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Artifacts, 1948 - 2012

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 10

Scope and Contents

This series contains artifacts divided into six categories: artwork, awards and plaques, medals, commemorative coins and stamps, commemorative memorabilia, and certificates and honorary degrees. Materials pertain to NASA and the Gemini and Apollo programs, either in a contemporary or commemorative sense, as well as numerous awards Cernan received in recognition of his NASA career and post-NASA accomplishments. Also included are multiple doctorates awarded to Cernan by various institutions including Purdue University. Items include celebratory government resolutions, commemorative and celebratory artwork, science and aviation awards, coin sets commemorating multiple manned spaceflight programs, mission patches, doctoral certificates and an academic hood, and a replica Wright brothers flying machine design. Materials reflect both Cernan's professional and post-NASA public life.


  • 1948 - 2012

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is primarily in English. French is also present.

Access Information

The collection is open for research. Portions of the collection which contain confidential information are restricted.


14.348 Cubic Feet (Two legal-size full-width manuscript boxes, two cubic feet boxes, eighteen flat boxes, and flat folder)


This series is arranged into six sub-series. Some items may not appear in chronological order.
  1. Artwork - Apollo Missions and Commemorative
  2. Awards and Plaques
  3. Medals
  4. Commemorative Coins and Stamps - Manned Spaceflight
  5. Commemorative Memorabilia
  6. Certificates and Honorary Degrees


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

504 W. State Street
West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States