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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 116 Collections and/or Records:

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 papers, addition 13

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20181211

Zoe Dell Nutter papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 81
Scope and Contents This collection contains aviation-related serial publications, copies of photographs, National Aviation Hall of Fame programs, and clippings pertaining to the life of aviatrix Zoe Dell Nutter.
Dates: 1965 - 2010

Our Poetic Tribute to Amelia Earhart album

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20120416

George M. Palmer papers

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSF 482
Overview 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.
Dates: 1957

Paul Rafford Jr. papers on Amelia Earhart

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20190315

Paul Roscoe collection of astronaut photographs

 Collection — Box Box 1
Identifier: MSP 106
Abstract Photographs documenting astronaut corps, NASA administration, and Saturn missile in the 1960s.
Dates: circa 1960s; Other: Date acquired: 01/02/2013

Photograph from Amelia Earhart's 1937 World Flight, Karachi, India

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 46, Folder: 1
Identifier: 20200903

Pierre J. Thuot papers, addition 03

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 20171220.1

William R. Pogue papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 208
Scope and Contents The William R. Pogue papers document aspects of William (Bill) R. Pogue's career as an astronaut. The papers include Pogue's autobiography, a DVD by Pogue; "We're go for launch to zero-g: a DVD video all about: living in space." The DVD features astronauts from 1961 to 1994, as they live, work, and cope in the zero gravity of space flight.Also included is a copy of a signed letter from Albert Einstein to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in regards to research on the atomic bomb. The...
Dates: 1939 - 2011; Other: Majority of material found within 1963 - 1994

Clifford Blake Powers papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 80
Scope and Contents The Clifford Blake Powers papers primarily document Powers' career with Essex Corporation and CST, Incorporated, in association with NASA. The papers also include various NASA-related publications, promotional material and memorabilia collected by Powers. The papers contain a varied assortment of artifacts, papers and publications related to Powers' employment at Essex Corporation, where he was the project manager (publications) for the First United States Microgravity Laboratory mission...
Dates: 1962 - 2003; Other: Majority of material found within 1990 - 2002

Rose Bowl ticket envelope signed by Purdue astronauts

 Collection — Box 1, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 249
Scope and Contents One Rose Bowl ticket envelope, signed by Purdue astronauts Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan, Roger Chaffee, and Gus Grissom in 1967.
Dates: 1967

Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics brochure

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UA 46
Abstract The Purdue University School of Aeronautics brochure includes photographs of the Purdue Airport and laboratories, along with an Aeronautical Engineering curriculum outline and description and an Air Transportation curriculum outline and description.
Dates: circa 1950s; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2012

Richard (Dick) G. Strippel Research and Writings on Amelia Earhart

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 204
Abstract This collection contains research and reference files, correspondence, manuscripts, publication records, photographs, and oversized materials related to the writing and publication of Amelia Earhart: the myth and the reality…
Dates: 1931-1999; Other: Date acquired: 07/06/2016

Roberta Banaszak Gleiter papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 251
Scope and Contents The Roberta Banaszak Gleiter papers (8 cubic feet; 1931-2011) contain materials that document both Gleiter’s personal and professional life such as letters of appreciation and commendation, awards, certificates, speeches and presentations, photographs, academic transcripts, items pertaining to Gleiter’s involvement in professional organizations, and materials documenting Gleiter’s time at Purdue. These include her Purdue University student identification card, materials pertaining to Gleiter’s...
Dates: 1931-2011; Other: Majority of material found in 1956-2011; Other: Date acquired: 12/09/2011

Richard C. Roberts papers on Saturn V Component Testing

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA 299
Scope and Contents The Richard C. Roberts papers on Saturn V Component Testing document Roberts' work on the Saturn V vehicle. The collection includes two test reports on components of the Saturn V vehicle. The reports were written by Richard C. Roberts, while he worked for the Brown Engineering Company at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. In an e-mail to the Archives' staff, Richard Roberts noted, "Flex Hose Cycle Test was a qualification test for 6" and 8" diameter flexible...
Dates: 1957 - 1981

Jerry L. Ross papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 283
Scope and Contents The Jerry L. Ross papers document Ross' student life at Purdue, his test flight engineer work, and NASA career as an engineer and astronaut. The collection includes Purdue coursework and memorabilia; papers from Ross' work at Edwards Air Force Base, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and Test Pilot School; NASA Space Shuttle training, mission documents and mission related scrapbooks, memorabilia, and flight crew films and interviews, along with documents and maps from Ross' work on Space Shuttle...
Dates: 1940 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000

Emilio Salazar papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 23
Scope and Contents The Emilio Salazar papers 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 cover pilot rules and...
Dates: 1928 - 1975; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1970

Ralph H. Schneck Military collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 123
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, clippings, high school and military artifacts documenting the childhood, military training and United States Army Air Forces career of Ralph H. Schneck.
Dates: 1854 - 1973; Other: Date acquired: 01/07/2013

Collection on Arthur A. Sego

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 30
Scope and Contents The Collection on Arthur A. Sego documents the life and career of Arthur Sego, 1917 Purdue alumnus and test pilot, who died in 1918. The collection includes Sego's 1917 leather bound Gala Week program, one photograph of Sego in his aviator helmet, and several photocopied articles pertaining to his life and career.
Dates: 1917 - 2004; Majority of material found within 1917

John R. Simmons student papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSA 313
Scope and Contents The John R. Simmons student papers document some of the coursework Simmons completed while an Aeronautical Engineering student at Purdue from 1950-1954. Included are "AE-90 Class Div. A" assignments/tests, and various English essays. Also included among the papers is a report titled, "Aircraft Powerplant Testing," by the instructional staff of the Powerplant Division of the School of Aeronautics, Purdue University, September 1951, and several type-written sheets of Civil Air regulations. Types...
Dates: 1943 - 1951

South Shore Country Club program

 Unprocessed — Box Communal Accessions 14
Identifier: 20111007.1

Space Exploration News collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MSP 128
Scope and Contents The Space Exploration News Collection features front page news stories relating to the Apollo 11 moon landing, John Glenn's history making orbit around the Earth on Friendship 7, the ending of the Space Shuttle Program and other monumental moments in the history of space exploration.

The original periodicals will be retained for historical value and use in displays and exhibits. The collection consists of three newspapers and one magazine.
Dates: 1962 - 2011; Other: Majority of material found within 1962 - 1969

Space Exploration News collection, addition 01

 Unprocessed — Box 1
Identifier: 20120901

Paul E. Stanley papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSF 50
Scope and Contents The Paul E. Stanley papers document the earliest years of the School of Aeronautics and the planning that went into creating the school. Other material among the papers pertain to the early years of the Purdue Airport and Division of Engineering Sciences. Neil Armstrong was a student of Stanley's, and there are clippings, front pages of newspapers, reports, an invitation sent by Armstrong to Stanley for his homecoming celebrating in Wapakoneta, Ohio, along with other pre and post-Apollo 11...
Dates: 1909 - 1972; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1969