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Box 98

 Container

Contains 12 Collections and/or Records:

Writings and Speeches, 1934 - 2016

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4
Scope and Contents The first sub-series, Articles and Speeches, contains published articles written by and interviews with Eugene Cernan in which he reflects upon his experiences as an astronaut, as well as the Apollo program. Also included is a transcript of speeches by various astronauts, including Cernan, from a 20th anniversary celebration for Apollo held at the NASA Johnson Space Center in July, 1989, as well as drafts of Cernan's eulogy for Neil Armstrong, delivered at Armstrong's memorial service on...
Dates: 1934 - 2016

The Last Man on the Moon Files, 1934 - 2001

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents This sub-series contains research materials and records pertaining to the production of Eugene Cernan's autobiography, The Last Man on the Moon, co-written with Don Davis. Included are Cernan's personal research files, comprised of numerous records from Cernan's service in the United States Navy and as an astronaut. Cernan compiled these materials in the process of researching and writing, The Last Man on the Moon, and they have been retained in the order received. In particular,...
Dates: 1934 - 2001

[Purdue and Navy], Official correspondence and personal records, 1952 - 1976

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 1, File 1
Scope and Contents Includes, application for Naval officer candidate training, March 3, 1952 and January 22, 1953; Cernan's selection letter for astronaut training October 16, 1963; officer photograph submission sheet, June 2, 1965; distinguished service medal certificate awarded to Cernan, June 20, 1969,(copy); and letter to Cernan from Admiral J.L. Holloway, concerning post-Apollo Naval flight service, December 8, 1975.Also includes are Navy medical examinations, personal history statements,...
Dates: 1952 - 1976

Miscellaneous research and book files, including draft book proposal , 1966 - 1998

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 1, File 75

Book proposals, co-author and literary agent selection , 1996

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 3, File 4
Scope and Contents Iincludes "Reflections of Periods in Life/Career" (outline) by Cernan, undated.
Dates: 1996

Book proposal and promotion, 1996 - 2001

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 3, File 6
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence in regards to the initial draft, editors' comments and book promotion.
Dates: 1996 - 2001

Correspondence with Don Davis, 1995 - 2000

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 4, File 2
Scope and Contents Includes photographs, draft editing and reception of book (Of note: "Draft Magazine Article," by Cernan, circa 1997?; "Voyager: Journeys of an Astronaut," by Cernan and Davis (first draft, December 3, 1996), and photographs of Cernan and others celebrating the release of The Last Man on the Moon, March 1999).
Dates: 1995 - 2000

Book responses, "In" (copies), including some book editing, 1998

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 4, File 4
Scope and Contents Feedback on Cernan's book; various rRespondents include former colleagues at NASA, business leaders, journalists, politicians, and celebrities. Of special note are Bobbie Slayton (wife of Deke Slayton), Max Ary, Roy Neal, Hugh Downs, Alan Shepard, Michael Collins, Jim Lovell, T. Wendell Butler, Dolores Hope (on behalf of Bob Hope), Howard Benedict, Robert McCall, Ron Howard, Don Rickles, Barron Hilton, Neil Armstrong, Wayne Newton, Walter Cronkite, and Al Reinert.
Dates: 1998

Book information, 1976 - 1997

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 6, File 1
Scope and Contents Includes research, revision, and promotion. Also includes, "One Man's Being There," by Cernan (undated); "Bicentennial Salute," by Cernan (July 4, 1976); "Greetings to everyone in the year 2062!" by Cernan (March 25, 1986); "The Price of Being a Space Hero," by Cernan for TV Guide (April 13, 1985, copy); introduction to "One Giant Leap for Mankind," by Cernan (1994?, copy); "The Next Giant Leap," by Cernan for The Observatory (undated, copy); and forward to "Man in Space: an Illustrated History...
Dates: 1976 - 1997; Majority of material found within 1995 - 1999

Easton Press, 1999

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 6, File 2

Manuscript acceptance and editing correspondence, promotion and distribution, audio book, 1998 - 2000

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 6, File 5
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group: Sub-Group six contains a wealth of information in regards to the book, including research, revision, and promotion. Refer to scope notes at the folder level for each.
Dates: 1998 - 2000

Book promotion and additional media projects , 1999 - 2000

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 4, Sub-Series 2, Sub-Group 6, File 19
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group: Sub-Group six contains a wealth of information in regards to the book, including research, revision, and promotion. Refer to scope notes at the folder level for each.
Dates: 1999 - 2000