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Books, Journals, Newspapers, and Articles, 1962 - 2003

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 80, Series 2

Scope and Contents

The books in this series are aircraft, aviation, and aeronautics related, along with a few miscellaneous titles. Some of Powers' gift books were cataloged and added to Purdue's collection. A list of those books is found within the finding aid.

Among the journals are Life and Look magazine special issues related to Apollo 8, issues of High Mach, and AEDC Test Highlights: Arnold Engineering Development Center, published by Schneider Services International, while Powers was employed there as a senior science writer, and issues of Space World, collected while Powers was a correspondent for the magazine. Also included are various magazines and newsletters published in the Huntsville, and Auburn, AL areas. Other journals include special issues of Time, Newsweek and U.S. News & World Reports related to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and the World Trade Center and 9/11. Please see the finding aid for a complete listing of the journals, as additional miscellaneous titles round out the collection of journals.

The newspapers provide special issues and cover stories of key historical events related to Apollo 11, the Columbia and Challenger disasters, and the return to space following the accidents. A few miscellaneous shuttle related cover stories are also found among the newspapers.

The articles contain three articles written by Powers, various articles related to protein crystal growth, and "notes and coursework on national energy policies," and related reading material. Also included are various "materials processing" articles, "Spacehab," "Orbiter Experiments (OEX) Program," "Results of Medical Research Performed on the 326-day Flight of the Second Prime Crew on the Mir Space Station," and Space Program – Public Opinion surveys from 1990.


  • 1962 - 2003

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research. The collection is stored offsite; 24 hours notice is required to access the collection.


From the Collection: 21.41 Cubic Feet (25 letter-size full-width manuscript boxes, six cubic feet boxes, seven flat boxes, three clamshell boxes, two letter-size half-width manuscript boxes, and seven loose, oversized items)


The series is grouped into five sub-series.
  1. Books
  2. Books cataloged and added to the Purdue Special Collections
  3. Journals
  4. Newspapers
  5. Articles


Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States