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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.

Dates

  • 1929-2007
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/09/2006

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Extent

0.20 Cubic Feet

1.00 mss._boxes

Arrangement Note

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.

Custodial History

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

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Related Materials

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Title
Aldrin Family papers
Author
Angela Day
Date
01/11/2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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