Aldrin Family papers
Collection — Box: Box 1
Identifier: MSP 18
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.
- Other: Date acquired: 12/09/2006
- Aldrin, Buzz (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
0.20 Cubic Feet
Book, The Autobiography of Robert Hutchings Goddard: Father of the Space Age, Early Years to 1927 (Worchester, Massachusetts: Achille J. St. Onge, 1966). This book was carried into space by Buzz Aldrin at the request of his father. Correspondence and notes relating to Robert Goddard, 1929-1965 Clippings and brochures relating to Robert Goddard, 1958-2007 Materials within each series have been arranged in chronological order.
The small leather bound book, The Autobiography of Robert Hutchings Goddard: Father of the Space Age, Early Years to 1927 (Worchester, Massachusetts:Achille J. St.Onge, 1966), is inscribed in pencil, "Flown on Apollo 11 July 16-24-'69 E.E. Aldrin, Jr. (signed) Buzz Aldrin. The autobiography of Robert Goddard, letters, notes, and newspaper articles relating to Robert Goddard, were compiled by Edwin Aldrin, Sr. and are from the personal collection of Dr. Buzz Aldrin and accompanied by a signed Letter of Authenticity from him.
Source of Acquisition
Heritage Auction Galleries
Method of Acquisition Purchase
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
- Aldrin Family papers
- Angela Day
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description