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Visionary: The Odyssey of Sir Arthur C. Clarke Collection [McAleer]

Creator:
McAleer, Neil., 1942-  Search this
Names:
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
12 Cubic feet ((12 boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Correspondence
Electronic records
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1980-2000
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 12 cubic feet of material gathered or created by author Neil McAleer for his authorized biography of Sir Arthur Clarke, Visionary: The Odyssey of Sir Arthur C. Clarke. The collection includes correspondence, emails, articles, photographs, videotapes, and audio tape cassettes/transcripts of Clarke's friends and colleagues in science fiction and space advocacy that McAleer interviewed for the biography. This collection also consists of digital files of much of the collection.
Biographical / Historical:
Visionary: The Odyssey of Sir Arthur C. Clarke Collection [McAleer] is the updated 2012 version of Neil McAleer's Arthur C Clarke: The Authorized Biography which was published in 1992. According to Michael Neufeld's 2013 Quest review of the book, "McAleer's book provides the only comprehensive biography of the writer that exists."
Provenance:
Neil McAleer, Gift, 2016
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Video recordings
Correspondence
Electronic records
Photographs
Citation:
Visionary: The Odyssey of Sir Arthur C. Clarke Collection [McAleer], Accession 2017-0003, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2017.0003
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2017-0003

Arthur C. Clarke 1991 Journal

Creator:
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles), 1917-2008  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Cubic feet (One slim letter box.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Journal
Date:
1991
Summary:
This collection consists of a folder of material that consists of handwritten and typed pages of Sir Arthur C. Clarke's 1991 journal.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of a folder of material that consists of handwritten and typed pages of Sir Arthur C. Clarke's 1991 journal. In the entries Clarke records both personal and professional activities. The folder also contains a few letters and cards, as well as a few articles, mostly concerning gay rights issues in Sri Lanka.
Arrangement:
Arranged by date.
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 mathematics 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 the 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:
Angie Edwards, Gift, 2018, NASM.2018.0081
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Science fiction  Search this
Lesbian and gay experience  Search this
Astronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Journal
Citation:
Arthur C. Clarke 1991 Journal, NASM.2018.0081, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2018.0081
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2018-0081

Frank Nelson Doubleday Lecture Series Featuring Arthur C. Clarke

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Doubleday & Company, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 15, 1973
Topic:
Lectures  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2115]
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_395071

Frank Nelson Doubleday Lecture Series Featuring Arthur C. Clarke

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Challinor, David  Search this
Bedini, Silvio A  Search this
Doyle, Vincent J  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Doubleday & Company, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 15, 1973
Topic:
Lectures  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2116]
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_395072

Frank Nelson Doubleday Lecture Series Featuring Arthur C. Clarke

Creator:
Hofmeister, Richard K  Search this
Subject:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004  Search this
Brooks, Robert A (Robert Angus) 1920-1976  Search this
Bedini, Silvio A  Search this
Zisfein, Melvin B  Search this
Durant, Frederick C. 1916-  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Powers, Peter G  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Museum of History and Technology  Search this
Doubleday & Company, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 15, 1973
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2117]
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_395073

Arthur C. Clarke with Paintings by Chesley Bonestell in "Beyond Jupiter" Exhibition

Creator:
Farrar, Richard  Search this
Subject:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Bonestell, Chesley  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
Arts and Industries Building (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
120mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1973
March 15, 1973
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [73-2144]
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_395077

Arthur Charles Clarke (1917-2008)

Subject:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
C. 1954
Topic:
Inventions  Search this
Science fiction  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0658]
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
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_291035

The wind from the sun; stories of the space age [by] Arthur C. Clarke

Author:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 193 pages 21 cm
Type:
Books
Science fiction
Short stories
Date:
1972
[1972]
Topic:
Science fiction, English  Search this
Call number:
PZ3.C597 W
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_14890

Space 50 / Piers Bizony

Title:
Space fifty
Author:
Bizony, Piers  Search this
Clarke, Arthur C. (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008-  Search this
Smithsonian Books (Publisher)  Search this
Physical description:
320 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Outer space
Date:
2006
Topic:
Exploration  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
TL788.5 .B55 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808407

Voice across the sea / Arthur C. Clarke

Author:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
228 pages, [8] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
1974
©1974
Topic:
Cables, Submarine--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089368

The exploration of space

Author:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : ill ; 18 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1966
[1966,c1959]
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL793 .C49 1966
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821953

The history of astronomy / Heather Couper & Nigel Henbest ; foreword by Arthur C. Clarke

Author:
Couper, Heather  Search this
Henbest, Nigel  Search this
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
285 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
Topic:
Astronomy--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_826040

Astounding days : a science fictional autobiography / Arthur C. Clarke

Author:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Subject:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
258 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1990
1989
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Science fiction--Authorship  Search this
Authors, English  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_589242

How the world was one : beyond the global village / Arthur C. Clarke

Author:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 296 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Topic:
Telecommunication--History  Search this
Call number:
HE7631.C53 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_425721

Arthur C. Clarke : the authorized biography / Neil McAleer

Author:
McAleer, Neil 1942-  Search this
Subject:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 430 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Date:
1992
C1992
20th century
Topic:
Authors, English  Search this
Call number:
CT275.C569 M14 1992
PR6005.L36Z77 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_440850

First on the moon : a voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. / written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin ; epilogue by Arthur C. Clarke ; with photographs

Author:
Armstrong, Neil 1930-2012  Search this
Collins, Michael 1930-  Search this
Aldrin, Buzz  Search this
Farmer, Gene  Search this
Hamblin, Dora Jane 1920-  Search this
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 434 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1970
Call number:
TL789.8.U6 A518 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461199

Voice across the sea

Author:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
[1958]
Topic:
Cables, Submarine--History  Search this
Call number:
TK5605.C55X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_245359

Vor dem Start in den Weltraum / Arthur C. Clarke

Author:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
81 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 25 cm
Type:
Juvenile literature
Date:
1954
[1954?]
Topic:
Space flight  Search this
Call number:
TL793 .C597y G1954
TL793.C597y G1954
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_269874

Man and space, by Arthur C. Clarke and the editors of Life

Author:
Clarke, Arthur C. - (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
200 p. illus. (part col.) ports. 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
[1964]
Topic:
Astronautics--Popular works  Search this
Call number:
TL793.C623X 1964
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_272443

The challenge of the spaceship

Author:
Clarke, Arthur C (Arthur Charles) 1917-2008  Search this
Physical description:
189 p
Type:
Books
Place:
Outer space
Date:
1961
[1961]
Topic:
Interplanetary voyages  Search this
Astronautics and civilization  Search this
Call number:
TL789 .C597 1961
TL789.C597 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144045

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