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Moon Sounds, by Brock McElheren, State University College Potsdam, New York 13676; copied from 4 to 2 tracks, 7 ½ ips, quarter track stereo, "N.B. The left speaker should be in front of the listener; the right behind", July 30, 1969

 Item — Box: 382, Item: 4
Identifier: MSA 5, Series 12, Sub-Series 1, Item 12

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series: This sub-series includes numerous magnetic tapes (audio recordings) which include songs written by those inspired by Apollo 11, "wake-up" greetings to the astronauts, various interviews related to Apollo 11, the crew and their families. One box of recordings is dedicated to the entire Apollo 11 mission, from the day before lift-off, lift-off, the descent to the lunar surface, recordings from the events on the moon, ascent, splashdown, quarantine, and an interview with President Nixon. Many of the audio recordings are commercial broadcasts recorded by and sent to Armstrong by Anthony "Tony"” F. Janak, a CBS sound engineer.


  • July 30, 1969

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: 3.145 Cubic Feet (Five letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, one cubic foot box, and one shoebox)


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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