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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 Interplanatary 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 Stanly 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 humantarian 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:

Bullwinkle

Publisher:
Simon & Schuster  Search this
Printer:
Western Publishing Co., Inc.  Search this
Illustrator:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Object Name:
book and drawings
First printing:
1962
Second printing:
1971
Subject:
Children's Literature  Search this
Television  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
COLL.GOLDNBK.000002
Accession number:
1992.0634
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
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Little Golden Books
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-b269-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1436617

Bullwinkle

Artist:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/4 in x 15 in; 28.575 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.01
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.01
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3866-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253011

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/8 in x 15 in; 28.2575 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.02
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.02
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3867-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253012

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in x 15 in; 25.4 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.03
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.03
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3868-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253013

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 15 in; 27.94 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.04
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.04
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-85ca-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253014

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 14 7/8 in; 27.94 cm x 37.7825 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.05
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.05
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3bb3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253015

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 15 in; 27.94 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.06
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.06
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-85cb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253016

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/8 in x 15 in; 28.2575 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.07
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.07
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-85cc-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253017

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/8 in x 15 in; 28.2575 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.08
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.08
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3bb4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253018

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 15 in; 27.94 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.09
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.09
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-85cd-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253019

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Garo, Harry  Search this
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 1/8 in x 15 in; 28.2575 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.10
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.10
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-85ce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253020

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 1/8 in x 15 in; 25.7175 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.11
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.11
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3bb5-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253021

Bullwinkle

Maker:
Pratt, Hawley  Search this
Garo, Harry  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 11 in x 15 in; 27.94 cm x 38.1 cm
Object Name:
Illustration
Date made:
1962
Credit Line:
Gift of Western Publishing Company, Inc. (through Richard Bernstein)
ID Number:
1992.0634.092.12
Accession number:
1992.0634
Catalog number:
1992.0634.092.12
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-85cf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1253022

Playbill for 'Master Harold' …and the boys

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Royale Theatre, American, founded 1927  Search this
Subject of:
Danny Glover, American, born 1946  Search this
Michael Boatman, American, born 1964  Search this
Christopher Denham  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 in. (21.3 x 13.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Drama (Theatre)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.64
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd587c265f6-1395-47f4-9ec5-abb5cc5add13
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.64
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Basket with cover

Culture/People:
Shuar/Achuar  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Merritt (Abraham Grace Merritt), Non-Indian, 1884-1943  Search this
Donor:
A. Merritt (Abraham Grace Merritt), Non-Indian, 1884-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Basket with cover
Media/Materials:
Palm frond/fronds
Techniques:
Twill-plaited
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Ecuador
Catalog Number:
20/4099
Barcode:
204099.000
See related items:
Shuar/Achuar
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62c3136c3-c040-43f6-a132-1237202e7d67
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_218079
Online Media:

Pipe

Culture/People:
Lenape (Delaware)  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Merritt (Abraham Grace Merritt), Non-Indian, 1884-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Pipe
Media/Materials:
Wood, animal gut/intestines
Techniques:
Carved
Object Type:
Pipes and Smoking
Place:
New Jersey; USA
Date created:
circa 1800
Catalog Number:
20/3259
Barcode:
203259.000
See related items:
Lenape (Delaware)
Pipes and Smoking
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66f455fe4-ce87-4dc5-8ba7-6796d06120b8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_217155
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Man's dance outfit

Culture/People:
Shuar/Achuar  Search this
Previous owner:
A. Merritt (Abraham Grace Merritt), Non-Indian, 1884-1943  Search this
Donor:
A. Merritt (Abraham Grace Merritt), Non-Indian, 1884-1943  Search this
Object Name:
Man's dance outfit
Media/Materials:
Bark cloth, feather/feathers, birdskin/birdskins, seed/seeds, bone beads
Techniques:
Sewn, strung
Dimensions:
52 x 66 x 64 cm
Object Type:
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place:
Ecuador
Catalog Number:
20/4097
Barcode:
204097.000
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Shuar/Achuar
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6f575f62c-45ad-4153-b38f-07cc0a1c0f6c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_218077
Online Media:

Joyce Carol Oates

Artist:
Dan Winters, born 21 Oct 1962  Search this
Sitter:
Joyce Carol Oates, born 16 Jun 1938  Search this
Medium:
Inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 45 x 34.9 cm (17 11/16 x 13 3/4")
Sheet: 50.9 x 40.7 cm (20 1/16 x 16")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
2007 (printed 2010)
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Printed Material\Book  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Artwork  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Bookcase  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Desk  Search this
Home Furnishings\Lighting Devices\Lamp  Search this
Architecture\Door  Search this
Interior\Domestic\Study  Search this
Joyce Carol Oates: Female  Search this
Joyce Carol Oates: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Joyce Carol Oates: Literature\Writer\Poet  Search this
Joyce Carol Oates: Literature\Writer\Novelist  Search this
Joyce Carol Oates: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Joyce Carol Oates: Literature\Writer\Essayist  Search this
Joyce Carol Oates: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Literary  Search this
Joyce Carol Oates: National Humanities Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff
Object number:
NPG.2010.42
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Dan Winters Photography
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Her Story: A Century of Women Writers
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 120
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm417412245-7a60-42f9-9975-52972161f65a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2010.42

VOYAGES TO MARS: Crossing Lunar Orbit

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Podcast
MIME Type:
audio/mpeg
Uploaded:
Tue, 15 Sep 2020 09:00:00 -0000
Topic:
Aircraft  Search this
Flight  Search this
Space  Search this
See more episodes:
AirSpace
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:podcasts_380ebb4eea26f76eb05989dc9ef90b8e

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