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Flight and Space. Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives

 Collecting Area
Identifier: Flight and Space
Purdue Archives and Special Collections' collection of primary source materials on the history and development of powered flight began in 1940 with the gift of aviator Amelia Earhart's papers by her husband, George Palmer Putnam. Since that initial donation, the number of flight-related archival collections has increased to reflect the steady growth of faculty and alumni contributions to the development of flight and later, space exploration. The Barron Hilton Flight and Space Exploration Archives was established in 2011 with generous support provided by Barron Hilton and the Conrad Hilton Foundation and now includes the papers of engineers, aviation professionals, scholars, and astronauts including Purdue distinguished alumni such as Neil A. Armstrong and Eugene Cernan.

Found in 88 Collections and/or Records:

Aldrin Family papers

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSP 18
Scope and Contents The Aldrin Family papers include an autobiography of Robert Hutchings Goddard, letters, notes, and newspaper articles relating to Robert Goddard and rocketry, compiled by Edwin E. Aldrin, Sr, father of astronaut Buzz Aldrin. The papers are organized into three series.

Amelia Earhart at Purdue papers

 Collection — Box 1-3
Identifier: MSF 450
Scope and Contents The Amelia Earhart at Purdue Collection (1935-2000; 1 cubic foot) documents Amelia Earhart’s arrival at Purdue University, her time there, and the efforts to memorialize Earhart after her disappearance. Types of materials include correspondence, ephemera, administrative reports, photographs, publicity materials, and speeches.

Amelia Earhart Press photographs

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 195
Abstract Two photo albums containing Associated Press and International Newsreel photographs of Amelia Earhart, along with the detailed press release information, such as date, location, and individual names. Many are pre and post-Atlantic flight, and before and during her around-the-world flight.

Barbara Marie Stephens Sullivan Cape Canaveral and Eau Gallie, Florida photographs and memorabilia

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 202
Abstract This collection includes photographs, NASA brochures and public relations publications, newspapers, and a NASA collectable poster related to the activities at Cape Canaveral in the late 1950s through early 1960s, and material related to the US Space Program activities at the Cape during the mid-1960s through the1980s. Includes a View Master and two packets of View Master reels on the United States Space Program and Cape Kennedy. Also includes materials related to the nearby community of Eau...

Roy D. Bridges Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 6
Abstract This collection includes documents, photographs, awards and certificates, textbooks, briefs and records, artifacts, audiovisual materials, and scrapbooks that document the life and career of astronaut and retired United States Air Force Major General Roy Bridges Jr. Included are numerous awards, drawings, and personalized photographs and mementos given to Bridges in appreciation of his service and leadership.

Cecil F. Warner papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 498
Abstract The papers include artifacts, audiovisual materials, booklets, books, CD-ROMs, clippings, correspondence, electronic media, publications, report cards, a scrapbook (scanned), textbooks, and miscellaneous materials documenting the professional career of Cecil F. Warner, along with many items from his volunteer activities.

Charles A. Lutz scrapbook

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSA 3
Scope and Contents Newspaper articles, photographs, and loose papers are all pasted into this scrapbook, compiled by Charles Lutz. Items included in the scrapbook date from 1960-1961. Photographs in the scrapbook are photographs of band performances at Purdue football games and pep rallies. Newspaper articles included cover topics of Purdue traditions and band performances at football games. Loose papers include a letter of acceptance into a graduate assistantship in the Department of University Bands at Purdue...

Charles C. Bock, Jr. papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 315
Abstract This collection contains writings, flight test reports, photographs, newsclippings, articles, published materials, correspondence, and awards that span Bock’s entire career. Nine 16mm films and three VHS tapes are included in this collection as well.

Charles M. Ehresman papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 490
Abstract Correspondence, conference and research papers and presentations, multimedia materials, proposals and reports, research and teaching materials, subject files, and other materials documenting the work and professional activities of Charles M. Ehresman, designer of Purdue University’s High Pressure Rocket Laboratory, associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, and operations manager of Purdue’s Thermal Sciences & Propulsion Center (known today as Zucrow Laboratories).  The collection also...

Chesterfield H. Janes papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 301
Abstract Apollo era printed materials, artifacts, and photographs related to Janes’ professional career at IBM and also printed materials and artifacts from his student life at Purdue University.

Clifford Blake Powers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 80
Abstract This collection contains promotional materials, papers and publications related to the public relations, technical writing, editing and marketing career of Clifford Blake Powers. Included are NASA and mission related mugs, glassware, textiles, posters, press kits, and other printed material. Also includes NASA publications, photographs, journal articles, books, memorabilia, as well as awards and certificates achieved by Powers.

Clifford W. Henderson Collection on the National Air Races

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: hendcl0
Scope and Contents Clifford Henderson Collection on the National Air Races (1928-1936; 3 cubic feet) consists of a scrapbook of newspaper clippings of the 1928 National Air Races and Aeronautical Exposition, two autograph albums with comments and signatures of attendees from the 1929 and 1932 National Air Race competitions, and one photo album of the photographs from the 1929 races. Many of the notable pilots of the 1920s and 1930s are included in the collection, such as Pancho Barnes, Vincent Bendix, Amelia...

Collection of Amelia Earhart Related Materials

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 188
Abstract Legacy collection formed by various donors and purchases over the years as a supplement to the Earhart papers. Includes articles, artifacts, cassettes, clippings, correspondence, first day covers, Earhart genealogy, manuscripts, memorabilia, negatives, newsletters, papers, photographs, reports, VHS tapes, and other related items pertaining to Amelia Earhart.

Collection of Purdue Astronaut slide rules

 Collection — Box 8 items
Identifier: MSA 254
Scope and Contents Slide rules of six Purdue alumni astronauts: Neil Armstrong, Roy Bridges, Eugene Cernan, Richard Covey, Guy Gardner, and Jerry Ross.

David C. Leestma papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 193
Abstract Papers, awards, and audio visual material related to Leestma’s time as an astronaut. This collection includes personal papers from STS-28, STS-41G, STS-45, and STS-95, including his personal journals from 1981-2014.

Dianna Thompson Collection of Apollo 11 Moon Landing news clippings

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 201
Abstract Newspaper clippings related to the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing mission. Clippings are primarily from Kansas City, Missouri newspapers.

Donald E. Williams papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA 12
Abstract Artifacts, memorbilia, and papers of Donald E. Williams (Don Williams), astronaut and Purdue alumnus (BSME 1964).

Doris Hurt Powers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 2
Scope and Contents The Doris Hurt Powers papers (1942 – 2008; 2 cubic feet) documents the student, aviation, and business activities of Doris Hurt Powers. Powers’ experience as a woman breaking into the male-dominated fields of engineering and aeronautics is well documented through autobiographical speeches and her memoir Nothing but Blue Skies. One strength of the collection are the speeches delivered by Powers that address the particular challenges and opportunities encountered...

Emilio Salazar papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 23
Scope and Contents The Emilio Salazar papers (1928-1975; 3.5 cubic feet) document flight instruction at the Purdue Aeronautical Corporation (PAC), and maintenance from the post World War II era to the 1970s. The majority of the papers date from 1950-1970. Aircraft covered by these materials are the DC-3, DC-6B, and DC-9. Many of the instructional materials used by PAC and Purdue Airlines were donated from major airlines such as: Eastern, United, Pan American, and Braniff. Materials from Salazar's later career...

Eugene A. Cernan "High Flight" poem

 Collection — Box FF 17
Identifier: MSP 149
Abstract Copy of "High Flight" poem by John Gillespie Magee Jr., affixed to board. The poem was taken by Eugene A. Cernan on Apollo 10 mission to moon, May of 1969. Letter of authenticity signed by Cernan August 25, 2010 and housed with the poem.

Eugene A. Cernan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288
Abstract Personal papers, photographs, audiovisual materials and memorabilia documenting the life and career of astronaut Eugene A. Cernan.

Eugene Cernan's Framed Compilation of Flags and Patches, Carried to Moon on Apollo 10

 Collection — Box 1 item
Identifier: MSA 271
Scope and Contents One framed artifact containing a small American flag, two space mission patches (Gemini IX, Stafford-Cernan) and (Apollo X, Stafford-Young-Cernan), a Purdue University Centennial Year flag (1869-1969), and a note from astronaut Eugene Cernan: "These flags and patches were carried to the moon on Apollo 10. Presented to the faculty and students of Purdue University by Commander Gene Cernan. My sincere thanks to all at Purdue for helping make this accomplishment possible." (Signed by Eugene Cernan)

Collection on the 100th Anniversary of the First Official Airmail, first day cover, related stamps and souvenir booklet

 Collection — Box Folder 1
Identifier: MSA 292
Abstract The collection consists of the first day cover for the 100th Anniversary of the First Official Airmail, Balloon "Jupiter" which ascended from Lafayette, Indiana, August 16, 1859, along with a certificate of authenticity and a copy of the souvenir booklet. There are four "Jupiter" stamps and six other related airmail stamps in the collection. An addition of 2 envelopes commemorating the world's first air mail flight and stamped with, "Via, Purdue Airplane - Capt. L. I. Aretz, Pilot from...

Frederick L. Martin collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 9, Placement: 10
Identifier: MSA 166
Scope and Contents The papers contain an article which describes the first flight around the world and Major Frederick Martin's part in it.

George M. Palmer papers

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSF 482
Abstract Student course assignment results for AE 420, titled "Extrapolation 59," completed by K.E. Beyer, R. B. Chaffee, W. B. Fouts, and W. D. Harvey, May 23, 1957.