Contains 3 Collections and/or Records:
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,...
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...
Sub-Series — Box: 2
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 1, Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents The items in the scrapbook are mainly from Cernan's eighth grade year. Items include his report card (also one for seventh grade), program from his eighth grade promotion exercises, graduation cards from family and firends, his award winning essay, "Our Great American Heritage - Liberty," along with the medal he won for taking 2nd place in the contest. Also included are photographs from what appears to be a class trip to Springfield, Illinois, to visit Abraham Lincoln memorial sites, various...