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Family Papers, 1934 - 2007

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 2

Scope and Contents

The Family Papers series contains materials collected or created by Neil Armstrong's family members, collected genealogy materials, and Boy Scouts of America items. Of particular note, is a scrapbook compiled by his mother, Viola L. Armstrong which contains items related to Armstrong's youth such as his grade school report cards, academic awards, and homework assignments. The series also includes letters from his father, Stephen K. Armstrong, clippings, photographs, and papers his parents compiled as Armstrong's NASA career progressed and he became a public figure. Also included are materials from Armstrong's participation in the Boy Scouts of America. These papers were in Armstrong's possession at the time of his death and were transferred as part of his bequest.


  • 1934 - 2007

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is primarily in English. Russian is also present.

Access Information

Collection is open for scholarly research. A 48 hours notice and consultation with the Flight Archivist is required to access the collection.  Portions of the collection are restricted per donor restrictions and third party privacy.


2.695 Cubic Feet (Three letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, one letter-size half-width manuscript box, one legal-size full-width manuscript box, and one flat box)


The Family Papers series is comprised of four sub-series.
  1. Viola L. Armstrong
  2. Stephen Koenig Armstrong
  3. [Armstrong] Genealogy
  4. Boy Scouts


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States