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Manuscript/Mixed Material Birthday letter to Chuck Berry

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  • Birthday letter to Chuck Berry


  • Berry, Chuck (Addressee)
  • Sagan, Carl (Author)
  • Druyan, Ann (Author)


  • -  Sagan, Carl
  • -  Communication in science
  • -  Extraterrestrial life
  • -  Life on other planets
  • -  Outer space--Exploration
  • -  NASA
  • -  National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • -  Voyager Golden Record
  • -  Murmurs of Earth : the Voyager interstellar record
  • -  Voyager Project (U.S.)
  • -  Druyan, Ann
  • -  Berry, Chuck
  • -  Jonny B. Goode
  • -  Correspondence


  • Correspondence


  • -  Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan wish Chuck Berry a happy 60th birthday. They note that his music "will live forever" because his performance of "Johnny B. Goode" are included on the Voyager interstellar records attached to NASA's Voyager spacecraft. They mention that the records are at that point two billion miles from Earth and that the records would last for a billion years or more.


  • Dimensions in inches: 11 x 8 1/2

Source Collection

  • The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive


  • Manuscript Division

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Chicago citation style:

Berry, Chuck, Carl Sagan, and Ann Druyan. Birthday letter to Chuck Berry. 1986. Manuscript/Mixed Material.

APA citation style:

Berry, C., Sagan, C. & Druyan, A. (1986) Birthday letter to Chuck Berry. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Berry, Chuck, Carl Sagan, and Ann Druyan. Birthday letter to Chuck Berry. 1986. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.