Today would have been the 97th birthday of science fiction writer #RayBradbury. Archivists at the @JFKLibrary were excited to come across four autographed books that the author sent to President Kennedy.
One of these books, “The Illustrated Man,” held another surprise: staining and indentations from Bradbury’s paperclips, which he used to mark stories he thought JFK should read. Paperclip-induced rust stains on paper usually make archivists pretty sad, but in this case, we’ve used them to figure out which stories Bradbury wanted to highlight: “End of the Beginning,” “Icarus Montgolfier Wright,” “Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed,” and “The Strawberry Window. Learn more on the @JFKLibrary blog!
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