Cushing Memorial Library, Texas A & M University

Inventory of the Arthur C. Clarke - Playboy Collection:

1960-1969.



Descriptive Summary and Abstract

Creator Clarke, Arthur Charles.
Title Inventory of the Arthur C. Clarke - Playboy Papers:
Dates 1960-1969.
Abstract Material related to Arthur C. Clarke sales to Playboy Magazine, 1960 - 1969. An archive of 27 typed letters and 7 autograph letters, Clarke to Spectroksy (26) and Clarke to Hefner (1), with internal Playboy memoranda, correspondence from Playboy. Includes typescripts, marked as setting copy, for 4 short works of fiction and 8 nonfiction pieces by Clarke.
Identification SCIF MSS 00234
Extent 1 linear ft.
Language English.
Repository Cushing Memorial Library College Station, TX 77843-5000

Biographical Note

Arthur C. Clarke (1917- ) is widely regarded as one of the best of the science fiction writers. He is the recipient of many awards, including the Hugo Award (1956, 1974), Nebula award, the SFWA Grand Master award in 1986, and a host of other awards. He was a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996. Clarke is known for both his fiction and nonfiction. His Profiles of the Future was an important future studies effort. His novels are generally highly regarded. The best known novels include Childhood’s End, Against the Fall of Night, Earthlight, the Deep Range, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Rendezvous with Rama. He authored many short stories, including "The Star," a heavily reprinted story with religious overtones. He is perhaps best know for the book and movie versions of 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the iconic works of science fiction.


Scope and Content Note

Material related to Arthur C. Clarke sales to Playboy Magazine,1960 - 1969. An archive of 27 typed letters and 7 autograph letters, Clarke to Spectroksy (26) and Clarke to Hefner (1), with internal Playboy memoranda, correspondence from Playboy. Includes typescripts, marked as setting copy, for 4 short works of fiction and 8 nonfiction pieces by Clarke.


 

Organization of the Papers

This collection is organized into 1 series:
Series 1. Manuscripts, 1960-1969.

Restrictions

Access

No restrictions.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


Online Catalog Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog of Cushing Memorial Library. Researchers wishing to find related materials should search the catalog under these index terms.
Names
Clarke, Arthur C.
Organizations
Science Fiction
Playboy Magazine

Administrative Information

Provenance

Received from James Cummins, Bookseller.

Processing Information

Processed by Hal Hall in 2005.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1. Manuscripts, 1960-1969.

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1/10 The Food of the Gods, edited mss, with submission letter from Scott Meredith annotated with "Buy" note and amount, and three additional letters related to this submission, undated.
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1/20 Correspondence, A. C. Clarke - Playboy 46 items. Correspondence relating to submissions, Clarke's subscription, and general topics, undated.
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1/30 You Can't Get There from Here. Mss in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/40 Beyond Centaurus, Mss in Scott Meredith Folder, undated
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1/50 The Future of Transport. Mss in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/60 The Hazards of Prophecy. Mss and galley in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/70 Invisible Men and Other Prodigies. Mss in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/80 Blue Network/I Remember Babylon. Mss in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/90 The Road to Lilliput. Mss in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/100 The Obselescence of Man. Mss in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/110 The Meddlers. Mss, copy, and galley in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/120 Rocket to the Renaissance. Mss, copy, and galley in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/130 Light of Darkness, Mss and copy in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/140 The Shining Ones. Mss and copy in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/150 The Food of the Gods. Mss in Scott Meredith Folder, undated.
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1/160 Correspondence: Playboy to Clarke; literary agent (34 items). Miscellaneous set of 34 letters from Playboy to Clarke, on publishing and other matters, along with letters to his agent, undated.