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Neil A. Armstrong papers, addition 14

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2023-065

Content Description

Five boxes containing correspondence (fan mail, Islamic conversion query letters, business), speech drafts from during Armstrong's time at Edwards Air Force base and at NASA as an astronaut, writings, research subject files, student Purdue text books and course notes, U.S. Navy service records and memorabilia, photographs, and memorabilia. This addition includes some correspondence with United States presidents, holiday cards from U.S. presidents and vice presidents, United States Air Force One aircraft ephemera, materials related to U.S. Space policy, and a custom scrapbook from Armstrong's August 2011 speeches during his visit to Australia for CPA Australia's 125 Anniversary in August 2011.

Acquisition Type



Donated by Carol Armstrong August 18, 2022.

Restrictions Apply


Use Restrictions

Patron use with direct guidance of an archivist



5 Cubic Feet (4 cubic foot archival boxes and 1 flat manuscript box)


Box 1: Correspondence (fan mail, Islamic conversion query letters, business), speeches, photographs, academic regalia, 1933-2005, Box 2: Text books including Armstrong's Purdue textbooks with marginalia and notations, award medals, books related to aerospace, 1934-2009, Box 3: U.S Navy "Jacket" personal record copies, U.S. Navy Essex Cruise Book (1950-51), Genealogical Record binder of Armstrong family created by Viola Armstrong, December 1977, handmade ceramic mug of Gemini 8 capsule inscribed "Neil Armstrong" from Armstrong's office, National Academy of Engineering wrist watch, National Commission on Space binder, 1950-1985, Box 4: Memory photo binder from CPA Australia speech and event in 2011, America in Space coin collection including proof sets and information pamphlets for each issue, and an empty green binder Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco, 1970-2011, Box 5: Presentation gift - two statuettes - Tosakanth and Agat-Talai gold and red encrusted with gem-like stones in a plexiglass display case, 35cm H x 32 cm W x 19.5cm D, no date. Please see Links for a full preliminary inventory.