Contains 6 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 283
Scope and Contents The Jerry L. Ross papers document Ross' student life at Purdue, his test flight engineer work, and NASA career as an engineer and astronaut. The collection includes Purdue coursework and memorabilia; papers from Ross' work at Edwards Air Force Base, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and Test Pilot School; NASA Space Shuttle training, mission documents and mission related scrapbooks, memorabilia, and flight crew films and interviews, along with documents and maps from Ross' work on Space Shuttle...
Dates: 1940 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2000
Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 5
Scope and Contents This series is comprised of seven scrapbooks that were either given to Ross as mementos of his flights or were compiled by him. The first scrapbook was presented to Ross (Amarillo's adopted astronaut) by the Amarillo Independent School District, the High Plains Aviation Association, and the City of Amarillo, Texas, and includes photographs, memorabilia, clippings, thank-you notes from students, correspondence, and items related to STS-61-B, Ross' first mission. Ross took the city flag of...
Dates: 1985 - 1998
Presented to Ross and engraved on front, “An Astronaut's Amarillo Odyssey, Major Jerry L. Ross, USAF" , 1985 - 1987
Item — Box: 56, Item: 1
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 5, Item 1
Scope and Contents Includes, photographs, memorabilia, clippings, thank-you notes from students, correspondence, and STS 61-B related clippings and memorabilia. Noted on the first page, "A celebration of astronaut Jerry L. Ross' partnership with the Amarillo Independent School District, the High Plains Aviation Association, and the City of Amarillo, Texas."
Dates: 1985 - 1987
Per Ross, "from hometown visit to Crown Point, IN and its schools after my first flight", circa 1985
Item — Box: 56, Item: 2
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 5, Item 2
Scope and Contents Contains black and white photographs.
Dates: circa 1985
Item — Box: 56, Item: 3
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 5, Item 3
Scope and Contents Includes information kit, Indiana House Resolution to rename section of I-65 between Lafayette, IN and IL, "The Jerry Ross Memorial Highway," clippings, tickets, program and photographs from Purdue University Engineering Astronaut Alumni Convocation, September 29, 1989, and last item in the scrapbook is an invitation to the STS-37 launch and landing.
Dates: 1988 - 1989
Engraved on the front, "Presented to Lt. Colonel Jerry L. Ross, USAF by the Purdue 4-H Department, 1990," and is entitled, "4-H Roots in Space." , 1990
Item — Box: 56, Item: 4
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 5, Item 4
Scope and Contents This scrapbook contains the signed document, "Purdue Cooperative Extension diamond anniversary tree, commemorating 75 years of educational service to the people of Indiana," clippings, correspondence, and color photographs related to Ross' involvement in this event and the planting of the trees from the seeds the flew on STS-27. in 1990.