William R. Pogue papers
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSP 208
Scope and Contents
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.
- Other: Majority of material found in 1963-1994
- Other: Date acquired: 03/09/2015
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Purdue University per deed of gift.
0.30 Cubic Feet
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
Existence and Location of Originals
multi-part note content
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.
- William R. Pogue papers
- Mary A. Sego
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description