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Miscellaneous Memorabilia, 1948 - 2011

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 11, Sub-Series 12

Scope and Contents

This sub-series brings together a variety of objects collected by Neil Armstrong throughout his life. There is a wide range of different artifacts here, including a piece of the Berlin Wall, items from Armstrong's military career, Boy Scout memorabilia, two magic kits and a model train set from his youth, a segment of the Graf Zeppelin, a signed drawing of professional baseball player Bob Feller, as well as many business cards, decals, and patches from a variety of events and organizations.


  • 1948 - 2011

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.


7.242 Cubic Feet (Eight small archival boxes, four flat boxes, one letter-size full-width manuscript box, and one letter-size half-width manuscript box)

Processing Information

Some of the items in this series are little collections unto themselves, such as the badges and decals. They have been grouped together and house in little archival boxes, withing the bigger archival boxes. They are referred to as "collections," versus files or items.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States