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Photograph Subject Files, circa 1900s - 2000s

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 16, Sub-Series 5

Scope and Contents

Found within the files are a few photographs from Armstrong's youth and photos of Armstrong [Portraits] from the 1960s through his later years.

There is a collection of photographs of various aircraft from the early 1900s-2000s, and a folder of photographs from the "First Flights" documentary. Also included are photographs from award ceremonies, public appearances, trips and Purdue related photographs. Two folders contain photographs related to Armstrong's Board of Director [Director] activities.

Also of note are folders marked [Clubs], [Golf] and [Friends], miscellaneous photographs from NASA historical photo file and other photographs related to aviation/aeronautical history, including President Kennedy in historic message to a joint session of Congress, in regards to landing a man on the moon. There are two folders that are marked [Captions] and [Photo Captions]. The last box in the sub-series [Celebs] is a box of photographs of Armstrong and celebrities.


  • circa 1900s - 2000s

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.


4.639 Cubic Feet (Eight legal-size full-width manuscript boxes and one legal-size half-width manuscript box)


The photograph subject were left as he had arranged them within the folders.

Processing Information

The files are labeled as Armstrong had them. The photographs have been placed in polyester sleeves, archival folders and archival boxes.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States