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Photographs, 1965 - 2010

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6, Series 7

Scope and Contents

The earliest Air Force photographs feature Bridges in Cadet Wing Staff uniform, training class group photographs, and photographs from Vietnam and Commando Sabre Operation (Misty), Phu Cat Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, 1968. Also found in this series is a photo album which was presented to Bridges in July 1975 by Test Operations on his departure from Edwards Air Force Base, California. It contains photographs of colleagues with inscriptions to Bridges. Other photographs from Bridges' Air Force career include a 419 Test Wing activation ceremony, Edwards Air Force Base, at which Bridges gave all new squadrons their flags at the ceremony, and photos from a Change of Command ceremony, Eastern Space and Missile Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida (1989 - 1990). Going Away and Legion of Merit ceremonies, while Bridges served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Test and Resources, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command. The Air Force subseries ends with numerous photographs from Bridges' visit to the French Air Force Test Facilities in 1992 and Major General Grouvalle's follow-up visit to the USAF Test Facilities, Edwards AFB, CA.

The highlights of the NASA subseries are of Bridges' career as an astronaut, and include his official astronaut photograph, including one in civilian clothes. There are various STS-51 crew and mission photographs, STS-61F crew photos and one of the launch of the Atlas/Centaur-66. There are two photo albums with the NASA seal and "Langley Research Center, Roy D. Bridges, Jr.," on the cover with various photos of Bridges' tour at Langley, and his going away at Kennedy Space Center, 2003 - 2005.

Most of the oversized 16" x 20" photographs are matted and are from various moments in Bridges' career.

Dates

  • 1965 - 2010

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Collection material is in English.

Access Information

Collection is open for research.

Extent

2.103 Cubic Feet (Four letter-size half-width boxes, two letter-size full-width boxes, and two flat boxes)

Arrangement

This series is comprised of three sub-series: Air Force; NASA; and Oversized (16” x 20” matted). There are eight sub-groups, with each described before their respective listings.

The earliest Air Force photographs feature Bridges in Cadet Wing Staff uniform, training class group photographs, and photographs from Vietnam and Commando Sabre Operation (Misty), Phu Cat Air Base, Republic of Vietnam, 1968. Also found in this series is a photo album which was presented to Bridges in July 1975 by Test Operations on his departure from Edwards Air Force Base, California. It contains photographs of colleagues with inscriptions to Bridges. Other photographs from Bridges' Air Force career include a 419 Test Wing activation ceremony, Edwards Air Force Base, at which Bridges gave all new squadrons their flags at the ceremony, and photos from a Change of Command ceremony, Eastern Space and Missile Center, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida (1989 - 1990). Going Away and Legion of Merit ceremonies, while Bridges served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Test and Resources, Headquarters Air Force Systems Command. The Air Force sub-series ends with numerous photographs from Bridges' visit to the French Air Force Test Facilities in 1992 and Major General Grouvalle's follow-up visit to the USAF Test Facilities, Edwards AFB, CA.

Most of these 16” x 20” photographs are matted and are from various moments in Bridges' career.

Please see Series 4. Career Scrapbooks and Series 9. Oversized Materials for other photographs.
  1. Air Force
  2. NASA
  3. Oversized

Processing Information

The pages from the albums were placed in archival folders for preservation purposes but left in original order.

The nine photographs in the Oversized (OS) Box were separated out from the other series for preservation purposes.

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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