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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. 


  • circa 1955-1998
  • Majority of material found within 1981


Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Shonnie J. Keefe.

Biorgaphical Information

Michael Terry Keefe was born March 16, 1936. He served in the United States Air Force for 23 years and retired as a Master Sergeant.  From 1955-1977 he served as a photo journalist. From 1977-1998 Keefe served as a retired Civil Service Air Force Chief; photo lab and range. 

Michael Terry Keefe died June 16, 1998.


0.125 Cubic Feet (One letter-size half-width manuscript box (two folders))


The papers are organized into two series.
  1. News Media Passes, Permits, and Patch
  2. Photographs

Acquisition Information

Collection donated by Shonnie J. Keefe (Michael's wife) "In Memory of Michael Terry Keefe," October 31, 2012.

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders and an acid-free box. The photographs have been placed in polyester sleeves.
Michael Terry Keefe papers
Under Review
Mary A. Sego
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Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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West Lafayette Indiana 47907 United States