Cyberfest Postal Covers and Arthur C. Clarke Letter

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.2018.0004
Dates:
1997-1998
Languages:
English
This collection is in English.
Physical Description:
0.05 Cubic Feet
1 folder
Repository:
This collection consists of two postal covers designed for Cyberfest by the Champaign-Urbana Stamp Club and a letter from Arthur C. Clarke.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of two postal covers designed for Cyberfest by the Champaign-Urbana Stamp Club, both of which are postmarked January 12, 1997 in Urbana, Illinois. One of the covers is autographed by Arthur C. Clarke. The collection also contains a letter from Clarke to Judy Tolliver, dated January 6, 1998, thanking her for sending him a copy of the film made for Cyberfest and a listing of the status of his current projects.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection is in original order.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Cyberfest was a weeklong celebration of the birthday of the HAL 9000 computer, a character in the novel and movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (both written by Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick), which was held at the University of Illinois and in the cities of Champaign and Urbana in January 1997. Arthur C. Clarke participated in the festivities by appearing via satellite video link at the gala event at the end of the week and also appeared in a film with Roger Ebert made for the event. Judy Tolliver was working in the University's Department of Computer Science and was the originator of Cyberfest as well as serving as one of the event's organizers.

Administration
Processing Information
Arranged, described, and encoded by Jessamyn Lloyd, 2018.
Author
Jessamyn Lloyd
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Judy Tolliver, Gift, 2017, NASM.2018.0004

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
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.
Preferred Citation
Cyberfest Postal Covers and Arthur C. Clarke Letter, NASM.2018.0004, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.

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Repository Contact
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