Library of Congress Names Collection After Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane

Writer, producer and director, Seth MacFarlane’s generous donation enabled the Library of Congress to acquire the personal papers of American astronomer, astrobiologist and science communicator Carl Sagan (1934-1996).  This collection has been officially designated The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive.

The collection comprises approximately 800 boxes of materials that document Sagan’s life and work and includes his extensive correspondence with scientific colleagues and other important figures of the 20th century.  In addition to manuscript materials, the collection also includes photographs, audiotapes and videocassettes. Researchers and scholars will be able to use the collection once it has been fully processed by the Library’s archivists.

“The work of Carl Sagan has been a profound influence in my life, and the life of every individual who recognizes the importance of humanity’s ongoing commitment to the exploration of our universe,” said MacFarlane. “The continuance of our journey outward into space should always occupy some part of our collective attention, regardless of whatever Snooki did last week.”

 

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