Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search results

Box 4

 Container

Contains 12 Collections and/or Records:

Purdue University, 1920 - 1960

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents This sub-series in comprosed of material used by Cernan, while a student at Purdue University, such as various textbooks, course work, and his Engineering drafting tools. There is also memorabilia from his various activities as a Purdue student. Holdings describe Cernan's memberships in the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the National Society of Scabbard and Blade, the academic Tau Beta Pi Association, the honorary Skull and Crescent society, as a junior editor for Debris, and the Naval Reserve...
Dates: 1920 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1953 - 1956

Purdue University and Department of Navy correspondence, 1953 - 1956

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1, File 1
Scope and Contents Included among the nine letters are Cernan's acceptance letter into the University of Illinois Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) program, letter from Purdue NROTC program stating that due to their quota of candiates exceeding positions available, he was not accepted into the program. The correspondence encouraged Cernan to apply for contract NROTC status. Correspondence also includes thank-you letters to Cernan for helping with the Purdue Midshipman's Ball and for his help with the...
Dates: 1953 - 1956

Education, 1920 - 1964

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2
Scope and Contents This series contains records pertaining to Eugene Cernan's activities and associations while attending both Purdue University and the United States Naval Postgraduate School. Holdings describe Cernan's memberships in the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, the National Society of Scabbard and Blade, the academic Tau Beta Pi Association, the honorary Skull and Crescent Society, material from his role as junior editor of the Purdue Debris yearbook, and the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC)....
Dates: 1920 - 1964

Correspondence, certificates, coursework, and memorabilia, 1952 - 1960

 Sub-Group — Box: 4
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1
Scope and Contents Within this sub-group are Department of Navy and Purdue University related letters; club membership certificates, memorabilia, and correspondence; a Purdue Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps yearbook; employment offers Cernan had received before his Purdue graduation, and drawings from a Purdue General Engineering course.
Dates: 1952 - 1960

Phi Gamma Delta certificate and issues of "The Boilermaker FIJI" newsletter, 1955

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1, File 2
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group: Within this sub-group are Department of Navy and Purdue University related letters; club membership certificates, memorabilia, and correspondence; a Purdue Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps yearbook; employment offers Cernan had received before his Purdue graduation, and drawings from a Purdue General Engineering course.
Dates: 1955

Purdue University Navy Reserve Officer Training, 1955

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 3
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1, File 3
Scope and Contents Includes "As You Were!" letterhead and membership certificate to Scabbard and Blade.
Dates: 1955

Organization memberships correspondence, 1955 - 1956

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1, File 4
Scope and Contents Includes letters informing Cernan he had been selected for membership into the Indiana Alpha Chapter of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu, National Electrical Engineering honor society.
Dates: 1955 - 1956

Tau Beta Pi membership certificate, 1956

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1, File 5
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group: Within this sub-group are Department of Navy and Purdue University related letters; club membership certificates, memorabilia, and correspondence; a Purdue Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps yearbook; employment offers Cernan had received before his Purdue graduation, and drawings from a Purdue General Engineering course.
Dates: 1956

As You Were! - NROTC yearbook, 1956

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 6
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1, File 6
Scope and Contents Inscribed by Cernan to his parents, "To Mom and Dad, Something your son did in college! Love Gene" There is a photograph of Cernan inside the yearbook for having served as president of the Quarterdeck Society.
Dates: 1956

Employment offer correspondence, 1955 - 1960

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 7
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1, File 7
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group: Within this sub-group are Department of Navy and Purdue University related letters; club membership certificates, memorabilia, and correspondence; a Purdue Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps yearbook; employment offers Cernan had received before his Purdue graduation, and drawings from a Purdue General Engineering course.
Dates: 1955 - 1960

General Engineering (GE) drawings, GE 11, GE 12, 1952 - 1953

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 8
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 2, Sub-Series 1, Sub-Group 1, File 8
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Group: Within this sub-group are Department of Navy and Purdue University related letters; club membership certificates, memorabilia, and correspondence; a Purdue Navy Reserve Officers Training Corps yearbook; employment offers Cernan had received before his Purdue graduation, and drawings from a Purdue General Engineering course.
Dates: 1952 - 1953

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