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Magazines and Books, 1671 - 2012

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 13

Scope and Contents

This series contains selected books and magazines from Neil Armstrong's personal library. The magazines are grouped as Armstrong had stored them, except for the second box which contains the older magazines and those from 1969. Many of the older magazines feature various astronauts on the cover or Neil Armstrong himself, with related stories inside. The issues from 1969 and early 1970s feature Apollo 11 or Armstrong on the cover and inside.


  • 1671 - 2012

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.


14.632 Cubic Feet (13 cubic feet boxes and two letter-size full-width manuscript boxes)


There are 144 books, arranged in chronological order, and cited in APA (American Psychological Association) format.

Physical Access Information

Some of the books have water damage.

Processing Information

The finding aid indicates if the books have been signed and/or inscribed by the author. The books and magazines are stored in archival boxes.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States