Contains 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scrapbooks, 1985 - 1998
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
Item — Box: 57, Item: 1
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 5, Item 5
Scope and Contents Includes mission patches, buttons, booklet and passes for family guests, signed crew photograph and photograph (b&w) of Ross in flight suit, clippings, NASA information kit, and Gamma Ray Observatory poster.
Item — Box: 57, Item: 2
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 5, Item 6
Scope and Contents Includes crew photograph, mission patches, launch and landing invitation, numerous clippings, and a listing of schools involved, including Jerry Ross Elementary School in Crown Point, Indiana.
Compiled by Tri-Central Elementary School, Sharpsville, IN, to commemorate Ross' visit to the school, 1996 - 1998
Item — Box: 57, Item: 3
Identifier: MSA 283, Series 5, Item 7
Scope and Contents Also includes the 1996 - 1997 yearbook which contains pictures of Ross.
Dates: 1996 - 1998
Jerry L. Ross papers
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