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Tuskegee Airmen Honorary Lifetime Membership plaque classifying Armstrong as "Expedition Commander", November 12, 1981

 Item — Box: 350, Item: 1
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 11, Sub-Series 2, Item 30

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series: The sub-series contains a selection of awards and plaques received by Armstrong throughout his career. Of note are several awards from Purdue University, including distinguished alumni awards from the School of Engineering, the University Band, as well as Armstrong's Order of the Griffin certificate commemorating his reception of Purdue's highest honor. Also housed here are items from Armstrong'’s NASA career, including his NACA experimental test pilot materials, along with awards associated with his work on corporate boards. Lastly, there are items related to his receipt of the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2011.


  • November 12, 1981

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: 4.1 Cubic Feet (Four flat boxes, two clamshell archival boxes, one legal-size full-width manuscript box)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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