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Clippings, 1955 - 1968

 Series — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSF 477, Series 3

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The Harold M. DeGroff, Jr. papers document aspects of the career of longtime Purdue University faculty member and former Dean of Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics from 1955-1963, during the height of the "space race." Some of the featured items in the collection are a letter of recommendation for assignment to the Naval V-12 College of Training Program and a notice of separation from the United States Naval Service. 

Items pertaining to DeGroff's Purdue career include his initial letter of interest in a Purdue faculty position, Purdue University oath or affirmation, letter of recommendation for acting Head of School of Aeronautics and vitae. Also included is a signed letter to DeGroff from his former student, Neil Armstrong. Miscellaneous items include an autographed photograph of DeGroff with former congressman Earl F. Landgrebe, a certificate declaring DeGroff an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a copy of DeGroff's obituary.

Types of materials include: a certificate, clippings, correspondence, miscellaneous materials and photographs. 


  • 1955 - 1968

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.


0.025 Cubic Feet (One folder)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States