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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 185 Collections and/or Records:

Lloyd E. Keck scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1: Series MSA 303, Series 1; Series MSA 303, Series 2; Series MSA 303, Series 3; Series MSA 303, Series 4; Series MSA 303, Series 5; Series MSA 303, Series 6; Series MSA 303, Series 7; Series MSA 303, Series 8; Series MSA 303, Series 9; Series MSA 303, Series 10; Series MSA 303, Series 11; Series MSA 303, Series 12
Identifier: MSA 303
Scope and Contents The Lloyd E. Keck scrapbook documents the academic, military, personal and social activities of an Engineering student while on Purdue University's campus from 1936-1939, as well as various aspects of his life prior to college from 1917-1936. Keck titled the scrapbook, "Scraps and Snaps, May 27, 1917 - August 1, 1939," but most of the content is from his time at Purdue, 1936-1939.The scrapbook contains many unique photographs of campus and events from the 1930s. Some of the events...
Dates: 1917 - 1939; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1939

Michael Terry Keefe papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 126
Scope and Contents The Michael Terry Keefe papers are comprised of news media passes, an adhesive patch, permits and color photographs taken by Michael Terry Keefe, Air Force Master Sergeant, photo journalist, 1955-1977 and retired Civil Service Air Force Chief, photo lab and range, 1977-1998. Some of the photographs include Space Shuttle shots, rocket launches, satellites and views from space. 
Dates: circa 1955-1998; Majority of material found within 1981

Jacqueline Kruper Women in Aviation papers and rare books

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 187
Scope and Contents The Jacqueline Kruper Women in Aviation papers and rare books give a glimpse into the lives of key aviatrices in the earliest years of flight, along with pioneer aviators. The ephemera includes magazine advertisements from 1943, which provide a unique look into how women aviators were portrayed during the 1940s. The papers also include Jacqueline Kruper's writings for Woman Pilot magazine, and book reviews for Minerva: Quarterly Report on Women and the Military, and H-Minerva, H-Net...
Dates: 1927 - 2015; Other: Majority of material found within 1991 - 2009

Sandor "Alex" Kvassay papers and collection of Aviation Stamps

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 144
Scope and Contents The Sandor "Alex" Kvassay papers and collection of Aviation Stamps document the history of aviation and flight through postage stamps, postmarks and envelopes collected from all over the world. The collection spans the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century but includes examples of 19th century balloon airmail. The stamps are housed in 67 albums and total near 68,000 stamps, envelopes, postmarks and postcards. The collection was assembled over a period of 20 years, with...
Dates: 1870 - 2014; Other: Majority of material found within 1920 - 1990

Larry Gee papers and space memorabilia, addition 1

 Unprocessed — Box 01
Identifier: 20190718

David C. Leestma papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 193
Scope and Contents The David C. Leestma papers document his personal experience as an astronaut during the early years of the Space Shuttle program and as a NASA manager and director. Included are papers related to the three missions for which he served as a mission specialist; STS-41-G, STS-28, and STS-45. Leestma later served as manager and director at the Johnson Space Center's Astronaut Office, Flight Crew Operations Directorate, Advanced Planning Office and for initiatives such as the Space...
Dates: 1969 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1998

Len Cormier papers, addition 02

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 71
Identifier: 2024-116

Loral O'Hara's International Space Station Interview

 Unprocessed — Digital folder 2024-113 Loral O'Hara's International Space Station Interview
Identifier: 2024-113

Lowell C. Gray papers

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 7: Series MSA 135, Series 1, Placement: 05
Identifier: MSA 245
Scope and Contents Main Author: Schneider, James G.Title: The Navy V-12 Program : leadership for lifetime/ James G. Schneider.Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Champaign, IL : Marlow Books, 1993.ISBN: 0963670700 Location: Archives & Special CollectionsCall Number: 359.0071173 Sch58n 1993 Letter to Judy Roberts from Lowell Gray, representative for the 1946 V-12 graduation class, in regards to a donation of a copy of The Navy V-12 Program:...
Dates: Other: Dummy Date

M. Jeanne Lucke papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 125
Scope and Contents The M. Jeanne Lucke papers reflect Lucke's 20 years of employment with the TRW Systems Group in the 1960s-1980s. The types of material consists of an Apollo, Pathfinder and two Spacelab Mission adhesive patches, photographs with detailed descriptions of rocket launches and photographs of the planet Saturn taken from Voyager, along with a Titan IIIE/Centaur D-1T diagram and description. Also included among the items are a Voyager Encounters Jupiter booklet published by the National Aeronautics...
Dates: 1968 - 1985

Charles A. Lutz scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA 3
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 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...
Dates: 1960 - 1961

Jack A. Marchand papers on the Voyager Project

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 37, Placement: 02
Identifier: MSF 353
Scope and Contents The Jack A. Marchand papers on the Voyager Project are papers, newsletters, and correspondence Marchand collected as part of the volunteer team for the Voyager Project. Many of Marchand's students at Purdue University wrote reports on the Voyager Project.
Dates: 1986 - 1990

James R. Maris papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSF 478
Scope and Contents The James R. Maris papers document aspects of the Department of Aviation Technology's administration and teaching. Papers include a 1973 department administrative procedures manual; Professor Maris' course outlines, lectures and notes for Aviation Technology 358, Aviation History class, including lecture overheads which provide historical aircraft images, publications and handbooks on aviation careers, records of Purdue's Aviation Technology Flying Club, including meeting minutes, reports,...
Dates: 1944 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1992 - 1993

Mark K. Craig papers, addition 14

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 2023-128

Frederick L. Martin collection

 Collection — Box Communal Collections 9: Series MSA 163, Series 1; Series MSA 163, Series 2, 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.
Dates: 1999

Mary Elizabeth Anderson papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20210303

Mary L. Cleave papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 176
Scope and Contents The Mary L. Cleave papers (1981-1986; .5 cubic feet) documents the activities of the crews on 18 different Space Shuttle missions.  These binders contain detailed crew reports from the shuttle missions during this time period.  The reports are of STS-1,3,4,5,6,7,9,8,41-B,41-C,41-D,41-G,51-A,51-C,61-A,51-F,51-D,51-J (Note that these shuttle missions are listed chronologically).  Materials in the series are arranged chronologically.  The documentation covers lift off to landing.  Types of...
Dates: 1981-1986; Other: Date acquired: 09/18/2013

Maurice Zucrow papers, addition 03

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 2024-128

Midwest Program on Airborne Television Instruction (MPATI) records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 178
Scope and Contents Materials relating to the MPATI program for airborne television instruction. Please see PDF Finding Aid for collection inventory.
Dates: 1961 - 1970

Joseph P. Minton collection of Purdue Aeronautics Corporation and Purdue Airlines Inc. historical material

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA 257
Scope and Contents The Joseph P. Minton collection of Purdue Aeronautics Corporation and Purdue Airlines Inc. historical material documents Joseph P. Minton's tenure as president of Purdue University Airlines, Incorporated, 1969 - 1971. Included among the material are photographs, newspaper clippings, info on Hugh Hefner's plane, "The Big Bunny," housed and maintained at the Purdue Airport, brochures, annual reports, stationery, performance reports, articles concerning Purdue Airlines, working papers and...
Dates: 1960 - 2010; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1971

NASA record albums

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 303
Scope and Contents Includes two record albums (LP, 33 1/3 rpm). They are as follows: NASA Radio Presentation: The Space Story; four weekly programs - 4 minutes, 30 seconds each, and NASA Radio Presentation: NASA Audio News Features #32: Statements by Viking Scientists.
Dates: 1976

Neil A. Armstrong Gemini 8 and Apollo 11 films

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20150226

Neil A. Armstrong papers, addition 13

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20181211

Neil A. Armstrong papers, addition 14

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 2023-065