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William R. Pogue papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 208
The William R. Pogue papers (1939-2011; 0.30 cubic feet) 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 letter is dated August 2, 1939. Other items include two copies of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, one with an Albert Einstein, first day of issue postage stamp, dated March 14, 1966; two copies of the “Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies,” one is stamped with a Kennedy Space Center postmark (September 29, 1967) and includes a first day of issue stamp; and lastly, a program from the Skylab Honor Awards Ceremony, April 19, 1974. Types of materials include: an autobiography, copies of treaties, correspondence, a DVD, first day covers (philately), a program and Pogue’s astronaut trading cards.

Dates

  • 1939-2011
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1963-1994
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/09/2015

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Purdue University per deed of gift.

Extent

0.30 Cubic Feet

1 mss._boxes

1 folders

Abstract

Papers documenting aspects of William (Bill) R. Pogue’s career as an astronaut. There are a few items related to nuclear energy, including a copy of a signed letter from Albert Einstein to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in regards to research on the atomic bomb, dated August 2, 1939.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by William R. Pogue, September 27, 2013.

Accruals and Additions

20140516

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

William Pogue official website: http://www.williampogue.com

The Manhattan Project: an interactive history, U.S. Department of Energy – Office of History and Heritage Resources: https://www.osti.gov/opennet/manhattan-project-history

Processing Information

All materials have been housed in acid-free folders, and acid-free boxes. The signed letter from Albert Einstein to Franklin D. Roosevelt has been sleeved. Oversized items have been separated out for preservation purposes and are in an acid-free folder.
Title
William R. Pogue papers
Status
completed
Author
Mary A. Sego
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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