Preserving the World of Ray Bradbury

Preserving the World of Ray Bradbury

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From stacks of books and manuscripts to one very mysterious jar, the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies is home to some of Bradbury’s most treasured objects – and we need your support.

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Twice 22

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First Bradbury book published in 1947

$47

Leviathan 99

$99

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

$200

Fahrenheit 451

$451

Born on August 22

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Born in 1920

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Established in 2007, the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies is one of the nation’s premier single-author libraries and is the nation's first center for the study of one of the most notable and prolific science fiction and fantasy authors.  The Center is also home to many of the author’s archives and personal artifacts collected over the years. The Center is led by Professor Jon Eller, a personal friend of Bradbury’s for over 23 years and a leading scholar of the author’s works. 

After Bradbury’s death in 2012, a vast collection of books, papers, voice recordings, letters, and office furnishings were donated to the Center, including documents like a 2005 letter from Steven Spielberg concerning a Bradbury film idea and a 1965 letter from Walt Disney celebrating Ray Bradbury’s most recent article on Disneyland. The sheer size of the collection requires years of careful cataloguing, documenting, and preservation.

Without Ray, the world wouldn’t be the same. The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies and its unique collections and personal pieces provide valuable insight to the author’s life and career. Preserving these assets will help ensure that generations of scholars, authors, filmmakers, and historians are able to pay tribute to the October Man.

Your generous gift for The Center for Ray Bradbury Studies will support the needs of the Center, including preservation of the vast collections donated to the center. Thank you for your financial support!

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