Charles C. Bock, Jr. papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 315
The Charles Bock papers (1956-2014; 1.3 cubic feet) document the vast career of a test pilot. Within the collection, there is material about the Bell X-2, the X-15 (Rocket aircraft), the SR-71 Blackbird (Jet reconnaissance plane), the Rockwell B-1 (Bomber), and many other types of experimental aircraft. Included are photographs of fellow Purdue University alumni and “America's No. 1 Spaceman” Iven C. Kincheloe, Jr. In addition to the thirty-one photographs, the collection consists of nine 16mm films, one of which is of the AC-1 flight with Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater, whose letter about the experience is included as well. Also, in the collection are Bock’s step-by-step instructions for President Ford’s visit to Rockwell International and his tour of the B-1 bomber along with corresponding newspaper articles.
- Other: Date acquired: 05/10/2016
- Bock, Charles (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Purdue University per deed of gift.
1.30 Cubic Feet
1 letter mss boxes, 2 flat boxes other_unmapped
This collection contains writings, flight test reports, photographs, newsclippings, articles, published materials, correspondence, and awards that span Bock’s entire career. Nine 16mm films and three VHS tapes are included in this collection as well.
This collection is divided into seven series: Writings/Flight Test Reports, Photographs, Newsclippings & Articles, Published Materials, Correspondence, Awards, and Audio Visual. Materials within each of these series are arranged chronologically.
Source of Acquisition
Donated by Charles Bock
Accruals and Additions
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
All paperclips and staples have been removed from the collection materials. Also, all of the post-it notes have been removed as well, with photocopies of the post-it notes following the materials they were attached to. All VHS tapes and 16mm films have been digitized.
- Kincheloe, Iven Carl, Jr., 1928-1958
- 16mm (photographic film size)
- Black-and-white photographs
- Clippings (Information artifacts)
- Color photographs
- Edwards Air Force Base (Calif.)
- Magazines (Aviation)
- Rockwell International. Aerospace Operations
- Test pilots
- X-15 (Rocket aircraft)
- Charles C. Bock, Jr. papers
- Hannah Vaughn
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description