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Stephen Koenig Armstrong, 1951 - 1989

 Sub-Series — Box: 102
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 2, Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains material found together which relates primarily to Neil A. Armstrong's father, Stephen Koenig Armstrong. The five letters from Stephen Koenig Armstrong were found in a folder labeled [Armstrong]. Three were sent to Armstrong while he served in the United States Navy, one is in reference to a Scout camp named in Armstrong's honor in 1970, and one was sent in 1970 from his father and mother. The letters have been placed in archival sleeves, and copies have been made on archival paper for research purposes.

Also included is an issue of the Wapakoneta Daily News featuring a picture of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Armstrong shortly after the moon landing and three binders containing collections of newspaper front pages celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first moon landing. The binders were compiled by "John and Adele Moreau," friends of the Armstrongs. There are also various clippings featuring the Armstrongs and a few letters from Armstrong's sister, June. Lastly, Stephen Armstrong's wallet containing his Ohio driver’s license, membership cards, and additional ID can be found here.


  • 1951 - 1989

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.


0.552 Cubic Feet (One legal-size full-width manuscript box)


Original order of the material has been retained.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States