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Barbara A. Schwartz papers, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2024-082

Content Description

Includes materials from Barbara A. Schwartz' childhood, education from high school through college degree at Purdue, and career in mission control at the Johnson Space Center (JSC). These materials document Schwartz's childhood fascination and interest in space and astronautics, related schoolwork, and career in the field. Materials include childhood drawings of the Apollo 11 mission and related clippings; high school notebooks and reports; projects and correspondence from her cooperative program while at Purdue working in the JSC; and NASA publications, checklists, flight plans, reports, diagrams, brochures and programs, photographs, manuals, etc. predominantly authored by Schwartz related to her work in Mission Control on various missions (STS-2, STS-5, STS-7, STS-8, STS-107) and projects (X-38, satellites, etc.). Also included are photographs and brochures from staff events and reunions that she helped organize, signed photographs given to Schwartz from astronauts she worked with, Space Club bumper stickers, poems written by Schwartz, two optical disks and one U-Matic tape.

Acquisition Type



Donated by Barbara A. Schwartz, August 29, 2023.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Materials are unprocessed and may contain sensitive information. Please consult an archivist for details.

Use Restrictions

Materials created by the donor are still under copyright. Please consult with the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections for details.


  • 1971 - 2007



1.507 Cubic Feet (One cubic foot box and one flat box)

0.012 Gigabytes : Six files


Box 1: Documents, photographs, notebooks, manuals, procedures, flight plans, checklists, diagrams, correspondence, etc.; Box 2: Oversized documents including materials related to her work on satellites and STS-8, bumper stickers, signed photograph and mission patch, two optical disks and one U-Matic tape; Digital folder: Poems and document titled, "Foundations of Mission Operations"