Arthur C Clarke Archive
The Arthur C Clarke personal archive (which he playfully called ‘The Clarkives’) comprises the manuscripts, research notes, other working papers as well as audio, video and computer files of late Sir Arthur C Clarke. A disciplined writer and a methodical person, he had carefully preserved decades of papers and other material in his home in Colombo. Some material was stored in his home town in Taunton where his brother looked after the collection.
24 February 2016: Arthur C. Clarke Collection of Sri Lanka Now Publicly Available, by Martin Collins, Space History Department
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.
Please contact the facility directly if you are interested in studying any of this material.