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Photographs, circa 1940s - 2000s

 Sub-Series — Box: 55, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 4, Sub-Series 4

Scope and Contents

The bulk of the photographs were donated as digital files. Print copies were also made of the 78 images, and some are duplicated. The photographic prints highlight Ross' life from youth throughout his professional career, including activities at Purdue University. Also included among the prints are black and white and color photographs of Ross, including several of Ross in his astronaut flight suit. One photograph is titled, "Columbia Returns from Final Test Flight (STS-4)" and is signed by Ross with note, "Taken by Me." There are two photographs of Ronald Reagan's inauguration in 1981 and one of Reagan at his desk in the Oval Office. There is a small package of negatives; six of Ross at work at his desk and three during anti-gravity training. Some of the photographs were given as gifts, and the correspondence/clippings can be found with the respective photograph.


  • circa 1940s - 2000s

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English. One MIR publication is in Russian.

Access Information

Collection is open for research. Per donor request, some DVDs and VHS cassettes are listed as restricted, consult with archivist. Two folders contain confidential information and are marked as restricted.


0.363 Cubic Feet (One letter-size full-width manuscript box and 428 megabytes)

Processing Information

The bulk of the photographs were donated as digital files and have been stored accordingly for preservation purposes. Copies of the digital images have been made.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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