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Rose Bowl ticket envelope signed by Purdue astronauts

 Collection — Box: 1, Item: 1
Identifier: MSP 249

Scope and Contents

One Rose Bowl ticket envelope, signed by Purdue astronauts Neil Armstrong, Eugene Cernan, Roger Chaffee, and Gus Grissom in 1967.

Dates

  • 1967

Creator

Language of Materials

Collection material is in English.

Access Information

The collection is open for research.

Copyright and Use Information

Copyright held by Purdue University.

Historical Information

Purdue University participated in the 1967 Rose Bowl against the University of Southern California, with Purdue going on to win the game. The theme for the 1967 Tournament of Roses parade was "Travel Tales in Flowers." The float that Purdue students constructed for the 1967 Tournament of Roses parade honored four of their own Purdue alumni astronauts at the time of the game. The float depicted a Gemini capsule and the names of the four Purdue astronauts involved in Gemini; Armstrong, Cernan, Chaffee, and Grissom, along with the caption, "Alma Mater of Astronauts."

The ticket envelope signed by these four astronauts was saved from the event and was later given to the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections.

Extent

1.00 items

Acquisition Information

The donor is unknown.

Related Materials

MSP 160, Purdue University Athletics collection, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

MSP 189, Collection of 1967 Rose Bowl Materials, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

MSA 5, Neil A. Armstrong papers, Purdue University Archives and Special Collections, Purdue University Libraries

Processing Information

The envelope has been placed into an archival box.
Title
Rose Bowl ticket envelope signed by Purdue astronauts
Status
Under Review
Author
Mary A. Sego
Date
2019-08-14
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Edition statement
Second edition. Collection description first completed circa 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Purdue University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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