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University of Southern California, 1959 - 2002

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 3, Sub-Series 2

Scope and Contents

The University of Southern California sub-series contains a few class notes from Armstrong's time as an Aerospace Engineering masters' student. Included is a receipt for his tuition, training leave agreement to attend for the spring 1960 semester, Mechanical Engineering 530b notes, Aerospace Engineering 580 textbook and notes, correspondence in regards to his master's program, admission, course credit, thesis update document, and thesis content information. Also found among the material is a University of Southern California promotional pamphlet that features Armstrong on the cover.

The textbooks have University of Southern California bookplates in the inside front cover.


  • 1959 - 2002

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.


1.272 Cubic Feet (Three letter-size full-width boxes and one letter-size half-width box)


The material is retained in original order.

Processing Information

One book had an index card relating to Armstrong's admission to the University of Southern California. It has been removed and sleeved for preservation purposes but left in the folder housing the textbook. One textbook had an article inside it, and this too has been removed for preservation purposes but retained in the folder with the book.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States