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,...
Dates: 1934 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1956 - 2012
Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 3, Sub-Series 3
Scope and Contents This series contains two special artifacts which accompanied Cernan aboard Apollo XVII. The first is a glove, which comprised part of Cernan's space suit during his activities on the lunar surface. The second is the "LM Lunar Surface Maps" book which was also utilized during activities on the lunar surface during the Apollo XVII mission. This book contains a complete set of twenty-four plastic map segments detailing the Taurus-Littrow Valley, the landing site for Apollo XVII.
Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSA 288, Series 3
Scope and Contents This series contains records pertaining to Cernan's professional career in the United States Navy and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as well as contextual materials. Holdings concern Cernan's participation in both the Gemini and Apollo programs and include interview transcripts, awards and congratulatory correspondence. Of special note are telegrams from President Richard Nixon and then-California Governor Ronald Reagan. Also included is correspondence relating to Cernan's...
Dates: 1960 - 2017; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1994