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William F. Causey Space Exploration Collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20190910.1

Content Description

Approximately 56 cubic feet of rare books, publications, pamphlets, handbooks, reports, and NASA related memorabilia related to the Space Age. Includes some items that have flown in space, as well as mission flight manuals and flight publications signed by the crews of various NASA space exploration missions.

Acquisition Type



William F. Causey collected this material from various sources. The collection was donated by William Causey September 10, 2019.

Restrictions Apply



56 Cubic Feet


Rare books in the collection have been cataloged and are discoverable through Purdue Libraries Catalog. Manuscripts and artifacts are boxed. Box 1: NASA mission press kits, briefings, and related material 1962-1966, Box 2: NASA mission press kits, briefings, and related material, 1966, Box 3: U.S. government reports on space, 1958 - 1974, Box 4: Mission manuals, handbooks, reports, 1962-1971, Box 5: Mission manuals, handbooks, reports, 1964-1969, Box 6: Printed materials, reprints and copies, dedication ceremony program, 1962-2011, Box 7: Photographs, first day covers (stamps), collectible mission items, Box 8: Models Gemini 4 model with stand signed by Jim McDivitt, Friendship 7 model, Aurora 7 model base signed by Scott Carpenter, Box 9: Model Apollo 16 command module model signed by Charlie Duke, Box 10: Models Friendship 7 spacecraft model, Space Shuttle Challenger model, Box 11: Audiovisual materials CDS and DVDS, Box 12: Magazines including Life, Newsweek, Time, the New Yorker, 1957-2016, bulk 1969-1972, Box 13: Magazines - Quest Magazines, Box 14: Printed material oversized and John Glenn packet, Box 15: Framed items and oversize magazine, Box 16: Framed flown Apollo 11 G and D Dictionary page and Framed Piece of Apollo 11 Command Module, Folder 1: Framed photograph of Apollo 17 inscribed, Folder 2: Framed photograph of Apollo 16 on the Moon inscribed, Folder 3: Framed photograph of Apollo 15 on the Moon inscribed, Folder 4: Framed photograph of Apollo 14 on the Moon inscribed, Folder 5: Framed photograph of Apollo 12 on the Moon inscribed, Folder 6: Framed photograph of Apollo 11 on the Moon inscribed, Folder 7: Framed photograph of Apollo 11 Tranquility Base inscribed