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Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

Eugene A. Cernan papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288
Scope and Contents The Eugene A. Cernan papers document the military, aeronautics, and astronautics career of Eugene A. Cernan, as well as his subsequent professional and public activities. The papers also feature records pertaining to Cernan's youth, family, and education. The collection includes but is not limited to artifacts, audiovisual recordings, awards, books, certificates, coins, correspondence, documents, mission patches, newspaper clippings, photographs, plaques, publications, scrapbooks, speeches,...
Dates: 1934 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1956 - 2012

Youth and Family, 1941 - 1994

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier:  MSA 288, Series 1
Scope and Contents This series contains records and artifacts from Eugene Cernan's youth (prior to admission at Purdue University) as well as his family life. Holdings include awards and memorabilia from Proviso Township High School which detail Cernan's scholarship awards, scholastic excellence, report cards, membership in the National Honor Society, and participation in commencement for the Class of 1952. Cernan's athletic accomplishments are also described in the holdings, including his place on...
Dates: 1941 - 1994; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1952

Proviso Township High School academic awards and programs, 1948 - 1952

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier:  MSA 288, Series 1, Sub-Series 1, File 1
Scope and Contents Includes three "Scholarship Seal" records, 1948-49; program for National Honor Society banquet, April 19, 1951; commencement program, 1952; and "Class Day" program, June 3, 1952.
Dates: 1948 - 1952

Proviso Township High School football and basketball programs, 1950 - 1952

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 1, Sub-Series 1, File 2
Scope and Contents Includes a Proviso football program, November 4, 1950 (Cernan listed on varsity roster); photograph of football team, which part was torn out, circa 1950; Program for Proviso vs. Oak Park, November 3, 1951 (Cernan listed on varsity roster); Program for Proviso Township High School annual athletic banquet for Proviso letter men, circa 1951; and Program for Basketball Classic, Juniors vs. Seniors, March 19, 1952 (includes a photo of Cernan as a senior team member).
Dates: 1950 - 1952

Correspondence, high school, 1951 - 1952

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 1, Sub-Series 1, File 3
Scope and Contents Includes two letters, one on Proviso Student Council stationery, thanking Cernan and others for their efforts at a "Major Letterman's" banquet, dated November 1951; and one letter is addressed to Cernan, informing him of plans for an alumni vs. Varsity football game, dated November 7, 1952.
Dates: 1951 - 1952

Proviso Township School report card, commencement program, and laminated transcript, 1948 - 1952

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 1, Sub-Series 1, File 4
Scope and Contents The transcript includes Cernan's freshman and senior year photographs on it.
Dates: 1948 - 1952

Family invitations and cards, 1994

 Sub-Series — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 1, Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Includes a booklet given by "Dee and Jim" for Cernan's 60th birthday, along with an invitation to his 60th surprise birthday party, March 14, 1994; and a Christmas letter from Tracy and family, undated.
Dates: 1994