Northern Illinois University is currently hosting an exhibit of books, papers, and other memorabilia associated with Chicon III, the 20th World Science Fiction Convention. The exhibit was curated by Lynne M. Thomas and Guest Curator Steven H Silver and assistance from Michael D. Thomas. The physical exhibit is located the the NIU Library, although a portion of the exhibit has been made available on-line.
Fred Saberhagen’s papers have been donated to Northern Illinois University’s research collection. Saberhagen’s works included the Complete Book of Swords, The Dracula Tapes, and the Berserker series. Over the past several years, NIU has acquired the papers of numerous authors, including Jack McDevitt and Carol Emshwiller.
Northern Illinois has acquired the archives from Chicon 3, the 20th World Science Fiction Convention, held in 1962. The archives includes extensive correspondence with Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, Alfred Hitchcock’s people, Ray Bradbury, and Forrest Ackerman, among others. The acquisition was made possible through a grant from the Friends of the NIU Library.