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Collection of Neil Armstrong and Janet Shearon Armstrong materials

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20181201

Content Description

Five items that are housed in two boxes that contain materials that were collected and owned by the Armstrong Family (Neil, Janet, Viola, Stephen, Mark and Rick). each item contains a letter of authenticity including a description and provenance.

Acquisition Type



Gift of an anonymous donor from the 2018 Space Exploration auction of "The Armstrong Family Collection." These materials were collected and owned by the Armstrong Family (Neil, Janet, Viola, Stephen, Mark and Rick) and contain letters of authenticity for each item including a description and provenance.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Collection is unprocessed. Unprocessed collections may not be available for immediate use.


  • 1966-1970


0.55 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)


Box 1: Item 1-- College notebook belonging to Neil Armstrong for Purdue's General Engineering (G.E.) courses, G.E. 35, G.E. 50 and G.E.51. Notebooks is fragile and shows signs of fire damage. item 2--Purdue University photo album for Purdue University's conferring of the Honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering on Neil A. Armstrong, January 9, 1970. Includes two January 9, 1970 Purdue convocation programs. One program has an inscription on the cover by Purdue President, Frederick L. Hovde, which reads: "To Purdue's greatest mother!--Frederick L. Hovde." Box 2: Item 1--invitation from the president of the Colombian Society of Engineers to Gemini 8 Command pilot astronaut Neil A. Armstrong and Gemini 8 backup crew pilot astronaut Richard F. Gordon to meet for a lunch discussion at the Bogota Country Club October 9, 1966. (Spanish). Gemini Goodwill Tour of Latin America (October 7-11, 1966.)Items 2--Gemini Goodwill Tour of Latin America (October 7-11, 1966) photo album "Brazil welcomes U.S. Astronauts Gordon-Armstrong" October 1966. Item 3--Gemini Goodwill Tour photo album "Visits of Astronauts Armstrong and Gordon and officials of NASA to Montevideo, Uruguay October 23-34, 1966. Album is bound in cow's skin and contains photographs as well as newspaper clippings.