The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is hosting an exhibit entitled “Uncertain Futures: Americans and Science Fiction in the Early Cold War Era.” The exhibit was put together by graduate student Morgan Hubbard and will be open for the next six weeks at the W.E.B. DuBois Library. In addition, the exhibit has an extensive on-line presence.
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.