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[Invitations], miscellaneous correspondence and invitations, 1972 - 1973

 File — Box: 323, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 10, Sub-Series 5, File 22

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series: This series consists of files that needed additional attention and follow-up, such as [Suspense], [To N.A. for sig or comment] and [Translation]. Much of the correspondence is general and does not fall under the designated categories that had been established. There are sample letters, including standard replies used for common requests and their respective codes, along with teletype tapes.

Also included among the miscellaneous correspondence are various cards, nonsensical correspondence, unusual requests, and other miscellaneous correspondence for which a reply was deemed unnecessary.

Some of the unique correspondence includes [Poems/Songs] and Armstrong's thank-you replies. Copies of many of the replies indicate that the original was signed by Armstrong. Also of note are [Memorials/"Namesakes" -- Groups, Foundations, Organizations, Godparents], [Awards/Recognitions], [Armstrong "Heritage"], [U.S.S.R. (NAArmstrong)], and various thank you notes Armstrong wrote after visit to Russia, [Second Anniversary Invitations], and [AGARD] (Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development), includes Armstrong's publication, "Lunar Surface Exploration, Space Research XI" - Akademie-Verlag, Berlin.

The last group of miscellaneous correspondence is [Wapakoneta Friend's Sister] and included items collected by Fred Schneider, which was sent by his sister. Items include publications from Wapakoneta that featured Armstrong; Wapakoneta Daily News, headlines, "Neil Steps On The Moon") Monday, July 21, 1969 (eleven issues); Wapakoneta Daily News, front page article, "Neil's training plane arrives home," Friday, November 21, 1969 (ten issues); Wapakoneta telephone directory featuring Armstrong on the cover and Apollo 11, first day cover and twenty-fifth anniversary postage stamps and related information.


  • 1972 - 1973

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: 3.64 Cubic Feet (Eight letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, one letter-size half-width manuscript box, and one legal-size full-width manuscript box)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States