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News Clippings, 1959 - 2006

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 14

Scope and Contents

This series consists of Neil Armstrong's collection of newspaper clippings. The first two boxes contain oversized newspapers covering the Apollo 11 Moon Landing and its anniversaries. This includes a signed copy by Neil Armstrong of the July 15, 1969 Wapakoneta Daily News.

The remaining boxes contain clippings from Armstrong's time at NASA, his life after the Apollo 11 Moon Landing, and his teaching and research career at the University of Cincinnati.

This series also contains clippings that appear to be loosely organized by topics or subjects that were of interest to Armstrong. Lastly, the series includes what appears to be the personal clipping collection of Neil Armstrong'’s mother, Mrs. Viola Armstrong.


  • 1959 - 2006

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.


4.129 Cubic Feet (Four letter-size half-width manuscript boxes, three flat boxes, and two legal-size full-width manuscript boxes)


The clippings have been retained as much as possible in the groups in which they were found but arranged chronologically within each group. The clippings are arranged into six sub-series.
  1. Apollo 11 Moon Landing Newspapers
  2. Special Anniversary Edition Newspapers
  3. Teaching at University of Cincinnati
  4. Clippings about Neil Armstrong
  5. Subject Clippings
  6. Mrs. Viola Armstrong’s Clippings Collection


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 Mitch Daniels Boulevard
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States