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Daniel L. Dumbacher papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20171219

Content Description

Memorabilia and personal papers resulting from Daniel Dumbacher's NASA career. Includes photographs, awards, staff recognition mementos, an oral history interview transcript, DVDs, VHS tapes, electronic media, project models, posters, and NASA themed toys.

Acquisition Type



Donated by Daniel Dumbacher

Restrictions Apply



  • 1988 - 2016


Box 1: a 2011 NASA stuffed bear, a 1999 Hot Wheels holiday space shuttle model, a 1996 Hot Wheels Lander, Sojourner Mars Rover, and Mars Pathfinder model set, (2) 2003 Hot Wings X-33 space shuttle models, a NASA space capsule finger puppet, a NASA astronaut-shaped stress-ball, a 1999 Hot Wheels Futuristic Space Series model set, and a 1:144 scale International Space Station model kit; Box 2:vthe transcript from Daniel Dumbacher's 1997 interview with Andrew Butrica, the script for the 2016 Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, 4 group photographs with Daniel Dumbacher, a 2001 photograph of Daniel Dumbacher, an esa VEGA model base, 2 bases for the Exploration Transportation System Human Rated CEV Launcher models, a Manager of the Year desk model, 37 DVDs, 6 VHS tapes, and 13 Orion EFT-1 stickers; Box 3: a framed patch and tie presented to Daniel Dumbacher, along with 2 Exploration Transportation System Human Rated CEV Launcher models ***FRAGILE***. The rest: a 1998 X-33 space shuttle computer model poster with inscribed mat, a poster presented to Daniel Dumbacher from NASA, HEOMD, and the ESD with inscribed mat, a NASA "space launch system" poster with signatures, 3 commemorative papers with flags that were once flown on space shuttles, a NASA Director's Commendation presented to Daniel Dumbacher, copy of "One Man's Lifetime" painting with inscribed mat, computer model of space shuttle and launch pad with inscribed mat, and a computer model of an orbiting space shuttle over earth with inscribed mat (for a more detailed inventory, see collection file).