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Audio Visual, 1973 - 2015

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 193, Series 6

Scope and Contents

The Audio Visual series is comprised of VHS tapes, which cover STS-41G, STS-28, STS-45 and STS-48 press conferences, mission highlights, and aurora views. Also included is Leestma's contributions to the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project, 2003 (includes the transcript, VHS tape and two audio cassettes). Please see the detailed listing for a few other segments on VHS.

The films cover STS-41G, STS-28, and STS-45 crew presentations and press conferences. Found on the numerous slides are Enterprise and Shuttle tests, STS-28 "Earth Observation Debriefing," and STS-41G, STS-45, STS-76, and Shuttle/Mir 21NM21 shots.

Lastly the photographs cover shots from Leestma's Navy days, official NASA photographs and additional photographs of him, circa 1984-1990s. There are also STS-61-E crew photographs, STS-41G, STS-28 photos of Earth, and "APE," Auroral Photography Experiment photographs. In the final folders there are miscellaneous photographs of colleagues, and some are signed.,


  • 1973 - 2015

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research. A portion of Leestma's personnel papers have been restricted due to privacy considerations.


5.487 Cubic Feet (Six letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, three cubic foot boxes, and one letter-size half-width manuscript box)

Technical Access Information

The VHS tapes and films must be migrated to a digital format before use. Contact Purdue University Archives and Special Collections if interested in using this material.


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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