"; Lindbergh, Charles Augustus. [photograph]

Photographer:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1933
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Aircraft  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
Seaplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00166877
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Videodisc Imagery Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_389668

Ryan NYP "Spirit of St Louis". [photograph]

Photographer:
Flakne, Joseph  Search this
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1928
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Local number:
NASM-00084715
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Ryan NYP Spirit of St. Louis Photographs (Flakne)
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_393295

Vertical Sawmill, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Harrell, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints; 8 x 10;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1974
March 1974
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F03B_001]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402596
Online Media:

Vertical Sawmill, National Museum of History and Technology

Creator:
Harrell, Alfred  Search this
Subject:
National Museum of History and Technology Division of Agriculture and Mining  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints;
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
1974
March 1974
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU000095 [SIA_000095_B45_F03B_002]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions. Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_402597

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