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Completed Correspondence, 1970 - 1979

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 10, Sub-Series 1

Scope and Contents

The completed correspondence consists of letters from individuals for which some kind of reply was made or an autograph was sent. Most of the letters were written by youth, with correspondence from adults interspersed. Also located within this sub-series is a binder labeled [NASA FORM LTRS].

Per notations on the correspondence, "S.B. Weber" took care of the replies from 1970-1971; "(Mrs.) Geneva Barnes, Secretary to Mr. Armstrong," 1971-1972; "(Mrs.) Fern Lee Pickens, Office of Public Affairs," 1972-1973. The 1976-1979 correspondence is mainly autograph requests, and the date of receipt is stamped on the letters, along with a date of reply noted in ink. Letters needing translation were sent to "KSS/ Mr. Nagurney."

Some replies are stamped, "Original signed by Neil A. Armstrong." The [CHRON FILE] correspondence contains pink copies of replies made to requests. It is likely the correspondence was received by Armstrong during the time between retiring from NASA and becoming a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati.

This series also contains cards received by Armstrong from the public; first anniversary of moon landing congratulatory cards and notes, birthday, Christmas and miscellaneous correspondence for which "no reply necessary" was designated on the correspondence. Some of the correspondence had been processed by the secretary but was pending further action.


  • 1970 - 1979

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.


9.446 Cubic Feet (26 letter-size full-width manuscript boxes)


The files are arranged in alphabetical order by sender. The letters within each file remain in original order.

The University of Cincinnati correspondence appears in reverse chronological order, just as it was originally.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States