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[O], 1973 - 1975

 File — Box: 296, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 10, Sub-Series 2, File 64

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series: The "Off-Sort" and "P.R." correspondence includes miscellaneous requests for fund raising items, appearance requests, and personal information (for which the policy was no reply). Numerous letters are for Armstrong's educational, career, and engineering advice. The correspondence also includes thank-you letters from Armstrong for gifts, poems, kind words, etc. The correspondence usually entailed Armstrong's involvement versus a form letter.

There are some notations written by Armstrong to his secretaries on how to respond to various inquiries. Most of the correspondence in this series is from adults. The 1971-1973 replies were signed by Rita Bankovskis, 1974-1975 letters were signed by (Miss) Luanna J. Fisher, and 1976-1979 correspondence was handled by Elaine Moore, secretaries to Professor Neil A. Armstrong. Some of the [Off-Sort and P.R.] correspondence indicated a signature by Armstrong himself. The copies of the replies do not contain Armstrong's actual signatures, just the typed name.

The V.I.P. correspondence was given personal replies by Armstrong, and most of the correspondence indicates "Original signed by Neil A. Armstrong."

A majority of the 1975-1980 correspondence received was for appearance requests (P.R.) and often includes Armstrong's reply.


  • 1973 - 1975

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.


From the Sub-Series: 9.81 Cubic Feet (Twenty-seven letter-size full-width manuscript boxes)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States